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FWD [Work in Progress on Semantics for Web Services (Advance Notice)]

From: Carine Bournez <carine@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 10:39:33 +0200
To: public-sws-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050830083933.GU13670@ender.inria.fr>

Dear IG'ers,

This is a copy of a message sent to W3C Advisory Committee a few
hours ago. Further discussion may be held publicly on the Interest 
Group's list.

----- Forwarded message from Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org> -----
> Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
> After nearly two years of existence of the Semantic Web Services Interest
> Group and following on the Workshop on Frameworks for Semantics in Web
> Services held in June [1][2], the Team is currently working on future
> orientations on this topic in the Web Services Activity:
>   - Renewal of the Semantic Web Services Interest Group.
>   - Beginning of new developments in the domain of using semantics
>     for Web services.
> We noticed two main areas of interest for short-term development:
>   (1) Gathering real-scale use cases involving semantics combined with
>   the existing Web services technologies to achieve full functionality;
>   analyzing these use cases for requirements for some desired properties;
>   characterizing those properties to establish motivation and scope
>   for a full SWS model.
>   (2) Developing sufficiently generic annotations to specify semantics
>   in Web services descriptions. These annotations would be built as an
>   extension of WSDL 2.0 to add semantics to the necessary elements. As
>   usual, the initial step of such annotation work should concentrate on
>   defining requirements for semantics thanks to some significant Web
>   services examples.
> While the first area of work could be undertaken by the Semantic Web Services
> Interest Group, once renewed, or a similar lightweight group or task force,
> the second proposed work should be done in a newly chartered group.
> We anticipate that this Working Group would be part of the Web Services Activity.
> Your feedback is important for the development of the charter. For technical
> discussions, we suggest using the SWS Interest Group's public list
> public-sws-ig@w3.org. For Member-only comments, we suggest having the
> discussion on member-ws@w3.org, which is open to all Members, not only AC
> representatives. Should you wish to subscribe to either list, please see the
> instructions at [3].
> Draft charters will be sent to this mailing list for informal technical review
> by the Membership before the Director sends a formal Call for Review of a
> proposed charter.
> If you have any questions about this work, please contact Carine Bournez
> <carine@w3.org> or Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/01/ws-swsf-cfp.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/04/FSWS/workshop-report.html
> [3] http://www.w3.org/Mail/Request
> Thank you,
> Susan Lesch, W3C Communications Team

----- End forwarded message -----

Carine Bournez -+- W3C Sophia-Antipolis 
Received on Tuesday, 30 August 2005 08:40:20 UTC

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