OASIS e-Government TC

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Providing a forum for governments to articulate and coordinate requirements for XML- and Web services-based standards

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Search Interoperability Requirements
The e-Government Act of 2002 calls for the U.S. Federal Government to enhance interoperability by adopting a common search standard. Now posted for public comment is a draft 'Statement of Requirements for Search Interoperability' (actual experiences with standards-based search interoperability will be of particular interest.).
This draft is based on a recommendation of the OASIS e-Gov TC, and aligns with findings of a white paper by the Industry Advisory Council [IAC], Enterprise Architecture Shared Interest Group, titled 'Interoperability Strategy: Concepts, Challenges, and Recommendations'.
Please share this note with other persons and discussions interested in search interoperability.
Eliot Christian

Workshop on Semantic Interoperability in Norway.


The purpose of this 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, provide a mechanism for the creation of best practice documents, and promote the adoption of OASIS specs/standards within Governments.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ


Technical Work Produced by the Committee

Project Name & Status

  • Core Components - Paper submitted to TC
  • ebXML Registry - Proof of Concept to go live soon
  • Harmonising Taxonomies - Draft Glossary of Terms submitted to TC
  • Naming and Design Rules - Proposal paper submitted to TC
  • Semantic Interoperability - Draft proposal submitted to TC
  • Records Management - Proposal paper submitted to TC
  • Workflow - Workflow paper under review
  • Web Services - Proposal paper to be drafted

External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS e-Government TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.

OASIS Announces Formation of e-Gov Technical Committee
Cover Pages, 4 Dec 2002

Mailing Lists and Comments

egov: the list used by TC members to conduct Committee work. TC membership required to post. TC members are automatically subscribed; the public may view archives.

egov-comment: a public mail list for providing input to the OASIS e-Government Technical Committee members. Send a comment or view archives.

Additional Information

View the latest information on the XML.org eGovernment Focus Area.

Providing Feedback: OASIS welcomes feedback on its technical activities from potential users, developers, and others to better assure the interoperability and quality of OASIS work.