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Title: 12th UN/CEFACT Plenary


1
12th UN/CEFACT Plenary
  • UN/CEFACT Forum Report
  • Forum Management Group
  • Chair Dick Raman
  • Vice-Chair Sue Probert

2
Agenda
  • Status update
  • Making the Forum effective
  • Forum Lyon
  • Forum Vancouver
  • Reports from the Permanent Groups
  • Wrap-Up

3
Status Update
  • Core Components approach is fast gaining momentum
  • UN/CEFACT is increasingly regarded as the place
    where semantic harmonization can take place at
    the highest level
  • Industry groups now coming forward and declaring
    support for UN/CEFACT and for migration/alignment
    of their standards with the CC approach
  • UN/CEFACT needs the resources and buy-in of these
    external organizations

4
Momentum
  • We have a unique opportunity to prove our value
    to the world at large
  • With stronger support from UNECE
  • Provided we demonstrate our value
  • With stronger support from the market
  • Provided we focus on where we are in agreement
  • Not on where we differ.

5
Interoperability
  • UN/CEFACT is uniquely positioned to solve
  • Interoperability
  • By providing a global semantic Framework
  • Getting the buy-in of the market
  • The Forum should now
  • Unite and Focus on the key priorities
  • Speed up stable deliverables
  • Welcome other SDOs to work with us

6
Collaboration
  • Collaboration with SDOs
  • We expect these parties to come into the Forum
    and work with us
  • We can recognize other organizations
  • Provided they adopt our semantics
  • The Forum will work hard to produce deliverables
  • By streamlining our process

7
Cooperation with OASIS
  • 2006 Coordination and Project Alignment
  • UBL and UN/CEFACT collaboration plan
  • build a common set of eBusiness document
    standards
  • work with all relevant Forum Groups - started
  • common core components and business processes
  • future UN/CEFACT deliverables constitute the
    upgrade path for UBL
  • Member countries are committing resources to
    completing this work in UN/CEFACT
  • Business Process Specifications
  • collaborative effort on BPSS v.3

8
Making the Forum more Effective
  • Put Trade Facilitation at the top
  • Provide Forum focus
  • Create visibility to Bureau/UNECE
  • Enhance the core Forum activities
  • Project Management
  • Harmonization
  • Promotion Awareness
  • Registry/Repository/Web Site
  • Liaison with SDOs at the working level
  • Supported by dedicated resources

9
Making the Forum more Effective
  • Optimize TBG Domains
  • Increase management support
  • Strengthen links with external organizations
  • Refine cross-domain project process
  • Pre-harmonization procedures
  • Widen ATG syntax implementations
  • EDI, XML, webServices, Paper
  • Define a process for external standards migrating
    to CC

10
7th UN/CEFACT FORUM
Hosted by EDIFrance Sponsors
September 26-30 Lyon 2005
11
Highlights
  • 7th UN/CEFACT Forum
  • 220 attendees
  • Organization
  • Presented many challenges
  • Welcome Reception Mayor of Lyon
  • Lunch Learns
  • UNeDocs (Sitpro IATA), GS1, XBRL, UMM (UoV)

12
Highlights
  • A major software developer presented how the new
    UN/CEFACT standards are at the core of their new
    generation of software
  • Legal Group reconvened
  • Legal Aspects of the PGs work
  • Agriculture group started
  • eGovernment group founded
  • First Core Components Library produced

13
8th UN/CEFACT FORUM March 12-17 2006 Vancouver,
Canada
Hosts
Francois Vuilleumeir,
ISO/TC 154 Chair Duane Nickull, Individual
14
8th UN/CEFACT Forum
  • The organizers did a tremendous job!
  • Thanks to the Sponsors!
  • Thanks to the Volunteers!
  • Welcome to over 230 delegates!
  • Introduction by Canadian government
  • WCO collaboration

15
Highlights
  • Activities during the week
  • Extended our Core Components Library
  • A lot of interest in TBG18 (Agriculture)
  • Actual start of TBG19 (eGovernment)
  • The Legal Group met the PGs
  • Much more
  • Lunch Learns
  • X12, CIDX, UBL, OAG,

