From Geo- to Flow-enabling the Web

Posted by Patrice Cappelaere Tue, 17 Jun 2008 23:06:00 GMT

It finally happened! The WfMC and the OGC just signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in advancing standards-based, interoperable work flow and Web-enabled geospatial content sharing, modeling and visualization to address the needs of their members.

This is a big deal for WfXML and our RESTful approach to workflow management. OGC has been very successful in standard development through continuous interoperability demonstrations and pilot programs. So you will see more news in the near future.

As part of this MOU, we will continue the integration of RESTful Workflows (WfXML) with XPDL, BPMN as well as other OGC standards to power the NASA SensorWeb with many of the OGC and WfMC organizational members.

Please, Come and Join us. This is going to be fun!

OWS-5 Interoperability Demo

Posted by Patrice Cappelaere Fri, 28 Mar 2008 17:17:00 GMT

St Louis, Mar 28, 2008

Just completed a full week of OGC meetings in St Louis. This is the conclusion of OWS-5 (OGC Web Services Interoperability Demo #5) with more than 30 participants.

The NASA SensorWeb is deeply involved in Earth Observation, Natural Resources & Environment. We presented our current ROA-based architecture used to support many pilots and operational demonstrations.

Flip through the presentation on Slideshare and

Watch the first 7mn video here

or this one here as a more technical oriented version (10mn .mov)

Transforming Disruption into Advantage (TM)

Posted by Patrice Cappelaere Tue, 30 Oct 2007 21:22:00 GMT

This is the trademark of Transformation + Innovation. i had the priviledge to present a few slides during a breakfast presentation on a RESTful WfXML: A User Centric Resource-Oriented Approach to Workflows as they apply to the orchestration of OGC services with some examples taken during the recent South California fires.

A very interesting talk from Dennis Wisnosky, CTO of the DoD Business Mission Area on Agile Architectures…talking about a challenge for DoD!

This current work is sponsored by the OGC (as part of OWS-5) and NASA. It is also getting a lot of attention from the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) as a complementary approach to the existing SOAP-based WfXML API for Workflow Interoperability.