Many people have identified that the Internet, web-forms and e-mail should 
provide a new era in eMarketing and eBusiness Strategies.

This document endeavours to identify some of the issues and processes 
involved with effective Internet eMarketing Strategies as this implies
that Internet Web-forms, e-mail and back-end information repositories 
(computer applications) will have to link together without operator 
intervention to justify the value, efficiency and effectiveness of 
eMarketing/eBusiness Strategies.

This eProcess assumes that the Organisation that is holding or running 
events has access to the Internet and can use e-mail to inform contacts
about events.

The eProcess acknowledges the following issues:

1 	It is rare for people to be able to attend every event that they 
	want to attend

2 	The Intellectual Property [IP] of Speakers is an important 

3 	It is critical for Small Organisations to be able to run effective
	events regularly at a minimal financial burden

4 	Many Associations are developing Information Repository services 
	for Members

5 	Many Professional Body Associations require Members to maintain 
	and up-date the	Professional Body Standards by attending a certain
	number of Accreditation Seminars a year


A: Introduction
B: Backgound
a	ANSI-X12
c	RUBAC EII Methodology
d	ebXML
e	HL7 - Health Level Seven
C: Event Stake-Holders
D: Electronic Event Information Management eProcesses
a	E-mail Marketing for Web-based Survey
b	Real-time Web Survey
c	Real-time Web Event Registration
d	Automatic Event Registration Receipt
e	Automatic Payment Calculations & Payment Receipt
f	Web Agenda and Event ePapers
g	Permanent Access to Web Presentation
h	Attendee Accreditation
i	On-going Intellectual Property Royalties for Event Speakers


The basis for the development of these Electronic Event Management processes
was a joint venture carried out with the UK Institution of Electrical 
Engineers [IEE] to promote better attendance at IEE events by IEE Members.

The IEE runs more than 400 events each year for 130,000 members in 38 

It has 6 Divisions with 66 Professional Groups.

The issue is made more complex as the eMarketing Strategies have to cater 
for cross language boundaries

Hence here is a summary of the Standards that are being developed to enable 
Information to be interchanged electronically with other organisations 
[Electronic Information Interchange-IEE].

The standards defined for the Electronic Exchange of Trade and Personal 
Information include:

a	ANSI [American National Standards Institute]-X12 a US developed
	standard which has been implemented by virtually every US Business and 
	Government Agency

	Neither ANSI-X12 nor EDIFACT have defined codes for the individual 
	Name and Address fields - this was confirmed by Keith FINKELD Chair 
	ebXML Australia 05 Feb 2002

b	UN/EDIFACT [United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for 
	Administration, Commerce & Transport] which is the ISO [International
	Standards Organisation] Standard

	In each Country there is a Government sponsored Standards body that 
	assists Business and Consumer organisations to understand various
	industry Standards.

	Normally these Standards Bodies recommend ISO Standards with 
	various changes to comply with National requirements

	In Australia this was carried out by the Standards Association of
	Australia [SAA]	which was renamed as Standards Australia in 1996

c	RUBAC Electronic Information Management methodology

	These methodology is a New Zealand/Australian development.  

	It is a very different concept to ANSI-X12 and UN/EDIFACT.  

	In both ANSI-X12 and EDIFACT, a message is sent along with the code 
	that identifies	what type of message is being sent.

	An example is:
	(code for delivery method) CTA: "The goods will be sent by Express 

	In RUBAC the messages are retained as tables in both send and 
	receive computer systems so that only the code for the message 
	and not the message is sent electronically 

	An example as above

	CTA: 3-4 (where 3 is the message table number and message 4 is 
	"The goods will be sent by Express Post".

	Both ANSI-X12 and EDIFACT were established and developed by 
	Committees that were not familiar with the concepts of mapping
	out information	for Internet Applications.

	This is a major difference which is why RUBAC can facilitate 
	Business Process Re-engineering and Workflow eProcesses while 
	ANSI-X12 and EDIFACT have not been incorporated easily into 
	these Electronic business re-developments

	This Electronic Event Information Management process is an 
	example of how RUBAC enables eBusiness Process Re-engineering 
	through Electronic Workflow 

d	ebXML - Electronic Business eXtensible Markup Language

	In 1999 UN/EDIFACT joined forces with OASIS [Organisation for the 
	Advancement of Structured Information Standards] to promote the 
	eXtensible Markup Language [XML] for Electronic Business Applications.

	A new organisation was established called Electronic Business XML 
	[ebXML] to raise awareness of XML.