16
Highlights
  • Registry implementation verification team
    established
  • XML Schemas to be delivered in Q3 for
  • Cross-Industry Invoice,
  • e-Tendering
  • UN/CEFACT Outputs on a semi-annual cycle
  • MRI needs more permanent status

17
Applied Technologies Group
  • Report to the UN/CEFACT Plenary
  • Chair Anders Grangård
  • Vice-Chair Mark Crawford

18
Work Programme
  • Standard Business Document Header
  • Representation of CCTS in XML
  • Harmonisation of representation terms
  • TAC for XML Deliverables
  • UML to UN/EDIFACT Transformation Rules
  • UML to XML Design Rules
  • Representation of BPSS in XML
  • XML Naming and Design Rules
  • CPP-CPA Implementers Guide

19
Item for Plenary Approval
  • UN/CEFACT XML NDR, Naming and Design Rules, have
    successfully gone through the ODP process and
    reached full consensus from the UN/CEFACT forum
  • ATG hence request the UN/CEFACT Plenary to
    approve this specification as a UN/CEFACT
    Technical Specification.

20
Items for Plenary Noting
  • Hundred forty-five (145) Data Maintenance
    requests were processed for the D.05B UN/EDIFACT
    Directory
  • Hundred twelve (112) Data Maintenance requests
    were processed for the D.06A UN/EDIFACT Directory

21
Other Items
  • Inter-forum meetings held
  • June 2005 - Kongsberg, Norway
  • January 2006 Wollongong, Australia
  • Future Meetings
  • Summer 2006 Germany
  • October 2006 New Delhi, India

22
Information Content Management Group
  • Report to the UN/CEFACT Plenary
  • Chair Mike Conroy
  • Vice-Chair David Dobbing

23
Principal Highlights
  • Approved the RSM (Requirements Specifications
    Mapping)
  • Finalised the UN/CEFACT Registry Specification
    for ODP release
  • Initialised UN/CEFACT Registry Proof-of-Concept
  • Canada, Government of Ontario
  • Chinese Taipei, National Taiwan Normal University
  • France, France Télécom
  • Korea, Korea Institute for Electronic Commerce

24
Principal Highlights
  • Revised and approved code list updates to UNECE
    Recommendations
  • Rec. 20 - Units of Measure used in International
    Trade
  • Rec. 21 - Types of Cargo, Packages and Packaging
    Materials
  • Rec. 23 - Freight Cost Code
  • Advanced Code List Migration Project for the
    regular publication of a single XML based version
    of all UN/CEFACT maintained code lists
  • Audited the first release of the Core Components
    Library

25
Work in progress
  • Finalise UN/CEFACT Registry development
  • Finalise Code List Migration Project
  • Ongoing audit of UN/CEFACT deliverables
  • Ongoing maintenance of UNECE Recommendations
    related to codes

26
Items for Plenary Noting
  • UNECE Recommendation 16 (Codes for Trade and
    Transport Locations - UN/LOCODE ) - UN/LOCODE
    2005-2
  • UNECE Recommendation 20 (Units of Measure used in
    International Trade) - Rev. 4
  • UNECE Recommendation 21 (Codes for Types of
    Cargo, Packages and Packaging Materials) - Rev. 5
  • UNECE Recommendation 23 (Freight Cost Code) -
    Rev. 2
  • UN/EDIFACT DIRECTORY Releases
  • D05A
  • D05B

27
Legal Group
  • Report to the UN/CEFACT Plenary
  • Chair Usva
  • Vice-Chair Bart Schermer

28
International Trade and Business Processes Group
  • Report to the UN/CEFACT Plenary
  • Chair Jean-Luc Champion
  • Vice-Chair Yong-Jae Kim

29
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30
Some thoughts
Mind is like a parachute
It works better when its open!
31
TBG
  • Business Requirements Specification
  • Cross industry ordering, Cross industry
    e-catalogue, Steel industry ordering
  • IFTM International Forwarding Transport
  • Project Schedule and Cost Performance Management,
    Contract Financial Execution Management
  • Accounting Entry
  • Waste Tracking
  • DAPLOS, Animal Passport
  • Requirements Specification Mapping
  • Cross industry invoice, Cross industry remittance
    advice
  • e-Tendering

32
TBG
  • Plan for the harmonisation with and integration
    of UBL Trade and Transport messages
  • Starting with Invoice and Remittance advice
  • Joint Transport and Environment effort on
    pre-harmonization for Dangerous Goods
  • Review of UNECE Recommendations 6, 11 12
  • E-Gov future projects legal archiving, exchanges
    between Tax Social Security, Phytosanitary
    certificates, GSRM.

