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Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] CECID Hermes Won Merit Award at the Asia PacificICT Awards 2004

Hello Patrick,
        Can you pl tell me the features of Hermes ?
I couldn't able to get it from the website...


Patrick Yee wrote:

> ****************************************************************
> CECID Hermes Won Merit Award at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2004
> ****************************************************************
> Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China - December 14, 2004 - Center for
> E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID), The University of Hong 
> Kong
> (HKU) is pleased to announce that our open source ebXML 
> business-to-business
> (B2B) Messaging Server, Hermes, has won the Merit Award of the R&D 
> category
> at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APTICA) 2004. This Award is presented 
> to the
> most outstanding ICT R&D project, with its ICT creation arising from the
> practical application of scientific, engineering, or management knowledge
> that results in new and improved products, processes, or services that 
> fill
> market needs. Participants of the Awards Program comprise members of the
> APICTA Network. Its 14 member-economies include Australia, Brunei, Hong
> Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,
> Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
> CECID was nominated by the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) to submit
> Hermes as the only representative of Hong Kong for the R&D category to
> compete with 14 other outstanding and innovative projects from other
> member-economies. Entries under the R&D category were judged on five
> criteria - uniqueness, proof of concept, features, quality and 
> presentation.
> Only two Merit Awards for this category were granted this year, and the
> winners were Hermes of Hong Kong and Knowledge Discovery Research Tool of
> Singapore.
> In the Tertiary Student Project category, the Web Services Reliability 
> (WSR)
> Messaging Server project carried out by four HKU final year students also
> won a Merit Award. CECID is pleased to have involved in this 
> award-winning
> project as the coach to the students. The WSR Messaging Server project 
> aims
> at addressing Web Services reliability in business transactions by 
> adhering
> strictly to the Web Services Reliability Messaging (WSRM) draft
> specification developed by OASIS. In addition, a number of elements were
> injected into the architecture to enhance its flexibility, scalability 
> and
> extensibility.
> APTICA is an award scheme that has been recognized as a key and 
> prestigious
> event in the Asia-Pacific region. This year the Awards was held in 
> Hong Kong
> on 8-11 December 2004, with a presentation ceremony and gala dinner 
> held on
> 10 December 2004. An Asia Pacific ITC Awards Pavilion was also set up 
> at the
> Asia Pacific IT Solutions Expo 2004 at the Hong Kong Convention & 
> Exhibition
> Centre on 8-11 December 2004, displaying over 40 outstanding IT solutions
> applied to different industries like e-government and services, education
> and training, applications and infrastructure tools, etc.
> Hermes Business-to-Business (B2B) Messaging Server is an open-source 
> Message
> Service Handler based on an e-commerce open standard (OASIS ebXML 
> Messaging
> Service v.2.0). This awards winning product provides a standardized,
> reliable and secure infrastructure for enterprises to exchange 
> business data
> on the Internet. About 7,300 downloads of Hermes' source code by 
> developers
> from 65+ economies have been recorded since its open-source release in 
> two
> years, and it has many successful use cases, most of which are 
> innovative,
> cost-effective applications used by enterprises for exchange of business
> documents such as POs and invoices. Some local users of Hermes include 
> OOCL, Sony, HMV, bigboXX.com and HKSAR Government's Marine Department.
> Besides accreditation by the ebXML Asia Committee with Level 2 and 3 
> ebXML
> Asia Interoperability Certificates, Hermes has won the Certificate of 
> Merit
> (Product Category) of the 6th HK Computer Society IT Excellence Awards.
> About Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APTICA) (www.apicta.com)
> The Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) is an international Awards Program
> initiated by the Multimedia Development Corporation of Malaysia to 
> increase
> ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the Digital 
> Divide. By
> providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT
> innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to
> stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade
> relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching
> opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.
> About CECID (www.cecid.hku.hk)
> Established in January 2002, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure
> Development (CECID) at the University of Hong Kong conducts e-commerce
> research and development with the vision of helping organizations 
> increase
> their competitiveness in the global economy. CECID develops e-commerce
> enabling technologies, participates in important international e-commerce
> initiatives, supports e-commerce standardization for Hong Kong and the 
> Asia
> Pacific Region, and transfers e-commerce technology and skills to the
> community. With projects primarily funded by the Hong Kong Government's
> Innovation and Technology Commission, CECID is an active member of 
> OASIS and
> the ebXML Asia Committee. The Center also collaborates with a number 
> of lead
> technology users in the Asia-Pacific Region on turning R&D results into
> real-life business applications. CECID's contributions to the community
> include its code donation of Hermes and ebMail to freebXML
> (http://www.freebxml.org) and the production of an in-depth design and
> management guide on XML Schemas for the Hong Kong Government. CECID is
> currently developing a plug-and-play Internet appliance for secure and
> reliable transmission of electronic documents based on ebXML / Web 
> Services.
> PR Contacts for Press and Analysts:
> Dorris Tai (cwtai@cecid.hku.hk)
> Business Manager
> Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID)
> Dept. of Computer Science
> The University of Hong Kong
> Tel: +852 2859 2818
> Fax: +852 2547 4611
> URL: http://www.cecid.hku.hk

 Uday Subbarayan           					
 I don't blog but e-write: http://uds-web.blogspot.com		

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