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1 Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)

2 Overview  Review the set of use cases that are currently included in the CMIS charter.  To discuss: What functional capabilities are necessary / desirable for each use cases? ○ E.g. mix-in types? What use cases need additional scoping / clarification? Are there other use cases that should be considered for (some version of) CMIS?

3 Use Case “Types” in CMIS (p.9) 1. “Core ECM” use cases: Primitives for enabling these must be directly included in the specification. 2. Use cases that can be built on top of CMIS: Apps should be able to use the primitives in CMIS to build these use cases (even if there isn’t explicit support for them in the spec). 3. Out-of-scope use cases: We will not add functionality to CMIS 1.0 if it’s only required for these use cases ○ Note: There are lots of other use cases we aren’t targeting – but these are common enough asks that we wanted to be explicit about them.

4 “Core ECM Use Cases”  Collaborative Content Creation  Portals  Mash-ups  Search

5 Collaborative Content Creation  Summary: A set of users wish to work collaboratively to create one or more documents or web pages.  Example: Writing the CMIS specification.  Key Functional Elements: Security/Authentication: ○ The set of users involved is constrained. ○ Users must authenticate so that their actions can be recorded. Locking/versioning: ○ Multiple users will edit the same content, generally one at a time. ○ As content is edited older versions of the content MAY be stored and are available for access.

6 Portals  Summary: Aggregated interface to viewing content from multiple sources.  Example: Portal site integrating HR information such as health benefits, forms, travel expenses, etc.  Key Functional Elements: Query: ○ Need a common query language to pull data from multiple sources in a consistent way.

7 Mashups  Summary: Composite applications that integrates data/functionality from one or more sources.  Example: Application that shows sales volume by geographic territory. Microsoft Campus Map  Key Functional Elements: Query: ○ Need a common query language to pull data from multiple sources in a consistent way. “REST-fulness”: ○ Need a way to interact with a CMIS repository using lightweight/RAD tools.

8 Search (?)  Open Questions: Support for “unified indexing” search engines? Do we need ACL discovery?  Summary:  Example:  Key Functional Elements:

9 Use cases that can be built on top of CMIS  Workflow & Business Process Management  Archival  Compound/virtual documents  E-Discovery

10 Workflow/BPM  Summary: While CMIS 1.0 does NOT expose native workflow, workflow applications should be able to reference & act on content in CMIS as part of a workflow.  Example: Expense Report Approval Process on reports stored in CMIS repositories. ○ E.g. if total <$3000, then auto-approve, else notify manager.  Key Functional Elements: Query: ○ Get all objects modified since a certain date ○ Retrieve individual schema properties in query results. ○ Items must have persistent references. Reference-ability: ○ Items must be reference-able

11 Archival  Summary: Many business applications produce high volumes of documents per day, often in a print format such as PDF or PostScript.  Example: Insurance Claims Processing  Key Functional Elements: High-volume ingestion

12 Compound/virtual documents  Summary: Publishing/collaboration applications will enable users to concurrent develop content that will be published a single integrated document.  Example: Product Manuals  Key Functional Elements: Relationships: ○ Ability to have multiple objects in a CMIS system be linked in ways other than strict folder containership.

13 E-Discovery  Summary: Finding evidence for a civil or criminal legal case. Specific information needs to be located, secured, and analyzed with the intent of using it as evidence.  Example: “Preserve all records of the WidgetCo acquisition decision”.  Key Functional Elements: Query / Search: A mechanism to inform the repository that an object should/shouldn’t be “preserved” by the system (?)

14 Out-of-scope use cases & common requirements Use CaseCommon RequirementsCMIS functionality that may help… Records ManagementRetention schedulingPolicies Digital Asset Management “Renditions” (i.e. multiple bytestreams per a document) File Streaming Relationships Web Content Management Scheduling/publishing approval Rich relationships between objects Relationships Subscription & Notification Services Events/pushed alertsQueries

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