[sc34wg3] Re: [egov] Back in one piece...
Thu, 22 Apr 2004 06:06:38 -0700
Awesome to have you there. This validates our groups activities within
the areas of context, data element reconciliation, UBL, UNCEFACT CCTS,
CC-Review and many other areas.
Peter F Brown wrote:
> To those of you who were in Amsterdam:
> Apologies for my sudden disappearance on Wednesday morning – as some
> of you know, I took a tumble after a collision with an Amsterdam
> cyclist*, and my subsequent visit to the clinic meant that I missed
> out on Wednesday's proceedings. Thanks for the many get well messages
> and expressions of concern, and I can assure you that there are no
> broken bones just a few sore muscles and feeling a bit phased.
> On a more business like note, the eGov TC is interested that we now
> make a formal approach to the European Standards Agency, the CEN, and
> the European Commission, to launch a piece of work on "semantic
> interoperability", along the lines discussed in different ways during
> the two days of workshops in Amsterdam. One caveat – quite correctly –
> is that this should complement the work of, and progress in tandem
> with, the other OASIS TCs working in this field. I would include ebXML
> RegRep Semantic, Topic Maps Published Subjects and UBL-NDRSC.
> Personally, I see some very powerful synergies to be developed between
> the Topic Maps paradigm and the ebXML methodology and registry
> After getting feedback from the eEnvoy's office and Ann Wrightson, I
> will finalise a "business plan" (based on the first draft) for John
> Borras and I to sign and submit to CEN.
> All the best,
> * Having only recently re-acclimatised to the UK (who of course drive
> the "wrong" way and on the wrong side of the road), my instincts were
> momentarily confused being back on the European mainland, and looked
> out the "wrong" way when crossing a cycle path too quickly: "right"
> was "wrong" and should have been "left"…context is everything, no? ;-)
Senior Standards Strategist
Adobe Systems, Inc.