CEN eBusiness Coordination Group

CEN eBusiness Coordination Group

Introduction

The eBusiness Co-ordination Group (eBCG) is an advisory group of CEN. The Group will provide a focal point concerning eBusiness standardization issues.



eBusiness & eBCG

Electronic Business, the process of doing business electronically (or eBusiness for short), which is more than “Electronic Commerce”. While e-Commerce describes the world of Business-to-Consumer commercial transactions, the term “eBusiness” usually refers to a broader scope of electronically-enabled activities, including Business-to-Business, Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Public Sector.

Core in both eBusiness and eCommerce is in fact the delivery of a good or a service to a buyer by a supplier, where this action may be preceded and followed by complementing activities between various (other) parties.

The CEN eBusiness Co-ordination Group (eBCG) is an advisory group of CEN. The Group will provide a focal point concerning eBusiness standardization issues.
It will monitor CEN standardisation activities and deliverables within its scope and may make recommendations for changes or additions to TC work programmes or workshop activities in order to address perceived gaps and eliminate perceived overlaps. It will also monitor relevant standardization activities outside the CEN system and act as a contact point for CEN to those activities.

Objective

The eBusiness Co-ordination Group (eB CG) is an advisory group of CEN. The Group will provide a focal point concerning eBusiness standardization issues.
It will monitor CEN standardisation activities and deliverables within its scope and may make recommendations for changes or additions to TC work programmes or workshop activities in order to address perceived gaps and eliminate perceived overlaps. It will also monitor relevant standardization activities outside the CEN system and act as a contact point for CEN to those activities.

Scope

Role of the eBCG:

• monitors CEN eBusiness standardisation activities within CEN
• may make recommendations for changes or additions to TC work programmes or workshop activities in order to address perceived gaps and eliminate perceived overlaps.
• will also monitor relevant standardization activities outside the CEN system and act as a contact point for CEN to those activities.
• shall not itself produce any (draft) standardization deliverables and will not challenge the formal remits of established technical bodies.



Participation

The membership of the eBCG is based on the established CEN system of indirect representation through the CEN members, and is comprised of:
• Industry experts appointed by the CEN national members;
• Representatives of the European Commission;
• Representatives of CENELEC and ETSI;
• Representatives of relevant active CEN technical bodies
• Representatives of any other (new or existing) group within CEN with an interest in eBusiness
By agreement of the Coordination Group, additional participants may be invited as observers to attend specific meetings, for instance relevant European associations, research projects, national authorities or companies.

Management and working methods

The CEN eBCG shall meet physically as required and at least twice a year. In-between meetings and discussions may be held by phone- and web conferencing.

The CEN eBCG shall work by consensus; the group will not vote.

For the distribution of documents, the CEN eBCG shall use the regular electronic tools of CEN. All contributions will be dispersed through the secretariat of the group.

Relevant CEN technical bodies

The following CEN technical bodies participate in the CEN eBCG:

CEN/TC 224 Personal identification, electronic signature and cards and their related systems and operations

CEN/TC 310 Advanced automation technologies and their applications

CEN/WS GITB (Global eBusiness Interoperability Testbed methodologies)

CEN/WS BII (Business Interoperability Interfaces for public procurement in Europe)

CEN/WS eBES (eBusiness European Standardization, EDI and ebXML)

CEN/WS XBRL (XBRL - Improving transparency in financial reporting)

Management

Chairman
Mr. Potgieser has been appointed by the CEN BT as the chairman of the CEN eBCG.

Secretariat
The Secretariat of the CEN eBCG is carried out by NEN.

Meetings

2016-05-24: 10.00 - 16.00h: Brussels, CEN/CENELEC room Da Vinci, 6th plenary meeting of the CEN eBusiness Coordination Group

2016-11-22: 10.00 - 12.00h: webconference

In order to participate, please contact cher.otterspeer@nen.nl