	However ebXML Standards appear to cause many problems with translation 
	in future because the US XML Standard Committees have insisted that 
	each field has to be understood in English and not use codes or 

	Although the ANSI-X12 and EDIFACT Communities are endeavouring to 
	adapt the Electronic Data Interchange Standards for the Internet,
	the problem remains that the heads of the organisations reponsible 
	for Electronic Commerce Standards have not changed in the last 15 

	Two examples are Ray WALKER who has been the head of the UK SITRO 
	the orgnaisation responsible for EDI since 1985 and head of UN/CEFACT 
	since its UN/CEFACT Barry KEOGH who has been the Australian Head of 
	Delegation for EDI and UN/CEFACT since its inception.

	One of the reason why eCommerce is taking off very slowly is that 
	the innovation and direction required in being stifled at the top.

	An example was the ebXML Australia Marketing Strategy Work Group 
	that was proposed to ebXML Australia in Oct 2001.

	The members of ebXML Australia agreed to form the Work Group which
	would be chaired by Standards Australia.

	However after the minutes of the first meeting on 05 Feb 2002 
	ebXML Australia closed down the sub-committee without any explanation.

e	HL7 - Health Level Seven

	HL7 is an ANSI accredited Standards Developing Organisation [SDO] 
	operating in the Healthcare arena.

	According to the HL7 web-site it is:

	1	one of several SDOs in health. HL7's domain is clinical
		and administrative data

	2	a not-for-profit volunteer organisation. 

	3	Its members - providers, vendors, payers, consultants, 
		government groups and others who have an interest in the
		development and advancement of clinical and administrative 
		standards for healthcare - develop the standards


The first ANSI-X12 Standards published in 1982 were the electronic
Purchase Order [PO], eletronic Invoice and electronic Remittance Advice.  

The reason why the major companies who formed the ANSI-X12 Committee 
wanted to send Purchase Orders electronically to their Small & Medium
size Enterprise [SME] Suppliers was that it cost the same to print a 
PO for $100 as a PO for $ 100,000.  

The only difference was that there were many more POs to SMEs for less 
than $ 100,000.

Hence although SME Suppliers may only represent 20% of the Supplier
business, processing SME Purchase Orders, Invoices and Payments 
accounted for 80% of the Accounts Payable cost

Thus the basis of ANSI-X12 was not to improve trade or efficiency 
but to reduce Accounts Payable costs for the major companies by pushing 
the cost out to the SMEs electronically


The first UN/EDIFACT Standard was published in 1987.  I first became aware
of it in 1987 when I attended an EDI Conference "Input '87" in Jun in 
San Francisco.

It was at this Conference that I was given a copy of a 1971 book called 
"None Dare Call it Conspiracy [NDCIC] by Gary ALLEN and Lee ABRAHAM 

Although I thought NDCIC was very far fetched when I read it, my attitude 
changed after the incidents in 1988/89 when representing the Australian 
Small Business Association [ASBA] at the Standards Australia IS/11 EDI 
Committee meetings.

These concerns have been supported by the discovery in 2004 during
the research into the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement
[Aus-USA-FTA], that the United States had legislated in 1996 that 
all US Government Agencies must implement ANSI-X12 Standards 
and not the ISO Standards that all the other countries are adopting
on a voluntary basis.

Since giving Evidence before the Senate Inquiry into the Aus-USA 
FTA on 08 Jun 2004, it has been a major concern that the Transcript
of that Evidence keeps disappearing
from the Official Government Web-site.

The impact and acceptance of Electronic Commerce by the Internet
Community can be judged by the e-mail traffic on the WC3 Mailing 
list dedicated to Electronic Commerce on W3C.  

As at 30 Apr 2005 there are 6 messages since 1998 !


In 1987 the Yankee Group were commissioned by the Australian Treasury 
to research EDI in Australia.  

The Yankee Report "EDI in Australia" identified "RUBAC is way
beyond EDI".

This report was supported in 1987 by an evaluation by Gordon MARKWART 
Technical Executive Officer Australian Telecommunications User Group and
10 letters of support from presenters at the EDI Conference "Compat '88"
in the Hague including Lloyds of London Press, Maritime Cargo Processing 
and the UK Article Number Association.

John HAMMOND Chief Executive of Maritime Cargo Processing was 
one of the few people to appreciate the significance of automating the
filing and retrieval of Electronic Information.

