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Subject: Call to Vote: Ballot for OASIS Standard - Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) V1.0

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standard to the OASIS membership to a membership vote for OASIS Standard:

Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 02
04 September 2013

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to vote. This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met, the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS organizational members.

-- Voting Details --

The ballot opens at 00:00 GMT on 08 January 2014 and closes at 23:59 GMT on 21 January 2014. You can access the ballot to cast your vote at:


The ballot can be reviewed by the public at: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2559

The minimum number of affirmative votes required to approve this ballot is 46 (15% of 301 member companies).

Each OASIS organizational member has one vote. OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative votes according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at


then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

-- Information about the Candidate OASIS Standard and the Symptoms Automation Framework TC -- 

It's hard for different enterprises and domains to work together to fix problems and understand and respond to their customers' needs. SAF provides a collaborative framework that enables diverse enterprises and knowledge domains to address issues through automation at lower cost and much more effectively.

SAF functions as a bridge. Symptoms are matched against a collaborative catalog of Syndromes and Protocols that translate conditions into meaningful actions such as the emission of relevant events in another domain or level of the business — thus "bridging" them.

For Cloud computing, SAF maps consumer business conditions to proactive Cloud provider responses. Cloud services embrace concepts such as self-service, pay-per-use, and capacity-on-demand. SAF promotes these concepts by enabling cloud consumers and providers to both publish information about key conditions and appropriate responses that enable them to optimize their business relationship.

SAF can be applied to any domain or framework. The SAF TC is investigating use cases specific to IT Systems, Cloud computing, and Green IT/SmartGrid. Government, industry verticals and the IT industry generally should be interested in using SAF to improve business and operational synergy.

More information is available on the TC's home page at https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/saf/ and in its FAQ at https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/saf/faq.php

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable Source (Authoritative):



Distribution ZIP files:

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specifications and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


-- Additional information -- 

[1] OASIS Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC

TC Charter

[2] Statements of Use: 
- Fujitsu Laboratories: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/saf/201304/msg00000.html

- Bank of America Merrill Lynch: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/saf/201306/msg00001.html

- CA Technologies: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/saf/201306/msg00003.html 


Chet Ensign
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