The recent OASIS eGovernment Brussels workshop: Public Finance provided a good overview of recent work on ICT solutions using SOA and Web Services in the public sector. Due to a last-minute cancellation by one of the other speakers, I had the opportunity to present some of the recent work done in the OASIS ebXML Messaging Technical Committee.
This includes some of the work done by the AS4 subcommittee, which is working on a profile of version 3.0 of ebXML Messaging that focusses on the needs of the EDI data exchange, similar to the AS2 and other EDIINT protocols.
Now that the event has passed, OASIS has published the proceedings for the ebXML workshop at UBL International. Together, the presentations give an overview of where ebXML is today, more than eight years after the initial ebXML project started and several years after ebXML ceased to be at the "hype" stage.
A short discussion on naming conventions for XML documents submitted to, or received from, an ebXML message handler is posted to the ebXML-Dev mailing list:
This presentation by Axway at the OASIS Open Standards forum references a large scale deployment of ebXML Messaging in Asia. The exchange of customs documents between Thailand and the Philippines uses ebXML Messages.
Via service providers, this link connects many thousands of exporting and importing companies.
Jagdip Grewal, Chief Technical Architect, NHS Connecting for Health, presented at the OASIS Open Standards forum in London. Connecting for Health is a large scale deployment of ebXML Messaging. Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions are a five hundred messages per second. This may go up to seven hundred, the audience was told.