XML e-commerce serious?

Didier PH Martin martind at netfolder.com
Wed May 26 19:47:45 BST 1999

Hi Jonathan,

Here is the link (note that this is mainly organised by the military
institution as you'll notice by the link)

PS: notice that Oracle, Netscape and Microsoft (with biztalk :-) will be
present to show their respective technologies.


Didier PH Martin
mailto:martind at netfolder.com

-----Original Message-----
From: eisen at tsunami.wwind.com [mailto:eisen at tsunami.wwind.com]On Behalf
Of Jonathan Eisenzopf
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 11:03 AM
To: Didier PH Martin
Subject: Re: XML e-commerce serious?

Didier PH Martin wrote:


Nice, but where can one find out more info?

> Hi,
> You can say that business to business to business to governement
> based on XML is gaining momentum when you have such announcements:
> Touted as A "Must Attend" event for EC professionals - Language of 21st
> Century Commerce
> This is a panel and open forum on the latest in business vocabularies and
> processes - Open Applications Org, cXML, BizTalk, CBL, X12/XML, ICE and
> others.   Want to make sure your organization will be able to "talk the
> right talk", then this event is the place to be.   Learn how to use the
> language of the 21st century to sell to DoD, or if you are a catalog
> integrator and want to give your customer's this ability, then this is the
> place to learn and network.  If you know someone who would be interested
> the event please pass this message along.................................
> DLA to host Advanced Technology Track at Electronic Commerce Day
> The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will sponsor a panel discussion in the
> Advanced Technology Track of the Joint Electronic Commerce Program Office
> (JECPO) 2nd annual DoD Electronic Commerce Conference.
> Held on June 10, 1999 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in
> Washington D.C., the Advanced Technology session will begin with feature
> presentation on Highly Distributed Processes used in the Defense Advanced
> Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Advanced Logistics Program to identify
> source items.  After lunch the track will continue with a ?Language of
> Century Commerce.? session, with an overview presented by the XML/EDI
> Language of 21st Century Commerce
> The session brings together for the first time the major eProcess
> initiatives currently underway in defining the languages for conducting
> business in the new millennium. In a one-day event, a high-powered panel
> industry visionaries will provide a roadmap for the journey through the
> various challenges which lie ahead in electronic commerce, enterprise
> resource planning, supply chain management, agent-mediated procurement,
> integrated digital environments, collaborative exchanges, legacy
> interfacing, EC gateways, and advanced logistics.
> The languages to be discussed are: Product Data Markup Language (PDML)
> developed by Joint Electronic Commerce Program Office (JECPO); Microsoft
> BizTalk; cXML (Commerce XML); CBL (Common Business Language); ICE
> (Information & Content Exchange); The XML/EDI Group Implementation
> Guidelines; and the efforts of both the Open Applications Group and ANSI
> EDI Communications and Controls subcommittee on XML.  The Panel will
> members from JECPO, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, GEIS (GE Information
> Services), CommerceNet and Sterling Commerce.
> Using XML (eXtensible Markup Language), as a common grammar to build our
> business languages will enable both Web users and business-to-business
> electronic processes to exchange and control information seamlessly and
> automatically. "An XML/EDI framework makes possible large-scale automation
> of electronic commerce, reduces IT system complexity, and will transform
> cyberspace.  ?The implications to all organizations are nothing short of
> amazing.? says Bruce Peat, president of eProcess Solutions and co-founder
> the XML/EDI Group; a grass roots organization with over 1,200 members.
> http://www.XMLedi.org
> As part of the DLA R&D program to advance use of XML technology, companies
> with on-line electronic catalogs are eligible to participate in the DoD
> EMALL.   The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia will issue a blanket
> purchase agreement that allows companies to display their products and
> services to the DoD EMALL customer.  The customer can order items from the
> EMALL using their Government purchase card.  The first hand experience
> gained from using XML in an end to end business process will provide the
> experience needed influence the technical developments and to obtain
> benefits from the technology.
> The Department of Defense?s JECPO sponsors Electronic Commerce Day. This
> year?s theme, Electronic Business in Action, highlights the use of
> commercial electronic commerce technology to support the warfighter and
> streamline business processes.
> The EC Day General Session includes remarks by The Honorable Dr. John J

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