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Welcome by Patrick Gannon, President and CEO, OASIS

Opening Keynote: In the Middle of the End
Presenter: Bob Sutor, Vice President, Standards & Open Source, IBM

We're not living in the standards world of the 70s, 80s, or 90s, and customers know it. Customers are learning about and demanding real open standards and not those where "open" was inserted by the marketing team. I'll discuss this world we've found ourselves in, how we got here, and where we might end up.


Chair: Hal Lockhart, Senior Principal Engineering Technologist in the CTO's Office, BEA Systems

Putting Citizens at the Centre of Identity Management: Building a "Personal Data Service Model"
Presenter(s): Peter Brown, Founder, Pensive.eu

This presentation takes a new approach to identity management, where the individual has greater control over how and where personal data are used. Using principles outlined in the OASIS "Reference Model for SOA" standard, the presentation will explore policy, standardisation, organisational and technology issues concerned with realizing this approach.

New Generation of Identity Aware E-Government Applications
Presenter(s): Fulup Ar Foll, Master Architect, Sun Microsystems

Many European countries, as well as others around the world, have already endorsed the SAML2-Liberty model as the foundation framework for a new generation of eGovernment applications. While some countries already deployed the first wave of applications a little more than a year ago, some others are still debating on how to approach the problem. After looking at why eGovernment requirements are significantly more complex than traditional eCommerce/eBusiness, we will take examples from different countries' deployments to describe the different waves of identity-aware applications as they move from Federation toward attribute and document exchange. The presenter will start from what is currently already or in the process of being deployed, and will close with the expected deployments in the 18 to 36 months time frame. Finally, the presenter will show what's coming next, especially the class of requirements that make social networking and multiple identity per transaction so important for a future generation of eGovernment applications.

Chair: Abbie Barbir, Senior Advisor, Web Services and Security, Nortel

Publishing DITA with DocBook XSL
Presenter(s): Robert Stayton, Principal Consultant, Sagehill Enterprises

Combining the strengths of DITA authoring with DocBook's mature publishing tools is a fast track to production-quality output for DITA content. This session describes the reasons for taking this approach and the best methods for deploying it.

DocTape: A Document Standards Interoperability Framework for DocBook, DITA, ODF and more!
Presenter(s): Scott Hudson, Senior Consultant, Flatirons Solutions

An interoperability strategy is critical to allow the use of content from multiple standards and sources. This presentation will describe an approach to defining a Doc Standards Interoperability Framework, supporting DocBook, DITA and ODF.

10:15 - 10:45 | COFFEE BREAK


Chair: Jacques Durand, Director of Engineering and Standards, Fujitsu Software

Beijing E-Government and Open Standards
Presenter(s): Xiaobin Huang, Deputy Director, Beijing Information Resources Management Center

This presentation will introduce Beijing eGovernment development status and requirements, Beijing eGovernment Framework, and the requirements/adoption of open standards within the Beijing government.

Promoting e-Business and Web Services Standards to SMEs in Japan and Asia
Presenter(s): Kazunori Iwasa, Senior Engineer, Fujitsu Limited

The Japanese government is aiming at helping SMEs adopt B2B technologies. This motivates several industrial consortiums within Japan to develop and promote eBusiness infrastructures for SMEs. This presentation will describe the industry initiatives to promote B2B for SMEs, and the conformance and interoperability testing tools/activities to ensure interoperability between vendors of reliable B2B messaging.

Establishing a National Service Oriented eBusiness and eGovernment Infrastructure
Presenter(s): Søren Stauning, IT Architect, Danish National IT and Telecom Agency

Denmark is currently in the process of establishing a national service oriented infrastructure to support the public sector and the private sector in the exchange of business messages. This presentation will describe the business requirements and barriers, the business case, the architecture and roadmap for the next three years.

Chair: Pete Wenzel, Senior Standards Architect, Sun Microsystems

Business Processes in a Global Domain
Presenter(s): Monica Martin, XML Web Services Standards Architect, Sun Microsystems

Business processes are key components to drive collaborating partner relationships for global eBusiness. However, business automation requires infrastructure, resources and experts, and business motivation at many levels. Where the balance lies and how those capabilities are developed and deployed widely differ. During this session, we will summarize an overview of global eBusiness domain, relevant business process efforts, benefits and challenges in eBusiness process standardization, and a progress assessment.

The Role of BPM in Service Oriented Architecture
Presenter(s): Charlton Barreto, Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems, Inc.

BPM represents the convergence of a series of technologies representing the aspects of Service-Oriented Architecture that address the problems facing eBusiness. This session will examine how each of these technologies combine to resolve these problems and drive SOA.

Presenter(s): Martin Chapman, Consulting Member Technical Staff, Oracle

This presentation will examine the complimentary nature of BPEL and SCA. It will provide an overview of SCA's BPEL Client and Implementation Specification, which defines how BPEL fits into and works in an SCA environment.

12:15 - 1:30 | SYMPOSIUM LUNCHEON:



Chair: Abbie Barbir, Senior Advisor, Web Services and Security, Nortel

Continuing Through Emergency: eBiz/eGov Continuity and Contingency Functioning Throughout Emergency Incidents
Presenter(s): Michelle Raymond, Principal Research Scientist, Honeywell ACS Labs

This session will explain that emergency incidents of any size or source have the capacity to disrupt business, government and 'life' as usual. Increasing reliance on electronic information exchange may impact the level of disruption. However, well managed information exchange during an incident may also provide business, government and other organizational structures means for direct involvement in mitigation of the incident and its aftershock. In some cases it may even enable specialized operational functions that can bring continued productivity, alternate revenue and positive publicity for the participating entities. The presenter will share keys to success including: data access during an incident, information sharing expedited by data format and vocabulary standards within organizational silos, resource registries and information repositories, common model and protocol structure for information exchange and integration into incident response systems, and usage ofother applicable Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) practices.

