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Subject: OASIS News - 24 November 2004

24 November 2004

Welcome to OASIS News, a weekly update of announcements, accomplishments,
and activities for the international standards consortium.

OASIS WS-Reliability Approved as OASIS Standard

The Consortium has announced that the Web Services Reliability
(WS-Reliability) v1.1 specification, developed by the OASIS Web Services
Reliable Messaging (WSRM) TC, has now been approved as an OASIS Standard.
WS-Reliability establishes an interoperable method of ensuring message
delivery over the internet, enabling companies to conduct reliable
transactions utilizing Web services. Congratulations to the OASIS WSRM TC
participants, and to all OASIS members who took part in the review and


Public Review of WS-Context Begins

The OASIS Web Services Composite Application Framework TC has approved
version 0.8 of the Web Services Context (WS-Context) specification as a
Committee Draft. The TC defines an open framework for supporting coordinated
and transactional compositions of multiple Web services. WS-Context is
available for public review until 12 Dec. Comments are solicited from all
interested parties.


OASIS Standard Vote on SAML Token Profile and REL Token Profile Opens

OASIS members are strongly encouraged to cast ballots on two Committee
Drafts that have been submitted for consideration as OASIS Standards, the
SAML Token Profile and the REL Token Profile. The SAML Token Profile serves
to establish rules regarding the use of SAML v1.1 assertions with the Web
Services Security (WSS): SOAP Message Security specification. Similarly, the
REL Token Profile sets guidelines for using ISO/IEC 21000-5 Rights
Expressions with WSS: SOAP Message Security. Voting ends 30 Nov.


OASIS Symposium on the Future of XML Vocabularies

Information is now available online for the second annual OASIS
Symposium, to be held 24-29 Apr 2005. Details include: hotel location
and reservation information, call for participation guidelines and online
submission form, event
sponsorship information, and OASIS Technical Committee meeting signups.
Deadlines are approaching for the Call for Participation - 13 Dec and
OASIS Technical Committee Meeting Room Reservations - 17 Dec.


Federated Identity Management Solutions Showcase

Members of the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee are preparing to
host a SAML 2.0 OASIS InterOp lab at the RSA Conference, 14-18 Feb, in San
Francisco. This year, the Lab will showcase interoperability in real-life
use cases between vendors delivering federated identity solutions built
around SAML 2.0. Space at the conference is being underwritten by the U.S.
General Services Administration's eAuthentication Initiative, with
additional contributions by Enspier and RSA Security. InterOp participants
will collectively cover additional costs. Space is limited and interest is
high. Companies considering participation in this event should review the
OASIS InterOp Policy and contact Andy Moir at andy.moir@oasis-open.org by 3


OASIS Co-Sponsored Events

22-23 Nov -- Breaking Barriers for Better Business: NCWS'04 - the 3rd annual
Nordic Conference on Web Services, Vxj, Sweden

30 Nov- 2 Dec -- The Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies,
Boston, MA. OASIS Members receive a 100 USD discount.

8-9 Dec -- The Information Security Manager's Forum, Amsterdam. OASIS
Members receive a 10% discount on registration.

Contact barbara.erbes@oasis-open.org for specific information on taking
advantage of OASIS member discounts.



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