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OASIS ebXML Registry and
Repository v3.0 Standards
Functions, applications and
interoperability
Kathryn Breininger
The Boeing Company
Chair OASIS ebXML Registry Technical Committee
Overview
   What is ebXML?
   ebXML Registry Overview
   Key Features
   Use Cases
   Key Benefits
   ebXML Registry TC Work
   Summary
What is ebXML (“e-business XML”) ?
   UN/CEFACT
        United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
        Created and maintains the UN/EDIFACT standards for Electronic Data
         Interchange (EDI)
   OASIS
        Organization for Advancement of Structured Information Standards
        Consortium hosting XML and related standards work
   Joint initiative of UN/CEFACT and OASIS
        Phase 1: 1999-2001, initial specifications
        Phase 2: 2001-2003, v2 & deployments
        Phase 3: 2003-now, v3 & enhancements
   Service-oriented architecture
        Built up from user requirements
        “Next generation” from EDI, leveraging XML and Web technology
        Designed for B2B transactional reliability and enforceability
        Semantic and technical interoperability
    ebXML Modules
   Business Process (ebBP) (submission to ISO this summer)
       Support for complex business interactions
       Choreography (public process)
       Binding to message protocols via CPA
   Collaboration Protocols Agreements (CPA) ISO 15000-1
       Bilateral message service and partner configuration
       Binding to the ebXML Messaging Service (ebMS)
   Messaging Service (ebMS) ISO 15000-2
       Secure, reliable messaging, binding to CPA
       Version 2 certified interoperable messaging since 2002
   Registry & Repository ISO 15000-3 and 15000-4
       Information model and registry services
   Core Components
       Information model for vocabularies and business documents
ebXML Registry Technical
Committee
   Defining and managing interoperable
    registries and repositories

   The OASIS ebXML Registry TC develops
    specifications to achieve interoperable
    registries and repositories, with an interface
    that enables submission, query and retrieval
    on the contents of the registry and repository

   http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/regrep
OASIS ebXML Registry TC
Deliverables
   ebXML Registry Information Model (RIM) v3.0
       Defines what metadata and content can be stored
        in the registry
   ebXML Registry Services and Protocols (RS)
    v3.0
       Defines the services and service interfaces
       Defines the API for accessing the
        registry/repository
   Ongoing work
       Developing profiles for specific domains
       Developing conformance specifications
What is ebXML Registry?
   A registry as well as a repository
       Classifies of any type of information
       Manages relationships between information objects
       Supports taxonomy hosting, browsing and validation
       Organizes and manages information
   A content management system for secure,
    federated information
       Provides services for sharing content and metadata
        between entities in a federated environment
       Logs lifecycle management actions in an audit trail
       Supports automatic versioning of objects
ebXML Registry is Like a Library

       Library          ebXML Registry
Manages books,         Manages digital
  journals, CDs, etc    content
Shelves contain        Repository contains
  items                 digital content
Catalog describes      Registry describes
  items                 digital content
Library network        Registry federation
ebXML Registry is Used to…
   Manage information
   Describe information with metadata
   Discover information
   Share information securely over the web
    with role-based access control
   Share information across organizational
    boundaries
   Link content through relationships
   Navigate to related content
   Deliver notification of changes
Attributes for Object Registration
   Classifications
          Zero or more classifications (taxonomies)
   Description
          Textual description
   External Identifiers
          Zero or more – serve as alternate identifiers for the object
   Logical ID
          Each object must have a Logical ID
   Name
          Human readable object name
   Object type
          Each registry object has an object type referenced to a classification
           node
   Status (object life cycle)
          Approved, deprecated, submitted, withdrawn
   Version
          Information about the specific version of the object
   Slot
          Provides a way to dynamically add attributes – enables extensibility
           of the information model
    Key ebXML Registry Features at
    a Glance   Registration,
                       Discovery, Queries

Federated Queries,         Registry         Taxonomies,
Inter-registry links      Repository
                                            Classifications,
                                            Associations


