Monthly Archives: April 2007

A Reference Model for Ontology?

In the work of the Ontology Summit this week in Gaithersburg, USA, our working group tried to get its collective head around the idea of ontologies having “dimensions”. These dimensions are intended for use to evaluate the significant presence within … Continue reading

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Ontology Summit 2007

If the volume and the quality of the posts to the online discussion forum are anything to go by, next week’s two-day Ontology Summit promises to be a exciting and stimulating event. Cutting through the hype of semantic web technologies, … Continue reading

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Time to pay for the free lunch

So, half way through blogging the OASIS Symposium, my blog client seizes up. The reason? I’m still using an “old” Blogger account, provided by those nice, happy guys out in Google. Only now they want me to create a Google … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium – Round-table on Web Services and SOA

In the work of the OASIS Reference Model for SOA, I and others repeatedly raised the issue of whether we should spell “web services” –upper case or lower case? For me, Upper case implies the WS-* stack of specifications, whereas … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium – Data Services

Two papers, from Sri Gopolan (Booz Allen) and Murty Gurajada, looking at how SOA should also pay attention to how data is managed and moved around in orchestrated eService transactions – the idea of specific data services. I missed Sri’s … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium – SOA and Content-Centric Services

Andrew Townsley from Archistry in Ireland presented on the need for a real paradigm shift in how SOA is used. With the continued growth in the proportion of the total workforce involved as “knowledge workers” (see McKinsey Quarterly, 2005 N°4), … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium – Web Security

Excellent presentation from Rik Drummond and a simple and blindingly obvious message once you think about it: good technical standards are only technically good. If they are to be operationally good, then a whole host of organisational and management issues … Continue reading

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