UBL International Conference 2008 Moves to Italy

As confirmation of the growing interest within Europe and especially Italy for the Universal Business Language (UBL) OASIS Standard, as the lingua franca of eBusiness, the third annual UBL International Conference will be held in Rome. UBL 2008 follows previous successful events in Copenhagen (2006) and Madrid (2007). The conference represents an important forum for those interested in interoperability, Open Standards and Open Source. There will be presentations on the current state and future prospects for UBL including e-Invoicing development, as well as UBL’s deployment within the ebXML framework (electronic business XML).

UBL International will run from April 21st until the 24th at the headquarters of the Italian National Council of Economy and Labour (CNEL) which is endorsing the conference.

The first day, April 21st will be a full day of free presentations including an ebXML workshop sponsored by OASIS,
the international open standards consortium that ratified and continues to advance UBL.

The remainder of the conference will be a series of professional development seminars facilitated by some of world’s leading experts. Hosted by Document Engineering Services, this will be a unique opportunity for Italian companies to learn about the UBL standard directly from its developers.

The UBL International Conference is organized by Crane Softwrights Ltd and the FTI (Information Technology Forum), UBL ITALIA. The conference involves a number of supporting organizations, including OASIS, UNI (the Italian national

standardization body), and three Italian professional associations of managers of the Financial Value Chain (CFOs, Treasurers and Credit Managers).

A call for additional sponsors, presentations and seminars is currently open and available to both Italian and international organizations.

More information about the event and its organization is available at:

  • http://www.ublconference.org
  • http://www.ubl-italia.org
  • http://events.oasis-open.org/home/ebxml/2008

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Presentación internacional de “Document Engineering Services”

La presentación internacional de “Document Engineering Services” que se celebra en varias ciudades del mundo, llega a Madrid el 14 de Marzo de 2008.

Es esencial para la verdadera expansión de los conceptos de Contratación Electrónica y Facturación ELectrónica que haya una base de interoperabilidad, más allá del marco legislativo habilitante, que en España ha alcanzado en el 2007 un notable desarrollo con las normas siguientes.

  • LEY 11/2007, de 22 de junio, de acceso electrónico de los ciudadanos a los Servicios Públicos
  • Ley 22/2007, de 11 de julio, sobre comercialización a distancia de servicios financieros destinados a los consumidores.
  • LEY 30/2007, de 30 de octubre, de Contratos del Sector Público.
  • ORDEN PRE/2971/2007, de 5 de octubre, sobre la expedición de facturas por medios electrónicos cuando el destinatario de las mismas sea la Administración General del Estado u organismos públicos vinculados o dependientes de aquélla y sobre la presentación ante la Administración General del Estado o sus organismos públicos vinculados o dependientes de facturas expedidas entre particulares. (BOE n. 247 de 15/10/2007)  
  • Ley 56/2007, de 28 de diciembre, de Medidas de Impulso de la Sociedad de la Información.
  • Por ello esta presentación es especialmente relevante.

    Presentación de Document Engineering Services
    Madrid, 14 de Marzo de 2008

    Lugar
    Hotel Conde Orgaz
    Moscatelar, 24
    28043 Madrid

    Inscripción
    http://www.invinet.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=27

    Agenda

    10:00 Discurso de apertura                   Julián Inza – Albalia Interactiva
    10:15 Ingeniería documental y UBL       Tim McGrath – Document Engineering
    10:45 Contratación Electrónica             Oriol Bausá – Invinet Sistemes
    11:15 Pausa – Café
    11:30 Facturación Electrónica              Arturo González MacDowell – Eurobits
    12:00 Document Engineering Services  Tim McGrath – Document Engineering
    12:45 Preguntas y debate
    13:00 Cierre del acto

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    Venue change: Madrid Convention Centre (Palacio de Congresos de Madrid)

    Warning

    Due to the number of registered attendees, and to allow simultaneous translation, the Symposium venue has to be changed.

    The UBL Symposium will be held in

    Palacio de Congresos de Madrid
    Paseo de la Castellana, 99
    ,

    next to Real Madrid Stadium.

