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W3C Semantic Web Coordination Group Charter

Per section 6 Working Groups, Interest Groups, and Coordination Groups of the W3C Process, this charter, and any changes to it, take effect by way of an announcement to the W3C Membership via w3c-ac-members.

Note: This is the charter for the Semantic Web Coordination Group. This document supersedes the Coordination Group's previous Charter.

Work on the Semantic Web is part of W3C's Technology and Society Domain.

  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose and Scope
  3. Related Activities
  4. Communication
  5. Participation
  6. Duration
  7. Contact

1. Introduction

The Semantic Web Activity has been established to serve a leadership role, in both the design of enabling specifications and the open, collaborative development of technologies that support the automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications. To facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of this Activity, the Semantic Web Coordination Group is tasked to provide a forum for managing the interrelationships and interdependencies among groups focusing on standards and technologies that relate to this goals of this Activity.

2. Purpose and Scope

The Semantic Web Coordination Group serves as an advisory forum for the W3C Semantic Web Activity. This group is designed to coordinate, facilitate and (where possible) direct the efforts of other related groups to avoid duplication of effort and fragmentation of the Semantic Web by way of incompatible standards and technologies.

3. Related Activities

The goal of this group is to coordinate the related groups relevant to the Semantic Web Activity. These groups include Working Groups directly associated with the Semantic Web Activity, other related W3C Working Groups, and various other organizations focusing on related policies and technologies. The following specific groups have been identified as the basis for this coordination.

Semantic Web Activity Active Groups

The Coordination Group will maintain contacts with Groups directly associated with the Semantic Web Activity. These groups include the following:

Related W3C Working Groups

The Coordination Group will additionally maintain contacts with many other Groups within W3C. These include:

Relative Activities Outside of W3C

This Coordination Group will also maintain contacts with some external groups working on Semantic Web related technologies, such as:

4. Communication

The Semantic Web Coordination Group is expected to meet by teleconference at least monthly unless special circumstances require additional meetings (by teleconference or face-to-face). When appropriate, the Coordination group will meet face-to-face. Additionally, the Coordination Group will maintain an email archive open to W3C Members.

5. Participation

The Semantic Web Coordination Group is a forum for identifying and discussing interrelationships and interdependencies among various working and interest groups chartered by the Activity. Participating members of this coordination group include chairs of these groups and representatives from related activities.

6. Duration

The Semantic Web Coordination Group will continue though the life of Semantic Web Activity, which is chartered through January, 2006.

7. Contact

The chair of the Coordination Group is Eric Miller <em@w3.org>.


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