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Development of Open Source andStandards Technology in Hong Kong                                     Thomas Lee            ...
CECID HK University R&D center established in 2002   20+ full time staffs Focus: Open Source B2B and EAI Technology Primar...
B2B IntegrationBusiness Partner                                                          Business Partnere.g. Buyer       ...
Enterprise Application Integration                                       BP         .Net / Microsoft                      ...
OS2 E-Commerce Technology OS2 = Open Standards × Open Source (Software) Catalyst for e-commerce adoption Open Standards   ...
ebXML B2B E-Commerce Electronic Business Using XML   Internet based B2B e-commerce infrastructure   Low cost EDI alternati...
Hermes Integration Suite B2B and EAI open source software suite    i.e. free to use and provide services B2B Messaging Gat...
ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
B2B Connector Commercialized Hermes as standalone device for B2B exchange Plug-and-play, Internet-based, low-cost Support ...
Sony                                                              HMV    Music4                            ebXML          ...
Dangerous Goods Declaration with ebXMLShippingAgents                      Paper submission                                ...
Large HK Subway Operator                                              WS-                                              BPE...
Product Data Synchronization         Retailer                                                                  Supplier   ...
Hermes Integration SuiteBusinesspartner              ebXML                                               Web              ...
HKSARG InteroperabilityFramework                     Standardizes technologies used                     in eGovernment ser...
HK Govt XML Data Standardization XML data modeling and standardization for e-govt applications Standardized Common Schemas...
DTTN eLogistics Platform in HK Digital Trade and Transportation Network Large scale eLogisitcs infrastructure for 9 indust...
OS2 for Technology Adoption                        Chasm    Early Market                                Mainstream Market ...
Timeline of ebXML Adoption in HK 2001.5: ebXML v1               2003.1: ebXML                             2004.1: Surpasse...
HK Users & Known Overseas Users  Recorded 10,000+ downloads from 65+ countries  Overseas Users    Spherion (Australia)    ...
The Road Ahead Market-driven business models for open source software support, services, and productization   University-d...
We Believe B2B E-Commerce… Will take off when mature standards (e.g. ebXML and UBL) and software, esp. in OS2, are availab...
Thank YouURL: http://www.cecid.hku.hk   Email: ytlee@cecid.hku.hk
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Development of Open Source and Standards Technology in Hong Kong

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Location: The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Workshop on Open source Applications and Standards, Sophia Antipolis, France /
Event Date: Dec 16, 2004 /
Organization: European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

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Development of Open Source and Standards Technology in Hong Kong

