W3C Architecture Domain Web Services Activity

Web Services Coordination Group Charter

[February 2006]

Philippe Le Hégaret (W3C), Chair,
Hugo Haas, Team Contact

Note: This is the third charter for the Web Services Coordination Group. For reference purposes, the previous charter is available.

The Coordination Group follows the rules and requirements of the latest operative version of the World Wide Web Consortium Process Document. In the event of a conflict between this document and the W3C Process Document, the W3C Process Document shall take precedence.

Table of Contents

  1. Scope and Functions
  2. Duration
  3. External Groups
  4. Coordination Group Participation
  5. Meetings
  6. Communication
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Patent Disclosures

Scope and Functions

The Web Services Coordination Group provides a forum for coordination for Web services work at W3C, between the Working Groups of the Web Services Activity, the Semantic Web Activity, other parts of W3C, and other organizations.

The Coordination Group (CG) itself has no deliverables; those are produced by Working Groups (WG).

The functions of the Web Services Coordination Group is to:


The duration of this charter is until 30 September 2007.

External Groups

The Web Services Coordination Group will pay particular attention to related Web services work carried in external groups and recommend technical liaisons as appropriate, including work happening in the following organizations:

Coordination Group Participation

The Web Services Coordination Group membership consists of:

A participant may appoint a representative to the CG if he/she is not available. Participants are expected to devote approximately 1-2 hours a week to Coordination Group activities.


The Chair of the Web Services Coordination Group is Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C.

W3C Team resources

The W3C Team contact is Hugo Haas. The W3C Team expects to dedicate 0.15 FTE for the duration of the Coordination Group, including the Chair's time.


The Web Services Coordination Group will hold a distributed meeting every other week. The Coordination Group may meet face-to-face if deemed necessary.


The Working Group will utilize a public mailing list, www-ws-cg@w3.org and a Member-only mailing list w3c-ws-cg@w3.org.


The proceedings of this Coordination Group are public, subject to exceptions made by the Chair, after consultation with the Working Group.

Patent Disclosures

The Web Services Coordination Group provides an opportunity to share perspectives on Web Services. W3C reminds Coordination Group participants of their obligation to comply with patent disclosure obligations as set out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. While the Coordination Group does not produce Recommendation-track documents, when Coordination Group participants review Recommendation-track specifications from Working Groups, the patent disclosure obligations do apply.

Please note that the proceedings of this Coordination Group (mailing list archives, minutes, etc.) are publicly visible.

Hugo Haas
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