WS SIG (SV): The Universal Business Language (UBL)



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    The Universal Business Language (UBL)

    Jon Bosak (bio), Chair - OASIS UBL Technical Committee
    Click here to view Jon Bosak's meeting presentation.

    Web Services Orchestration

    Doron Sherman (bio), Chief Technology Officer - Collaxa, Inc.
    Click here to view Doron Sherman's meeting presentation.


    Presentation Overview

    The Universal Business Language (UBL)

    UBL is an open effort to increase interoperability in electronic commerce by standardizing generic business messages. Its deliverables include a set of XML schema naming and design rules; an XML library of standard data components; a set of basic business schemas (purchase order, invoice, shipping notice, etc.); and a mechanism for the extension of the basic schemas to operate in specific business contexts. UBL builds on the ebXML initiative to establish a common framework for electronic commerce and uses the OASIS technical committee process to provide a publicly accountable, open, royalty-free forum for the development of the standard schemas. This presentation will explain UBL and describe its current status.

    Web Services Orchestration

    Web Services Orchestration is the platform layer in network computing that enables composition and coordination of services (the building blocks) into long-running transactions and collaborative business processes. Orchestration entails handling of four primary requirements: asynchronous interactions, flow control, business transaction management and activity monitoring. Orchestration carries the promise of cheaper, better, faster integration available to the mainstream (while current solutions remain locked into a high-end niche).

    The components of an orchestration solution address the needs for development, deployment and management based on asynchronous services as the core design center. These include means for describing the interactions (choreography, e.g. based on the BPEL4WS/WS-C/WS-T set of specifications), authoring the business logic (orchestration logic), facilities for deployment (orchestration server) and managing/maintaining transactions/processes (orchestration console).

    This presentation will explain Web Service Orchestration and demo a solution.


    About the Presenters


    Jon Bosak, Developer Group of XML

    Jon Bosak organized and led the working group that created XML, subsequently serving for two years as chair of the XML Coordination Group of the World Wide Web Consortium. He is a long-time member of OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, and he chaired the committee that developed the OASIS process for the definition of industry-specific XML markup standards. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Electronic Business XML initiative (ebXML), a joint project of OASIS and the United Nations body for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT). He currently chairs the OASIS Universal Business Language Technical Committee.


    Doron Sherman, Chief Technology Officer at Collaxa, Inc.

    Doron Sherman, Chief Technology Officer, Collaxa, Inc. Doron Sherman has taken R&D roles in the software industry for the past 16 years, innovating in the areas of digital imaging and enterprise software. Doron has been involved with Java since its early days and demonstrated its use for creating a new category of enterprise software, the Web application server. Doron co-founded and was the Chief Scientist of NetDynamics, Inc., which was later acquired by Sun Microsystems. Today, his vision for using Web services as the core foundation for delivering process-centric applications and enterprise integration solutions, is driving Collaxa's pioneering work in Web services orchestration software. Doron holds a B.S. in Math and Physics and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.


    Event Logistics


    Microsoft Main Campus
    1065 La Avenida, Bldg. 1
    Mountain View, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion
    (Pizza and sodas are provided courtesy of ExecuStaff


    $15 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members, affiliates, and students with ID
    No registration required