World Wide Web Consortium
Workshop on Web services

11-12 April 2001
San Jose, CA - USA

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Scope of the Workshop

From its early days, Web technologies have been used to provide an interface to distributed services (e.g., HTML forms calling CGI scripts). The advent of XML has accelerated this development, and has sparked the emergence of numerous XML-based environments that enable Web services. These environments are starting to encompass the classical components of distributed application environments such as protocol conventions, security mechanisms, mechanisms to ensure reliable delivery and provide transaction functionality, interface description languages, and marshalling mechanisms, all of which are adapted to the special needs of the Web environment, and the requirements of XML.

W3C has recently started to address some of these techniques in the XML Protocol Activity, and in the XML Protocol Working Group. Since the start of this work, Members have expressed interest in expanding the scope to also cover other aspects of an XML-based distributed application environment, such as Web service descriptions. The purpose of the Web services workshop is to gather the community interested in XML-based Web service solutions and standardization of components thereof, which includes both solution providers and users of this technology. The goal of the workshop is to advise the W3C about which further actions (Activity Proposals, Working Groups, etc.) should be taken with regard to Web services.

Topics likely to be discussed at this workshop include, but are not limited to:

Rules for participation

The number of attendees at the workshop is limited to 80. In order to participate, you need to

All position papers will be reviewed by a Program Committee. The review of the program committee will be used for selecting position papers for presentation. Should we receive more than 80 position papers, the Program Committee's reviews will also be used to select attendees. Should there be less than 80 position papers, remaining attendee slots will be distributed on a first come/first served basis.

IMPORTANT: Please try to reserve a hotel room as soon as you sent in your position paper, i.e. before the final list of workshop attendees is announced (see also Accommodations).

All position papers will be available from the workshop Web site. The workshop Web site will be public, so position papers and slides must be suitable for public dissemination. Speaker slides will also be available at the Web site after the workshop. There will not be printed proceedings.

Employees of organizations that are not W3C members can be invited by the workshop chairs. Employees of W3C member organizations are encouraged to propose persons who could be invited. Formal invitation of experts will be made by the workshop chairs.

Note: To help the organizers plan the workshop, employees of W3C Member organizations wishing to participate should send email as soon as possible to wsws-register@w3.org stating:

Important dates

12 March 2001: Deadline for W3C Member position papers for the workshop program (1 to 5 pages - send to wsws-submit@w3.org).

29 March 2001: Workshop program available

3 April 2001: Registration closed (the deadline has been extended).

11/12 April 2001: Workshop on Web services.

Workshop program

The workshop program is available.

The complete list of submitted papers should be viewed as required reading for the workshop.

Workshop proceedings

Minutes of the workshop are available. The presentations are available from the program.

Web services discussion

W3C has created a mailing list where people can discuss Web services (see the welcome message).

The www-ws mailing list is a publicly archived mailing list.

Everybody is welcome to subscribe to this www-ws by sending an email to www-ws-request@w3.org with Subject: subscribe. For more information, see the W3C mailing list page.

Organizing committee

Program Chairs
David Fallside, fallside@us.ibm.com
Philipp Hoschka, ph@w3.org
Program Committee Members
Paul Cotton, pcotton@microsoft.com (Microsoft)
Frank DeRose, frankd@tibco.com (TIBCO)
David Fallside, fallside@us.ibm.com (IBM)
Hugo Haas, hugo@w3.org (W3C)
Philipp Hoschka, ph@w3.org (W3C)
Yin Leng Husband, yin-leng.husband@compaq.com (Compaq)
Alan Karp, alan_karp@hp.com (Hewlett Packard)
Joel Munter, joel.d.munter@intel.com (Intel)
Masahiko Narita, masahiko.narita@jp.fujitsu.com (Fujitsu)
Franz-Josef Fritz, franz-josef.fritz@sap.com (SAP)
James Snell, jasnell@us.ibm.com (IBM)
Workshop Organization Chair
Arnaud Le Hors, lehors@us.ibm.com
10275 N. De Anza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014 U.S.A. Tel: 408 777-5824.
Workshop Webmaster
Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux, dom@w3.org
MIT/Laboratory for Computer Science
545 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139 U.S.A.

Workshop details


The workshop will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. This hotel is conveniently located next to the San Jose airport.

DoubleTree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California 95110
Phone: +1 408 453-4000
Fax: +1 408 437-289

Refer to the Doubletree Hotel Web site for directions.


Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch will be provided every day. In addition, one evening meal will be organized.


As several other events take place at the same time in the area it is important to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.

Here are some suggested hotels for your stay during the workshop. We are still working with various hotels to try and get a few blocks of rooms reserved at a negotiated rate. This page will be updated as we make progress on this.

DoubleTree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California 95110
Phone: +1 408 453-4000
Fax: +1 408 437-2898
Comments: A block of 20 rooms is reserved; rooms are available for $299 per night. Mention "W3C/IBM Web services Workshop" when making your reservation.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
1350 N. 4th Street San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: +1 408 467 1789
Fax: +1 408 467 1788
Wyndham San Jose
1350 North First Street
San Jose, California 95112
Phone: 408-453-6200
Fax: 408-437-9693

Philipp Hoschka

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