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1 UN Economic Commission for Europe 16th UN/CEFACT PLENARY 8 – 9 July 2011 UN/CEFACT Sixteenth session Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2 UN Economic Commission for Europe 17 th UN/CEFACT Plenary Geneva, 7-8 July 2011 UN/CEFACT FMG Report Forum Management Group Chair: Mike Doran Vice-Chairs: Anders Grangard Garret Minakawa

3 UN Economic Commission for Europe Agenda Progress since the 16th UN/CEFACT Plenary Focusing on Delivery –Programme of Work –R.650Rev.5 and its Annexes –Re-organisation of UN/CEFACT UN/CEFACT Global Meeting of Experts, – McLean, Virginia, USA Deliverables - Reports from the Permanent Groups & in Document ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/4 Future UN/CEFACT Forum Meetings

4 UN Economic Commission for Europe Progress since the 16th Plenary Programme of Work 2010/2011 Focus on delivering UN/CEFACT products & services Confluence Website to track UN/CEFACT Project Portfolio now well populated Alignment & prioritisation of Forum projects with the UN/CEFACT Integrated Strategy Details of POW progress in PG Reports

5 UN Economic Commission for Europe Mandates & TORs Mandates & Terms of Reference Intersessional approval of R.650Rev.5 and its Annexes (March 2011) gave rise to the interpretation that the UN/CEFACT Forum and FMG had been abolished Plenary intervention required to correct the situation

6 UN Economic Commission for Europe Global Meeting of Experts It was agreed at the 16th UN/CEFACT Plenary in December 2010 that a Forum meeting would need to be held in the first quarter of 2011 to further develop the proposals for the reorganization of UN/CEFACT. It was also agreed that the Forum’s project work, under the approved programme of work, should continue unhindered during the discussions about the reorganization. The delegation of the United States offered to host the meeting at the Logistics Management Institute in McLean, Va, from 28 March to 1 April 2011.

7 UN Economic Commission for Europe McLean, Virginia, USA, 28 March – 1 April 2011 As no Host Country Agreement (HCA) was signed, UNECE would not agree to the 18 TH UN/CEFACT Forum being held in McLean. Replaced by an unofficial“Global Meeting of Experts”. HCA taking precedence over UN/CEFACT’s meeting requirements – what are the benefits for UN/CEFACT? Global Meeting of Experts

8 UN Economic Commission for Europe Global Meeting of Experts The Global Meeting of Experts (GME) was hosted by the Delegation of United States of America. The GME was organised by the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) and the FMG and held at the premises of the LMI. Some 115 participants from all regions attended the GME. In addition to progressing UN/CEFACT projects under the POW, extensive discussions and consultations took place concerning the reorganisation of UN/CEFACT Very sincere thanks to the US delegation and LMI for a very well organised meeting and commitment beyond what is normally required when hosting such meetings

9 UN Economic Commission for Europe Liaison Activities OASIS –UBL Collaboration agreement nearing conclusion ISO TC 68 –Cross Industry Invoice (CII) semantic alignment ISO TC 8 –Alignment with standard on Electronic Port Clearance to be clarified ISO/TC 154 –New publication of UNTDED/ISO 7372 proposed CEN/EU –Collaboration on implementation support

10 UN Economic Commission for Europe Future Forum Meetings 18th Forum meeting – September 2011, Geneva, Switzerland 19th Forum meeting – Spring 2012, India 20 th Forum meeting – September 2012 Vienna, Austria

11 UN Economic Commission for Europe PG Reports Permanent Group Reports

12 UN Economic Commission for Europe ATG Plenary Report Mark Crawford, ATG Chair Gait Boxman, ATG Vice Chair Jostein Frømyr, ATG Vice Chair UN/CEFACT Seventeeth session Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

13 UN Economic Commission for Europe ATG Mandate Create and maintain the trade, business and administration document structures based on a specific technology or standard Design, assembly and production of syntax specific solutions based on identified business and/or technical requirements from the empowered groups of UN/CEFACT

14 UN Economic Commission for Europe 14 ATG Deliverables Technical assessment and maintenance of syntax specific solutions through the application of Data Maintenance Requests A series of coherent, consistent and normalized syntax solutions that are aligned with domain reference models for publication in a designated UN/CEFACT information Registry: – UN/EDIFACT messages and their support directories – XML Schemas

