DAML-S 0.7 Draft Release

DAML-S is a DAML-based Web service ontology, 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, composition and interoperation. Following the layered approach to markup language development, the current version of DAML-S builds on top of DAML+OIL (March 2001), and subsequent versions of DAML-S will build on top of the most appropriate descendants of DAML+OIL, including language layers with greater logical expressiveness.

This page contains a draft version of the DAML-S language under development by a group of DAML researchers (listed below). We encourage feedback from interested parties through the www-ws@w3.org email list.

Please note that this draft is incomplete at present. The Status page summarizes what's missing, and also includes some notes about what's new or changed since release 0.6.

Note also that the focus of this draft release is on a language for use in describing Web services. Related matters such as software components, tools, use cases, and architectural considerations are not covered here in detail. However, many requirements in these areas are being considered in developing this language, and as the scope of this working group expands, will be made more explicit. Some of these considerations are already described in DAML-S-related publications listed at http://www.daml.org/services/.



The following individuals were involved in preparing the DAML-S 0.7 pre-release. See individual documents for additional information.


We thank the following "beta reviewers" and other associates, who have given valuable input to this release.