Members of the OASIS Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC TC  have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot  to advance Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) Version 1.0 as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS). The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.
Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 02
04 September 2013
The Symptoms Automation Framework is an architecture for enabling interoperable diagnosis and treatment of complex systems. The architecture is implementation agnostic yet it supports both stateful or real-time processing and postmortem diagnostics.
The key constituent of the architecture is the Symptom, an instance indicating an observed negative or positive condition. Symptoms can be characterized by a Syndrome, which is a published pattern of conditions and other Symptoms. Once identified, a Syndrome can be treated (either to remedy a problem or enhance positive characteristics of the system) by application of one or more Protocols, which describe how to carry out a process to treat, optimize, or further diagnose the Syndrome. The Protocol is rendered to a specific situation and subject in the form of a Prescription. The framework also provides for diagnostics, a type of Protocol, to provide further information to refine the diagnosis of a given Syndrome.
This document also defines the key actors that participate in the Symptoms cycle of identify, diagnose, and treat, namely the Syndrome Catalog, Case Manager, Symptom Source, Diagnostician, and Practitioner. Lastly, a collection of interfaces, which may be supported by these actors, is described
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