15 UN Economic Commission for Europe ATG Deliverables Procedures and Mechanisms for the maintenance and quality of the syntax solutions Appropriate technical specifications detailing the design and production rules, guidelines and checklists Maintenance of Recommendations/Technical Specifications in coordination with TC154 – UNECE Recommendation 1 (UN Layout Key) technical aspects – ISO IS EDIFACT Syntax

16 UN Economic Commission for Europe Data Type Library Data Types define the value domain for Core Components Specification Purpose – Create and Maintain UN/CEFACT Data Types to support CCTS and syntax solutions – Provide input to CCTS Project – Develop guidance to facilitate use Project Purpose – Update existing catalogue – Develop responsive maintenance procedures

17 UN Economic Commission for Europe Data Type Library Project LeadSerge Cayron EditorMark Crawford Project Approval status Approved by FMG Current ODP stepVersion 2 – ODP8 Version 3.1 – ODP8 Next StepsOngoing maintenance

18 UN Economic Commission for Europe Business Document Header, v3 Specification Purpose: – Improve A2A handling of business transaction information Project Purpose – Update to reflect CCTS 3.0, DTC 3.0 and NDR 3.0 for consistency. Incorporate cloud computing concepts BDH Scope – Provide information about the routing and processing of the Business Document XML Format EDIFACT Format Other Format – BDH Can be used as either An integral part of a Standard Business Document (e.g. either XML instance document or EDI interchange), or An object separate from the Business Document itself Business Document Header Document Message Transport Document Message Transport Document Message Transport Document Message Transport Registry Summary (or other data repository) Bi- Lateral Multi-Lateral Pointer to Registry Summary Documen t Tier Message Tier Transport Tier Normative Non- normative Virtual Physical

19 UN Economic Commission for Europe Standard Business Document Header, v3 Project LeadShingao Sakaguchi EditorOpen Project Approval status Approved by FMG Current ODP step3 –Deliberations Anticipate Completion Open

20 UN Economic Commission for Europe ATG1 EDIFACT Syntax Purpose – Development and Maintenance of EDIFACT syntax solutions to support UN/CEFACT work program Officers – Chair: Gait Boxman

21 UN Economic Commission for Europe Ongoing Work Item D10B EDIFACT Directory released for publication EDIFACT Data Maintenance Request (DMR) processing – Washington GME –142 Data Maintenance Requests (DMRs) 91 Approved 35 Approved with Changes 9 Postponed 1 Rejected 6 Withdrawn

22 UN Economic Commission for Europe ATG1 Projects – UML2EDIFACT Project Defines methodology for transforming UN/CEFACT Modelling Methodology (UMM) conformant UML models into the EDIFACT syntax Project LeadGait Boxman EditorOpen Project Approval StatusApproved by FMG Current ODP step6 Anticipate CompletionDependent on requirements of TBG Note – This project has been in ODP6 for years with no implementations. This brings into question continuing the project and restricting CCTS/UMM due to EDIFACT requirements as no one appears interested in using CCTS or UMM for EDIFACT.

23 UN Economic Commission for Europe ATG2 – XML Syntax Group Purpose – Development and maintenance of XML syntax solutions to support UN/CEFACT work program Officers – Chair: Jostein Frømyr

24 UN Economic Commission for Europe Ongoing Work Item – Schema Generation D09BD10A Business Process56In Development Common Reusable 11 Unqualified Data Type Schema11 Common Code List Schema77 Qualified Data Type Schema11 Supporting Code List Schema67TBD

25 UN Economic Commission for Europe XML Representation of Core Components User Requirements – External standards organizations are interested in submitting candidate core components to UN/CEFACT using XML – Tool vendors are interested in building support for CCTS, but are looking for XML syntax standards for CCTS constructs Specification Purpose – Provide consistent pattern for XML serialization of core component artefacts Approach – Develop requisite UN/CEFACT XML schema modules for defining submitting and storing Core Component Technical Specification (CCTS) constructs in XML compliant to the UN/CEFACT Core Components Technical Specification Compliant to the UN/CEFACT XML Naming and Design Rules specification

