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IBM Corporation
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Core Components for Modellers
| Semantics and Standards Perspective |

Web Services are important for B2B, but do not guarantee that the exchanged business information will be understood equally well by all systems. True interoperability requires that the semantics of business information is based on a grammar and library that is well known and understood. The UN/CEFACT Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS) provides the
answer. Its methodology and governance will be explained in this tutorial.

Instructor: Mark Crawford, Standards Architect, SAP Lab LLC, United States

1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

JBI and SCA - Convergence or Collision?
| Infrastructure and Product Perspective |

The Java Business Integration (JBI) and Service Component Architecture (SCA) standards are two of the most important recent technical advances in business integration and service-oriented architecture. The two standards share the same objective - simplifying loose coupling of heterogeneous technologies. The tutorial audience will learn about the JBI and SCA standards, and how they are accelerating both the technical and business dynamics in the market for business integration solutions. Whether an organization is working with long-established standards for data exchange, or continually evolving Web Services standards, the JBI and SCA standards will impact its capabilities for integration and interoperability.

Instructor: James Strachan, Chief Architect, LogicBlaze, United States

1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Applying Semantics to Service Oriented Architectures
| Semantic Perspective |

By adopting SOA businesses split their overall functionality in discrete (yet meaningful) pieces, loosely coupled, accessible through well defined interfaces, and well suited for peer-to-peer interactions. Each piece of such functionality is offered and consumed as a Web Service. Further more, augmenting SOA approach with semantics guarantees unambiguous Web Service descriptions and explicit meaning associated with the interchanged data. As a consequence, complex collaboration scenarios can be easily built in a dynamic fashion, sustained by concrete solutions to solve heterogeneity issues at the data, process and protocol levels. The aim of this tutorial will be to describe how the Service Oriented Architecture can be used in conjunction with Semantic Web Services to enable ad-hoc collaboration scenarios between business partners. We will focus on the semantic solutions towards data heterogeneity (i.e. data mediation), process heterogeneity (i.e. process mediation) and protocol heterogeneity (i.e. the adapter framework).

Instructors: Adrian Mocan, Researcher, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland; Mick Kerrigan, Researcher, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland; and Michal Zaremba, Researcher, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland

1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Document Engineering: Designing Documents for Transactions and Web Services
| Semantic Perspective |

This tutorial will present the emerging perspective of “Document Engineering†and its methods and tools for designing XML schemas for transactions and Web Services. It builds on those aspects of traditional document analysis that are appropriate for transactional documents while merging them with techniques from data modeling and object-oriented design. Combining these two approaches exploits the rigor of data modeling and normalization to make document analysis more systematic, while exploiting the heuristics and flexibility of the latter to make the former more pragmatic. The tutorial is targeted for practitioners with some experience with XML syntax and schema languages. The tutorial will contain numerous examples and short analysis and design exercises to introduce concepts and practical skills for creating conceptual models and encoding them as XML vocabularies. Much of this material comes from a book called Document Engineering: Document Analysis and Design for Business Informatics and Web Services by Robert J. Glushko and Tim McGrath published in early 2005 by MIT Press. Three years of students at the University of California, Berkeley have contributed to its development through courses and research projects. In addition, the methodology has been significantly refined through its use by the library content team of the Universal Business Language initiative, led by the second author of the book.

Instructor: Robert Glushko, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Berkeley, United States

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

ebXML for Implementers
| Business and Standards Perspective |

This tutorial will provide an overview of the e-Business XML (ebXML) framework, as it is used today for integration in commerce, government and healthcare initiatives internationally. It will consist of three parts: an introductory overview of the ebXML initiative; a technical discussion
of the infrastructure specifications of ebXML for business processes; and the adoption of ebXML by end users, vertical industry associations and government organizations.

Instructor: Pim van der Eijk, Independent Consultant and Project Manager, Sonnenglanz
Consulting BV, The Netherlands

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