OASIS e-Government TC

The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200210/msg00002.html

At the e-Gov TC's first meeting on December 13, the TC approved clarifications to the TC charter, as minuted at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/egov/200212/msg00006.html

The charter for this TC is as follows.


e-Government Technical Committee (TC)

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the e-Government TC is to:

  • Provide a forum for governments internationally to voice their needs and requirements with respect to XML-based standards which can:
    • be handed off to relevant OASIS TCs if they exist, or,
    • cause the formation of new TCs, or SCs of this TC, for needs that are not currently addressed, or,
    • cause the formation of Joint Committees within OASIS, or
    • cause the formation of liaisons with other international standards bodies.
  • Provide a mechanism for the creation of best practice documents relative to the adoption of OASIS specifications/standards and other related standards within Governments internationally;
  • Promote the adoption of OASIS specifications/standards within Governments which could include the creation of implementation-oriented pilot projects to involve software vendors and participating government agencies to demonstrate the use of OASIS specifications/standards;
  • Work with other OASIS channels and other international standards bodies' channels (e.g. XML.org for schema registry and/or information portal), to act as a clearinghouse of information related to applicable specifications/standards as well as activities and projects being conducted by Governments in the adoption of XML-based systems and standards.

List of Deliverables

  • co-ordinated input from Governments to the development of emerging standards, eg ebMXL, Web Services, to ensure the standards are not just developed for the benefit of the private sector
  • the identification of new standards required to support e-government and plans for development organized
  • the channel and process for Governments to press for all relevant bodies to co-ordinate their activities
  • co-ordinated input from EU countries to deliver aspects of the eEurope 2005 plan.