Resources and References

There are a number of resources and references used by the ebXML Business Process team. Some of the resources are from ebXML and can be found on the other project team pages. Non-ebXML resources include, but are not limited to, external standards efforts such as the UN/CEFACT Unified Modeling Methodology (TMWG N090).

This list is a "work-in-progress". Submit comments and enhancemements to the ebXML-BP mailing list, Subject: ebXML-BP: WIP Resources and References.

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Quick List


UN/CEFACT and OASIS have established the Electronic Business XML initiative to develop a technical framework that will enable XML to be utilized in a consistent manner for the exchange of all electronic business data.
UN Business Process Analysis Working Group (BPAWG)
Techniques and Methodologies Working Group (TMWG)
TMWG N090: UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology (UMM). N090R8D [zip]. "This document describes the UN/CEFACT Modelling methodology (UMM) that should be adopted by UN/CEFACT to model Business Processes and support the development of existing and "Next Generation" EDI for electronic business. It is based on customising the Unified Process methodology developed by the Rational Corporation so as to meet UN/CEFACT needs for modelling business processes."
United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business.
UN Trade Data Interchange Directory (EDIFACT schemas).
Commerce Net created the eCo working group to define a conceptual framework through which e-commerce systems can be discovered, examined and understood.
X12 - at CommerceDesk
OBI - The Open Buying on the Internet Consortium

Industry Domain

AIAG - Automotive Industry Action Group
Odette - European Automotive Industry Supply Chain
VDA - Association of the German Automotive Industry


The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, is a nonprofit, international consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of product-independent formats based on public standards. These standards include SGML, XML, HTML and CGM as well as others that are related to structured information processing.
w3c - World Wide Web Consortium