                          ebXML
                          Registry
                                             Cataloging,
Digital Signatures,                          Content Validation,
Audit Trail,                                 Version Control,
Access Control,             Events           Lifecycle Support,
SAML SSO                                     Extensible
                        Content-Based        Information Model
                       Event Notification
Key Features and Services
   Standard metadata
       Provides standards-based way to manage
        information assets
   Classification and affiliation
       Manages user-defined organization of and
        relationships among content and metadata
   Content validation and cataloging
       Enforces conformance of content to user-
        defined standards
   Lifecycle management
       Provides governance for managing
        information asset lifecycles
Key Features and Services (2)
   Event notification and subscription
       Facilitates event-based delivery of information
        to appropriate personnel or systems
   Security
       Manages secure access to information assets
   Federation
       Enables integration of information assets
        across organizational boundaries
   Query and Discovery
       Provides flexible mechanisms for content
        discovery
ebXML Registry/Repository
Design Time Use
ebXML Registry/Repository
Run Time Use
Federated Information
Management
   Multiple ebXML registries may be
    federated together to appear as a single
    virtual registry/repository
       Seamless information integration and sharing
       Allows local autonomy over data
   ebXML registry relies on Security
    Assertion Markup Language (SAML) –
    the federated identity management
    standard
Many Diverse Use Cases
   Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) registry
    repository
   Web content management
   Controlled vocabulary management
        Taxonomies, ontologies, etc.
   Business process catalog
   Electronic forms
   ebXML core components catalog
   Domain-specific use cases
        Electronic medical records (IHE-XDS)
        Geological information systems (Open GIS)
        Metadata store for grid computing
Need for SOA Registry/Repository
   Rising complexity of SOA
       Many types of artifacts (WSDL, XML Schema, BPEL,
        policies, XSLT, WSRP
       Many dependencies and relationships
   Governance of SOA artifacts
       Single point of contact to enforce organizational policies
       Governance enforced where SOA artifacts are stored
   Registry is not enough – need repository
       Repository stores the actual artifacts
       Registry stores metadata about the artifacts
   An integrated registry/repository ensures consistent
    storage and access
       Management and reuse of artifacts according to
        organizational policies
SOA Scenario With Governance




      5                                  4
          Define policies: visibility,
          access, lifecyle stage, etc.




                                         Service Administrator




          Service Consumer
Case Study: Government of
Canada/Ontario
   Vision
       Improve service quality to Canadian people
        and businesses through cost-effective
        eServices at all levels of government
   Target
       Leverage the power of XML to deliver those
        services via collaboration across jurisdictions
   Strategy
       Enable service delivery infrastructure by
        utilizing a federated registry and repository
   Government of Canada:
   Registry/Repository enables e-Government
   Architecture             ebXML Registry/
                                                       Repository

                               eContac                   CSDML
                                  t
                                                          META
                                                          DATA
                CALL CENTRE                               CLUS
                               CBSC                        TER
                                                          SCHE
                                                        TRANSAC
                   PORTA
                     L                                    MAS
                                                          TION
                  COUNTER
                               CSPN                      SCHEMA
                ENVIRONMENT                               SECU
                                                            S
                                                          RITY
                   FUTURE      CPSIN                      GSRM
                 SERVICES                                Models
                 - DELIVERY                             COMMON
                 SERVICES -                             COMPON
                                BizPal                    ENTS
                                                       TRANSFORMATI
                                                           ONS
                                                          FOR PS
                                                        PROGRAMS