26 UN Economic Commission for Europe XML Representation of Core Components Project LeadMike Rowell EditorMark Crawford Project Approval Status Approved by FMG Current ODP step6 Anticipate Completion 4th qtr 2011

27 UN Economic Commission for Europe XML Naming and Design Rules, V3 Project LeadMark Crawford EditorMike Rowell Project Approval status Approved by FMG Current ODP step8 Next StepsContinue Maintenance

28 UN Economic Commission for Europe Issues & Resource Requirements Internal tools to support deliverables – XML Schema Generation Tool – XML Schema Validation Tool – XML Schema NDR Validation Tool Integration of Tools with UN/CEFACT Registry Better and more flexible listserve tool

29 UN Economic Commission for Europe Issues & Resource Requirements Participation Issues – Active Members – Virtual Members – Strong Engagement From North America, UK, Belgium Service Provider participation – Need Broader Engagement From Member countries Key sectors

30 UN Economic Commission for Europe ICG INFORMATION CONTENT MANAGEMENT GROUP Mike CONROY, Chair Hidekazu Enjo, Vice Chair July 2011 UN/CEFACT Seventeenth session Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

31 UN Economic Commission for Europe 31 ICG Mandate The purpose of the Information Content Management Group (ICG) is to ensure the release of quality technical specifications for e-business: Management of the UN/CEFACT information repositories and libraries for electronic business and Rec.s that fall within its scope Technical conformance and registration of the UN/CEFACT business requirements specifications Normalisation and maintenance of the base syntax neutral information components that serve as the building blocks for the development of standards for implementation Technical conformity and registration of the syntax specific objects and components

32 UN Economic Commission for Europe A series of coherent, consistent and normalized reference libraries comprising the business requirements, information objects and code lists that are aligned with the domain reference models and serve as the building blocks for the development of standards for implementation Validating the conformance of technical specifications with the corresponding publication guidelines and for the release of approved syntax specific information objects and components Processes and procedures for the maintenance of the libraries Mechanisms for ensuring the quality of the library contents Proposals, including draft Recommendations for review and approval by the UN/CEFACT Plenary and Maintenance of UN Recommendations related to codes 32 ICG Deliverables

33 UN Economic Commission for Europe  UNECE Rec. No. 3 - ISO Country Code for Representation of Names of Countries  UNECE Rec. No. 5 - Abbreviations of INCOTERMS  UNECE Rec. No. 7 - Numerical Representation of Dates, Time, and Periods of Time  UNECE Rec. No. 8 - Unique Identification Code Methodology - UNIC  UNECE Rec. No. 9 - Alphabetical Code for the Representation of Currencies  UNECE Rec. No Codes for Ship's Names  UNECE Rec. No Simpler Shipping Marks  UNECE Rec. No Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE)  UNECE Rec. No Payterms  UNECE Rec. No Codes for Modes of Transport  UNECE Rec. No Codes for units of measure used in international trade  UNECE Rec. No Codes for Types of Cargo, Packages and Packaging Materials  UNECE Rec. No Freight Cost Code  UNECE Rec. No Trade and Transport Status Codes  UNECE Rec. No Codes for Types of Means of Transport 33 UNECE Recommendations

34 UN Economic Commission for Europe UNECE Recommendations  UNECE Rec. 23 (Freight cost Codes) - Rev. 7 UN/EDIFACT DIRECTORY Releases  D10B  D11A Core Component Library (CCL) Releases  D10A XML Schema Release D10A: 34 Items for Plenary Noting  Cross Industry Remittance Advice  Cross Industry Delivery Process  Cross Industry Scheduling Process  Cross_Industry Invoice  Cross_Industry Order  Cross_Industry Quotation  Cross_Industry_Catalogue  Accounting_Message  Financial_Reporting  Accounting_Entry  Accounting_Journal  Accounting_Ledger  Chart_of_Accounts  Cattle Registration Information Exchange  Electronic_Data_Exchange_Proxy

