60-day Public Review for Web Services Quality Factors V1.0 COS01

Members of the Web Services Quality Model TC [1] have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot [2] to advance Web Services Quality Factors V1.0 as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS). The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.

Web Services Quality Factors Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
31 October 2012

Specification Overview:

The purpose of this candidate standard is to provide a standard for quality factors of web services in their development, usage and management.

Web services usually have distinguished characteristics. They are service-oriented, network-based, variously bind-able, loosely-coupled, platform independent, and standard-protocol based. As a result, a web service system requires its own quality factors unlike installation-based software. For instance, as the quality of web services can be altered in real-time according to changes by the service provider, considering real-time properties of web services is very meaningful in describing the web services quality.

This document presents the quality factors of web services with definition, classification, and sub-factors case by case. For each quality factor, related specifications are cited with a brief explanation. This specification can be generally extended to the definition of quality of SOA and to provide the foundation for quality in the SOA system.

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 06 December 2012 and ends 04 February 2013.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.


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All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of Web Services Quality Factors Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

[1] OASIS Web Services Quality Model TC

[2] Candidate OASIS Standard ballot

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/wsqm/ipr.php
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