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Ontology SubTeam 5/30/2002: [ontolog] Potential Complementary Work

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From: "Monica Martin" <mmartin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 08:27:43 -0700
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As we spoke last Thursday, there is some interesting, and perhaps
complementary work, going on with Dr. Ronald Lee at Rotterdam
University.  He is involved in several efforts including advancement in
developmental countries and with a single global trading window.  The
brief attached is on the former effort only.  I've included my notes
from the afternoon session from EWG in March 2002 on the single global
trading window.  Dr. Lee could answer more details as it relates to any
synergy with Ontology and perhaps UBL.


Notes  Relevant Items in Red for Lee

Business Process Analysis Working Group

Current Work Items:

*       Validate the UMM 
*       BPAWG Reference Model
*       Harmonization: Global Invoice Project
*       Importance of trade facilitation (single window concept)

        *       University Research Perspective:  Virtual integration of

*       Discovery of Process Modeling Needs in Developing Countries


·     JAMA-JAPIA AIAG model 2-year effort

*       Similar effort underway for Dispatch Advice
*       Processes include information flow and commitments

Virtual Integration Procedures for Global Trade Single Window

*       University concept
*       Seaport transaction example
*       Coordination, control and prevention of corruption are inherent
in the bureaucratic process.
*       Use of artificial intelligence to rationalize the process
*       $175 billion in 1999 dollars – Potential value of the trade
facilitation aspects to this improved process.  Used the international
trade per year (1999 figures) by improving transaction costs (3-10%) UN
estimate of potential savings is 50% of the transaction costs or $175
*       Single window portal used to unify the actors in the transaction
process (i.e. customer, intermediary, authority and supplier actors).
*       Process, activity diagram, executable code are generated and
stored in a Global Scenario Repository.  Standardized procedures could
be downloaded and available as trade community solution (via a graphical
*       Customized trade procedures (special needs, evolution to change)
are the challenges in this effort (Use of AI [Messenger Module] with
heuristic problem solving and knowledge-base management to provide new
functionality dynamically).  Dynamic extension
*       Use of component technologies

Scenario example: Buy Satellite Dish

SOVAM Telepost  (spelling?)

1-year effort to handle bureaucracy to acquire satellite dish

*       Computer aided drafting of electronic trade procedures
*       Simulated testing using Java
*       Generate detailed specifications (i.e. BPSS)
*       Component-based deployment

Decompose models to provide them as reusable chunks, and provide
manageable or queryable components.

www.euridis.fbk.eurl.nl <http://www.euridis.fbk.eurl.nl/> 

Globalization Project for Developing Countries

*       From 1960 to 1999 the ratio of poor to rich countries had
accelerated from 1-8 to 1-29.
*       Globalization and social injustice collision 9/11
*       Industrialized, transition (emerging economies, some
infrastructure) and developing countries
*       In transitional countries, the number of those in poverty
accelerates dramatically.
*       China has 5 phone lines from 1000 people (Indonesia 6, South
Korea 340, Singapore 490)

·        Need better understanding of the problem

Access Vehicles

·        elearning

·        eCollaboration

·        Links to fund granting organizations (UN/UNCTAD, Worldbank)

EWG will settle work items for new organizations.  How do you manage
virtual organization?  Work with regional commissions to reach out to
the problems that were posed. Five regional commissions exist including
NA – ECE.  This is a good opportunity to address these concerns (i.e.
Look at trade processes and understand where the challenges lie.  Look
at the processes within the context of UN/CEFACT parameters).

One opportunity is a Worldbank sponsored, trade facilitation conference.

Need country participation.

        -----Original Message----- 
        From: Peter P. Yim 
        Sent: Thu 5/30/2002 8:45 AM 
        To: ubl-ontolog@xxxxxxxx 
        Subject: [ontolog] The Languages of the Semantic Web -- on
June2000 issue of New Architect

        Just in case this hasn't come across your desk, take a look at
the following article --

        The Languages of the Semantic Web
        by Uche Ogbuji
        on the June 2002 issue of New Architect

        Available at--


        The article provides a good overview and manages to put things
in perspective.


        An archive of the [ubl-ontolog] postings can be found
        at http://ubl.cim3.org/lists/ubl-ontolog/

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