A Survey and Analysis of Electronic Business Document Standards

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Kabak Y., Dogac A.

ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS, vol.42, no.3, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1145/1670679.1670681
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Standardization, Design, eBusiness, Document Interoperability Standards, UN/CEFACT Core Component Technical Specification (CCTS), OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL), OAGIS Business Object Documents (BODs), Global Standards One (GS1) XML
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


No document standard is sufficient for all purposes because the requirements significantly differ among businesses, industries, and geopolitical regions. On the other hand, the ultimate aim of business document interoperability is to exchange business data among partners without any prior agreements related to the document syntax and semantics. Therefore, an important characteristic of a document standard is its ability to adapt to different contexts, its extensibility, and its customization. The UN/CEFACT Core Component Technical Specification (CCTS) is an important landmark in this direction.