Applying XML Based Technologies to Communities of Interest

The Community of Interest Model (CoIM) enables complex and volatile communities to be agile and operate with a high order of accountability. CoIM is an implementation of the new trend in IT that stresses collaboration not integration. The approach is an extension to best practices and methods found in XML web services, services-oriented architectures and international document and collaboration standards.

The CoIM architecture is designed from the ground up for re-use and efficient change management. However, these benefits can only be harvested by invoking new core competencies.


Andrew Toller was recently the lead architect and technical consultant behind CoIM. He is a Principal in Fujitsu Consulting’s Technology Consulting practice. He has 25 years experience in strategic and technical consulting and market research and has been involved in nearly every aspect of systems architecture, requirements and evaluation.

Andrew will talk about the need to develop competencies in collaborative technologies such as service registries, XML web services, corporate schema management and context management. He will also demo how the Community of Interest Model incorporates these technologies and why some of the new IT agility and collaboration concepts are at odds with some basic tenets in the industry.

Currently, he is researching and incorporating the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS) notation for specifying business processes in CoIM.

He believes that the computer industry, like the calendar, repeats itself every 28 years.


Oct 20 2004


8:30 am - 11:30 pm


The Ontario Club, 5th Floor, Commerce Court South 30 Wellington Street West (Bay and Wellington), Toronto

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