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> I plan to sign up. 
> Duane
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Bryce Clark [mailto:jamie.clark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
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> Subject: [members] OASIS TC Call for Participation: OASIS 
> Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee
>      A new OASIS technical committee is being formed. The 
> OASIS Semantic 
> Execution Environment Technical Committee has been proposed 
> by the members 
> of OASIS listed below.  The proposal (below) meets the 
> requirements of the 
> OASIS TC Process [1].  The TC name, statement of purpose, 
> scope, list of 
> deliverables, audience, and language specified in the proposal will 
> constitute the TC's official charter. Submissions of technology for 
> consideration by the TC, and the beginning of technical 
> discussions, may 
> occur no sooner than the TC's first meeting.
>       This TC will operate under our 2005 IPR Policy.[2]  The 
> eligibility 
> requirements for becoming a participant in the TC at the 
> first meeting (see 
> details below) are that:
>       (a) you must be an employee of an OASIS member 
> organization or an 
> individual member of OASIS;
>       (b) the OASIS member must sign the OASIS membership 
> agreement (see [3]);
>       (c) you must notify the TC chair of your intent to 
> participate at 
> least 15 days prior to the first meeting, which members may 
> do by using the 
> "Join this TC" button on the TC's public page at [4]; and
>       (d) you must attend the first meeting of the TC, at the 
> time and date 
> fixed below.
>       Of course, it also will be possible to join the TC at a 
> later time.
>       Standards always are improved by broad participation.  
> Non-OASIS 
> members who wish to participate may contact us about joining OASIS 
> [3].  Our rules and structure are designed to promote 
> inclusiveness. We 
> look forward to assisting parties interested in joining the 
> community of 
> implementers, technologists, academics and end-users working on OASIS 
> standardization projects.  All also are welcome to take 
> advantage of the 
> public resources maintained for each TC: a mail list archive, 
> document 
> repository and public comments facility, which will be 
> available via the 
> TC's public home page at [4].  Archives of the TC's mail list 
> and public 
> comment lists, as with all OASIS TCs, will be visible at [5].
>       Further information generally related to the topic area 
> addressed by 
> this TC may be found on the Cover Pages at  "Semantic Web: Projects, 
> Initiatives, Specifications":
> http://xml.coverpages.org/semanticWeb.html
>       Please feel free to forward this announcement to any other 
> appropriate lists.  OASIS is an open standards organization; 
> we encourage 
> your feedback. JBC
> ~ James Bryce Clark
> ~ Director, Standards Development, OASIS
> ~ jamie.clark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [1] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php
> [2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php
> [3] See http://www.oasis-open.org/join/
> [4] 
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=semantic-ex
> [5] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/
> ====
> a. Name
> OASIS Semantic Execution Environment (SEE) Technical Committee
> b. Statement of purpose
> The technology of Semantic Web services (SWSs) envisions easy 
> access to 
> various systems and facilitates the consumption of the functionality 
> exposed by these systems on the Web. Seamless integration, ad-hoc 
> cooperation between various business parties or dynamic 
> collaborations on 
> the Web, can be achieved only if tools for handling 
> semantically enhanced 
> services are provided.
> The OASIS SEE TC aims to continue work initiated by the WSMX 
> project and 
> working group visible at http://www.wsmx.org and several 
> other projects in 
> Europe such as DIP (http://dip.semanticweb.org/), ASG 
> (http://asg-platform.org/) and other projects in the area of 
> Semantic Web 
> Services which will start in the coming months. The aim of 
> the SEE TC is to 
> provide guidelines, justifications and implementation 
> directions for an 
> execution environment for Semantic Web services. The 
> resulting architecture 
> will incorporate the application of semantics to 
> service-oriented systems 
> and will provide intelligent mechanisms for consuming 
> Semantic Web services.
> Service-oriented architectures anticipate a large number of ambient 
> heterogeneous computational services that may be utilized in various 
> combinations.  However, a typical composition of services to meet a 
> business goal often is an attempt to coordinate disparate 
> resources from 
> multiple sources - services that may not know, or fully 
> understand, each 
> other in advance.  When planning to invoke multiple services, 
> it is not 
> always readily apparent whether the methods and outputs of 
> one service meet 
> the requirements of another.  So some interpretation, 
> mediation or common 
> understanding is essential for any significant deployment.  
> The SEE TC will 
> define methods for using semantic technologies to solve these 
> coordination 
> and automation issues.
> The TC also will define the functional components of such an 
> SWS system and 
> the semantics descriptions of these components' interfaces.  
> The TC will 
> also define a formal description of execution semantics of 
> such a system. 
