The bi-monthly reports currently available on-line are:
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, December 1999
This report contains information on activity relating to development of ebXML, TMWGrecommendations on XML, draft publications of the ISIS XML/EDI Pilot Project, formal liaisonbetween W3C and WAP Forum on XML-based specifications for wireless devices,selection of The Open Group as WAP certification authority, launch of DTD.com,launch of xml.apache.org, new version of the BizTalk Framework, Sun's support for XML with the Java 2 platform, availability of OASIS' specification on registry and repository, variousindustry announcements on new XML-based specifications, a new submission on P3P for e-commerce, a new management application specification from The Open Group, SDMI's new approved documentation on digital music,availability of UN/EDIFACT service directories, proposal from CEN/ISSS SAN Workshop, new Java specifications from Sun, European Commission's information on free/open source software, approved OECDGuidelines on e-commerce consumer protection, TABD's Berlin Communiqué, final report on G8 SME pilot project, European Commission's eEurope initiative and final version of digital signatures Directive, UK's newbill on electronic communications, Japanese government’s views on electronic signatures, various initiatives of the US government, NetCoalition's privacy campaign, and new IETFRFCs.
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, October 1999enhancement to XML.org, establishment of theebXML initiative, partnerships between OMG and OASIS and between OASIS and OAGI,availability of the XML Exchange Table DTD, ASC X12 activity on X12 and XML, DISA'spartnership with OTA, developments at BizTalk.Org, partnerships of Microsoft with Interlysis and with Ariba regarding the BizTalk Framework, Windows DNA and related developments, IBM's new online resource on XML, OMG's new online resource on CORBA and XML, submission of CWMI specificationsto OMG, progress of the PDX Standards Group, support of S.W.I.F.T. for XML, CommerceNet's release of eCo Framework Specification 1.0, Interoperability Clearing House's program on architectures, ISIS XML/EDI Project's Best Practices for creating XML/EDI DTDs, early-access implementationof VoiceXML, CommerceNet's third EDI interoperability testing, Internet Drafts on Secure EDI, Simple Message Commerce Protocol and XML Media Types, a newUN/EDIFACT Directory, developments ofECML and its implementations into consumer wallets, the new micropayment technologyJalda, developments of the eCheck initiative, new extensions to SET, formation of the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance, new draft specification on electronic signature from ETSI, kick-off of new CEN/ISSS Workshops,developments of Internet mobile devises and mobile ecommerce, a new network service level guarantee certification programme SunTone, new Java releases from Sun, The Open Group'sCOMsource 1.0, new <indecs> specifications, INCORE's consultation paper on protecting children online, a new IETF discussion list on protocol activities in respect of wiretapping and law enforcement, W3C's legal analysis finding regarding P3P, documentation from GBDe and OECD on electronic commerce, agreements concerning ICANN, a discussion paper on measuring electronic business definitions from the US Census Bureau, EU Proposal relating to VAT for telecommunications services, public hearing on electronic commerce jurisdiction and applicable law, new IST Calls, and new RFCsfrom IETF.
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, August 1999
This report contains information on activity relating to availability of FinXML 1.0,establishment of the Directory Interoperability Forum, The Open Group's certification initiativeon LDAP interoperability, a new initiative to define DSML, Novell's DirXML solution, Workflow Management Coalition's Wf-XML, Data Mining Group's PMML 1.0 Open Application Group's pilot project to migrate OAGIS XML definitions and establishment of aCustomer Interoperability Council, a new version of OAMAS, Commerce One's CBL 2.0, a Final Report from the KITE project on an XML-based search engine, availability of OASIS' XML Conformance Test Suite, IBM'sCommonRules 1.0, a new draft version of Open eBook, development of aecXML, first working draft of FpML, formation of a new working group to develop XFRML, new specificationsfinalised by OMG, project proposals from the CEN/ISSS Electronic Commerce Workshop and new CEN/ISSS workshops, formation ofNetCoalition.com, Council for Internet Commerce's public draft, Secure Digital Music Initiative's first specification and watermarkingtechnology selection, joint agreement between The Open Group and IEEE regarding POSIX and UNIX, establishment of the IP Detail Record initiative, IETF's Internet Drafts relating to ADIF, Secure EDI, IOTP and Instant Messaging, SET extension from SETCo, public release of OBI V2.0, W3C's Final Working Draft on micropayment, development of Identrus' global trust network, new Java specifications, SEMPER's Fair Internet TradeDemonstrator, new US draft bills relating to Internet-based business, UK government's draft electronic communications bill, Global Business Dialogue's issue papers, new report from OECD on electronic commerce, relevantpublications from the European Commission, and new IETF RFCs.