        Presentation           Application   XML Integration          Back-End
           Layer                 Layer           Layer                 Layer
Source: Government of Canada
United Nations Standard Products &
Services Code (UNSPSC) Use Case
UNSPSC and ebXML registry/repository deployment template available
August 2007
    GS1 US Use Cases
   EPCglobal US Consortium Proof of Concept
        Federated registries & repositories of artifacts
             RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes (PIPs)
             XML Schema Definitions (XSDs) and Instance Messages
             Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) Events
   Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN)
    Data Pool
        Core engine for handling item and price
         synchronization
   Registry and Repository of PIP Artifacts
        Storing of PIP XSDs and other business artifacts
         related to PIPs
        Exporting of PIP packages
Profiles for Specific Use Cases
   Enable interoperability within and across domains
   Define restriction/extension requirements of usage
   Committee approved profile
       ebXML Registry Profile for Web Ontology Language (OWL)
   Profiles in work
       Deployment Profile Template for ebXML Registry 3.0
       Profile for WSDL
       Profile for XML Schemas
       Web Services Profile
       WSRP (Remote Portlets) Profile
       Profile for Namespaces
       Profiles for specific domains
            Open GIS Profile
            HL7 Profile
            IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)
            ebXML Core Components Profile
    Who is Using ebXML
    Registry/Repository
       Government
         Government of Norway
         Government of Finland
         Government of Ontario
         Government of Canada
         US Department of Defense
         US Internal Revenue Service
         US Department of Education
       Industry
         France Telecom
         Korean ebXML Central Registry & Repository
          (REMKO)
Who is Using ebXML
Registry/Repository (2)
   Organizations
       The UN/CEFACT Information Content Management
        Group (ICG)
       Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange
       XDS initiative to Integrate the Healthcare Enterprise
        (IHE)
       US National Institute of Standards and Technologies
        (NIST)
       National Institute of Health (NIH)
       Open GIS
       ADNOM, a federated registry for Administrative
        Nomenclature
       EDIFRANCE
       GS1 US
       Health Level 7 – Manage HL7
       DISA Registry Initiative (Drive)
ebXML Registry/Repository Products
   Sun Service Registry
   Adobe LifeCycle Form Manager
   WebMethods Infravio X-Registry
   Digital Artefacts
   Semantion Registry and Repository 2.5
ebXML Open Source Projects
   Eclipse Open healthcare Foundation IHE
   IBM Interoperational health Informaiton
    Infrastructure
   freebXML BP
   freebXML CC
   freebXML Registry open source project (OMAR)
       http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net/wiki/Overview
       http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net/wiki/Showcase
Key Benefits of ebXML Registry
   Provides a minimal core information model
       Standard across all domains
       Defined by UML
       Mapped to XML Schema
   Permits object-oriented and dynamically
    extensible classes
       Class extension via Object Types
       Attribute extension via Slots
   Allows profiles to define standard extension
    to the core model
Key Benefits (2)
   Provides standard inter-object relationship
    mechanism
       Association class
       Association types defined by taxonomy
   Enforces user-defined standards for content
       Validation and cataloging services
   Provides management and governance of
    information asset lifecycles
       Lifecycle status
       Object versioning support
   Provides flexible mechanisms for content
    discovery
       Stored parameterized queries
       SQL query syntax
Key Benefits (3)
   Manages secure access to information
    assets
       Role-based access control
       Complete audit trail
   Facilitates event-based delivery of
    changes to information assets
       Notification delivery
       Subscription services
   Enables integration of information assets
    across organizational boundaries
       Inter-registry object references
       Federated queries across multiple registries
OASIS ebXML Registry TC Activities
   New Committee Approved Specification
       ebXML Registry Profile for Web Ontology Language (OWL)
   Documents in Work
       Deployment Profile Template for ebXML Registry 3.0
       Profile for WSDL
       Profile for XML Schemas
       Profile for Namespaces
       Developing additional profiles for specific domains
            Open GIS Profile
            HL7 Profile
            IHE Cross Document Sharing (XDS)
            ebXML Core Components Profile
       Developing conformance specifications
   Education and marketing activities
       ebXML Registry Webinar June 2007
       ebXML online community http://ebxml.xml.org/regrep
       ebXML Registry podcast April 2006
Future Directions
   Approve OWL Profile as standard
   Develop additional profiles
   Expand protocol bindings
       REST, ebXML Messaging, SMTP
   Increase type extensibility
   Provide full text indexing and search
   Enable check-in, checkout, locking,
    merge
Summary
   ebXML Registry/Repository is a standard
    (OASIS and ISO) for secure, federated
    information management
   It has a standards-based integrated
    registry and repository
   It supports many diverse use cases
       SOA use cases
       eBusiness use cases
   Its extensibility features enable many
    domain-specific profiles
   It is being deployed in diverse
    applications by organizations worldwide
Related links
   OASIS ebXML RegRep Technical Committee
       Home page: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/regrep/
       Specifications: http://docs.oasis-open.org/regrep/v3.0/regrep-
        3.0-os.zip
       Profiles:
        http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Overview#Profile
        s_of_ebXML_Registry_Standard
       Comments list: Regrep-comment@lists.oasis-open.org
       Online community: http://ebxml.xml.org/regrep
       Wiki: http://wiki.oasis-open.org/regrep/FrontPage
   freebXML Registry Open Source Project
       Home page: http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net
   Other Resources on ebXML RegRep
       Overview: http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net/
       Article: http://xml.coverpages.org/ni2005-02-14-a.html
       Article: http://blogs.zdnet.com/service-oriented/?p=868

				
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