35 UN Economic Commission for Europe The following work items need to be integrated into the new structure: UN/CEFACT Code List management finalisation Ongoing Audit of UN/CEFACT deliverables – Core Component Library – XML Schemas – UN/EDIFACT Library set – Validation of the Requirements Specification Mapping (RSM) Ongoing maintenance of UNECE Recommendations related to codes – UN/ECE Recommendations 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 28 Review of the UN/LOCODE process in order to improve quality and to bring the Recommendation up to date. 35 Work in progress

36 UN Economic Commission for Europe LEGAL GROUP (LG) Chair: Bart Schermer (Acting) Vice Chair: Bart Schermer 7-8 July 2011 UN/CEFACT Seventeenth Session Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

37 UN Economic Commission for Europe 37 Legal Group Mission Mission: To provide legal guidance and counsel for the programmes of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) in a variety of areas related to the intersections of law and technology. Work with the Bureau and other CEFACT groups on the legal aspects of electronic business and international trade facilitation

38 UN Economic Commission for Europe 38 Legal Group 2011 LG Activities 2011 LG Activities: LG participated in the UNCITRAL International Colloquium in February 2011 at UN Headquarters in New York – Legal Topics for Colloquium included: – Electronic International Single Window – Electronic Transferability of Rights in Goods E.g., Electronic Bills of Lading – Identity Management – Mobile (or m-) Commerce including e-Payment Systems Participation in bi-weekly FMG meetings including advising on various legal issues relevant to the operations of UN/CEFACT

39 UN Economic Commission for Europe 39 Legal Group LG Activities Going Forward LG Activities Going Forward: LG will continue its participation in the WCO- UNCITRAL Joint Legal Task Force Continue collaboration efforts with UNCITRAL, the WCO, and other UN and Intergovernmental Organizations Possible involvement with other CEFACT groups on new Recommendations and/or those under revision

40 UN Economic Commission for Europe International Trade and Business Group Report to the 17th UN/CEFACT Plenary Session Acting Chair: Chris Hassler Vice Chair: Michael Dill July 2011 UN/CEFACT Plenary Geneva

41 UN Economic Commission for Europe 41 TBG Mandate The purpose of the TBG is to be responsible for the simplification of international trade procedures, business and governmental process analysis, and best practices, using the UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology, where appropriate, to support the development of trade facilitation & e-Business standards.

42 UN Economic Commission for Europe Typical Forum attendance experts within 16 Working Groups Many participants are sponsored by companies, trade associations and national governments but in all cases are expected to contribute as individual subject matter experts Since the last UN/CEFACT Plenary, International Trade and Business Processes Groups met unofficially during the Global Meeting of Experts in McLean, Virginia, United States. Also to progress work forward, TBG Work Groups conducted numerous face to face interim meetings and more than 100 internet conferences and conference calls 42 TBG Summary

43 UN Economic Commission for Europe 43 TBG Summary

44 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose The supply chain and e-procurement covers the Purchasing, Material Management and Product development areas Programme of Work The following projects will have new or updated supporting XML Schemas as part of CCL10A (10 out of 12 projects are in ODP7) – Cross Industry Scheduling – Cross Industry Delivery (updated) – Cross Industry Quotation – Cross Industry Ordering (Updated) – Cross Industry Catalogue (Updated) – Cross Industry Invoice (Updated) – Cross Industry Remittance Advice – Market Research Information – Supply Chain Process - Common Requirements 44 TBG1-Supply Chain & eProcurement

45 UN Economic Commission for Europe REACH project in ODP1 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Continued collaboration with TBG6 on the use of CCTS3 and NDR3 for the supply chain messages. TBG1 has improved the routines for automation of RSM production 45 TBG1-Supply Chain & eProcurement TBG1-Supply Chain & eProcurement

46 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose Develop the eBusiness standards for Logistics planning and Transport. This covers operational movements of goods, administrative and governmental requirements and safety / security of freight movements. Programme of Work and achievements “Advance Cargo Declaration” (Security of freight): productive joint session with TBG4/WCO and TBG DMRs processed by ATG during the week (among total 100) for Urban Logistics (sustainable development ) and Maritime Next TBG3 interim meetings: Berlin June and Valencia November 2011 Follow-up on projects, especially Cargo Tracing Tracking with TBG4 46 TBG3-Transportation and Logistics