    More information about Palacio de Congresos is available in spanish and in english.

    This is a reminder ofthe agenda:

    08:15 Registration open and exhibition visit
    09:15 Opening keynote remarks Oriol Bausà, (Chairman of the SLSC)
    09:30 Introduction to the OASIS Universal Business Language (G. Ken Holman, Canada)
    10:00 Integration business processes with UBL 2.0 (Peter Borresen, Denmark)
    10:30 CODICE – Documents and components for the electronic procurement. (José Luis Cueva, Spain)
    11:00 Challenges of UBL integration (Juan Miguel Ramón Tur, Spain) Doc on Time
    11:30 Break
    12:00 The future of UBL. (Tim McGrath, Australia)
    12:30 UBL and CCI-AEAT formats translation and convergence (Juan Holgado, Spain) Fundetec
    13:00 The role of Financial Institutions in the development of UBL and B2B standards (Arturo González Mac Dowell, Spain) Eurobits
    13:30 Lunch
    15:00 Connecting SMEs and governments using UBL documents in standard ERP
    solutions (Bjarne Allerup, Denmark)
    15:30 Electronic invoice adoption through government sponsoring (Elena Cidón) Red.es
    16:00 Enabling custom end-to-end business infrastructure instantly with UBL
    (Hideki Hiura, Japan)
    16:30 Adopting standards in eGovernment. (Miguel Azorín, Spain) – Industry Ministry Representative
    17:00 Break
    17:30 Electronic invoice and Certificated Digitalization way to paperless order management – Tax Office Representative (TBD)
    18:00 Building Interactive Documentation And Testing Tools For Your Trading Partners (Mark Seaborne, Denmark)
    18:30 Farewell
    19:00 Sponsor booths close

    It is still open the possibility of registration

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    Cambio de ubicación: Palacio de Congresos (Paseo de la Castellana, 99)

    Atención

    Dado el número de inscritos, y para contar con la posibilidad de traducción simultánea, es preciso cambiar el lugar de celebración del evento.

    El Congreso se celebrará finalmente en el

    Palacio de Congresos de Madrid
    Paseo de la Castellana, 99
    ,

    frente al Estadio Bernabéu.

    La página del Palacio de Congresos está disponible en español y en inglés.

    Agradecemos a los responsables del Palacio las facilidades para organizar el evento en sus instalaciones con tan escaso margen.

    Esta es la agenda prevista:

    08:15 Registration open and exhibition visit
    09:15 Opening keynote remarks Oriol Bausà, (Chairman of the SLSC)
    09:30 Introduction to the OASIS Universal Business Language (G. Ken Holman, Canada)
    10:00 Integration business processes with UBL 2.0 (Peter Borresen, Denmark)
    10:30 CODICE – Documents and components for the electronic procurement. (José Luis Cueva, Spain)
    11:00 Challenges of UBL integration (Juan Miguel Ramón Tur, Spain) Doc on Time
    11:30 Break
    12:00 The future of UBL. (Tim McGrath, Australia)
    12:30 UBL and CCI-AEAT formats translation and convergence (Juan Holgado, Spain) Fundetec
    13:00 The role of Financial Institutions in the development of UBL and B2B standards (Arturo González Mac Dowell, Spain) Eurobits
    13:30 Lunch
    15:00 Connecting SMEs and governments using UBL documents in standard ERP
    solutions (Bjarne Allerup, Denmark)
    15:30 Electronic invoice adoption through government sponsoring (Elena Cidón) Red.es
    16:00 Enabling custom end-to-end business infrastructure instantly with UBL
    (Hideki Hiura, Japan)
    16:30 Adopting standards in eGovernment. (Miguel Azorín, Spain) – Industry Ministry Representative
    17:00 Break
    17:30 Electronic invoice and Certificated Digitalization way to paperless order management – Tax Office Representative (TBD)
    18:00 Building Interactive Documentation And Testing Tools For Your Trading Partners (Mark Seaborne, Denmark)
    18:30 Farewell
    19:00 Sponsor booths close

    Ahora que hay más espacio, no se limita la posibilidad de nuevas inscripciones.