  1. 1. Development of Open Source andStandards Technology in Hong Kong Thomas Lee Chief Technology Officer Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development The University of Hong Kong ETSI Workshop on Open Source and Open Standards Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  2. 2. CECID HK University R&D center established in 2002 20+ full time staffs Focus: Open Source B2B and EAI Technology Primarily funded by HK Govt (US$3M) Project Phoenix (US$1.2M): establish ebXML infrastructure in HK Project Pyxis (US$1.8M): develop e-business interoperability software platform Additional industry sponsorship ~US$0.9M (cash and software) Commercial revenue R&D outsourcing and consultancy R&D productization ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  3. 3. B2B IntegrationBusiness Partner Business Partnere.g. Buyer e.g. Seller PO Invoice B2B procurement G2B document submission, trade declaration Document exchange with trading hub ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  4. 4. Enterprise Application Integration BP .Net / Microsoft Java / Linux Oracle AS400 PeopleSoftVery expensive commercial EAIpackagesSolutions usually requires extensivecustomization ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  5. 5. OS2 E-Commerce Technology OS2 = Open Standards × Open Source (Software) Catalyst for e-commerce adoption Open Standards Interoperability between different products by different vendors Competitive market more cost-effective products Open Source (Software) Commoditize mature software components vendors compete in value-added products and services Lower entry cost in new technology adoption Foster quality home grown products / services for local and international adoption ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  6. 6. ebXML B2B E-Commerce Electronic Business Using XML Internet based B2B e-commerce infrastructure Low cost EDI alternative, esp. for SMEs and developing countries Co-developed by United Nations UN/CEFACT and OASIS (~400 tech com’s and org’s) V1 released in May 2001, V2 has become mature ebXML Message Service V2 widely adopted esp. in Asia ebMS: enhanced Web Services with integrated security and reliability mechanisms Core Component Technical Specification accepted as data modeling methodology for B2B exchange ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  7. 7. Hermes Integration Suite B2B and EAI open source software suite i.e. free to use and provide services B2B Messaging Gateway (ebMS V2) Received ebXML Asia Interoperability Cert, HK IT Excellence Awards Merit and Asia Pacific ICT Awards Merit Very mature product, many production cases deployed in HK and overseas Will support AS2 and other protocols in next release (Dec 2004) ebMail E-form client to email electronic documents to the gateway SMEs can prepare documents on GUI and dial up to send/receive documents Web Services Integrator (to be open-sourced in Jan 2005) EAI engine to integrate data between heterogeneous enterprise apps Based on Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL) ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  8. 8. ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  9. 9. ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  10. 10. B2B Connector Commercialized Hermes as standalone device for B2B exchange Plug-and-play, Internet-based, low-cost Support conversion between different e-business standards Connect SMEs to large trading partners e.g. governments, large buyers, exchange hub… FAX machine for e-commerce ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  11. 11. Sony HMV Music4 ebXML 1 Messaging Service over HTTP/S 3 Internet Internet 2 Hermes Hermes ebMS Gateway ebMS Gateway Delivery of CDs 5 ebXML for B2B procurement ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  12. 12. Dangerous Goods Declaration with ebXMLShippingAgents Paper submission HKSAR 1 Govt W eb su bm 2 iss io n Internet Hermes XML submission Hermes MSH 3 ebXML Message Service MSH B2G document submission in ebXML Common B2G gateway developed in govt ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  13. 13. Large HK Subway Operator WS- BPEL PeopleSoft Oracle Financial Procurement System .Net app FoxPro app Java appE.g. staffing / finance / procurement applications Dec 2004 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 integration
  14. 14. Product Data Synchronization Retailer Supplier GDSN User Browser Recipient Source User Browser Data Pool Data Pool GDS Connector GDS Connector Global Data SynchronizationBackend System Backend System ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  15. 15. Hermes Integration SuiteBusinesspartner ebXML Web Services ISP Large enterpriseSME partner ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  16. 16. HKSARG InteroperabilityFramework Standardizes technologies used in eGovernment services, e.g. Web Services – simple integration ebMS v2 – reliable doc exchange ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  17. 17. HK Govt XML Data Standardization XML data modeling and standardization for e-govt applications Standardized Common Schemas person’s name, HKID#, address, etc. Central Data Registry http://www.xml.gov.hk Already applied in G2G/G2B cases, e.g. Infectious diseases notification Weather info publishing One of international eGovernment best practices http://egovernment.xml.org ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  18. 18. DTTN eLogistics Platform in HK Digital Trade and Transportation Network Large scale eLogisitcs infrastructure for 9 industries Study report estimates Investment of US$380M over 17 years Benefits of US$1.5 billion Backbone: ebXML + Web Services We believe OSS will play an important role for companies to connect to the platform ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  19. 19. OS2 for Technology Adoption Chasm Early Market Mainstream Market Visionaries Pragmatists Conservatives Skeptics ad hoc / OSS OSS adoption software product hardwareproprietary dev. adoption product solutions adoption open open standards OSS hardware product standards adoption productization dev. dev. ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  20. 20. Timeline of ebXML Adoption in HK 2001.5: ebXML v1 2003.1: ebXML 2004.1: Surpassed finalized Asia interop. 10K downloads for 2001.5: ebXML certification Hermes and ebMail funding proposal 2003.6: 2004.2: Completed submitted opensourced HKSARG Schema 2002.1: secured 1st ebMail – ebMS for SMEs Guide based on funding CCTS and UBL 2002.4: hosted 2003.9: Launched ebXML registry test 1st two B2B, B2G 2004.8: Hermes site ebXML production won HK IT 2002.9: started cases Excellence Award freebXML.org 2003.11: Secured Merit 2002.9: opensourced 2nd funding 2004.11: 1st B2B Hermes – ebMS OSS Connector deployed ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  21. 21. HK Users & Known Overseas Users Recorded 10,000+ downloads from 65+ countries Overseas Users Spherion (Australia) TEDIS (Australia) connect to Telstra TIE (The Netherlands) Webswell (USA) CrimsonLogic (Singapore) I3T (Thailand) DangangNet (Malaysia) ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  22. 22. The Road Ahead Market-driven business models for open source software support, services, and productization University-driven initiatives are not sustainable Technology transfer is critical International collaboration in development and provision of open source solutions Promotion of industry perception on open source software’s business values Esp. governments, large enterprises, vendors A business spin-off is planned for sustainable development and provision of open source solutions ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  23. 23. We Believe B2B E-Commerce… Will take off when mature standards (e.g. ebXML and UBL) and software, esp. in OS2, are available in 2 years Will be enabled by simple plug-and-play software and hardware in 5 years Will eventually become as easy-to-use and widespread as fax machine ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004
  24. 24. Thank YouURL: http://www.cecid.hku.hk Email: ytlee@cecid.hku.hk

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