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Working Groups

The service of STI International is to provide an institutionalized cooperation framework for projects and members participating in project clustering efforts. STI International sets up, runs, and coordinates Cross-Projects and Members Working Groups (short: WG). Such a group works on a generic technological solution which then can be used, extended, and applied within the individual research projects. The aim is to strengthen the synergy and collaboration between several projects that work on similar technologies.

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Below is a list of several official STI International working groups, as well as several other auxilary working/technical groups supported by STI International, or see the archive for a list of former working groups.

Conceptual Models for Services Working Group (CMS WG)

Logo of CMS WG

The mission of the Conceptual Models for Services Working Group (CMS WG) is to continue the efforts of the WSMO working group in two ways. First, the group will maintain WSMO adding updates as appropriate to fullfil requests from Semantic Web Service researchers and practitioners. Secondly, building upon WSMO, we will create a number of new, generic ontologies including:

  • WSMO-Lite - a lightweight ontology which uses RDFS as the description language and defines mechanisms to annotate WSDL descriptions using SAWSDL.
  • MicroWSMO - an annotation mechanism for RESTful services.
  • Semantic Annotations of Processes - an ontology for describing processes which are implemented as Web services.



LarKC Community Working Group (LarKC WG)

The LarKC FP7 project designed and implemented a platform for large scale semantic computation, and particularly for experimentation on new forms of large scale semantic computation. This platform also supports a number of plug-in modules that perform data curation and inference tasks, work-flows that make use of the LarKC platform and plug-ins to perform tasks, and instrumentation and management tools. The LarKC project products are beginning to be used in other projects, and have been developed under permissive open source licences that encourage wide use, but, to realise the full promise of LarKC will require an ongoing community process for software development, adoption, dissemination, research into large scale heterogeneous inference, and general community building.

The purpose of this working group is to

  1. Maintain the LarKC project products in good condition, moving them, where possible, to a small set of repositories that impose minimal dependencies on the administrative requirements of particular institutions,
  2. Curate those products, extending and enhancing those that will be of most use to an ongoing LarKC Community Process, and appropriately archiving those more particularly related to the LarKC FP7 Project,
  3. Maintain software development on the LarKC platform under a permissive open source software licence, and selected other tools under licences as permissive as possible, with a particular focus on maintaining the ability to perform cutting edge R&D on top of LarKC,
  4. Encourage and support widespread research, commercial, educational and enthusiast use of the platform and tools,
  5. and Design and implement a permanent LarKC Community process, with an associated organisational embodiment, and transfer the responsibilities of this working group to that organization.

Download the WG Charter


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