47 UN Economic Commission for Europe Processed 65 DMR’s together with ATG 1 where all 65 DMR’s were approved.Processed 65 DMR’s together with ATG 1 where all 65 DMR’s were approved. Presented the Single Window Compendium developed by WCO to TBG 15 and invited the group to leave comments and proposals.Presented the Single Window Compendium developed by WCO to TBG 15 and invited the group to leave comments and proposals. Resolved in meeting with TBG 3 and TBG 15 the issue of Advance Cargo Declaration in connection with the joint TBG 3 / TBG 15 draft resolution and presented a time-plan for development of messages requested in the resolution draft.Resolved in meeting with TBG 3 and TBG 15 the issue of Advance Cargo Declaration in connection with the joint TBG 3 / TBG 15 draft resolution and presented a time-plan for development of messages requested in the resolution draft. Participated in a TBG 3 presentation and project proposal concerning Cargo Tracing and Tracking which is identified as an area for future cooperation.Participated in a TBG 3 presentation and project proposal concerning Cargo Tracing and Tracking which is identified as an area for future cooperation. Presented to TBG 18 the efforts to include eCert in the WCO Data Model and agreements for future cooperation in this area were made.Presented to TBG 18 the efforts to include eCert in the WCO Data Model and agreements for future cooperation in this area were made. Participated actively in the various brainstorming sessions related to the restructuring of UN/CEFACT.Participated actively in the various brainstorming sessions related to the restructuring of UN/CEFACT. 47 TBG4-Customs

48 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose Be responsible within the financial services area for the simplification of international trade procedures, business and governmental process analysis, and optimization of all information exchange standards. Programme of Work Maintain core financial services requirements in the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library. Assist other UN/CEFACT developments in the programme of work with financial services requirements, including inputs from stakeholders and standards organizations to reduce duplication of work.) 48 TBG5-Finance

49 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose Responsible for coordination and proposal of new developments and maintenance in the area of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry (AEC) and Public Procurement (in link with TBG1 and TBG19) Programme of Work TBG1-TBG6 (eTendering and CFEM) – to create joint library for supporting all their XML transactions: work in progress. – CII in syntax v3: done ! Draft version for national pilots…, already used (ex: French Government) Security Project – SDEIR Recommendation 37: Plenary approval period extended; – CALI (Certificate Authority Listing Initiative) to be discussed TBG19-TBG6 – eNotification/eTendering: subproject has begun since Geneva 49 TBG6-Architecture, Engineering & Construction

50 UN Economic Commission for Europe Goal: To set up a common, harmonized insurance data dictionary, which will be used as input for the TBG17 harmonization process and by the insurance industry as a reference dictionary for developing data models, object class models or message structures and to facilitate interoperability within the global Insurance sector. TBG8 Project: Uses the existing data standards of the eEG7-member organizations as well as the ACORD Global Insurance Standard to harmonize its respective dictionaries and to discover generic and/or insurance specific core components. TBG8 Project Status: Several submissions to the CCL were already made The CCL contains now insurance related information for insurance specific contract administration and claims handling, private and commercial motor insurance, private homeowner insurance and health insurance. The actual harmonisation project between ACORD and eEG7 covers the requirements of commercial property and casualty insurance. 50 TBG8-Insurance

51 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose To support and promote international business activities related to the exchange of travel industry data. Programme of Work Covered Small scaled Lodging House (SLH) Reservation Information Process project A draft BRS was proposed to TBG 9 at the GME and amended to some extent since then. The group will prepare the document for public review. Travel Destination Information Process project This was discussed within the group and will be proposed as a new project around this fall under the leadership of Korea. Since the GME, the subject was discussed in the TT&L working group meeting with AFACT members. The information entities proposed at this meeting will be checked by applying actual cases of destination information by each country attended TBG9 Meetings TBG9 held meetings in Tokyo on 28 April with Korean members. 51 TBG9-Travel, Tourism & Leisure

52 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose Develop e-Business standards for Accounting and Audit domains. It covers specific accounting matters as well as regulatory obligations requiring business to file multiple questionnaires, returns, declaration forms and reporting towards private and governmental collectors. It aims to insert accounting related data into business documents. With respect to audit requirements TBG12 is intended to take care of, or to deal with archiving matters. Programme of Work Achieved: Accounting Token (for Invoice), Entry Message v.1, Accounting Message, Entry v.4, Chart Of Accounts, Ledger, Journal, Reporting; BRS in progress for 2 Messages: Trial Balance, Bundle Collection; continued maintenance on Entry v.4, Ledger v.2. BRS in progress for 1 Message: Lexical Nomenclature. 52 TBG12-Accounting & Audit

