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Call for Participation: W3C Workshop on Web services

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 19:12:11 -0500
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010202191211.I18887@tux.w3.org>
W3C is holding a workshop on Web services.

  Date:           11-12 April 2001
  Location:       San Jose, CA, USA

Information about registration and participation
requirements and other meeting details is available at:


We expect to continue to add information to this page.

Other key dates for the workshop

   12 March 2001: Deadline for W3C Member position papers for the
   workshop program (1 to 5 pages - send to wsws-submit@w3.org).
   13 March 2001: Workshop participation opened to the public.
   29 March 2001: Workshop program available.
   1 April 2001: Registration closed.

Scope of the workshop

From its early days, Web technologies have been used to provide an
interface to distributed services (e.g., HTML forms calling CGI
scripts). The advent of XML has accelerated this development, and has
sparked the emergence of numerous XML-based environments that enable
Web services. These environments are starting to encompass the
classical components of distributed application environments such as
protocol conventions, security mechanisms, mechanisms to ensure
reliable delivery and provide transaction functionality, interface
description languages, and marshalling mechanisms, all of which are
adapted to the special needs of the Web environment, and the
requirements of XML.

W3C has recently started to address some of these techniques in the
XML Protocol Activity, and in the XML Protocol Working Group.
Since the start of this work, Members have expressed interest in
expanding the scope to also cover other aspects of an XML-based
distributed application environment, such as Web service descriptions.
The purpose of the Web services workshop is to gather the community
interested in XML-based Web service solutions and standardization of
components thereof, which includes both solution providers and users
of this technology. The goal of the workshop is to advise the W3C
about which further actions (Activity Proposals, Working Groups, etc.)
should be taken with regard to Web services.

Topics likely to be discussed at this workshop include, but are not
limited to:

     * Reliable messaging
     * Security
     * Privacy of business data
     * Transactions
     * Interface definition languages
     * Discovery of Web service applications
     * Web service descriptions
     * Message and protocol semantics
     * Development environments for Web services
     * Other components of Web services not yet addressed by the XML
       Protocol Activity


If you have additional questions regarding the workshop, please 
contact Philipp Hoschka <ph@w3.org>.


Hugo Haas for
Philipp Hoschka, Architecture Domain Leader

Hugo Haas - W3C/MIT
mailto:hugo@w3.org - http://www.w3.org/People/Hugo/ - tel:+1-617-452-2092
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