RE: Daml-S cited in new W3C services choreography working group

From: Katia Sycara (
Date: 01/16/03

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     the chartering of the choreography working group originated in the Web
    Services Architecture working group and took a bit of work.
     The "semanticists" in the ws architecture group (including myself) helped
    include the references and liaison activities to DAML-S and OWL
    (every little bit helps:-))
     cheers, Katia
    -----Original Message-----
    []On Behalf Of Jim Hendler
    Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 3:59 PM
    To: John Flynn;
    Cc: Murray Burke
    Subject: Daml-S cited in new W3C services choreography working group
    In [1] the W3C announces the formation of the Web Services
    Choreography Working Group, the charter for which is at [2]. The
    charter calls for both a mapping to the Semantic Web:
    >1.4 Mapping to the Semantic Web
    >The Choreography Working Group is strongly encouraged to provide a
    >semantic mapping using the RDF and OWL technologies. Such a mapping
    >will allow the information described by the choreography language to
    >be easily combined with that of other applications. Also, as the
    >Semantic Web languages allow the application of formal techniques to
    >the analysis of the meaning of vocabularies, such a mapping would
    >facilitate the understanding of the choreography language itself.
    >The Working Group will consider the impact of each of its design
    >choices on the ability to produce this mapping.
    >The goal of the Semantic Web is to enhance the utility of the Web as
    >a machine-processable information space. The Semantic Web builds on
    >the current Web infrastructure (XML, URI's, HTTP) and provides a
    >standardized representation for data (XML/RDF) and for the
    >conceptual structures behind that data (RDF Schema, Web Ontology
    >Language). Web services are aiming at enabling automated distributed
    >computing on the World Wide Web. It is important for both Web
    >Services and for the Semantic Web that the semantics of the
    >choreography language be clear and precise.
    and lists the DAML-S activity as one of those that the group should
    be coordinating with:
    >DAML Services
    >The DAML Services arm of the DAML program is developing a DAML-based
    >Web Service Ontology (currently named DAML-S), as well as supporting
    >tools and agent technology to enable automation of services on the
    >Semantic Web. DAML-S 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-interpretable form.
    nice to see this growing awareness of the importance of the work
    being done by DAMLites...
    Professor James Hendler
    Director, Semantic Web and Agent Technologies	  301-405-2696
    Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
    Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742	  240-731-3822 (Cell)

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