OASIS has announced The third annual OASIS Symposium 9-12 May 2006 in San Francisco
with the release of the CFP. Next year's topic: Interoperability, something near and dear to my own interests. Quoting from the CFP:
Interoperability is one of those multi-facet terms of which everyone has some understanding within his/her particular domain of experience or of expertise. Consequently these understandings may vary greatly, even when only considering e-Business or e-Government applications.
The facets of interoperability may also vary in importance depending on whether we look at it from the perspective of a business or government end-user, of a domain expert in a supply-chain, of an application developer, of a standard committee, or of a product manager. Yet, interoperability is an end-to-end value proposition: not addressing properly a single of these facets may invalidate or delay an entire deployment, sometimes casting an unfair discredit on other related efforts.
With a primary interest on e-Government and e-Business applications background, this Symposium will investigate the different facets of interoperability, their dependencies, the enabling technologies, standards and practices and opportunities for improvement. It aims at helping practitioners and designers of e-Business or e-Government systems to get a broader, more aligned understanding of interoperability issues and solutions.
I'm glad to see that the TAB has incorporated some of my feedback in the CFP