A new Web Services Distributed Management Technical Committee is being formed by OASIS members. This TC's goal, distinct from that of the Management Protocol TC, is to define web services management. The scope includes using web services architecture and technology to manage distributed resources. Working in alliance with the W3C, the TC will define explicit manageability for the components of the Web Services Architecture (WSA) as defined by the W3C Web Services Architecture Working Group. The new WSDM TC will also develop the model of a web service as a manageable resource. It will collaborate with various other standards groups, including the Distributed Management Task Force (especially with DMTF's technical work groups regarding relevant CIM Schema), and the Global Grid Forum (e.g., OGSA Common Resource Model and OGSI with respect to infrastructure). The WSDM TC will liaise with other OASIS TCs in security- and management-oriented areas. The TC co-chairs are Heather Kreger (IBM) and Winston Bumpus (Novell). The first meeting of the Web Services Distributed Management TC will be held 2-April-2003.
The Web Services Distributed Management Technical Committee does not propose to develop a management protocol. It will define the management of Web services.
Deliverables of the WSDM TC include a Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) V1.0 Specification, projected for completion in January 2004. This specification is to include WSDL described manageable resources and the XML schema to complete those descriptions. The specification will also define explicit manageability for the components of the Web Services Architecture (WSA) as defined by the W3C.
Names of Proposers Committed to TC Schedule
- Andrea Westerinen, firstname.lastname@example.org, Cisco
- Andreas Maier, MAIERA@de.ibm.com, IBM
- Ben Block, Ben@inteqnet.com Intersoft
- Daniel M. Foody, email@example.com, Actional Corporation
- Dick Spellman, Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org, Sun
- Ed Day, email@example.com, Objective Systems
- Ellen Stokes, firstname.lastname@example.org, IBM
- Fred Carter, email@example.com, AmberPoint
- Gil Kirkpatrick, firstname.lastname@example.org , NetPro
- Guru Bhat email@example.com, Sun
- Heather Kreger, firstname.lastname@example.org, IBM
- Hedy Alban, Hedy@EffectiveAnalyses.com, Effective Analyses
- Igor Sedukhin, Igor.Sedukhin@ca.com, Computer Associates
- Jim Willits, email@example.com, HP
- Karl Schopmeyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, Cisco
- Mark Potts email@example.com, Talking Blocks
- Matt Green, Matthew.Green@webmethods.com, webMethods, Inc
- Richard Nikula, Richard_Nikula@bmc.com, BMC Software
- Sekhar Sarukkai, firstname.lastname@example.org, Confluence Software
- Veena Subrahmanyam, email@example.com, HP
- Yoshimasa Masuoka, firstname.lastname@example.org, Hitachi
- Homayoun Pourheidari, email@example.com, HP
- Winston Bumpus, firstname.lastname@example.org, Novell
- Announcement 2003-02-13: "OASIS TC Call for Participation: WSDM TC (Distributed Management)
- "OASIS Members Collaborate to Define Web Services Management." Announcement 2003-03-10.
- Web Services Distributed Management TC website
- Archives for WSDM TC disussion list
- Archives for WSDM public comment list. Use the subscription manager.
- Contact: Winston Bumpus (TC Co-Chair, Novell)
- "Fiorina: HP Makes Strategic Investments in Web Services Management. Company Unveils Software, Services, Standards Framework to Help Customers Adopt Web Services, Bridge Competing J2EE and .NET Worlds." Excerpt: "Working closely with partners, HP plans to make a major contribution to standards efforts, allowing companies to incorporate management capabilities in Web services, rather than take a 'build later' approach. Additionally, over the next few months, HP will contribute a Web services management framework to the OASIS Distributed Management Organization and work with it towards a Web services management standard. This framework is a way to model and design relationships and interacts with a Web services environment. It is designed to enable companies to architect 'management-ready' systems for out-of-the-box integration with top management tools -- all based on Web services standards..."
- See also: "DMTF Common Information Model (CIM)."
- See also: W3C Web Services Architecture Working Group
- See also: OASIS Management Protocol TC website
- See also "Management Protocol Specification" - Main reference page.