How is it going to be better? I am glad you asked. Here is what we are aiming for this year:
- More vendors: Last year we had three vendors (Alfresco, EMC, and Nuxeo) participating. This year we already have four vendor commitments and we haven’t started groveling for more participants yet!
- More CMIS scenarios: Last year we only showed CMIS in the Federation scenario. This year we are going to be showing TWO Federation scenarios AND, as a bonus, an Application to Repository scenario. That’s right, we are going to be switching our front-end application between the different repositories ON THE FLY!
- Real-world use cases: Okay, maybe not “real” world, but we are going to be using the Health Care Industry as a basis for this year’s demonstration. Our meta-data model and use cases will focus on the management of content of a patients health care record. Things will be simplified, this is a CMIS demo after-all, but you will be able to see a real-world application for CMIS that doesn’t involve a generic ECM interface.
- CMIS Version 1.0: This is really just for me. Last year everything was draft this and beta that. I’m expecting a much more streamlined development process this year.
You want more? How about this…there is going to be a session on the demo at the AIIM Conference this year presented by myself and Thomas Pole, the iECM Committee Chair talking about the demo and a whitepaper that will be developed in conjunction.
In the next few days, you will see a more detailed description of this year’s demonstration and a whitepaper that Thomas and I have written about the status of the standard, the story of last year’s demo, and what we are planning for this year.
Exciting times people, exciting times.