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Componetizer: a tool for extracting and documenting XML Schema components
by Marcel Jemio and Alan Kotok (September 2002)
DISA's first technical note describes the Componetizer, a tool developed by DISA to extract data items from XML Schemas and array them for visual display in tables or for further processing in databases.
Available for download, free of charge.
Data Standards Plan for Wholesale Electric Power Industry Advances at FERC Meeting
by Alan Kotok (October 2002)
A report on an 3 October 2002 meeting called by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that hammered out overall goals for data and software standards setting in the wholesale electric power industry, agreeing on bigger-picture roles and functions of the major players.
Click here to view this report, free of charge.
Report of FERC Conference on Electric Industry Data Standards
by Alan Kotok (July 2002)
A report on an 18 July 2002 meeting called by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that urged adoption of open software and data standards as part of the drive to design a standard structure for wholesale electric power markets in the U.S.
Available for download, free of charge. (PDF)
Utility Deregulation Requires Effective E-Business Standards
by Alan Kotok (June 2002)
This paper analyzes business practices in the gas and electric power utilities industries resulting from deregulation, including the current use of e-business, and offers recommendations for e-business standards to support the goals of deregulation.
Available for download, free of charge. (697 KB, PDF)
Standards-Based Methodology for U.S. E-Government Initiatives
by Alan Kotok (February 2002)
This paper discusses the important role that open e-business standards can play in the current administration's e-government initiatives, and offers an approach to apply these standards directly to the current initiatives.
Available for download, free of charge. (317 KB, PDF)
Going End-to-End: Interoperable E-Business Standards Integrated with End-User and Internal Interactions
by Alan Kotok (November 2001)
E-business standards by and large address interactions between companies or organizations. But business conditions now demand that standards reflect the reach of technology to the end-user and within enterprises. This paper describes these conditions, as well as technical issues and security/privacy concerns, and recommends steps for extending the scope of e-business standards.
Available for download, free of charge. (630 KB, PDF)