ebXML Forum News

Thursday, January 12, 2006

New European Energy Trading using Hermes ebMS and ebXML

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and enerbility software gmbh of Vienna, Austria, have announced today that the open source ebXML message service handler, Hermes, has been integrated in the electronic confirmation matching system - "enerbility 2.0".

The enerbility 2.0 is the second generation of an ECM-system developed for the over-the-counter trading in the European energy industry. It is in use at major energy trading companies in Europe like E.ON, ATEL, Statkraft and APT.

To comply with the industry demand for ebXML, enerbility went for Hermes after extended testing of available tools. "Today’s Hermes is also the result of contribution by developers in the open-source community around the world. I’m very pleased to see Hermes being chosen as the messaging gateway to facilitate the energy sector,” says Dr. David Cheung, Director of CECID.

About enerbility software gmbh (www.enerbility.com) enerbility software gmbh is a dynamic flexible Vienna-based company which emerged from a pilot project for the development of an Electronic Confirmation Matching Systems (ECM) based on the EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders) Standard. enerbility software gmbh was founded in Spring 2004 and is focused on software development and consultancy for the energy sector.

More information and download links for Hermes ebMS can be found from the Hermes project site (http://www.freebxml.org).

ebXML Registry Wiki collaboration site for IHE XDS and UNSPSC Projects

The OASIS Registry team Wiki site now has the following pages to facilitate the collaboration and resource sharing with the IHE XDS and UNSPSC project initiatives:

The goal is to develop profiles for using ebXML Registry for these two applications. IHE XDS is a secure document exchange environment focused on healthcare applications. UNSPSC is a dictionary initiative for global eBusiness supported by UN/CEFACT that is focused on 200+ member country needs for semantic interoperability.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sun provides SOA use of Registry analysis

The materials are now available that provide a comparison of Registry feature sets and discuss how those are applicable to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) usage.

The SOA Registry Webinar is available online, along with the SOA Registry White Paper.

Implementors can use these materials to help architect their SOA solutions. The ebXML Registry implementation is available from Sun that has the comprehensive SOA support features discussed. The Registry is also available in a standalone version as open source from the Hermes Project as a community support effort.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

New Visual BPSS editor release for OASIS ebBP V2.01

The ebBP Editor is a tool designed to help the user in creating generic as well as domain specific Business Process Specifications based on the new ebBP Version 2.0 by using semantic mechanisms. The editor lets the user to create Process Specifications from scratch or use the existing ones. This project is realized within the scope of IST-2103 Artemis project supported by the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, eHealth Unit.

The editor is available as open source from the FreebXML Project site.

The ebBP Editor also provides a graphical user interface (see PDF overview) to define domain specific business transaction classification hierarchies based on ebBP Business Transaction and the associated patterns. A user can specialize any of the generic ebBP Business Transaction patterns by specifying properties, or the document to be exchanged, but not necessarily a complete transaction. For this purpose, a basic ebBP ontology is dynamically extended. When the user finishes the specialization of a transaction template, the new transaction (template) is automatically annotated by a name given by the user.


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