Netcentric Analysis Tools: Integration and Interoperability Beyond SOA
Presenter(s): Sheryl Sizelove, Chair, Technical Council, Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium

This presentation will illustrate how the application of netcentric analysis tools and methodologies developed by NCOIC can speed the adoption of interoperability guidelines, thereby streamlines communication and connectivity between dispirate business and government functions.

Biometrics in eB/eG and the Role of the Emerging BIAS Standard
Presenter(s): Catherine Tilton, VP, Standards & Emerging Technology, Daon and Matt Swayze, Senior Solutions Architect, Daon

This presentation will address the following questions: a) How newer technologies like biometrics fit into today's eB/eG & SOA environments? b.)What standards support its use? and c.) How will the new Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) help?

Chair: Bill Cox, Cox Software Architects

A Study on Concept of Quality Chain for Describing Web Services Quality
Presenter(s): Youngkon Lee, Professor, Korea Polytechnic University

As applications are no longer built from scratch but by integrating pieces of software that have been built independently from each other, the various pieces of an application must be loosely coupled. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides a general prescription and guidelines for loosely coupling pieces of application functionality, of which Web services represent a concrete implementation. As such, business process management is essential to aggregate loosely coupled functionality into composite applications and drive their execution. For this convergence of BPM and SOA, technologies including service invocation, process modelling, workflow, orchestration and choreography have been developed, each bringing their own vocabularies, conceptual models and requirement sets. These technologies are quickly becoming the foundational layer for tomorrow's information systems and are driving EAI, Software Engineering, Systems Management, Data provisioning, BPI and B2B. This session will examine each of these technologies to illustrate how they converge to answer the main problems, and identify what standards exist and are yet needed to resolve these, providing a roadmap through a daunting array of choices for both researchers and industry.

Partner Selection for Enterprises in EERP: An SOA and Data Mining Based Approach
Presenter(s): Min Ni, Ph. D., Digital China Co.

This presentation presents an approach for enterprises to select proper partners (especially suppliers) in EERP (End to End Resource Plan). The approach is based on SOA and data mining. In mass customization, product configuration plays an important role in the process to adapt to customer requirements through mass production of individually customized products. Manufacturers have to keep a balance between customer requirements and delivery rapidness of customized products within an acceptable cost and time frame. Thus, the knowledge of how to select proper suppliers, according to real customer expectations, and how to discover these expectations is urgently required for successful implementation of mass customization.

Current State of Affairs in SOA Along with Migration Strategies and Methodologies
Presenter(s): John Harby

An assessment of the current status of SOA will be presented. In addition, an example will be shown of how an organization can migrate from a standard J2EE architecture to SOA. Finally, a few general SOA methodologies will be discussed.


Chair: Andy Lee, Director, China Academy of Sciences

Information System Integration Project of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)
Presenter(s): Wu Yongxiang, General Manager, Beijing Miracle Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.

The planning of a cooperative integrated system will take agility and flexibility and consist of three levels: fundamental data, operational logic and presenting interface. This presentation will discuss these levels. Implementing the fundamental data layer, Miracle will use a resource directories platform and data switching sharing platform. SOA architecture and technique will be adapted for the building of the operational logic layer in order to instruct and modify the already existing system and implement the management of operation procedure and service re-use and re-arrangement. For the presenting layer, a portal framework will be used to integrate different systems and the SSO (single sign on) technique will help the system to unify the user and privilege management.

Chair: Paul Knight, Standards Advisor, Nortel

Failure Semantics in an SOA Environment
Presenter(s): Paul Knight, Standards Advisor, Nortel

Research addresses a problem associated with the technique, common in Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs), of creating new services by orchestrating existing ones. In a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), services publish descriptions permit their composition into larger services. However, there are serious gaps in the semantics of such service descriptions and these hinder the adoption of SOAs in mission-critical applications. This talk will identify a few of these lacunae and proposes a foundation for resolving one of them—service failure.

3:30 - 4:00 | COFFEE BREAK


SOA for eGov Panel
Chair(s): Andy Lee, Director, China Academy of Sciences

Government IT in several countries are facing important challenges on both the cross-agency communication side (eGovernment) and the back-end system and database (into business processes) side. SOA represents an opportunity for achieving success, while defining the services and connections that will support Government. Governments can afford to aim at long term results and lead ambitious projects, not being subject to the short term pressure and the risk that businesses are facing due to competition. However, the scale of integration and of application is daunting. Panelists will address:

  • The main obstacles in the development of eGovernment (cross-agencies, gov-to-citizen),
  • The opportunities and challenges that SOA brings,
  • The eGov initiatives they are involved in or aware of,
  • How to use SOA to resolve obstacles,
  • Whether SOA is perceived as a valid solution framework or are today's concerns more tactical,
  • Back-end or legacy integration challenges,
  • And should eGovernement be document-centric, service-centric, or both?

Li Chunqing, CTO, Beijing TongTech Co., Ltd; Søren Stauning, IT Architect, Danish National IT and Telecom Agency; Peter Brown, Founder, Pensive.eu; Xie Tengxiang, Vice Director, Beijing Software Testing & QA Center; and Colin Wallis, Programme Manager-Authentication Standards, State Services Commission, New Zealand Government



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