The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200306/msg00004.html
The charter for this TC is as follows.
OASIS Materials Markup Language Technical Committee
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the Materials Markup Language Technical Committee will be to enhance the e-business needs of materials producers, designers, fabricators, quality assurance, and failure analysis specialists by developing an XML-based standard markup language for the exchange of all types of materials technical information, while retaining its high quality and integrity despite its complexity. The technology should be simple, easy to understand, and flexible as well as extensible. This TC will include an evaluation of MatML (www.matml.org), a materials markup language developed at NIST, in its activity. It is the intent of the developers of MatML to contribute this work to the new TC.
In the context of this application, "materials" includes, but is not necessarily limited to, all materials of construction, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites, and all of the elemental components of these materials. The breadth of technical information includes but is not necessarily limited to: compositions, mechanical properties, physical properties, performance characteristics, and micrographic information, all in tabular, graphical, or photographic formats.
Liaisons will be established with groups maintaining other pre-existing XML-based markup languages for interfacing technologies, such as femML, chemML, and MathML, and also with the ISO/STEP committees handling materials information exchange.
List of Deliverables
The principal deliverable will be the schema for an XML-based markup language meeting the above requirements, with suitable illustrations of its application, by December 31, 2004.