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, June 1999
This report contains information on activity relating to W3C's XML Schema specification, Hewlett-Packard's e-speak technology and related e-services management strategy, Microsoft's BizTalk Framework specifications, availability of cXML specification, the Sun-Netscape alliance's roadmap for electronic commerce next generation requirements, availability of Real Estate Transaction Specification, OASIS' XML.ORG initiative,draft recommendation from the Open eBook initiative, inauguration of the Open Travel Alliance, draft specifications from W3C, Sun'ssubmission of the Java Technology to ECMA for formal standardization, availability of Java Project X Technology, formation of the Project StoreX Expert Group, new Java specifications, release of RosettaNet's technical dictionary, Rosetta's launch of eConcert, announcement of the Financial Products Markup Language, newinitiative to develop a Standardized Insurance Vocabulary for XML, release of the Electronic Commerce Modeling Language for digital wallets, extensions to SET, CommerceNet's new management of eCheck and Global Electronic Commerce Financial Issues Portfolio, The Open Group's sponsorship in relation to the Open Brand for CORBA Program, draft reports regarding standardization-relatedconsumer requirements and the European Electronic Signature Standardization Initiativefrom ICTSB, a draft report from CEN/TC224 and ISO TC68/SC6 on card related transactions, a meeting report on the IST programme and Electronic Commerce Standardization, the JRC workshop report on trust and confidence, a CEN/ISSS meeting report on data protection and standards, additional relevant publications, European Commission DG III's call for proposals under the ISIS programme, and new RFCs from IETF.
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, April 1999
This report contains information on major new electronic commerce solutions which are described by their providers as supporting multiple standards and specifications, including Ariba's Ariba.com Network and the relatedcXML initiative; Microsoft's BizTalk, expandedelectronic commerce platform, and Internet Explorer 5 browser; Netscape's support for XML in CommerceXpert; Sun Microsystems'sJava platform extension for XML 1.0 and Java Project X Technology Release 1; a new allianceto create the Open Service Gateway specification and the related Java embedded server product from Sun; Sun's solutions for addressing the portal computing model and new Java related software and tools; and Commerce One's MarketSite 3.0 platform and BuySite 5.0for Desktop Commerce. In addition, this bi-monthly report contains information on activity relating to ANSI ASC X12's X12-XML methodology development and OO-edi project; UN/CEFACT's deliberations on XML andactivities on Simpl-EDI; new activity on XML registry and repository at OASIS; Edifecs Commerce's Guideline XML; progression of the Internet Open Trading Protocol; RosettaNet'simplementation of its Partner Interface Process for supply chain partners; SetCo's approved extensions to SET and other publications; the final publicly available technical deliverable from the SEMPER project; W3C's draft onCommon Markup for Web Micropayment Systems, new proposed Recommendations, and new working draft on Platform for Privacy Preferences; OMG's new technicalspecifications, RFI concerning Customer Interaction System software standard, and results of its latest technology briefing; CEN/ISSS Electronic Commerce Workshop's approved project deliverables; CommerceNet'sGovernment Catalogue Interoperability Pilot Phase 2 and planned availability of draft eCo specification; OBI’s new draft specification; first public version of the <indecs> project's generic metadata model; the UK Government'sConsultation Paper on Building Confidence in Electronic Commerce; the Final Report of the MoU on Open Access to Electronic Commerce for European SMEs initiative; a new paper onElectronic Commerce: a challenge for Europepublished by European Commission's DG XIII and DG XV; Call for Proposals under the EU IST programme; Call for Proposals under the EU Internet Action Plan; updated project information from the EU ISIS programme; the establishment of a new working group on electronic commerce at TABD; and new IETFRFCs.
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, February 1999
This report contains information on activity related to the Open Applications Group'sIntegration Specification, the XMI specificationfrom OMG, recommendations on repositories from the CEN/ISSS Electronic Commerce Workshop, the XML/EDI Group's White Paperon repositories, the smart card interoperability project and Internet EDI interoperability testingannounced by CommerceNet, the re-launch of EBES, the new software and specificationsreleased by Sun Microsystems, COMsource 1.0 from The Open Group, Ontology.org'spublications on iMarkets, FIPA's specificationfor interoperability between agent-based applications, the TRADE systems architecture and building blocks for electronic commerce, SETCo's SET interoperability test plan, IMPRIMATUR's final project publications, the European Commission's IST programme, US NSF's report on research priorities in electronic commerce, and new IETF RFCs.
