OASIS ebXML Implementation, Interoperability and Conformance TC

The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200106/msg00000.html

charter for this TC is as follows.


OASIS ebXML Implementation, Interoperability and Conformance Technical Committee

Statement of Purpose

It is the intent of the IIC TC to provide a means for software vendors to create infrastructure and applications which adhere to the ebXML specifications and are able to interoperate. As such, the purpose of the IIC TC includes the following:

  1. A conformance plan;
  2. A set of reference implementation guidelines;
  3. A set of base line interoperability tests; To provide guidelines and direction for third-party creation of conformance laboratories;
  4. To provide of feedback, when neccessary, to the appropriate organization(s) responsible for a specification.

Additionally, it is intended that the work of this TC leverage the work of the OASIS Interoperability Conformance TC. Furthermore, the IIC TC will align its work with the ebXML Joint Coordinating Committee, established to coordinate the ebXML activities conducted under both OASIS and UN/CEFACT, and with the work taking place in all of the other ebXML TCs, whether under OASIS or UN/CEFACT.

IIC TC will also cooperate closely with other standard bodies whose work is leveraged in present or future ebXML specifications. These include, but are not limited to, W3C and UN/CEFACT.

List of Deliverables

The initial deliverable of the IIC TC is a conformance plan that, at a minimum, deals with the Messaging aspect of ebXML. The participants aim to produce a first draft of this specification by approximately three months from the first meeting of the TC.

The ultimate deliverable of the TC is to be a coordinated set of implementation guidelines and interoperability tests. In addition, the TC will work with (a) third-party organization(s) to help it (them) establish an ebXML conformance test laboratory.

The persons proposing the formation of the TC intend to base their work as closely as possible on the ebXML infrastructure specifications. It is the hope of the proposers to finish the first implementation of this concept within a year of TC formation.