53 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose To support and promote both international and regional cooperation activities related to environmental data exchange. Programme of Work Basel Convention on Control of Transboundary Movements of Waste (TMW): 172 Parties, G2G, B2G; TMW Business Information Entity/Core Component submission approved, and published within CCL 09A; Plans to work on TMW-related waste-assessment data. Work with TBG1 on REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) TBG13 has been reorganized under the auspices of Franz Mochty of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management 53 TBG13- Environmental

54 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose Responsible for defining the International Supply Chain model to present the various processes and parties involved within the international supply chain in a consistent and simplified way. Programme of Work Project P059 “International Supply Chain Reference Model” delivered ver.2010A of the Buy- Ship-Pay Process Model aka ISCRM plus add. Model documentation – Documentation and model available at Confluence Contribute to BRS/RSM update project – Structure of BRS/RSM according to UMM Interim meeting in Paris with TBG 3/4/15 – Potential future co-operations and projects with TBG15 and 4 Contributions to Future Organization – Future Role of TBG14 Proposal (see next Slide) – Discussion Paper: Business Processes Analysis and UN/CEFACT – Raise awareness of BPA and its potential in Trade Facilitation 54 TBG14-Business Process Analysis

55 UN Economic Commission for Europe TRADE FACILITAION Aims, Policy, Actions, etc. From international requirements to national action plans TRADE FACILITAION Aims, Policy, Actions, etc. From international requirements to national action plans REQUIREMENTS ASSESSMENT Identify Processes & Requirements and opportunities for simplification REQUIREMENTS ASSESSMENT Identify Processes & Requirements and opportunities for simplification IMPLEMENTATION Apply methodologies, tools and modeled processes Buy Ship Pay Model UN/CEFACT Tools and Methodologies Buy Ship Pay Model, etc. CCL, etc … UN/CEFACT Tools and Methodologies Buy Ship Pay Model, etc. CCL, etc … Business Process Analysis BPA, BPM (with requirements) Processes TBG14 Contribution Common BP Catalogue Recommendation of BPA Application Recommendations UN/CEFACT and others Methodologies and Tools TBG14 & Trade Facilitation 55 UN/CEFACT GME– Washington TBG14 contribution to UN/CEFACT methodology and tools to aid Trade Facilitation

56 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose Analyze, simplify, harmonize and align public and private sector practices, procedures and information flows relating to international trade transactions both in goods and related services Work Completed since last Plenary Revision of Recommendation 12 Measures to Facilitate Maritime Transport Documents Procedures Information material on mBusiness Programme of Work – Current Projects Project on Consultation Models, based on Recommendation 4 Project on Single Window Interoperability 56 TBG15-International Trade Procedures

57 UN Economic Commission for Europe The Entry Point still maintains the official website for the International Trade and Business Group (note: this website will be closed as soon the reorganization will be effective). TBG16 has developed a Change Request (CR) procedure for updates to the UN/CEFACT XML deliverables. The procedure is now fully implemented. TBG16 has also participated in the discussions for the reorganization and is part of the ”Transition Team” which evaluates how to implement the reorganization. 57 TBG16-Entry Point

58 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose Responsible for consistency and harmonisation of core components across business domains and sectors, contributing to a concise and well-defined glossary of business terms, business data semantic definitions, and structuring of data exchanges. Programme of Work – Developed Core Component Libraries 10A and 11A, including: Quotation, Scheduling, Remittance Advice, WCO data model 3.0, several Accounting messages, Cattle Registration, and an update to Cross Industry Invoice – Working with ISO on TDED update, and alignment with CCL and UN/EDIFACT – Members Other TBGs and PGs UNCTAD, UNEP, eAC (AFACT), EDIFICE, GS1, JAI, IATA, OAGi, RosettaNet, SBR, SWIFT, UBL, USG, WCO, X12 58 TBG17-Core Component Harmonisation

