E-Business XML Cross-Industry Summit.

Hosted by the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12

August 15, 2001, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This event will include representatives from such leading trade associations and industry groups as:

ASC X12 - BITS - Chemical Industry Data Exchange - CommerceNet - Data Interchange Standards Association - Interactive Financial eXchange Forum - Meat & Poultry B2B Data Standards Organization - Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization - Open Philanthropy eXchange Forum - OpenTravel Alliance - Petroleum Industry Data Exchange - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council - XML/EDI Group - and many others!


American Petroleum Institute

1220 L St., NW

Washington, DC 20005


The summit objective is to collaborate with industry groups and associations to extend the reach of e-business to 100% of the supply chain and to provide companies of all sizes around the world integrated and seamless electronic business exchange. To accomplish this goal, ASC X12 is asking XML developers to share business processes and rules they follow in order to create XML DTDs or schemas. This information will then be gathered and consolidated as XML best practices. Taking these best practices, what we know from the ebXML technical specifications, and the current state of the next generation of standards, a standard set of XML design rules will be created.


ASC X12 invites all trade associations and industry groups to contribute their expertise. Please RSVP by August 10 for this free event by contacting Ginger Fletcher at vfletcher@disa.org or (703) 837-6186.

Please visit www.x12.org/summit for the agenda and additional details


The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12, accredited by the American National Standards Institute and comprised of cross-industry representation, develops the most robust e-business exchange standards that interact with a multitude of e-commerce technologies and serve as the premier tool for integrating electronic applications. Through standards setting and active participation in emerging and technically relevant initiatives, ASC X12 facilitates the effective exchange of electronic information. Propelling global e-business, ASC X12 serves as the entry point for the United States into the United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/EDIFACT), an international standard relating to the exchange of trade goods and services. To learn more about ASC X12, visit www.x12.org or call +1 703-548-7005.