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Subject: 30-day Public Review for Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) Cloud Profile V1.0

The OASIS Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Note Draft (CND) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) Cloud Profile Version 1.0
Committee Note Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
8 June 2012 

Specification Overview:

This document is an SAF Primer containing non-normative examples of SAF symptoms, syndromes, protocols, and prescriptions, the latter two referencing DMTF Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI). 

TC Description : 
Human experts in specific IT infrastructure and business domains possess substantial knowledge about prevention, remediation, and optimization of systems. However, there is a significant challenge in capturing, combining, and leveraging this siloed knowledge across domains. 

SAF is a catalog-based XML collaborative knowledge framework that is designed to address these challenges by automating appropriate responses to changing business conditions and integrating contributions from diverse domains to provide competitive advantage. SAF has applicability in IT and business including cloud computing, service management, governance, security, energy, eGov, financial, emergency management, healthcare, and communications. 

Cloud computing, in particular, exacerbates the separation between consumer-based business requirements and provider-supplied IT responses. SAF facilitates knowledge sharing across these domains, allowing consumer and provider to work cooperatively together to ensure adequate capacity, maximize quality of service, and reduce cost. The SAF technical committee considers cloud computing to be an area where the value of existing and developing standards could be significantly enhanced using SAF. 

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 14 June 2012 and ends 14 July 2012.

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.


The complete package of the prose specification document and related files are available in the ZIP distribution file at:


Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC may be found at the TC's public home page:


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


Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are 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 Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) Cloud Profile Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] 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.

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

[1] OASIS Symptoms Automation Framework (SAF) TC 

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

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/saf/ipr.php
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Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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