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ebXML

(Electronic Business using XML) A framework initiated in 1999 for developing a business transaction vocabulary based on XML. Based on work done by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), ebXML provides descriptors for modeling business processes that include the definition of software components.

ebXML is designed for global interoperability and to facilitate the transition from older electronic data interchange (EDI) formats to the Internet. The ebXML specifications are jointly sponsored by OASIS and UN/CEFACT. For more information, visit www.ebxml.org. See UBL.
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The ebXML architecture maps a business process and information model to XML documents and defines requirements for the software that processes the documents and exchanges them among trading partners.
A uniform message transport layer Conformance to the ebXML architecture is defined for each individual specification and also, generally, in the technical architecture specification.
Evdemon serves on several other XML technology standards working groups, including the W3C XML Core Syntax Working Group, the W3C XML Protocols Working Group, the ebXML Architecture Work Group sponsored by the United Nations, as well as the XML Working Group for the Enterprise Integration Council (EIC), which he also chairs.
Developed under the auspices of the United Nations (UN/CEFACT) and the standards organization OASIS, the ebXML architecture is expected to EDI-enable small and mid-sized businesses as well as large, minimize the cost of configuring and maintaining B2B communications, and provide an open platform to simplify and promote the conduct of global electronic business.
When the ebXML architecture was first conceived, the term 'web services' hadn't even been coined," recalled Charles Abrams, senior analyst at Gartner.
This course provides an overview of the ebXML architecture and components, lays the framework for planning and implementation and offers an integrated e-business scenario through a high-level conceptual implementation process.