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Subject: WS-Discovery v1.1 Submitted for OASIS Standard Approval Ballot

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Web Services Discovery and Web Services Devices Profile (WS-DD) Technical Committee has submitted the following specification, which is an approved Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery) Version 1.1

The text of the TC submission is appended.

You now have until 15 June to familiarize yourself with the submission and provide input to your organization's voting representative.

On 16 June, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of June, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not.

Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through member-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org.

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee Specification has already completed the necessary 60-day public review period as noted in the submission below.

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as OASIS Standards is found at

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at:

Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated.


Mary P McRae
Director, Technical Committee Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
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WS-DD OASIS Submission of Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery) Version 1.1
(a) Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document repository, and any appropriate supplemental documentation for the specification, both of which must be written using the OASIS templates;
The schema for this specification can be located at:
The WSDL for this specification can be located at:
(b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification;
(c) Certification by the TC that all schema and XML instances included in the specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid;
The OASIS WS-DD TC certifies that all schema and XML instances included in the WS-Discovery specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid.
(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification;
This specification defines a discovery protocol to locate services. In an ad hoc mode of operation, probes are sent to a multicast group, and target services that match return a response directly to the requester. To scale to a large number of endpoints and to extend the reach of the protocol, this protocol defines a managed mode of operation and a multicast suppression behavior if a discovery proxy is available on the network. To minimize the need for polling, target services that wish to be discovered send an announcement when they join and leave the network.
(e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations;
A number of protocols have been defined for discovery of services on IP networks, including IETF Service Location Protocol (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2608), UPnP Simple Service Discovery Protocol (http://www.upnp.org/specs/arch/UPnP-arch-DeviceArchitecture-v1.0.pdf) also standardized as ISO/IEC 29341-1 Section 1, DNS Service Discovery (http://files.dns-sd.org/draft-cheshire-dnsext-dns-sd.txt), and OASIS Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/uddi-spec/doc/tcspecs.htm). SLP, SSDP, and DNS-SD support discovery of services in unmanaged ad hoc network scenarios. UDDI was not designed with ad hoc scenarios in mind; it is based on a service registry that is usually maintained at a known network location. However, UDDI is the only one of these existing protocols that is based on Web services protocols and architecture. WS-Discovery supports both ad hoc and managed scenarios, as well as being based on Web services protocols and architecture, including, but not limited to IP, UDP, TCP, HTTP, SOAP, XML, XML Schema, WSDL, WS-Addressing, WS-Security, and XML-Signature. WS-Discovery uses SOAP-over-UDP for multicast announcements in ad hoc networks. It is lightweight for both service providers and consumers, and will work well on a bandwidth-constrained network. Because it was written with other WS-* protocols in mind, WS-Discovery composes well with them. WS-Discovery was developed in conjunction with Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS), but is not limited to use only in lightweight device scenarios.
(f) Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are successfully using the specification;
University of Rostock:
Schneider Electric:
(g) The beginning and ending dates of the public review(s), a pointer to the announcement of the public review(s), and a pointer to an account of each of the comments/issues raised during the public review period(s), along with its resolution;
Public Review began 2 February 2009 and ended 3 April 2009.
See http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200902/msg00002.html
Public Review Comments:
Public Review Issues and Resolutions:
(h) An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as a Committee Specification, including the date of the ballot and a pointer to the ballot;
Opened Wednesday, 6 May 2009 @ 15:00 ET 
Closed Wednesday, 13 May 2009 @ 23:45 ET
Result: 15 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain, 0 Not Voting
Link to Ballot: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=1684
(i) An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification, together with the originating TC's response to each comment;
There were no earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification.
(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC;
Public comment list archive: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ws-dd-comment
Committee email list archive: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ws-dd
(k) A pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or more Members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Specification, which report may include statements regarding why the member voted against the specification or that the member believes that Substantive Changes were made which have not gone through public review; or certification by the Chair that no minority reports exist.
The Co-Chairs certify that no minority reports exist.

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