Glossary of Terms Related to OASIS Technical Work
Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development is a global, nonprofit insurance association.
Active Digital Profile specification, submitted to the OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee for advancement as part of PSML.
Application Vulnerability Description Language, an XML definition for exchange of information relating to security vulnerabilities of applications exposed to networks.
American National Standards Institute.
The Association for Retail Technology Standards is a division of the National Retail Federation.
Asynchronous Service Access Protocol, a simple extension of Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) that enables generic asynchronous webservices or long-running webservices.
The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12, accredited by the American National Standards Institute and comprised of cross-industry representation, develops robust e-business exchange specifications and electronic data interchange standards.
Security specification submitted to the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee for advancement as part of SAML.
Business-Centric Methodology, a process used to acquire agile and interoperable e-business information systems.
Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS) specification.
Business Transactions Protocol, an XML-based protocol for managing complex B2B transactions over the Internet.
Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support, a US Department of Defense initiative to improve weapon system acquisition and life-cycle support processes through accelerated creation and application of digital product data and technical information.
Content Assembly Mechanism, an XML mechanism to bring together business process context and the localized implementation business rules.
Common Alerting Protocol enables the exchange of emergency alert and public warning information over data networks and computer-controlled warning systems.
Common Biometric Exchange File Format.
Computer Graphics Metafile.
European Committee for Standardization--Information Society Standardization System.
Customer Information Quality, a family of XML specifications for customer profile/information management.
Distributed Management Task Force's Common Information Model.
Customer Relationship Markup Language, an XML vocabulary specification that defines customer relationships, submitted by MSI Business Solutions to the OASIS CIQ Technical Committee.
Darwin Information Typing Architecture, a document creation and management specification that builds content reuse into the authoring process.
Distributed Management Task Force.
XML/SGML vocabulary particularly well suited to books and papers about computer hardware and software.
Directory Services Markup Language, an XML specification for marking up directory services information.
Digital Signature Services, a techniques to support the processing of digital signatures.
Document Type Definition, the building blocks of an XML document.
East Asia Electronic Commerce Association.
Electronic Business Service Oriented Architecture.
Electronic Business Extensible Markup Language, sponsored by UN/CEFACT and OASIS, a modular suite of specifications that enable enterprises of any size and in any geographical location to conduct business over the Internet.
ebXML Business Process, royalty-free technology compatible with an underlying generic metamodel for business processes, activities, and collaboration.
ebXML Business Process Specification Schema.
ebXML Collaboration Protocol Agreements.
ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profiles.
ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement specifications that define CPPs and CPAs.
OASIS ebXML Implementation, Interoperability, and Conformance Technical Committee working to facilitate the creation of interoperable ebXML infrastructures and applications.
ebXML Messaging Services Specification, which provides a secure method for exchanging electronic business transactions using the Internet.
ebXML Registry Repository Services Specifications, which define interoperable registries and repositories with an interface that enables submission, query and retrieval on the contents of the registry and repository.
ebXML Registry Information Model, which provides information on the types of metadata stored in an ebXML Registry as well as the relationships among the various metadata classes.
ebXML Registry Services Specification, which defines the interface to ebXML Registry Services and identifies message definitions and XML schema.
ebXML Transport, Routing and Packaging Specification, see ebXML Messaging.
Association for Standards and Practices in Electronic Trade.
Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan.
The Electronics Industry Data Exchange Association is a section of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that represents the majority of companies in the electronics industry.
Election Markup Language, a specification for exchanging election and voter services information using XML.
Electronic Procurement Standardization, coordinated development of global e-procurement standards and processes.
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
An OASIS (SGML Open) resolution that defines a method of exchanging portions of an SGML document.
Framework for Web Services Implementation, an implementation of robust Web Services by defining a practical and extensible methodology.
Geography and Languages, a set of topic maps published subjects defining language, country, and region.
Health Level Seven.
Human Resources Extensible Markup Language, XML specifications to enable e-business and the automation of human resources-related data exchanges.
Human Markup Language, a specification designed to represent human characteristics through XML.
Singapore Government's Infocomm Development Authority.
International Electrotechnical Commission.
International Electrotechnical Commission; member of MoU on E-Business that also includes OASIS, ISO, ITU and UN/ECE.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Intellectual Property Rights.
International Organization for Standardization; member of MoU on E-Business that also includes OASIS, IEC, ITU, and UN/ECE.
Information Technology Markup Language, submitted to the OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee for advancement as part of PSML.
International Telecommunication Union; member of MoU on E-Business that also includes OASIS, IEC, ISO and UN/ECE.
LegalXML Lawful Intercept XML, end-to-end lawful interception process framework.