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, December 1998
This report contains information on activity related to X12 and UN/CEFACT collaborationon next generation EDI, new guidelines on Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment from a US industry initiative, W3C's Activity Statement on XML, the ICE Authoring Group and Advisory Council's 1.0 specification, CommerceNet's Catalog Interoperability Pilot, a new initiative to create an XML-based product information exchange standard, CEN/ISSS Electronic Commerce Workshop's draft outputs on XML/EDI andProduct and Business Data Harmonisation, The Open Group's publications on Distributed Relational Database Architecture, Version 2 of the Assertion Definition Language and Version 4 of the Architectural Framework, newCORBA and other specifications approved by OMG, final submissions to OMG Electronic Commerce Domain Task Force, new Java specifications from Sun, Sun's Java 2 platform and related announcements, Ontology.org'siMarket initiative, University of Massachusetts'Internet Information Payments Collaborative, analliance between CommerceNet and Global eCommerce Forum on electronic commerce solutions in finance, SetCo's interoperability testing of SET products and Agreements for developing SET 2.0, partnership between CommerceNet and @YourCommand on an identity registry service, CommerceNet UK's electronic commerce Test Bed, new IETFRFCs, proposal for an EU Directive on a Legal Framework for the development of Electronic Commerce, adoption by the European Council of the Action Plan on promoting safer use of the Internet, results of the IST '98 workshop on Electronic Commerce: Technologies and Architectures, European Commission DG III'sinformation on ISIS projects, and European Commission DG XIII's information on clustering R&D projects in the domain of electronic commerce.
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, October 1998
This report contains information on activity related to OMG's White Paper on Component Technologies, Sun Microsystems' latest release of Java Wallet, the Common Business Librarydeveloped by Veo Systems Inc., IMPRIMATUR's public trial of a web-based licence application system for music, OMG's initiatives for CORBA 3.0, OAGI's Integration Specifications Release 6, the first large scale public demonstration of OBI technology, SetCo's Set 1.0 Interoperability Plan andSET Checklist 6.0, a new user group concerning data exchange standards for the furniture industry, CEN/ISSS Electronic Commerce Workshop's new projects on the development of a European Generic Article Register and Electronic Commerce Awareness, as well as the formal release of its Global MIGs Repository and related draft CEN Workshop Agreement for public comment, new CEN/ISSS workshops on sector-specific electronic commerce activities and European Culturally Specific Requirements, newUN/EDIFACT directories from UN/CEFACT, the ISO/IEC/UNECE MoU on electronic business, AFEI's new standards initiative, a new European initiative on modelling in UN/EDIFACT, publication of a report by theOECD Group of Experts on Information Security and Privacy, an XML 1.0 Validator for public reference made available by the US Brown University, draft revisions to the British Code of Practice for Information Security Management, collaboration between The Open Group and the Web Standards Project ondeveloping test suites for web browser standards, the strategic alliance between CommerceNet and Ontology.Org on ontology initiatives, new publications from The Open Group on Network Computing Client and Interoperability Program, technical specifications from RosettaNet, new IETF RFCs, and documentation related to the Ottawa OECD Ministerial Conference.
- OII Bi-Monthly Report on Electronic Commerce Interoperability, August 1998
This report contains information on activity related to XML and XML/EDI in various organizations, the Catalog Interoperability Pilotat CommerceNet, documents on cross certification developed by Mitsubishi and CommerceNet, Secure EDI over the Internet interoperability testing at CommerceNet, draft specifications for an electronic Negotiation Facility and Electronic Payment Object Framework submitted into the OMG, a proposed US Bank Internet Payment System, White Papers on Distributed Computing andNetwork Computing published by The Open Group, new workshop and project proposals at CEN/ISSS, new publications on electronic commerce business and policy by the EU Esprit programme's Electronic Commerce initiative, revised documents on semantics for the ISO/BSR project, standardization reports from the ISO/IEC JTC1 Business Team on Electronic Commerce, the re-structuring ofEDIFACT standardization, two industry consortia on electronic commerce launched in recent months, RosettaNet and Ontology.Org, and the follow-up to the Guidelines for theMemorandum of Understanding of the Open Access to Electronic Commerce for European SMEs initiative.