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OASIS TC Call For Participation: UDDI Specification TC

Subject:   OASIS TC Call For Participation: UDDI Specification TC
From:      "Karl F. Best" <> 
Date:      Tue, 06 Aug 2002 08:19:40 -0400

A new OASIS technical committee is being formed. The OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee (UDDI-spec) has been proposed by the following members of OASIS: Tom Bellwood, IBM; Luc Clément, Microsoft; Mike DeNicola, Fujitsu; Trey Drake, Sun Microsystems; David Gadbois, Sun Microsystems; Andrew Hatley, IBM; Keisuke Kibakura, Fujitsu; Christopher Kurt, Microsoft; Sam Lee, Oracle; Sandip Mandera, Intel; Claus von Riegen, SAP; Mark Wahl, Sun Microsystems; and George Zagelow, IBM.

The proposal for a new TC meets the requirements of the OASIS TC Process (see, and is appended to this message. The proposal, which includes a statement of purpose, list of deliverables, and proposed schedule, will constitute the TC's charter. The TC Process allows these items to be clarified (revised) by the TC members; such clarifications (revisions), as well as submissions of technology for consideration by the TC and the beginning of technical discussions, may occur no sooner than the TC's first meeting.

To become a member of this new TC you must 1) be an employee of an OASIS member organization or an Individual member of OASIS; 2) notify the TC co-chairs, Tom Bellwood ( and Luc Clément ( of your intent to participate at least 15 days prior to the first meeting; and 3) attend the first meeting on 13 September. You should also subscribe to the TC's mail list. Note that membership in OASIS TCs is by individual, and not by organization. You must be eligible for participation at the time you time you notify the chair.

The private mail list is for committee discussions. TC members as well as any other interested OASIS members should subscribe to the list by going to the mail list web page at, or by sending a message to with the word "subscribe" as the body of the message. (Note that subscribing to the mail list does not make you a member of the TC; to become a member you must contact the TC chair and attend the first meeting as described in the preceeding paragraph.)

A public comment list will be available for the public to make comments on the work of this TC; the public may subscribe to this list by going to the mail list web page at, or by sending a message to with the word "subscribe" as the body of the message.

The archives of both of these mail lists are visible to the public at

Karl F. Best
OASIS - Director, Technical Operations
+1 978.667.5115 x206

Proposal for OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee (UDDI-spec)

Name of the TC

OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee (UDDI)

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Specification TC is to continue work on the Web services registry foundations developed and published by [1]. The UDDI specifications form the necessary technical foundation for publication and discovery of Web services implementations both within and between enterprises.

The Technical Committee will take advantage of the OASIS provided services for such things as e-mail lists and archives, and also web pages for tracking progress. E-mail archives will be visible to the public.

Relationship to Existing Activities

Where appropriate, the UDDI Specification TC will foster collaborative relationships and liaisons with other activities.

Technical Committee Deliverables

The scope of the UDDI Specification Technical Committee is the support of Web services discovery mechanisms in the following areas:

a. Specifications for Web services registries and Web service interfaces to the registries.

b. Replication or synchronization mechanisms across multiple implementations.

c. Security facilities for access or manipulation of the registry and maintaining data integrity.

The UDDI specifications will use implementation and language neutral XML formats defined in XML Schema where appropriate.

The OASIS UDDI Specification TC will:

  1. Accept as input the UDDI version 2.0 and 3.0 specifications published by the members of [1].

  2. Produce as output a specification for Web Services Description, Discovery, and Integration. This specification will reflect refinements and changes made to the submitted version of UDDI that are identified by the UDDI Specification TC members, and for additional functionality within the scope of the TC charter.

  3. Liaise and/or forge relationships with other Web services efforts to assist in leveraging UDDI as a part of their specifications or solutions.

  4. Coordinate with the chairs of the other related OASIS Technical Committees via Joint Committees as appropriate.

  5. Coordinate with the UDDI Business Registry operators in order to get early feedback from their implementation experiences.

  6. Oversee ongoing maintenance and errata of the UDDI specifications.

Language in Which the TC will Conduct Business


Date and Time of the First Meeting

The first meeting will be held via teleconference on September 13, 2002. The meeting will start at 1:00 pm Pacific, and will last two hours.

Meeting Schedule for the First Year

The UDDI Specification TC will meet via weekly conference call, and will hold quarterly face-to-face meetings on a schedule determined by the UDDI Specification TC members. The phone call sponsors will be determined at the initial meeting.


Names, Affiliation, and Electronic Mail Addresses of members who support the formation of this TC and are committed to the Meeting Schedule and Purpose:

Tom Bellwood (IBM)
Luc Clément (Microsoft)
Mike DeNicola (Fujitsu)
Trey Drake (Sun Microsystems)
David Gadbois (Sun Microsystems)
Andrew Hatley (IBM)
Keisuke Kibakura (Fujitsu)
Christopher Kurt (Microsoft)
Sam Lee (Oracle)
Sandip Mandera (Intel)
Claus von Riegen (SAP AG)
Mark Wahl (Sun Microsystems)
George Zagelow (IBM)


The UDDI Specification TC Co-Chairs will be:

Tom Bellwood (IBM)
Luc Clément (Microsoft)

Meeting Sponsors

Microsoft will sponsor the first TC meeting. Sponsorship of subsequent TC meetings, whether in person or conference calls, will be determined by the TC membership.


[1] UDDI Specifications


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: (1) Announcement 2002-08-29: "OASIS Members Form Technical Committee to Advance UDDI for Web Services."; (2) general references in "Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI)."

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