Since that time the RUBAC methodology was been implemented by a number
of organisations for widely different applications including:

1 	Lloyds of London Press [LLP] ref Dr Elizabeth MULLER Executive 
	Director LLP

2 	Australian Department of Employment, Workplace Relations & 
	Small Business [DEWRSB]

3 	The Open Interchange Consortium [OIC]

4 	The SME eBusiness Management Services Network [SMEEMS]

In addition the RUBAC Methodology won the "IT for SME" trophy for an SME
eCommerce application at the prestigious Global Bangemann Challenge 
[GBC] in 1999.

The trophy was presented by the King of Sweden to Guy BLOMBERG and Guy's
photograph was used on subsequent promotions of the GBC.

Bd	Electronic Business XML Australia

EbXML Australia was established in 2000 and the OIC was represented on ebXML
Australia by Stephen GOULD for the 3 years that is was operational.

In Sep 2001 the OIC XML Tender Schema was presented to John GRANT Chief
General Manager Government Online for the National Office for the
Information Economy [NOIE]

In Jul 2002 the OTMG Tender Information Management Service [TIMS] XML
Schema which had been developed by OIC Members was submitted to ebXML 
Australia as an XML Schema for Electronic Government Tenders.

In Dec 2003 ebXML Australia ceased to exist when TradeGate withdrew its
support for hosting ebXML Australia for financial reasons.

Unfortunately ebXML appears to following ANSI-X12 and EDIFACT in that
much work and effort is being carried out by many volunteers and committees
around the world, yet there are very few applications that Small & Medium 
size Enterprises [SMEs] and Small & Medium size Organisations [SMOs] can 
review and implement

Hence with the publication of the eMarketing Code of Practice, the 
eProcess developed by OIC members for Electronic Event Information Management 
may be suitable for relevant Associations to evaluate to hold Seminars on this
important Code of Practice for the Electronic Information Age.

Be	HL7 - Health Level Seven

	HL7 is an ANSI accredited Standards Developing Organisation [SDO] 
	operating in the Healthcare arena.

	According to the HL7 web-site it is:

	1	one of several SDOs in health. HL7's domain is clinical and 
		administrative data

	2	a not-for-profit volunteer organisation. 

	3	Its members - providers, vendors, payers, consultants, 
		government groups and others who have an interest in the 
		development and advancement of clinical and administrative 
		standards for healthcare - develop the standards

	HL7 working groups are characterized as being administrative,
	special interest or technical: 

	Standing Administrative committees focus on organizational or 
	promotional activities. 

	Current administrative committees include the following areas: 

	1	Education, 
	2	Implementation, 
	3	Marketing, 
	4	Outreach Committee for Clinical Research, 
	5	Publishing and Performance Improvement and 
	6	Tooling. 

	Special interest groups encourage sharing of common experiences in particular 
	interest areas. 

	Active special interest groups are 

	a	Arden Syntax, 
	b	Attachments, 
	c	Clinical Genomics, 
	d	Clinical Guidelines,
	e	Clinical Trials, 
	f	Community Based Health Services,
	g	Conformance, 
	h	Government Projects, 
	i	Imaging Integration, 
	j	Java,
	k	Laboratory, 
	l	Lab Automation Point of Care Testing, 
	m	Patient Safety, 
	n	Pediatric Data Standards, 
	o	Pharmacy, 
	p	Public Health and Emergency Response, 
	q	Templates, 
	r	XML. 

	Technical committees are chartered by the HL7 Board of Directors 
	upon member petition specifically to create, maintain, and extend
	the HL7 Protocol Specifications. 

	Technical committees frame the actual language of the
	specifications,	conduct formal balloting on that language, and then 
	recommend approval to the whole HL7 organization via full membership 

	A technical committee which has already published a section of the 
	HL7 Protocols is often loosely termed a "chapter", referring to the 
	chapter of the specifications document which it is expected to 

	Currently active technical committees are : 

	a	CCOW,
	b	Clinical Decision Support,
	c	Control/Query,
	d	Education (admin),
	e	Financial Mgmt., 
	f	Electronic Health Records, 
	g	Implementation (admin), 
	h	Marketing (admin), 
	i	Medical Records, 
	j	Modeling & Methodology, 
	k	Orders/Observations, 
	l	Personnel Management, 
	m	Patient Administration, 
	n	Patient Care, 	
	o	Process Improvement (admin), 
	p	Publishing (admin), 
	q	Regulated Clinical Research Info Mgmt., 
	r	Security, 
	s	Scheduling & Logistics,
	t	Structured Documents, 
	u	Tooling (admin) and 
	v	Vocabulary.