Open ebXML Project

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The Open ebXML project is working to providing a ebXML framework that primarily supports the v2.0 set of ebXML specifications soon to be released by UN/CEFACT and OASIS.

As always everybody is invited to join any projects as active developers ;)

A number of courses has been created by the lab and the first one is being conducted in Stockholm Sweden, 5-6 december 2002, Foundations of electronic commerce and ebXML architecture (in swedish). Information, slides and diagrams from these are being slowly added to this site. First out is a descriptive map over most parts of the ebXML framework and their specifications: ebXML MAP

IRC Chat at “irc.freenode.net” or “irc.openprojects.net

An IRC channel “#openebxml” has been established for development chats, with three rendevouz timeslots.
Tuesday: 17.00 Swedish time, 16.00 GMT:  General discussions
Friday: 11.00 Swedish time, 10.00 GMT: Security framework for ebXML and mobility
Friday: 10.00 Swedish time, 09.00 GMT: General discussions

See IRC page for more information

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News

2002-11-30

Business Entities and their Types (BET) are a foundation for the next version of ebXML. These BET are associated with lifecycle (statemachines) Erik Perjons, Ilia Bider, Paul Johannesson has written a paper relating to objects and their state. "Goal-oriented Patterns for Business Processes"  [papers and abstracts  section] [.PDF]

2002-11-30

The ebXML framework in its entirety could be quite large and overvelming. Speech Act Theory (SAT) may provide some insights into what ebXML is trying to accomplish. SAT describes how humans communicate and interact, so business communications may be simplified using SAT.
See SAT section for more information

2002-11-30

We have now resumed our posponed ArgoUML project. In the files section there is now a small ArgoUML extension that add a few ebXML specific features, such as addition of all UMM stereotypes, adding Standard BusinessAreas and ProcessAreas according to Common Business Process Catalog (CBPC), (adapted Porters supply chain and Open EDI phases).

2002-11-30

A organization supporting the Open ebXML project has been started in Sri Lanka at the School of Computing University of Colombo, see temporary website for more information.

2002-11-30

A number of courses has been created by the lab and the first one is being conducted in Stockholm Sweden, 5-6 december 2002, Foundations of electronic commerce and ebXML architecture (in swedish).

2002-11-30

The language component has been upgraded to include active objects, timeout events. Support for activity graphs are being added as a next step. Activity Graphs are needed since its the foundation of BussinessCollaborations and BusinessTransactions as defined in UMM and BPSS.

2002-11-30

A new component has been added,”extension“ This module add capabilities to dynamically extend objects such a BusinessCollaborations, BusinessEntities, BusinessTransactin during runtime and also in relation to TradingPartner agreement and declarations.

2002-12-01

IBM patent and ebXML for Small and Medium sized Enterprises see Trading Partner page

2002-09-01

Professor Paul Johannesson, Maria Bergholtz, Prasad Jayaweera and Petia Wohed  has provided a paper, “Process Models and Business Models a Unified Framework”, that has been submitted to and accepted at the ECOMO conference. The paper includes an analysis of ebXML, UMM and REA. [papers and abstracts  section] [.PDF]

2002-09-01

Erik Perjons has provided a text on why process orientation is useful for organisations and in electronic collaborations. It also outlines different classifications of process models, meta models and ontologies. [papers and abstracts  section] [.DOC]

2002-09-01

Support for MSH 2.0 has been added in the form of support for XML handling of ebXML MSH Message headers. In the next weeks support for generation of standard messages (JAXM and SOAP) through simple templates are being added. BPSS 1.05 signal templates are also in included.

2002-09-01

A new development environment section has been opened , it contains little information but since more people is getting involved there is need to document the development tools and libraries.

2002-09-01

Progress report with screenshot from the BPWS team and Prasad.

2002-09-01

The executable UML component has been refactored and the state machine is operational for simple and composite states, Concurrent and history etc are in progress. Why is the statemachines support important? Within ebXML there are several parts that are based on statmachines and no ebXML MSH can basically be witout it. Examples are BPSS, BCP Business Object State and monitored commitments.
An interesting note is that a university master thesis at the Open ebXML laboratory is being written on the subject of implementing hybrid state machines with support differential equations.

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