What is the need for ebXML CPPA?

The ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement OASIS Standard provides definitions for the sets of information used in business collaborations. One set of information (the Profile) contains data about the business partners' technical capabilities to engage in electronic business collaborations with other partners. The second set of information (the Agreement) contains data that has been agreed to configure the public, shared aspects of the protocols used in the business collaboration protocols. Version 2.0 of the specification is highly aligned with ebXML business process descriptions (ebBPSS) and the ebXML Messaging protocol (ebMS). Future versions will accommodate extensions that provide support for other business process notations and other business messaging protocols. A specification of the Negotiation protocol for Collaboration Protocol Agreements is nearing completion in 2003.

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