33
TBG
  • Mapping of two documents from Senegal and the
    E-Cert document to UNeDocs
  • Review of WCO DM 2.0 by Transport, Customs, e-Gov
  • Liaison between Finance UNIFI
  • Liaison between Accounting XBLR
  • Production of the first official CCL
  • First complete submissions containing BIEs and
    messages (Cross Industry Invoice and e-Tendering)

34
Techniques Methodologies Group
  • Report to the UN/CEFACT Plenary
  • Chair Gunther StuhecVice-Chair Christian
    Huemer,Anders Tell

35
General
  • TMG made great strides
  • Meetings
  • Walldorf, Germany
  • Lyon, France
  • Sydney, Australia
  • The next meeting will be in 19 23 June 2006 at
    SWIFT, Brussels, Belgium

36
Inter-Organization Collaboration
  • Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS)
  • The next version of OASISs BPSS standard,
    v2.0.3, will be submitted to ISO TC 154 for
    approval as ISO/DTS 15000-6.
  • UN/CEFACT and OASIS will announce that BPSS 3.0
    will be a joint effort.
  • The TMG recommends that this action be supported
    by CEFACT Plenary.
  • Constructive communications with OMG and W3C
  • Learned about others initiatives
  • Exploring collaboration opportunities
  • Defined gap analysis plans

37
Business Process Working Group
  • UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology (UMM)
  • The 2nd working draft of UMM Base and UMM
    Foundation Module ready for ODP Step 5
  • The review period started on 2006-03-17 and ended
    on 2006-04-30. Began User Guide update process
  • Business Collaboration Specification Schema
    (BCSS)
  • Launched and made considerable progress in a
    joint project with ICG and ATG to define a UML
    profile for UMM and evaluate interoperability
    among various UML tools.
  • BCSS v1.0 draft specification released to ODP
    Step 4
  • Resources-Events-Agents (REA) Project is approved
    and already started

38
Core Component Working Group
  • Core Component Technical Specification (CCTS)
  • CCTS V2.2 draft specification released for ODP 4
  • The review period started on 2006-04-03 and ended
    on 2006-05-03
  • Core Component Message Assembly (CCMA)
  • The team has been formed, the project launch, and
    a series of steady conference calls has produced
    sixteen pages of comments.
  • Context Methodology Project (CMP) is approved and
    already started

39
Architecture diagram
Context
REA
BPSS
40
Thoughts
  • All TMG methodologies are the basis for a
    successful realization of UN/CEFACTs Vision
    Simple, Transparent and Effective Processes for
    Global Commerce
  • Feedback is that they are excellent
    specifications
  • But there is still a lot of work to do

41
Thoughts
  • More active participating is the key for solving
    this issues in that time as you want
  • We believe that an endorsed IPR Policy will start
    the ball rolling, especially for
  • more awareness,
  • more resources,
  • more active participation, and
  • support by major companies

42
Wrap-Up
  • Dick Raman

43
Next Forums
  • New Delhi (India) 2-6 October 2006
  • Offered by the Indian Government
  • Open March 2007
  • Request for proposals
  • Preferably in Africa/Arabia/Latin-America
  • We need guarantee
  • Local sponsors
  • Europe September 2007
  • USA March 2008

44
See you in New Delhi
  • It is important that the experts come
  • We have elections for all positions in the FMG
  • Legal Group Chair
  • Standards Liaison Rapporteur
  • The team would like to continue
  • Everyone is prepared to give it two more years to
    finish the job
  • Proposal to the Plenary to continue with 2
    additional members from TBG in the FMG

45
UN/CEFACT Forum Objectives
  • Increasing the effectiveness of the UN/CEFACT
    Forum
  • Increasing the quality and speeding up the
    production of UN/CEFACT deliverables
  • Strengthening relations with other standards- and
    vertical organizations
  • Will contribute more to saving money globally!
  • We need resources to do this

46
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