59 UN Economic Commission for Europe Scope Programme of Work eCert, eDAPLOS, CRIE and Electronic Data Exchange Proxy already published. Other projects in progress (CCL11A): Livestock Animal Record, Agronomical Observation Report Work with TBG1 on Despatch and Receive Advice 59 TBG18-Agriculture

60 UN Economic Commission for Europe Purpose Develop and maintain business scenarios and business transactions to facilitate the electronic delivery of services to citizens, businesses and governmental organizations. Programme of Work and achievements Legal Notice Publication (LNP) project: launched – The purpose of the project is to create Business Process Models and Business Class Diagrams for documenting the business scenarios and business transactions involved in legal notice publication (LNP). The output will be used to obtain and validate the XML messages to support the business transactions. The project will be divided into sub-projects dependent upon requirements. Each sub- project may deal with a specific area of LNP. The first sub-project is to cover LNP in the Public Procurement domain. Version 3 Release 1 of the eTendering BRS is being discussed with TBG6 and discussions are under way for the future incorporation of eNotification outputs and change requests in the eTendering BRS 60 TBG19-eGovernment

61 UN Economic Commission for Europe Techiques and Methodologies Group (TMG) Christian Huemer, Chair Scott Hinkelman,Vice Chair July 2011 UN/CEFACT Seventeenth session Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

62 UN Economic Commission for Europe 62 Mandate The purpose of the Techniques & Methodologies Group (TMG) is to provide all UN/CEFACT Groups with Meta (base) Business Process, Information and Communications Technology specifications, methodologies, recommendations and education.

63 UN Economic Commission for Europe 63 Mandate (2) The TMG shall also function as a research group evaluating new information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as, techniques and methodologies that may assist UN/CEFACT and its groups to fulfill their mandate and vision in Trade Facilitation and e- Business.

64 UN Economic Commission for Europe 64 Working Groups Core Components Working Group (CCWG) – Core Components Technical Specification finished – UML Profile for Core Components (UPCC 3.0) – UN/CEFACT Context Methodology (UCM 1.0) – Core Component Business Document Assembly (CCBDA 1.0) Business Process Working Group (BPWG) – UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology (UMM 2.0) – Resource-Event-Agent specialization (REA 1.0)

65 UN Economic Commission for Europe 65 Members &Meetings Members – ~ 20 active members – 10+ participants at face-to-face (F2F) meetings Meeting – Global Meeting of Experts on Trade Facilitation Recommendations and Electronic Business Standards (GME); McLean, Virginia, USA; March 28 – April 1

66 UN Economic Commission for Europe 66 UPCC 3.0 UML Profile for Core Components 3.0 – UPCC 3.0 will be the successor of UPCC 1.0 – Finished 3rd Review Cycle of Public Review, ODP Step 5 – Ready to move to Implementation Verification, ODP Step 6

67 UN Economic Commission for Europe 67 UCM 1.0 UN/CEFACT Context Methodology 1.0 – Focus on a robust and complete context methodology – Consists of 3 parts: Context Value Organization Expression Grammar “Contextualized” Classifier – Finished 3rd Review Cycle of Public Review, ODP Step 5 – Currently in 2nd Review Cycle of Public Review, ODP Step 5

68 UN Economic Commission for Europe 68 CCBDA 1.0 Core Component Business Document Assembly 1.0 – Methodology for design time assembly of business documents in a semantic and reusable order – Call for Participation has been sent to HoDs – Project Kick-Off Call scheduled for the week of 11 th July 2011

69 UN Economic Commission for Europe 69 UMM 2.0 UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology 2.0 – Finished two Cycles in Implementation Verification, ODP Step 6 – Has received informal indications of 4 Implementation Verifications 2 Tool Implementation Verifications 2Project Implementation Verification – Awaiting formal confirmation letters of the implementation verifications

70 UN Economic Commission for Europe 70 REA 1.0 Ressources – Events – Agents 1.0 – REA is an accounting model – REA may be used for the business justification of inter-organizational systems – The project transforms REA concepts to UML for the purpose of extending UMM – REA will enhance the business requirements elicitation of UMM – Internal Draft Development, ODP 3.0

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