Title : ebXML Asia Committee certifies 4 organizations on ebXML interoperability for security, in addition to 19 organizations

Seoul, Korea, 27 Oct 2004 – ebXML Asia Committee 
announced issuing ebXML interoperability certification on
ebXML Message Service specification 2.0 for security to 4
organizations, in addition to 19 organizations, to which
ebXML Asia Committee has already issued.

ebXML Asia certification is based on ebXML
interoperability certification program, started in
August, 2003. Interoperability is one of key issues to
realize Internet based B2B eBusiness using multi-vendor
implementations, even across countries.
According to these certifications, ebXML Asia has
certificated 23 organization in total. This shows that
B2B usrs and providers in Asia understand the importance
of Interoperability, and also ebXML Asia certification
has been recognized as one of important certifications
for B2B system in Asia.
Tentatively ,the next certification is scheduled in
Febrary 2005. The formal call for participate will be
annouced soon.

The ebXML Asia Committee has certified the following 4
organizations at the level-3 interoperability for ebXML
Message Service Version 2:
- B2BInternet (Korea)
- POSDATA (Korea)
- Hitachi (Japan)
- GCOM (Taipei China)

For more information, please contact Secretariat of ITG
(lkr0211@kiec.or.kr).

About ebXML Asia Committee interoperability certification
The goal of the ebXML ASIA Committee interoperability
certification is to promote ebXML through the
certification of interoperability among ebXML Asia
Committee members’ products. This program is started in
August, 2003. ebXML Asia Committee interoperability test
is performed by the Interoperability Task Group (ITG) and
the interoperability certification is issued by ebXML
Asia Committee. And, the result of test and certification
is announced on the ebXML Asia’s homepage
(www.ebxmlasia.org).

About ebXML Asia Committee
ebXML Asia Committee is a regional committee jointly
initiated by the Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of
Japan (ECOM) of Japan, the Korea Institute for Electronic
Commerce (KIEC) of Korea and the Taipei Computer
Association of Chinese Taipei. The Committee was
established in December 2000 to promote ebXML in Asia, to
jointly deal with ebXML work through the cooperation
among Asian countries and to facilitate electronic
commerce in the Asian region. With the gradual increase
of membership, there are currently more than 25
organizational members from 9 regions of Asia Pacific
(Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan,
Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand). The Committee
leadership is represented by the Steering Committee,
which includes Chair (Hisanao Sugamata of ECOM),
Secretariat (KIEC) and two organizations (last meeting
host and next meeting host).

About ITG of ebXML Asia Committee
ITG (Interoperability Task Group) of ebXML Asia Committee
is a task group in the ebXML Asia Committee. The ITG,
jointly chaired by Mr. Masahiko Narita of Fujitsu Limited
and Young Kon Lee of POSDATA, aims to promote ebXML
standards by proving the interoperability of ebXML
specifications through actual tests. Currently, more
than 14 member organizations of ebXML Asia Committee are
participating in the ITG. The ITG plans to extend ebXML
interoperability testing activity over the world through
collaborating with other ebXML interoperability test
organizers in Europe and US.