Subject: US Federal Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Community of Practice (CoP) - Come One, Come All
[This announcement is being sent to multiple pertinent TCs, to include (at a minimum) SOA-RM, ebXML Registry, E-Government, and WS-CAF. I am cc'ing OASIS staff only on this instance to make them aware of this new SOA initiative sponsored by the US federal government]
This e-mail is to announce a recently initiated effort sponsored by the US federal government: The Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Community of Practice (CoP).
Below is a description of this initiative, along with pertinent links, details on an upcoming conference and a just-announced conference call at 11am US EST tomorrow (March 23rd) regarding a "SOA Demo" effort within the initiative. Please let me know if you have any questions.
There is also an e-mail forum archive  available for this CoP for those who would like to get a sense of the activity thus far (please keep in mind that we are just beginning this initiative, so the activity will grow over time).
More details below – please note the deadline of March 31st for a Call for Presentations for an upcoming conference that is described further below (“IMPORTANT NOTE #1”), as well as the conference call tomorrow (March 23rd) for the SOA demo (“IMPORTANT NOTE #2”).
Upcoming conference and Call For Presentations:
The SOA CoP is
conducting a “SOA For E-Government” conference in the
- IMPORTANT NOTE #1: A Call for Presentations has recently been announced, with a deadline of March 31st.
- The CoP has also recently undertaken the creation of a SOA demo whose purpose is to demonstrate the business value and technical feasibility of SOA, with various scenarios involving an example “SOA Community” that collaborates to achieve a business goal. The demo will utilize OMG’s Model Driven Architecture (MDA) to model the community and produce WSDL-SOA interfaces.
- IMPORTANT NOTE #2: A conference call for the SOA demo has just been set for tomorrow (Thur, March 23rd) at 11am US EST. All are invited and encouraged to join.