The UN/CEFACT Techniques and Methodologies Group is pleased to announce that the UN/CEFACT UML Profile for Core Components (UPCC) V1.0 has completed the implementation verificatino period under the UN/CEFACT Open Development Process (ODP) and is now transist to the Publication period.
The final release can be downloaded from the TMG web site at
*UPCC V1.0 Final Release
Abstract of UPCC V1.0
Accordingly the UPCC specification will be written as a UML and XMI profiles that is implementable by the widest spectrum of UML tool vendors. UPCC has two main tasks in scope:
- Model Validation - To define a standard mechanism to validate the syntax and semantics of UMM models during model development. This provides a means for business analysts to create CCTS V2.01 compliant UML based models.
- Model Interchange - To define a standard serialization format for CCTS models that can be used both for model interchange between modeling tools and also as an intermediate format for the generation of deployment schema such as XMLNDR for CCTS.
These tasks could be achieved through the development of a formal UML profile for CCTS that includes
stereotypes, tagged values and OCL constraints.
Use of UPCC V1.0
The specification can be employed wherever CCTS based business information is being defined by standard UML tools. It enables an easy interchange of CCTS based information models between different UML tools, and allows a validation of the structure and semantics of information models against the CCTS.
For information on the UPCC V1.0, or other related TMG work, parties are requested to contact the TMG Chair and project lead [~gunther.stuhec], the TMG Core Component Working Group Lead Jim Wilson or the CCTS Project Chair [~jens.dietrich]
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.