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Subject: FW: [ws-calendar] Public Review of WS-Calendar v1.0 and Conceptual Overview of WS-Calendar

FYI - as promised.

I recommend approaching it through the white paper before the spec. The
document talks from the perspective of the schedule, because this is a
schedule spec. With two way relationships in the UML, one can, of course,
grab the spec anywhere and shake it so one's favorite part is on top...

The spec reaches for ways to align service oriented (which means results
oriented rather than process oriented) requests between domains. As such, it
gives examples from all sides, from energy to enterprise to facilities. Just
remember, all examples are about how it *could* be used. Actual use, and
actual conformance, will come from the specifications that build upon it

I emphasize again, this is the schedule; it is not Scheduling. Scheduling is
its own black art, that varies by domain, vendor, and market segment.
WS-Calendar communicates the outcome of scheduling. It could be used to
communicate inputs into scheduling. WS-Calendar, though makes no statement
about scheduling.


"If something is not worth doing, it`s not worth doing well" - Peter Drucker

Toby Considine
TC9, Inc
TC Chair: oBIX & WS-Calendar
TC Editor: EMIX, EnergyInterop
U.S. National Inst. of Standards and Tech. Smart Grid Architecture Committee

Email: Toby.Considine@gmail.com
Phone: (919)619-2104
blog: www.NewDaedalus.com

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From: Mary McRae [mailto:mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org] 
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:13 PM
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Subject: [ws-calendar] Public Review of WS-Calendar v1.0 and Conceptual
Overview of WS-Calendar

To OASIS members, Public Announce Lists:

The OASIS WS-Calendar TC has recently approved the following specification
as a Committee Draft and approved them for public review:

WS-Calendar Version 1.0
Conceptual Overview of WS-Calendar CD01 - Understanding inheritance using
the semantic elements of web services

The WS-Calendar specification adapts the existing specifications for
calendaring and apply them to a new specification for how schedule and event
information is passed between and within services. The standard adopts the
semantics and vocabulary of iCalendar for application to the completion of
web service contracts. WS Calendar builds on work done and ongoing in The
Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium (CalConnect), which works to increase
interoperation between calendaring systems, and the Internet Engineering
Task Force (IETF). 
The specification describes how to specify a sequence of services, how to
schedule them, and how to invoke them. The specification was developed to
support use cases in smart grids and smart energy, but it supports any sort
of coordinated activities between domains. The committee explicitly
considered coordination between energy coordination, enterprise systems,
building systems, and financial markets. The specification also defines an
inheritance approach wherein information common to many time intervals is
specified for an entire sequence, while supporting over-rides within any
time interval. 

The committee is simultaneously releasing white paper for public review. The
white paper provides a conceptual overview of the specification and its use.
The committee recommends those encountering WS-Calendar for the first time
to read the white paper before reviewing the specification. 

The committee anticipates that the primary use for the specifications is
inclusion in other specifications, providing a common mechanism to solve
coordination communications. Technical committees currently planning to
incorporate WS-Calendar include the OASIS Energy Market Information Exchange
TC (EMIX), the OASIS Energy Interoperation TC (EnergyInterop), and the OASIS
Open Building Information Exchange TC (oBIX). 

The committee plans to submit the new semantic elements of Interval and
Sequence, as well as the new inter-object Temporal Relations to the IETF for
inclusion in iCalendar at a later time. 

The public review starts today, 24 September 2010, and ends 23 November
2010. This is an open invitation to comment. We strongly encourage feedback
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Conceptual Overview of WS-Calendar
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