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Subject: 15-day Public Review for OASIS WS-Calendar Version 1.0

The OASIS Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) TC members have
produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and
submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

WS-Calendar Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 03 / Public Review Draft 02
25 March 2011

Specification Overview: 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 WS-Calendar specification also defines a conforming model
for inheritance to reduce duplication of expression when similar
services are requested in a recurring schedule.

Since the last review, the specification has added the
vavailability object, a means of expressing recurring patterns
of times and dates that is already used repeatedly other
specifications. Reviewers may wish to review that specification
which provides the normative description of the information

The OASIS Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) Technical Committee
was chartered to adapt the existing specifications for calendaring
and apply them to develop a standard for how schedule and event
information is passed between and within services. The standard
should adopt the semantics and vocabulary of iCalendar for
application to the completion of web service contracts.

Public Review Period:  The 15-day public review starts today,
09 April 2011 and ends 24 April 2011. The specification was
previously submitted for a 60-day public review on 24 Sep 2010
[2].  This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes
made from the previous review of 24 Sep 2010; however, for
the purpose of identifying other changes in CSPRD02 vis-a-vis
the level CD01 sent out for public review, the reviewer may
assume that the entire CSPRD02 document has been re-written.
Therefore, no machine-generated diff is considered appropriate.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback
from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS
members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability
and quality of its technical work.

URIs: The prose specification document and related files are
available here:

PDF (Authoritative):
Editable source:

XML Schemas:

ZIP distribution package:

Additional information about this specification and the
OASIS Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) TC may be found
on the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use
of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the
button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home
page, or directly at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other
work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback
License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same
obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In
connection with this public review of 'WS-Calendar Version 1.0', we
call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable
especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members
of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create
obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's
patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an
approved OASIS specification. OASIS invites any persons who know of
any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the
implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them
may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

- rcc

Robin Cover
Interim TC Administrator
OASIS, Director of Information Services
Editor, Cover Pages and XML Daily Newslink
Email: robin@oasis-open.org
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Tel: +1 972-296-1783

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) TC

[2] Previous public review (24 September 2010 through 23 November 2010)

[3] Diff: CSPRD02 is entirely rewritten vis-a-vis CD01


[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ws-calendar/ipr.php
     Non-Assertion IPR Mode

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