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[RIF][UCR] Action Follow up from last week's telecon

From: Said Tabet <stabet@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:39:14 -0500
To: <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00a301c620fc$550fe3f0$6401a8c0@macgregor.com>

Dear All,

As discussed in last week's telecon, this email is a follow up to the
discussion on the generalized category of use cases dealing with compliance
and regulations.

Since last week's telecon, we had a proposal for a new abstract usecase
called "Interchange of Human Oriented Business Rules" [see email posted
yesterday January 23rd 2006 by John Hall].

It is my recommendation that the regulatory compliance use case
http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/Interpretation_and_Interchange_of_Regul
ations becomes naturally an instance of this new abstract usecase. This kind
of support for regulatory compliance has a lot in common with other kinds of
human oriented business rules interchange including contracts and
operations.

This area of application of rules is today a major topic in all companies
especially with laws and regulatory programs such as Sarbanes Oxley, Basel2,
HIPAA, and other Privacy rules. Regulators, Auditors, IT managers,
Developers, Business Analysts, and company principals are all involved in
the lifecycle of the implementation these regulations. There is an
overwhelming need for interchange of compliance rules between new systems,
legacy applications, and between various divisions of large multinational
enterprises. The lifecycle of such rules requires the interchange of rules
at various levels (business level, technical and deployment level, system
level).

Regulatory compliance usecases include scenarios from various vertical
industries such as finance, life sciences, healthcare, energy, and many
others. To the use cases presented with John Hall and Donald Chapin, we can
add scenarios from Insurance where each state (in the USA) has its own rules
and such rules change every single year, and require updates to various IT
systems for enforcement.

      -- Said
Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2006 15:36:34 GMT

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