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European Commission Working Group invites you to review its Core Business, Core Person, and Core Location vocabulary

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:23:34 +0000
Message-ID: <4F463DD6.8070708@w3.org>
To: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
CC: Stijn Goedertier <stijn.goedertier@pwc.be>
Dear all,

The Core Vocabularies Working Group [1] initiated by the European 
Commission's ISA programme [2], is pleased to announce that the Public
Comment period for its Core Business, Core Location, and Core Person
Vocabulary is now open until 16 March 2012.

About the Core Business, Core Location, and Core Person Vocabulary:

Core Vocabularies are simplified, reusable, and extensible data models 
that capture the fundamental characteristics of an entity in a 
context-neutral way [3]. Adherence to Core Vocabularies guarantees 
organisations to attain a minimum level of cross-border and cross-sector 
interoperability. The current specification contains three core

* Core Business Vocabulary [4];
* Core Location Vocabulary [5]; and
* Core Person Vocabulary [6].

These vocabularies were elaborated in a three month period by a
multi-disciplinary Working Group consisting of three Task Forces, one 
for each vocabulary, totalling 67 experts from 21 countries, (17 Member 
States, USA, South-Africa, Croatia and Hungary), and several EU 
Institutions. The editor of the vocabularies is Phil Archer (W3C/ERCIM).

How can you help?

You are invited to:

1. Download the vocabularies from the Joinup platform [4,5,6]; and

2. Submit your comments in the public review forum topics [4,5,6]:

Please indicate in your comment as precisely as possible to which part 
of the specification your comment applies.

What happens with your feedback?

1. All comments will be registered as issues that will be discussed
by the Working Group end of March.

2. Resolutions of those issues will be shared on Joinup, and will
lead to a final version of the specification that will be submitted to 
the European Commission for endorsement by the EU Member States.

3. After this, the Core Vocabularies will be promoted as foundational 
vocabularies for public sector information exchange and e-Government 
system development.

Your review is important to us. Thank you in advance for your help.

Phil A on behalf of the SEMIC team


[2] http://ec.europa.eu/isa

[4] https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/core_business/release/02
[5] https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/core_location/release/02
[6] https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/core_person/release/02


Phil Archer
W3C eGovernment

+44 (0)7887 767755
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 13:24:06 UTC

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