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Attachmate Hosts W3C Web Services Choreography Working Group Meeting

Attachmate to Host World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Services Choreography Working Group September 15-17

Bellevue, WA, USA. September 11, 2003.

Attachmate Corporation, with more than 20 years of innovation in the legacy application integration space, will host the upcoming World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Services Choreography Group meeting, September 15-17, 2003, at its corporate headquarters in Bellevue, Wash. The W3C develops interoperable technologies, such as specifications, guidelines, software, and tools, to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C provides a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding between organizations.

As part of W3C, the Web Services Choreography Working Group, formed in January 2003, addresses issues inherent in the development of Web services and the relationships between different levels of operations within organizations. Web Service Choreography aims at using the power of Web services to allow corporations to create business processes that mirror today's dynamic and ever-changing business needs.

"We are pleased to provide a venue for the important work being done by the W3C because it closely aligns with our customer solutions," said Markus Nitschke, Attachmate vice president, marketing and product management.

According to W3C, the term 'choreography' is used to denote the space that includes differing terminology in the industry, such as orchestration, collaboration, coordination, and conversations -- these terms share a common characteristic of describing linkages and usage patterns between Web services. There is a need for a common interface and composition language to help address choreography.

Corporations can expose their application software and resources as Web services so that other corporations can dynamically find and use them in their business processes. Creating a business process requires not only a clear definition of collaboration patterns of all its components but also a way of depicting standard B2B interactions.

Attachmate myEXTRA! connector and restructuring solutions leverage existing legacy assets to serve new business initiatives and make legacy data and business logic available as a set of reusable services for new Internet, intranet, extranet, or custom B2B solutions -- without having to make host code changes. This host-based information can be securely exposed as XML, Web services, or popular component technologies that can then be consumed and shared by multiple applications across the enterprise.

About W3C

The W3C is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the US, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. For more information see

About Attachmate

Attachmate Corporation is a privately held, worldwide supplier of host data and business-logic access and management solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises. The company provides solutions for direct, real-time access to back-office systems, Web-to-host and desktop-to-host solutions, and flexible enterprise application integration and Web service offerings. Attachmate is member of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Unisys Partner, and BEA Star Partner.


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: (1) W3C Web Services Choreography Working Group; (2) general references in "Messaging and Transaction Coordination."

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