> In addition, the TC will define a generic and open framework, using 
> metadata, to allow for new components to be plugged into the 
> system and 
> made available to the execution engine dynamically. Further, after 
> providing the basic methods described above, or in parallel 
> if appropriate, 
> the SEE TC will seek to develop specifications addressing 
> specific problem 
> sets covering the spectrum from a general purpose environment 
> to a specific 
> business-domain-focused applications addressing financial, 
> telecommunication, military and e-Government applications of 
> Semantic Web 
> Services technologies.
> In the course of existing research, it has become clear that 
> Semantic Web 
> services and Grid Computing are closely related research 
> activities with 
> many shared objectives. Both address distributed computing 
> systems from 
> different perspectives and we believe that they should be 
> investigated in 
> parallel as complementary technologies enabling the next era 
> of internet 
> applications. In our vision, the usage of arbitrary resources 
> (physical or 
> logical) for building complex business applications should be 
> simplified, 
> so that their discovery, deployment, composition, provisioning and 
> management, can be performed by the means of 
> semantic-enhanced services. To 
> reach this goal, on the one hand, current Grid technologies 
> need to be 
> extended to support semantically enriched resource descriptions and 
> services, e.g. to simplify their discovery and composition. 
> On the other 
> hand, Semantic Web services technology has to be extended to support 
> resource management, including dynamic provisioning of services and 
> resources, execution management, and support of 
> security-related issues 
> concerning virtual organization management. This TC aims to 
> combine Grid 
> Computing with Semantic Web Services technologies and to take 
> advantage of 
> their different perspectives to provide architecture of the 
> infrastructure 
> for machine-to-machine enabled communication and cooperation.
> The SEE TC's efforts will foster compatibility across specifications 
> developed for Semantic Web Services, and where possible 
> re-use existing 
> standards and methods that already have been carried in areas 
> of Semantic 
> Web and Web Services. This TC will engage with industry, academic and 
> research communities to facilitate understanding, awareness 
> and possible 
> collaborations regarding emerging semantic technologies and research 
> applicable to semantically-aware Web Services.
> c. Scope.
> Initial requirements have indicated that Semantic Web 
> services systems 
> should enable automatic or semi-automatic discovery, negotiation, 
> selection, composition, mediation, invocation and interoperation of 
> multiple services.  The SEE TC will assess the subsequent and 
> related works 
> and implementation experience of existing efforts in a 
> variety of sectors 
> (financial, telecommunication, e-health and e-governament) to 
> define and 
> implement these functions related with Semantic Web Services. 
> Based on 
> those experiences, the detailed analysis of requirements for 
> Semantic Web 
> services Architecture will be provided.
> The SEE TC will provide a testbed for the Web Services 
> Modeling Ontology 
> (WSMO), which is anticipated as a contribution for use by the TC on a 
> non-exclusive basis, and will seek to demonstrate the 
> viability of using 
> WSMO concepts, relationships and definitions as a means to achieve 
> successful dynamic interoperation of multiple ambient 
> services, whether or 
> not they share a common design or source.
> The TC anticipates contribution of the draft WSMX 
> specifications and WSMO 
> ontology on a non-exclusive basis. Other contributions will 
> be accepted for 
> consideration without any prejudice or restrictions, and 
> evaluated on their 
> technical merit, as long as the contributions conform to this charter.
> Following a top-down, component based development approach, 
> the TC will 
> provide a whole framework capable of carrying out the dynamic 
> discovery, 
> mediation, selection, invocation and inter-operation of Web 
> Services and 
> any other functionality which will be revealed during the 
> requirements 
> analysis phase. While the focus of this group will remain on 
> a high level 
> semantic description of components interfaces, the TC will seek tight 
> cooperation with any group working on semantics-enabled functional 
> components that fulfill the requirements of such system.
> The SEE TC will not implement actual software products or 
> solutions based 
> on the specifications developed along the course of work of 
> this group.
> d.  Deliverables
> OASIS SEE TC will develop two Technical Specifications 
> described below, and 
> also may elect to issue Technical Reports and White Papers:
> * Semantic Web Services Architecture and Information Model - 
> final version 
> available in December 2007 (the TC may issue intermediate versions as 
> frequently as every 6 months)
> * Services Specification - Execution Semantics for Semantics-Enabled 
> systems - final version available in December 2007 
> (intermediate versions 
> may be available as frequently as every 6 months)
> * Technical Reports will be drafted as appropriate
> * White Papers as appropriate
> e. IPR Mode
> SEE TC will operate under "RF on Limited Terms" mode.
