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

From: Battle, Steven Andrew <steve.battle@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:50:47 +0100
Message-ID: <DE62D3D0BDEF184FBB5089C7D387C37425D38C@sdcexc04.emea.cpqcorp.net>
To: "Carine Bournez" <carine@w3.org>, <public-sws-ig@w3.org>

Carine,
Can you shed any light on the decision here to establish a charter for a
new working group rather than - or perhaps in addition to - a lighter
weight incubator activity. The attendee poll at the FSWS workshop found
little enthusiasm for such a working group. What caused this shift in
opinion at the W3C?
Steve.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-sws-ig-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-sws-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Carine Bournez
> Sent: 30 August 2005 09:40
> To: public-sws-ig@w3.org
> Subject: FWD [Work in Progress on Semantics for Web Services 
> (Advance Notice)]
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 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 Thursday, 1 September 2005 09:50:56 UTC

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