Professional ebXML Foundations / Edition 1

Professional ebXML Foundations / Edition 1

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Professional ebXML Foundations / Edition 1

ebXML is a framework of specifications that enables businesses to collaborate electronically using XML-based technologies. This book looks at each of the ebXML components required to implement a complete e-business solution, including defining business processes and associated roles and activities, creating and publishing business information in a registry/repository, searching for other business partners, agreeing trading protocols, creating business documents, and sending them via secure and reliable messaging systems. It also introduces the alternatives where applicable.

ebXML is open, interoperable, and affordable. Maintained by industry consortia (OASIS and UN/CEFACT) and based on XML, it allows companies to benefit from electronic trading via a global network regardless of size or geographical location, both within and across industries.

This book covers:

  • An overview of electronic business and the interrelation of the ebXML framework components
  • Modeling business processes and documents with ebXML BPSS, UMM, and XML Schemas
  • Defining trading profiles and setting up collaborative agreements with ebXML CPP/CPA
  • Attracting and discovering business partners using ebXML Registry/Repository or UDDI
  • Creating business message payloads using ebXML Core Components, XML, and non-XML content
  • Transporting messages using ebXML Messaging Services, SOAP, JMS, and JAXM
  • Implementing secure, flexible ebXML solutions
  • Real world case studies

    This book is for developers who are familiar with XML - it will be useful to anyone responsible at a technical level for assessing the relevance or importance of ebXML for their requirements and starting to develop ebXML solutions.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781861005908
    Publisher: Apress
    Publication date: 11/21/2001
    Series: Professional Ser.
    Edition description: 2001
    Pages: 697
    Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.06(d)

    About the Author

    Pim van der Eijk has been working with SGML and XML for over a decade, initially while working as a researcher in computational linguistics and later as a technology consultant and project leader with Cap Gemini Ernst and Young. Pim currently has his own consulting company, Sonnenglanz. You can contact him at

    Duane Nickull is a co-founder of XML Global Technologies, Inc. and shares responsibility for the company's overall technology direction. He is a co-inventor of the first context-sensitive XML Search Engine, GoXML, and the first web-based XML E-Commerce ASP. Duane is also the Technical Director for and participates in a number of standards bodies including UDDI and OAG.

    Jean-Jacques Dubray is Chief Architect at Eigner, Corp. He has contributed to the work of several standard organizations: ebXML BPSS, BPML and the Open Applications Group. He is also the Chief Architect of the STAR/XML (Standard for Technology in the Automotive Retail) project.

    Colleen Evans experience includes applications development, architecture, marketing, and product management. She currently participates in the OASIS ebXML Messaging Services Technical Committee, and also participated in the ebXML Transport, Routing, and Packaging Working Group under OASIS and UN/CEFACT sponsorship.

    David A. Chappell is vice president and SonicMQ chief technology evangelist at Progress Software Corp. He is currently writing a series of contributed articles for the Java Developers Journal. David has presented technical topics at numerous speaking engagements including JavaOne, XMLOne, and XMLDevCon.

    As President of Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc., Betty Harvey has participated with many Government and commercial enterprises in planning and executing their migration to structured information. Over the past seven years she has developed many SGML and XML solutions for a wide-range of clients and is the founder and coordinator of the current Washington, DC Area SGML/XML Users Group.

    Marcel Noordzij is a management consultant who currently works for Software AG.

    For the last couple of years, Marcel has been focussing on the application of XML in almost every XML application scenario you can think of. He, and his team at Software AG, support their customers throughout their projects with both expertise and advise, as with hands-on tooling and coding.

    Jan Vegt works as an XML consultant for a leading XML vendor. Analysis and problem-solving are his favourite activities and there are several application areas he uses as an outlet for this interest. He prefers to be found at the interface of customer problems and software solutions.

    Tim McGrath is recognised as a leader in the introduction of Internet technologies to the e-commerce marketplace in Australia. He brings to the field a strong foundation in data analysis and information system design. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Business degree with a major in Information Processing systems.

    Vivek Chopra has seven years' experience in software design and development, the last two years of which have been in Web Services and various XML technologies. He works for Insight Solutions Inc., Cupertino as a senior consultant to HP. He is also the technical lead at HP for the UDDI V2 version of UDDI4J - an open source Java API for UDDI.

    Bruce Peat assisted the ebXML initiative in several areas; sharing his implementation experiences and the vision of the XML/EDI Group, an organization which he co-founded in 1997 and which brought XML to the e-business industry.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction 1

    Section 1: Foundations
    Chapter 1: Introduction To ebXML
    Chapter 2: e-Business Methodology and Process Modeling
    Chapter 3: e-Business Document Modeling
    Chapter 4: SOAP
    Section 2: Business Processes
    Chapter 5: The ebXML Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS)
    Chapter 6: Implementing BPSS
    Section 3: Repository and Registry
    Chapter 7: ebXML Registry/Repository
    Chapter 8: Collaboration Protocol Profiles and Agreements
    Chapter 9: UDDI
    Section 4: Core Components and Payload Standards
    Chapter 10: ebXML Core Components
    Chapter 11: Other Standards for Payload
    Chapter 12: Using XML/EDI Message Payload Content
    Section 5: Messaging
    Chapter 13: ebXML Messaging
    Chapter 14: Java Messaging Protocols
    Section 6: Security
    Chapter 15: e-Business Security
    Section 7: Case Study
    Chapter 16: Implementing ebXML
    Section 8: Appendices
    Appendix A: UML Diagram Reference
    Appendix B: Resources

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