Motivation HTTP + HTML = Web Publishing ebXML + UBL = Web Commerce?
CECID’s R&D on UBL XML Schema Design and Management Guide for HK Govt B2B Connector (Project Elf) ebMail Software Library
XML Schema Design and Management Guide for HK Govt XML schema modeling methodology for developing e-govt applications Based on ebXML Core Components & UBL approach Standardized Common Schemas person’s name, HKID#, address, etc. Central Data Registry www.xml.gov.hk Already applied in real cases Center for Health Protection Dangerous goods declaration Weather info publishing Publicly available at: http://www.itsd.gov.hk/itsd/english/infra/eif.htm http://www.itsd.gov.hk/itsd/english/infra/eif.htm
B2B Connector (Project Elf) Standalone device for B2B exchange Plug-and-play, standards- based, Internet-based, low-cost Support conversion between different e-doc standards Extensible through plug-in modules Core technology: ebXML + Universal Business Language (UBL) eBusiness Router
ebMail eBusiness mailer for small and medium companies Exchanges business documents on the Internet through ebXML Message Service V2 Provides user interface for composing documents easily Supports data import from and export to office applications, e.g. spreadsheet Extensible through plug-in modules for handling different business processes and documents Open source through www.freebxml.org www.freebxml.org We will develop UBL plug-ins for ebMail
Software Library To build up and parse UBL document Necessary tool for application integration A “by-product” of Project Elf and ebMail plug-ins modules Build from data model, instead of XSDs We will develop software on both Java and.NET platforms
Plan We have allocated resources to develop on Project Elf, UBL plug-ins for ebMail, and software library for UBL Target to release by Q3, 2004 Need pilot projects and promotion!