plh: A policy can be defined as a declarative specification of guidelines, rules of conduct, organization, and behavior of entities in a given environment. The area of policy languages is still maturing from both a research and industrial point of view. From an application standpoint, this field has been dominated by very narrow applications in privacy and security. A number of languages have been proposed, most of them based on limited expre
hugoh: "The Rule Markup Initiative has taken steps towards defining a shared Rule Markup Language (RuleML), permitting both forward (bottom-up) and backward (top-down) rules in XML for deduction, rewriting, and further inferential-transformational tasks."
hugoh: IST project
plh: aim to formally compare the Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO) and the Semantic Web Services ontology OWL-S by hand of some well-known examples.
hugoh: By DERI
hugoh: "The Semantic Web Services Initiative (SWSI) is an ad hoc initiative of academic and industrial researchers"
Philippe: Web Service Capabilities and Constraints in WSMO
hugoh: OWL-S home page