The Business Internet Consortium announced deliverables for its XML-based eBusiness Standards Convergence Workgroup. Materials will be published this fall. The XML Convergence Workgroup is incorporating customer requirements to reflect typical B2B integration needs for major industries including auto manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, banking and finance. The Workgroup will publish a white paper containing a high-level conceptual model for B2B integration. In addition to the white paper, the group will publish a requirements document and case studies based on business scenarios from member companies. The XML Convergence Workgroup will share requirements and identified architectural gaps with standards bodies including OAGI, OASIS and the W3C. Current members of the XML Workgroup include Ford Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, RosettaNet and SAP. www.BusinessInternetConsortium.org.

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