Web Services Session: Introduction

Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
W3C Web Services Activity Lead

Presentation at WWW2002, 8 May 2002

Slides available at:


What is a Web service?

An example of a Web service

Overview of a travel agent usage scenario:


Web services work at W3C

Web Services Activity

Web Services Architecture Working Group

Status of the Working Group

Web Services Architecture Requirements

Web Services Architecture Requirements: 29 April 2002 Working Draft

Requirements: Web-friendly

Must be consistent with the current and future evolution of the World Wide Web.

Requirements: Security

Must provide a secure environment for on-line processes.

Requirements: Scalability and extensibility

Must be scalable and extensible.

Upcoming milestones

Target schedule:


This presentation: http://www.w3.org/2002/Talks/www2002-hh-0508-wsa/ linked from http://www.w3.org/Talks/

Web Services Activity: http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/

Web Services Architecture Working Group: http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/arch/