Fantastic interview that Rich Seely (http://www.searchwebservices.com) did with James Bryce Clark, director of standards development for OASIS. He said he believes the next frontier for SOA standards will be e-commerce and dynamic content.
"In the second part of this Q&A interview with James Bryce Clark, director of standards development for OASIS, he talks about the future of semantic standards to make more intelligent use of the information organizations rely on for their business applications.
From Mr. Clark: "...At OASIS, you see OpenDocument, which is about content organization. The Universal Business Language (UBL) is coming out in a stable 2.0 version. There are also elaborations of it to cover various business cases. We just spent time with the Danish government, which is fulfilling its regulatory requirement for procurement and taxation, to make all invoices of a certain class use UBL. The business cases are there. Also banks involved in money transfers are using the data harmonization model to convert large amounts of electronic transaction traffic into forms that can be read by anybody. There's a tremendous move now to harmonize this information, and more importantly to give it some knowledge representation.
Read the full article here.