Draft UBL Human Interface Subcommittee (HISC) Charter

$Date: 2004/06/24 16:10:24 $(UTC)


Table of Contents

1. Human Interface Subcommittee (HISC) charter
2. Possible deliverables and actions
3. Scope of work
4. Manner and schedule of work

1. Human Interface Subcommittee (HISC) charter

  1. To liaise with standardization organizations responsible for the input and presentation of business commerce forms regarding evolving requirements for UBL to support such input and presentation of information.

  2. To develop and document formal technology-agnostic (i.e. independent of any particular presentation technology) input and presentation specifications, suitable for people to work with, as interpretations of internationally standardized or otherwise available business practices for the input and presentation of UBL documents.

  3. To foster implementations of these interpretations through coordination, guidance and responsiveness to queries, in order to test the viability of these specifications using different technologies in real-world scenarios.

2. Possible deliverables and actions

  1. Maintain existing formatting specification guidelines

    • elaborate in existing specifications the justification of choices made so as to highlight the importance of the decisions

    • develop recommendations and actions regarding fixing problems reported with existing formatting specifications

  2. Collect requirements for new specifications for the input and presentation of UBL information on different media

    • consider user interface issues for print, screen and handheld media

    • consider new document types being added to UBL

  3. Develop and publish new specifications for the input and presentation of UBL information

    • based on prioritizing and addressing collected requirements

3. Scope of work

This committee work is focused on the interface between UBL information and people needing to work with UBL information. The design of the document models and the semantics of the business process behind the document models is recognized as the purview of other subcommittees. This subcommittee will approach the other subcommittees with questions for clarification regarding these aspects of the UBL information process.

This committee work will bridge the gap between the computers using UBL and the humans who need to see, input or modify the information found in instances of UBL document models. Instances of other document models will not be considered within scope at this time.

Both output-only and input-output presentation scenarios are considered within scope at this time.

Standardizing the entry and presentation of information in a technology-agnostic fashion (i.e. independent of any particular stylesheet technologies, print technologies, data entry strategies, etc.) should foster the innovation and proliferation of implementations. This committee will attempt to nurture the implementation community with arms-length support through respect and responsiveness in order to bring about support from as wide a spectrum of technologies as possible, without bias to any particular technology.

4. Manner and schedule of work

The work of the subcommittee will be primarily through a mail list set up on OASIS for subcommittee work. Access by the public will be through an openly available mail list archive.

A library of intermediate work materials (links, files, meeting minutes, examples, etc.) will be maintained through the subcommittee web site and will be open for public access.

A work plan will be developed and published after which it will be reviewed periodically in light of developments and progress.

Teleconferences are scheduled on a weekly basis for one hour at a time, Thursdays 08:00PDT, 11:00EDT, 15:00UTC.