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Dataset Exchange Working Group (DXWG)



Deliverable FPWD Draft Completed
Use Cases & Requirements 4th Q 2017
DCAT 1.1 1st Q 2018 4th Q 2018 2nd Q 2019
Profiles 1st Q 2018 4th Q 2018 2nd Q 2019
Conneg 1st Q 2018 4th Q 2018 2nd Q 2019

Working Documents

Use cases and Requirements

DCAT deliverable


Resolutions relating to Profiles

  • Definition of Profile .. RESOLVED: to adopt this definition of 'Profile' - "A named set of constraints on one or more identified base specifications, including the identification of any implementing subclasses of datatypes, semantic interpretations, vocabularies, options and parameters of those base specifications necessary to accomplish a particular function. "

Tools and support

Key Dates


  • W3C publishing moratorium 12 through 17 May 2018
  • December 19, 1200Z: Deadline for publication requests before moratorium
  • December 20: Last publications before moratorium
  • December 24 - January 1: No publications
  • January 3, 2019: Publications resume


  • W3C publishing moratorium 6 through 11 April 2019

Background and reading

W3C Documents

Non-W3C Documents

Application Profiles

for DCAT

Other AP
IETF def of Profile

Mappings to/from DCAT (and DCAT application profiles)

Background About Profiles


Content Negotiation


Schemas maybe useful for description of profiles

Related non-W3C vocabularies

Resources for Transition To PR etc.


Participation in the DXWG is subject to the usual W3C Membership rules. Representatives of Member Organizations should contact their AC Rep to join the WG.

Non members are encouraged to make comments and contributions via [archive]

See also the WG's primary mailing list and GitHub Repository where issues are raised and discussed.


The WG Chairs are Karen Coyle, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (@karencoyle) and Peter Winstanley, The Scottish Government ([2]). Staff contact is Dave Raggett (@draggett). You can e-mail the chairs at