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Appendix A Context Category—Meta Model Cross-reference

The following table cross-references Core Component's contextual categories with Meta Model elements.

Contextual Category

Definition

Meta Model Element

Sources of Resources

Comments

Industry

The industry or sub-industry in which the information exchange takes place.

BusinessOperationalMap

UN/CEFACT, etc.

Hierarchical values

The BOM provides a logical categorization of a set of processes, these processes MAY be organized in more than one way (scheme) or from more than one view including industry.

Domain and industry are not the same: an industry is a type of domain which is not necessarily industry specific.

Business Process

The business process enabled by the information exchange.

BusinessProcess

ebXML Catalog of Common Business Processes UN Industry Classes RosettaNet BPAWG (UN/Cefact process group) Business Process patterns

Hierarchical values.

Cross-enterprise situations can be accommodated

Product

The goods or services that the exchange of information describes or enables

EconomicResource

UN/SPCP

General Classifications from the UN and general classifications from domains.

Hierarchical values.

Physical Geography /Conditions /Region

The physical geography and conditions (weather, altitude, climate) geographical context of the information exchange (not geo-political)

Geographic and regional categorization MAY be defined by the category schema in the BOM.

GPS, Aerospace, ISO

Hierarchical values.

Range of conditions are specified as constraints on the category element.

Temporal

The time-based context of the information exchange

EconomicCommitment.due

It is a conditional expression that MAY be evaluated against a multiplicity of criteria.

Not hierarchical.

This can be a range of dates.

Geo- Political Legislative/ Regulatory/ Cultural

Political Rules (usually defined by Geography) and Regulatory Organizations which are used. External influence to business conversation

Geopolitical and regulatory categorization MAY be defined by the category schema in the BOM.

ATA, DOD, FAA, AECMA, UN/Cefact. ISO

Hierarchical values-stop at high level (province, state or city level)-do not specify body of regulation.

Application Processing

The application and/or system context of the information exchange There is some agreed-upon level of support.

Business Service

UN economic activity and/or OAG: this is hierarchical. (Applications

within

applications).

*Broad*

definition of

"application".

Self-registered

by external

bodies.

Supports vendor and industry sub-standards values.

Business Purpose/Domain

A business purpose context unrelated to the business process. This is the"purpose" of the recipient(s) of the business information.

BOM

 

Business Purpose and domain MAY be defined and scoped by the BOM categorization schema.

Partner Role

Particular role that a party plays in a process.

Partner Role

 

Non-hierarchical.

Is it defined in commercial collaboration

Service Level (profiles— not preferences.)

Service level attached to agreements of either the provider or receiver of products.

Agreement

OTA, Credit agencies

Hierarchical.

Virtual marketplace

An environment in which to do business

Marketplace categorization MAY be defined by the category schema in the BOM.

 

A market place and community are synonymous.

Info. Structural Context

[The "element" context of information in an XML sense]

Business Document, InformationEntity

Self-referential, MAY be hierarchical.

 

Contracts/Agreements

 

Agreement, EconomicContract.

 

 


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