MoU on E-Business
Memorandum of Understanding between international standards-setting bodies to coordinate the development of global standards for electronic business; members include IEC, ISO, ITU, UN/ECE and OASIS.
US National Association of State Procurement Officials.
US National Institute for Governmental Purchasing.
Open Building Information Xchange, Web services implementation for the building management and controls industry.
Open Model Interface.
The Open Web Application Security Project, an Open Source community group dedicated to helping government and industry understand and improve the security of Web applications and services.
Public Key Infrastructure, the deployment of digital certificates to meet business and security requirements.
Product Life Cycle Support, structured data exchange and sharing to support complex engineered assets throughout their total life cycle.
Planning and Scheduling Language for XML specifications.
Regular Language description for XML, a language for validating XML documents that was merged with TREX to create RELAX NG.
Regular Language Expression, a lightweight XML language validation specification based on TREX and RELAX
Security specification submitted to the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee for advancement as part of SAML.
Security Assertion Markup Language, an XML-based security specification for exchanging authentication and authorization information.
Simple Object Access Protocol.
Service Provisioning Markup Language, an XML-based framework specification for exchanging user, resource, and service provisioning information.
Technical Advisory Board.
Tree Regular Expressions for XML, a language for validating XML documents that was merged with RELAX to create RELAX NG.
Universal Business Language, a standard library of XML business documents.
Universal Description and Discover Integration, technical foundation for publication and discovery of Web services implementations both within and between enterprises.
United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business, cosponsors with OASIS of ebXML.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; member of MoU on E-Business that also includes OASIS, IEC, ISO and ITU.
Uniform Resource Identifier.
Uniform Resource namespace.
Vulnerability Description Language, uniform ways for security researchers to describe and classify specific new vulnerabilities when they are initially discovered.
World Wide Web Consortium.
Web Application Security, a classification scheme for web security vulnerabilities that can be used by both assessment and protection tools.
An application of the ISO-standard Computer Graphics Metafile for electronic documents.
Web Services Business Process Execution Language, an XML based language used to specify the common concepts for a business process.
Web Services Composite Application Framework, a generic and open framework for applications that contain multiple services used in combination.
Web Services Component Model for Interactive Applications, see WSIA.
Web Services Description Language.
Web Services Distributed Management uses web services architecture and technology to manage distributed resources.
Web Services Interactive Applications.
Web Services for Interactive Applications, a coordinated set of XML vocabularies and Web services interfaces that allow companies to deliver Web applications to end users through a variety of channels.
Web Services Notification, a pattern-based approach to allow one Web service to disseminate information to a set of other Web services.
Web Services Reliable Messaging, message delivery to software applications with a chosen level of Quality of Service (QoS).
Web Services Resource Framework is a set of royalty-free, interoperable, and modular specifications that will allow the relationship between a Web service and its state to be modeled in an explicit, standard fashion.
Web Services Standard for Remote Portals, an XML and Web services specification that will allow for the "plug-n-play" of visual, user-facing Web services with portals or other intermediary Web applications.
Web Services Security offers a trusted means for applying security to Web services by providing the necessary technical foundation for higher-level services.
Web Services User Interface, a specification for defining standard user interfaces for Web services, submitted to the OASIS WSIA Technical Committee.
Web Services Experience Language, a Web services-centric component model, submitted by IBM to the OASIS WSIA Technical Committee for advancement as WSIA.
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language, an XML specification for expressing policies for information access over the Internet.
Extensible Address Language specification.
XBRL is an international consortium comprising accounting standards bodies, accounting firms, technology companies, financial information providers, corporations, and government regulatory bodies.
XML Common Biometric Format, an XML schema for describing information that verifies identity based on human characteristics such as DNA, fingerprints, iris scans, and hand geometry.
XML component and business document library submitted to the OASIS UBL Technical Committee by Commerce One.
Extensible Customer Information Language specification.
Extensible Customer Relationships Language.
XRI Data Interchange.
XML Localization Interchange File Format, an XML specification for multi-lingual data exchange.
Extensible Name and Address Language specification.
Extensible Name Language specification.
Vocabulary for XML Standards and Technologies, a set of topic maps published subjects defining the vocabulary of interchangeable ontologies for the XML domain.
eXtensible Name Service protocol managed by the XNS Public Trust Organization (XNSORG).
XML Path Language test, an OASIS conformance suite for XSLT/XPath processors.
Extensible Resource Identifier, a defining scheme used for identification of resources (including people and organizations) and the sharing of data across domains, enterprises, and applications. XRI TC will define a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme and a corresponding Uniform Resource (URN) namespace.
Extensible Resource Provisioning Management specification, submitted to the OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee for advancement as part of PSML.
XML Stylesheet Language Transformation test, an OASIS conformance suite for XSLT/XPath processors.