Web Services and Semantics

Using Web services: from infrastructure to semantics

W3C Seminar - Monday 6 March 2006 - Paris, France

WS2 seminar in Salle des Engrenages - (Photo credit: Philippe Le Hégaret)

W3C Web Services event in Europe

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is organizing a morning of presentations related to today's use of Web Services in the industry.

The key specifications for Web Services developed at W3C, implementable on a royalty-free basis, constitute the infrastructure of Web services.

As more elaborate description capabilities are desired, work on using semantics on top of these core technologies is being started.

This seminar will illustrate uses of those Web services technologies in real world scenarios, and give an outlook of the use of semantics in this area.

Web Services standardization at W3C

Web services provide a standard means of interoperating between different software applications, running on a variety of platforms and/or frameworks. W3C's Web Services Activity is designing the infrastructure, defining the architecture and creating the core technologies for Web services:

More details regarding the status of the documents and the upcoming directions of work are available from the W3C Web Services activity statement.


8h30-9h00 Registration

Introduction [slides]

Hugo Haas - W3C Web Services Activity lead

9h20-10h00 SOAP 1.2, MTOM and their applications [slides] Hervé Ruellan - Canon
10h00-10h30 Web services ubiquity in theTravel & Tourism industry [slides] Denis Lacroix - Director of Development, Amadeus
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-11h30 Web services: usage and challenges in mobile phones [slides] Timo Skytta - Director, Web Services, Nokia Technology Platforms
11h30-12h00 Web services in corporate semantic Webs [slides] Fabien Gandon - INRIA
12h00-12h30 Demonstrations (Web Services validators and demonstrators) [slides, slides] Yves Lafon and Eric Prud'hommeaux; W3C Web Services technical staff
12h30-13h00 Open discussion Philippe Le Hégaret - W3C Architecture Domain leader - and all speakers
13h00-14h00 Closing and lunch buffet


La Bourse

The event will take place at the Palais Brongniart. This famous Parisian building notably holds a gallery dedicated to the Bourse (Paris Stock Exchange). The seminar will be held in the auditorium and the "salle des engrenages".

Palais Brongniart
Place de la Bourse
75002 Paris, France
(Metro: BOURSE)

Entrance to the Palais Brongniart is to be done at the opposite of "40 rue Notre Dame des Victoires". See access directions and map.

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About the Web Services and Semantics (WS2) project

The Web Services and Semantics (WS2) Project (IST-FP6-004308) is a specific support action in IST's FP6 framework (financed by European Commission's IST Programme) running for 2 years, from July 2004 to June 2006, in order to promote Web services and work on integration of semantics.

The goals of the project are to increase the awareness of the European community around Web services and Web services standards as well as their participation in their development, and to start the integration of semantics in Web services. WS2 is seeking to ensure Europe plays a key role in realising the vision of semantic Web Services. Higher levels of descriptions, including semantics information, would allow for more elaborated discovery and composition of services.

The WS2 project, led by the W3C European branch, hosted by ERCIM, is supporting the work of outreach and technical work for Web Services and Semantic Web Services.

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org/