> f.  Anticipated audience
> The anticipated audience for this work includes all OASIS Web 
> Service and 
> ebXML TCs, non-OASIS Web Service standards groups, Semantic 
> Web Services 
> research and interest groups, SOA architects and programmers, 
> vendors and 
> users. The work should be of interest to anyone involved with 
> Semantic Web 
> Services and more generally also in Service Oriented 
> Architectures (SOAs).
> g.  Language.
> English.  The TC may elect to form subcommittees that produce 
> localized 
> documentation of the TC's work in additional languages.
> ----
> The following is informational only for the purposes of 
> starting the TC, 
> and will not be part of the TC's charter.
> a. Similar and related work and liaisons
> All Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture groups are 
> the primary 
> target of this work. It is anticipated that liaisons may be 
> needed for many 
> SOA-related Technical Committees such as the following:
> OASIS SOA Reference Model TC
> OASIS Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) TC
> OASIS ebXML Registry TC
> OASIS SOA Adoption Blueprints TC
> W3C WS Description Working Group
> W3C WS Choreography Working Group
> W3C Resource Description Framework
> Web Services Modelling Ontology Working Group
> Web Services Modelling Language Working Group
> Meteor-S
> b.  Anticipated contributions
> Overview and Scope of WSMX, http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d13/d13.0/v0.2/
> WSMX Conceptual Model, http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d13/d13.1/v0.2/
> WSMX Mediation, http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d13/d13.3/v0.1/
> WSMX Architecture,  http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d13/d13.4/v0.1/
> Processes Mediation in WSMX, http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d13/d13.7/v0.1/
> WSMO, http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d2/v1.2/
> c. First meeting
> Date: 11 November 2005
> Time: 1:00 pm CET
> Telephone conference:  immediately after the International 
> Semantic Web 
> Conference 2005 in Galway, Ireland (http://iswc2005.semanticweb.org/)
> Meeting Sponsor: DERI
> d. On-going meeting schedule (subject to TC approval)
> Meeting schedule will be biweekly conference calls as well as 
> quarterly 
> Face to Face meetings pending approval and adoption by the TC.
> Sponsor: DERI
> e. Proposers.
> Jürgen Angele, angele@xxxxxxxxxxxx, Ontorprise, Germany
> Boualem Benatallah boualem@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, University of New 
> South Wales, 
> Australia
> Michael Brodie, michael.brodie@xxxxxxxxxxx, Verizon, USA
> Mark Burstein, burstein@xxxxxxx, BBN Technologies, USA
> Christoph Bussler chris.bussler@xxxxxxxx, DERI, Ireland
> Dario Cerizza, cerizza@xxxxxxxxxx, Cefriel, Italy
> Marin Dimitrov, marin.dimitrov@xxxxxxxxxxxx, Ontotext, Bulgaria
> John Domingue, j.b.domingue@xxxxxxxxxx, Open University, UK
> Asuman Dogac, asuman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Software Research & 
> Development 
> Center, Turkey
> Arik Elberse, elberse@xxxxxxxxxx, Nortel, Ireland
> Jerome.Euzenat, Jerome.Euzenat@xxxxxxxxxxxx, Inria, France
> Dieter Fensel, dieter.fensel@xxxxxxxx, DERI, Austria
> Masahiro Hori, horim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Kansai University, Japan
> Mike Huhns, huhns@xxxxxxxxxxx, University of South Carolina, USA
> Hong-Gee Kim, hgkim@xxxxxxxxx, DERI, Korea
> Rafael Garcia Leiva, rafael.garcia@xxxxxxxxxx, Andago, Spain
> Sara Carro Martínez, scm@xxxxxx, Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo
> Dugki Min, dkmin@xxxxxxxxxxxx, Konkuk University, Korea
> Colm O hEocha, Colm.O'hEocha@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Fidelity, Ireland
> Massimo Paolucci, paolucci@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Amit Sheth, amit@xxxxxxxxxx, LSDIS, USA
> Emanuele Della Valle emanuele.dellavalle@cefriel,Cefriel, Italy
> Kunal Verma, verma@xxxxxxxxxx, LSDIS, USA
> Alexander Wahler, wahler@xxxxxxx, Niwa, Austria
> Michal Zaremba, michal.zaremba@xxxxxxxx, DERI, Ireland
> f.  TC Convener
> Michal Zaremba, michal.zaremba@xxxxxxxx, DERI, Ireland
> g. Proposed TC chair or co-chairs
> Dieter Fensel, dieter.fensel@xxxxxxxx, DERI, Austria
> Michal Zaremba, michal.zaremba@xxxxxxxx, DERI, Ireland
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