The CEN eBIZ Workshop is an open international working group set to upgrade the Reference Architecture in line with new business needs.
Managed by CEN and supported by the European Commission the group works 18 months (January 2012 - June 2013) on the agreed work programme built around three tasks:
to identify gaps for interoperabiliy of digital data exchange (e-Business) in the Textile, Clothing and Footwear industry;
to monitor new related standards and to propose solutions to overcome barriers for wider e-Business interoperability.
Upgrade of the Reference Architecture:
to produce a CEN Workshop Agreement (i.e. the upgraded eBIZ Reference Architecture) which enbale interoperability between different e-Business solutions and systems used in the fashion Industry supply chain.
to increase the CEN eBIZ Workshop impact and effectiveness with communication activities addressing the concerned IT and fashion industry.
|2012||CEN eBIZ Workshop announcement, January|
|Launch call for Experts, February/ March|
|Experts selection and activities start, April|
|Gap Analysis 1st draft, June|
|Gap Analysis Final version, September|
|Start upgrading the Reference Architecture, October|
|2013||1st Proposal to upgrade the Reference Architecture, open for comments, January 2013|
|Final draft of Proposal to upgrade the Reference Architecture, open for comments, March|
|Draft of upgraded Reference Architecture for public comment, April / May|
|Endorsement of the new Reference Architecture by Workshop participants, June|
|Publication of the new Reference Architecture, 24th July 2013|
Three Plenary meetings open to all participants takes place :
Six calls for contributions/ comments and validation by all participants took place in:
April, June and September 2012; January, March and June 2013