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    Inscripciones.

    Urgente.

    Está a punto de concluir la posibilidad de inscribirse en los Workshops:

    Aun quedan plazas para el Congreso (Thursday October 4):

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    Formación en UBL

    Del 1 al 3 de octubre de 2007 hay una excelente ocasión de formarse en aspectos avanzados de XML y UBL, y profundizar en las tecnologías esenciales de la comunicación de documentos empresariales entre ordenadores de entidades privadas y entre estas y la administración pública.

    En el marco del Congreso UBL tres ponentes reconocidos internacionalmente imparten sus cursos por primera vez en España:

    Salvo en el caso de Oriol, la formación es, en principio, en inglés (puede valorarse la posibilidad de traducción simultánea pero tendría un sobrecoste, y necesitaríamos conocer cuántos estáis interesados). El coste por jornada es de 500 euros, y los cursos  son de 1 o de 3 jornadas.

    Por favor contactad con los ponentes para ver el detalle y contenido de las clases.

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    Workshop programme – October 1-3 and 5, 2007

    Please note that the call for training courses is now open until July 31, 2007. Please use the submission interface to forward your proposal.

    UBL International is a training summit bringing together worldwide Universal Business Language expertise to deliver full-day and half-day lectures and hands-on courses from commercial training companies:

    Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5
    PUBLD1 UUBL DBDU SYMP PUBLD1
      PCLI    
    PUBLD 2-day    
    PUBLD 3-day  

    The following courses offered are described in detail below:

    • PUBLD 1-day – Oct. 1 – Practical Universal Business Language Deployment (basics)
    • PUBLD 2-day – Oct. 1-2 – Practical Universal Business Language Deployment (basics + code lists)
    • PUBLD 3-day – Oct. 1-3 – Practical Universal Business Language Deployment (basics + code lists + customization)
    • UUBLD – Oct. 2 – Understanding the Universal Business Language
    • PCLI – Oct. 2 – Practical Code List Implementation
    • DBDU – Oct. 3 – Designing Business Documents with UBL
    • PUBLD 1-day – Oct. 5 – Practical Universal Business Language Deployment (basics)

    Please contact the company running a particular course if you need to ask more direct questions. In particular, each company is responsible for publishing its own costs, and handling the payments directly. Please contact them individually for pricing information. The UBL International conference organizers are not responsible for the running of the individual training sessions.

    Monday October 1, 2007 to Wednesday October 3, 2007 (a one-, two- or three-day hands-on course):

    • Practical Universal Business Language DeploymentCrane Softwrights Ltd. (presented in English)
      • sign up for day 1 only, the first two days together or all three days together
    • day 1 – UBL 2.0 specification and materials
      • a detailed overview of all of the materials found in the UBL 2.0 specification with hands-on exercises utilizing the materials
    • day 2 – Code lists in XML documents
      • a detailed overview, with hands-on exercises, of using code lists in UBL and configuring code lists for adapting UBL 2.0 in trading partner arrangements
      • this will also be of interest to non-UBL users needing to implement code lists with any XML document
    • day 3 – UBL 2.0 customization
      • a detailed overview, with hands-on exercises, of creating your own UBL 2.0 subsets for a community of users
    • “Practical Universal Business Language Deploymentâ€? (formerly titled “Practical Use of UBL Artefactsâ€?) overviews the Universal Business Language (http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/) suite of publicly-available files, process and methodology descriptions, deployment strategies and documentation from a technical perspective of the roles that all these artefacts play in information systems and how to work with each artefact with hands-on experience.

      UBL, the Universal Business Language, is the product of an international effort to define a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices. Developed in an open and accountable OASIS Technical Committee with participation from a variety of industry data standards organizations, UBL is designed to plug directly into existing business, legal, auditing, and records management practices, eliminating the re-keying of data in existing fax- and paper-based supply chains and providing an entry point into electronic commerce for small and medium-sized businesses.

