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Subject: 15-day Public Review for WS-Calendar Platform Independent Model (PIM) V1.0 - ends July 21st

OASIS members and other interested parties, 

The OASIS Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

WS-Calendar Platform Independent Model (PIM) Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 04 / Public Review Draft 04
08 May 2015 

Specification Overview:

The Platform Independent Model is an abstract model that will be used as the basis for determining conformance of additional models and communications with WS-Calendar and with Xcal, which is based on IETF RFCs. 

This is a Platform Independent Model following the Object Management Group's Model-Driven Architecture. 

The Platform Dependent Model that this specification abstracts from is the full model for WS-Calendar as expressed in XML (xCal). 

TC Description: 

The OASIS WS-Calendar TC works to adapt existing calendaring standards (used in human interactions) for Web services. WS-Calendar is designed for use inside other specifications and standards, bringing a common scheduling and performance alignment to service coordination, including between domains. 

The Committee bases its initial work on the iCalendar (IETF RFC 5545) XML serialization specification from CalConnect. 

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 07 July 2015 at 00:00 UTC and ends 21 July 2015 at 23:59 UTC. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. The TC subsequently approved the draft as a Committee Specification. This draft incorporates updates to Committee Specification 01. All substantive changes since the last Public Review are in section 4. The TC requests comments be limited to that section.   

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 prose specification document and related files are available here:

PDF (Authoritative):


Editable source: 

XMI (UML in XML) documents representing the UML model described in the specification: 
http://docs.r your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


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 Platform Independent Model (PIM) Version 1.0', we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] 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 Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) TC

[2] Previous public reviews: 
15 day public review, 05 September 2015: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201409/msg00001.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-calendar/ws-calendar-pim/v1.0/csprd03/ws-calendar-pim-v1.0-csprd03-comment-resolution-log.txt

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ws-calendar/ipr.php
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Chet Ensign
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