The UN/CEFACT Techniques and Methodologies Group is pleased to announce that the UN/CEFACT Core Component Technical Specification (CCTS) V3.0 project has completed the public review period under the UN/CEFACT Open Development Process (ODP) and has now transitioned to Implementation Verification. The Implementation Draft may be downloaded from
[*CCTS V3.0 Draft Specification for Implementation Verification*|CCTS - ODP 6 - Implementation Verification^Specification_CCTS 3p0 ODP6 20080207.pdf]
Under the ODP, all interested parties are encouraged to verify the validity of CCTS V3.0 through actual implementation. This verification review period is the most critical part of the development process, as it permits potential problems and issues to be identified. Taking the results of the review into consideration, the editing group further refines and improves the specification. This step is completed when at least two independent bodies have successfully implemented the specification.
If you are interested in participating in the implementation verification, or have comments on the Implementation Draft, please contact our secretary Jim Wilson
Abstract of CCTS V3.0
The purpose of the project is to produce the next version of the Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS), taking into account comments received during the implementation verification period of Version 1.95, comments submitted by UN/CEFACT TBG17 and comments submitted by implementers and users of CCTS Version 2.01.
Use of CCTS V3.0
The specification can be employed wherever business information is being defined for interoperability among and between enterprises, governmental agencies, and/or other organizations in an open and worldwide environment. It defines a meta model and rules necessary for describing the structure and contents of conceptual and logical data models and information exchange models.
For information on the CCTS V3.0, or other related TMG work, parties are requested to contact the TMG Chair and project lead [~christian.huemer], the TMG Core Component Working Group Lead Jim Wilson or the CCTS Lead Editor Mark Crawford
UN/CEFACT, which is based in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and has a global remit, has led the development of international standards for electronic transactions for government, commerce and industry. Its experience and ability to bring together world-class experts and match trends in information technology with business requirements, in an open and transparent way, gives UN/CEFACT a unique viewpoint.