      This is a course supporting the deployment and use of UBL artefacts, but this is not a course in the interpretation of specific UBL information items in a business context or the adaptation of financial systems to the semantics expressed by UBL. The instructor is not in a position to offer financial or legal advice regarding the application or suitability of UBL to any particular scenario or purpose.

      Hands-on exercises are provided in a turnkey fashion for a Java-based environment under either Windows command-line or Linux shell invocation. Students may use any editing tool they wish for modifying the exercise files when completing the exercise objectives.

      The following topics are covered through the class:

      • parties and document types – use case and business documents
      • information items – data description spreadsheets
      • model conventions – Naming and Design Rules
      • documents and document models – schema expressions
      • model semantics – data dictionary
      • XPath enumerations
      • methodology for code list and value validation
      • customization and system design considerations

    Tuesday October 2, 2007 (a one-day course):

    • Understanding the Universal Business Language – Tim McGrath – Port Community Systems (presented in English)
      • A guide to understanding the UBL business library and its document models.
    • The OASIS standard XML vocabulary for business documents is known as UBL (the Universal Business Language). UBL defines standard XML constructs for common components such as Party, Address, and Item as well as business documents such as Order, Invoice, and Waybill. This workshop explains why UBL exists and what is provided as part of the UBL standard package. It also explains the meaning of many key UBL components. The objective is to enable students to not only understand the principles of UBL but also the way UBL works in practice. The target audience are managers and business analysts and the material does not require prior exposure to UBL or XML.

    Tuesday October 2, 2007 (a one-day hands-on course):

    • Practical Code List ImplementationCrane Softwrights Ltd. (presented in English)
      • This one-day class overviews in detail the genericode representation and validation of controlled vocabularies such as code lists and identifier lists for XML documents of any XML vocabulary.
    • “Practical Code List Implementationâ€? overviews in detail the representation and validation of controlled vocabularies such as code lists and identifier lists for XML documents of any XML vocabulary. The OASIS genericode format (a work item of the OASIS Code List Representation Technical Committee http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/codelist/) is used for the representation of values, and the OASIS UBL Methodology for Code List and Value Validation (a work item of the OASIS Universal Business Language Technical Committee http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/) is used for validating instances of any XML document model with controlled values.

      Note that while UBL code lists and instances are used in the class for example and instruction, students are encouraged to bring to the hands-on class their own code lists and their own business document instances of their own XML vocabularies to supplement the exercises. Time is provided in class for students to create simple code lists and validation files for their own business documents as pro-forma artefacts that can be embellished after class into their own production files.

      This is a course supporting the development and deployment of controlled vocabularies, including meta data specification, list maintenance, list restriction, list extension and the implementation and application of validation processes against instances that include constrained information items.

      This technically-oriented course is written for both the user of UBL (as day two of the three-day configuration of the Practical Universal Business Language Deployment) and for anyone using controlled vocabularies with any XML document vocabulary. For the implementer and specifying authority for a controlled vocabulary it is important to understand candidate opportunities to work with the artefacts and to gain hands-on experience in their use and applicability in the context of the documented methodologies and deployment strategies.

      The course addresses the following topics related to controlled vocabularies:

      • code list and constrained value concepts
      • controlled vocabulary representation
      • controlled vocabulary extension and restriction
      • methodology for controlled vocabulary and value validation

    Wednesday October 3, 2007 (a one-day course):

    • Designing Business Documents with UBL – Tim McGrath – Port Community Systems (presented in English)
      • an approach to design and customization of UBL to satisfy specific requirements
    • The OASIS standard XML vocabulary for business documents is known as UBL (the Universal Business Language). UBL is establishing itself as the language of choice for a variety of electronic commerce applications. These applications often require some refinement of the standard structures. This workshop explains the design principles behind UBL and how it can be adapted to suit the requirements of different business processes. This includes customizing existing UBL structures and creating new document types. The objective is to enable students to understand the issues involved in customizing UBL and also how to develop specific implementations that suit the requirements of their context of use. The target audience are system analysts and developers responsible for the implementation of document interfaces. Some background in UBL and/or XML is recommended (such as completion of the “Understanding the Universal Business Languageâ€? workshop).

