OASIS Begins Work on Asynchronous Web Services Spec
A new OASIS group is working on extending the Simple Object Access Protocol to address the latency between the request for a resource or service and its actual return.The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Systems (OASIS) Monday announced that some of its members have begun work on a new specification to handle asynchronous Web services. The new group, called the OASIS Asynchronous Service Access Protocol (ASAP) Technical Committee, is working on extending the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) to address the latency between the request for a resource or service and its actual return. ASAP is applicable for areas as diverse as workflow, business process management, e-commerce, data mining and mobile wireless devices.
Members of the OASIS ASAP technical committee include British Telecommunications plc., Computer Associates International Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., DataPower Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Research in Motion Ltd. The chairman of the committee is Jeff Ricker, principal of technology solutions at IZAR Associates Inc., of Saddle Brook, N.J.