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Last changed: Feb 15, 2013 02:43 by Tim McGrath
Labels: p1001_odp1

To comply with ISO rules UN/CEFACT experts should register with the ISO TC 154 Chair as members under the agreement between UNECE and ISO.

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Last changed: Feb 15, 2013 01:55 by Tim McGrath
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Draft Minutes - ISO/TC154 ODIF Project Team conference call - 02 August 2012, 14:00 UTC
Participants: Klaus-Dieter Naujok (K-DN), Francois Vuilleumier (FV), Kenji Itoh (KI), Kevin Smith (KS), Mary Kay Blantz (MKB), Mei-Li Chen (M-LC), Sean Lockhead (SL), Sue Probert (SP), Sylvia Webb (SW)

Excused: Anders Grangard (AG), Chris Nelson (CN), James Whittle (JW), Ken Holman (KH)

Not Present: Tim McGrath (TMG), Andrew Schoka (AS), Bernd Boesler (BB), Chris Hassler (CH), Hisanao Sugamata (HS), Ian Watt (IW), Juan Carlos Cruellas (CC), Michael Dill (MD), Peter Potgieser (PP), Wenfeng SUN (WS)

Approval of Agenda - approval
Review and adoption of Draft Minutes from 26 July call - approval
Outline new schedule for moving forward with the DTR
K-DN outline the agreed schedule, the current status and way for moving forward:
Previously-approved milestones were:
07 May-20 July => Drafting TR
23 July-22 September => Two (2) months DTR ballot
24 September-07 October => Two (2) week comments review before plenary
08-11 October => Address and resolve any outstanding comments during TC 154 meeting
12 October => At plenary, either a) approve the TR for publication (pass to ISO for publication) or b) if still outstanding comments/issues, agree to a forward path.
We missed the 23rd July deadline, but agreed to use the two weeks (24September-07 October) allocated for ballot comment review, to extend the final draft deadline and ballot start to today. This would require all comments to be addressed during the F2F meeting in Concord.
Current status: we have missed the deadline to allow a ballot to be started with the result available for review, and final editing during the F2F meeting of TC 154 in October, so that we could present the final document for approval by the TC 154 plenary for publication.
Moving forward: Let's concentrate on making he best use of the next two months before our F2F ODIF team meeting. Therefore, instead of continuing with weekly ODIF project team calls, we suspend these call to allow the editing team to do their work. The new schedule will be:
16 August => The editing team next call.
This will allow time to take the latest version's text and transfer it to the Notebook to allow the editing team to use the collaboration features moving forward. It takes little to move the final agreed to text from the Notebook pages into the ISO template. In addition all outstanding comments and issues will be listed via blog entries allowing team members to start a dialogue.
16 August - 20 September => The editing team can decide the frequency of their WebEx calls as required.
20 September => Editing team presents the final draft to the ODIF.
The editors will introduce the final draft, outline the 2 week internal commenting period, and answer general questions for clarification.
Note: This call is during the UN/CEFACT Forum and since a number of ODIF project team members are in Vienna, this would allow them to organize a session to join the call via WebEx.
27 September => ODIF Team call to address and comments received.
05 October => Comment cut-off date
08 October => Scheduled ODIF F2F (and WebEx) meeting to address all outstanding comments to finalize the draft. If needed a final F2F (and WebEx) meeting can be scheduled for 10th October, Wednesday afternoon.
12 October => Present the final draft to the TC 154 plenary for their approval to send out for ballot.
The following members agreed to participate in the Edit Team:
Other members wishing to participate are asked to notify K-DN not later then 8th August.
Other Business
Action Items
K-DN: Contact TMG to find out status of draft documents, TR and spreadsheet.
Next Meetings:
Full ODIF: Thursday, 20 September 2012, starting at 14:00 UTC (during the UN/CEFACT Forum)
Edit Team: Thursday, 16 August 2012, starting at 14:00 UTC.

Posted at 15 Feb @ 1:54 AM by Tim McGrath | 0 comments
Last changed: Feb 15, 2013 02:08 by Tim McGrath
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UN/CEFACT has been made aware that ISO TC154 are currently balloting a draft Technical Report known as ISO/DTR 18262 "Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration — Open data interchange framework".

Overall, we are pleased with the analysis and documentation of the current scenario. However, we believe the current recommendations need further discussion in order to be shared and agreed with UN/CEFACT through bilateral consultation and review.

The following are some of the UN/CEFACT concerns:

a. Scope.
According to the UN/CEFACT view, the document appears not to have completely realized its scope, in that:

"... the identification of technical specifications and standards that are being maintained, developed or given consideration in work programmes and strategies that respond to stakeholder requirements for the open interchange of structured data in support of administration, commerce and trade;
Note:This may include work from Standards Development Organizations (SDO) other than ISO and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)."

We wish to draw attention to the Note. The current draft somehow appears to recommend that ISO TC 154 is the only external standardization group that can address UN/CEFACT's requirements for methodological and technical standards, whereas the scope of the MOU on eBusiness brings other Standards Development Organisations and consortia into the picture.

b. Identification of Issues.
We consider that many of the issues raised here are not part of a discussion about the relationships and dependencies of relevant specifications and standards. Many are issues of governance and management rather than responsibilities.

c. Content.
The concepts of the Open Data Interchange Framework appears to be not fully explained and there is, in our opinion, a need for further explanation of its relationship to the final recommendations.

In conclusion, we believe that it is in our common interest to initially agree on a document making recommendations to the major sponsor organization before making decisons on its publication. We therefore hope that further consultation will take place in order to achieve a common understanding of all issues related to the ODIF. This consultation and consequent agreement may certainly be facilitated by the fact that several UNCEFACT experts participated in the project.

Thank you very much for your attention.

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Last changed: Feb 15, 2013 02:21 by Tim McGrath
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Draft Minutes - ISO/TC154 ODIF Project Team conference call - 26 July 2012, 14:00 UTC
Participants: Klaus-Dieter Naujok (K-DN), Tim McGrath (TMG), Chris Hassler (CH), Chris Nelson (CN), Francois Vuilleumier (FV), Hisanao Sugamata (HS), Kenji Itoh (KI), Kevin Smith (KS), Mei-Li Chen (M-LC), Sean Lockhead (SL), Sue Probert (SP), Sylvia Webb (SW)

Excused: Anders Grangard (AG), Andrew Schoka (AS), Ian Watt (IW), Ken Holman (KH), Mary Kay Blantz (MKB),

Not present: Bernd Boesler (BB), James Whittle (JW), Juan Carlos Cruellas (CC), Michael Dill (MD), Peter Potgieser (PP), Wenfeng SUN (WS)

Approval of Agenda - approved
Review and adoption of Draft Minutes from 19 July call - approved
Review of 1st Draft TR
Completed review of section 6, Identified issues, taking into account comments received from HS
Due to late time of night for some of our members it was agreed to schedule an editing team meeting tomorrow (Friday 27 July, same stating time - 14:00 UTC) to review the rest of the document, starting with section 7, Analysis. The WebEx information is available via this link.
Other Business
Next Meeting: Thursday, 02 August 2012, starting at 14:00 UTC.

Posted at 15 Feb @ 2:20 AM by Tim McGrath | 0 comments