DAML-S Draft Release now available

From: David Martin (martin@ai.sri.com)
Date: 05/30/01

daml-services@daml.org subscribers -

This announcement (what's below the dashed line) will also go to
www-ws@w3.org, in a separate message.  The "ws" is for "web services",
and we are encouraging discussion on that list.  Consequently, that list
will be a melting pot for those who have primarily been involved with
the commercial Web services standards efforts - such as WSDL and UDDI -
with those of us who have mainly been involved with Semantic Web
activities, and are interested in services on the Web.

Feedback from DAML participants is most welcome.  In fact, we had
intended to solicit feedback on daml-services@daml.org for a time,
before publishing to non-DAML folks.  But we've decided to move things
out more quickly; hence the duplicate announcement that will be going to


DAML-S (Darpa Agent Markup Language for Services) is a Web service
ontology, based on DAML+OIL, which supplies Web service providers with a
core set of markup language constructs for describing the properties and
capabilities of their Web services in unambiguous, computer-intepretable
form. DAML-S markup of Web services will facilitate the automation of
Web service tasks including automated Web service discovery, execution,
interoperation, composition, and execution monitoring.  Following the
layered approach to markup language development, the current version of
DAML-S builds on top of DAML+OIL (March 2001), providing an expressive
foundation for Web service markup in a language with a well-defined

A draft version (0.5) of DAML-S is now available here:


(Note: the final slash is currently required for the above URL to work.)

The page is currently under construction and will be updated over the
next weeks.  We welcome feedback from interested parties through the
www-ws@w3.org email list.


- David Martin

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