    Friday October 5, 2007 (a one-day hands-on course):

    • Practical Universal Business Language DeploymentCrane Softwrights Ltd. (presented in English)
    • UBL 2.0 specification and materials
      • a detailed overview of all of the materials found in the UBL 2.0 specification with hands-on exercises utilizing the materials
    • “Practical Universal Business Language Deploymentâ€? (formerly titled “Practical Use of UBL Artefactsâ€?) overviews the Universal Business Language (http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/) suite of publicly-available files, process and methodology descriptions, deployment strategies and documentation from a technical perspective of the roles that all these artefacts play in information systems and how to work with each artefact with hands-on experience.

      UBL, the Universal Business Language, is the product of an international effort to define a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices. Developed in an open and accountable OASIS Technical Committee with participation from a variety of industry data standards organizations, UBL is designed to plug directly into existing business, legal, auditing, and records management practices, eliminating the re-keying of data in existing fax- and paper-based supply chains and providing an entry point into electronic commerce for small and medium-sized businesses.

      This is a course supporting the deployment and use of UBL artefacts, but this is not a course in the interpretation of specific UBL information items in a business context or the adaptation of financial systems to the semantics expressed by UBL. The instructor is not in a position to offer financial or legal advice regarding the application or suitability of UBL to any particular scenario or purpose.

      Hands-on exercises are provided in a turnkey fashion for a Java-based environment under either Windows command-line or Linux shell invocation. Students may use any editing tool they wish for modifying the exercise files when completing the exercise objectives.

      The following topics are covered through the class:

      • parties and document types – use case and business documents
      • information items – data description spreadsheets
      • model conventions – Naming and Design Rules
      • documents and document models – schema expressions
      • model semantics – data dictionary
      • XPath enumerations
      • methodology for code list and value validation
      • customization and system design considerations

    Para ver esta información en español, por favor visite la página de la conferencia en http://www.ubl.org.es/.

    Anfitrión y co-organizador de la conferencia: Atenea Interactiva

    Co-organizador: Subcomité de Localización Español de UBL (por favor, visite el sitio de la conferencia en español para mayor información)

    Conference co-organizers: Invinet Sistemes (Spain), Eurobits (Spain), Crane Softwrights Ltd. (Canada).

    For information on hosting a UBL International event, please see the hosting details.

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    El Congreso UBL International se celebrará en España en Octubre de 2007

    UBL International 2007 (Information in english) – http://www.ublconference.com 

    Los días 1 al 5 de octubre tendrá lugar en Madrid el Congreso UBL International 2007 organizado por el Comité de Localización al Español de UBL (UBL Spanish Localization SC).

    El evento se desarrollará en:

    CAMPUS DE POSTGRADO UAX
    C/ Comandante Franco 10 Bis
    28016 Madrid
    Metro Pio XII

    Este evento ha tenido lugar por primera vez en noviembre de 2006 en Copenhage (Dinamarca). Todavía está accesible el Programa UBL International 2006, y las ponencias presentadas.

    El evento dura una semana porque en el mismo marco se desarrollan Tutoriales impartidos por G. Ken Holman y Tim McGrath contratados separadamente. El evento en sí, tiene lugar el jueves 4 de octubre de 2007 y acogerá a importantes ponentes de talla internacional.

    Como sucedió en el 2006, se ha coordinado el que la reunión privada  de los delegados de IDABC tenga lugar el viernes 5 de octubre de 2007, de forma que también puedan participar como congresistas el día anterior.

    Está previsto que la inscripción al evento principal sea gratuita, si bien la formación impartida por los expertos mencionados, tendrá un coste que se indicará oportunamente.

    En estos momentos estamos buscando patrocinadores del evento que tendrá una gran resonancia nacional e internacional. Hasta la fecha las entidades con las que hemos contactado son favorables a su participación en el evento.

    La secretaría técnica del evento la está llevando a cabo Atenea Interactiva . Por favor, contacten con UBLInternational (arroba) ateneainteractiva.com para coordinar la participación como patrocinadores (que tendrán preferencia en las ponencias) o como ponentes.

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