5th International IEEE Workshop SOCNE 2010

November 26th, 2009

Again, we are participating in the preparation of the annual IEEE SOCNE workshop. The 5th International IEEE Workshop on Service Oriented Architectures in Converging Networked Environments (SOCNE’10) will take place in Perth (Australia) from April 20-23 2010. SOCNE encourages communication and exchange of ideas between industrial and academic researchers in the field of service-oriented architectures. Important knowledge about future emerging directions for middleware, network infrastructures, and self-organizing software/service architectures will be addressed. For the first time, the workshop will also consider tracks on cloud computing and  embedded systems. SOCNE will be hosted in conjunction with the IEEE 24nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-10).

You can find more information on SOCNE 2010 and past events at http://www.socne.org.

Mobile assistance scenario

October 13th, 2009

Watch this video to get an impression of possible mobile assistance scenarios basing on WS4D technologies.

DPWS 1.1 becomes an OASIS Standard

July 2nd, 2009

Today we received an email, which we would like to share with you.

We are pleased to announce that Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS) Version 1.1 has been approved as an OASIS Standard. The submission of the approved standard can be found at [1].

Congratulations to the OASIS Web Services Discovery and Web Services Devices Profile (WS-DD) TC, and the community of implementers, developers and users who have brought the work successfully to culmination.

[1] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200906/msg00001.html

With this in mind, keep on working.

OSGi integration for JMEDS released

April 27th, 2009

The current implementation of the integration of our java multi edition stack (JMEDS) into OSGi was now released as v0.0.1 and can be downloaded here. It can be used to distribute the services of an OSGi plattform, use OSGi services with DPWS clients and integrate DPWS devices into OSGi. As usual, feedback like suggestions or bug reports are always highly appreciated (Please feel free to use the trackers and forums located on our sourceforge project page).

Back from OASIS WS-DD meetings and CeBIT

March 13th, 2009

We are back  from the OASIS WS-DD interop / face-to-face meeting and the CeBIT IT exhibition in Hannover.

During the WS-DD meetings (23.-26.2. hosted by Canon at their Santa Ana, CA campus) we tested the security part of DPWS with our ws4d-gsoap toolkit. The changes will be part of a new release described later. During the face-to-face we continued the standardization work to accomplish the version 1.1 of DPWS, WS-Discovery and SOAP-over-UDP specifications until June. As you can see on the issue list, most issues are solved. So the deadline at June looks good.


During the CeBIT exhibition in Hannover we introduced our new and easy to use composition tool to create new applications in device scenarios. This time our main focus was the health care scenario. Our compositione tool called pipes attracted a lot of attention. We plan to release this tool as open source soon, so you can connect your DPWS capable devices with each other, with regular web services, web 2.0 services or even other devices that don’t support DPWS!

Apart from that we look for new application domains of DPWS. One such new application domain is distributed OSGi. So we are developing an integration of our java multi edition stack (JMEDS) into OSGi. It can be used to distribute the services of an OSGi plattform, use OSGi services with DPWS clients and integrate DPWS devices into OSGi. We are planning to release this extension soon.

To sum up our plans for the near future:

  • Release version 0.8 and 0.7.1 of ws4d-gsoap. Version 0.8 supports the latest version of the WS-DD specifications and has new features like DPWS security support, scope matching support, lwIP support, fixed interoperability issues with vista and windows 7 and maybe RTnet support. Version 0.7 simply fixes basic bugs related to the build system.
  • Release ws4d-pipes
  • Release OSGi integration for JMEDS

WS4D successfully exhibits at the CEBIT in Hannover

March 4th, 2009

The University of Rostock exhibits on the CEBIT in Hannover and successfully promotes WS4D technologies to overcome the problems of the heterogeneous hardware structure in the domain home health care. Miscellaneous contacts already have been established and hopefully more potentials partners from industry and for research will follow during the next days. Visit us at Hall 9, D04 with the exhibit “Interoperability in Home Healtcare Applications through Web Services for Devices”.

CEBIT 2009

WS4D Technology in Home Healthcare Scenarios

March 4th, 2009

There are miscellaneous application domains for WS4D technologies. Actual developments focus on home healthcare scenarios. Intelligent Assistance technology as a sensory interface and increasingly so-called wireless sensor networks, which pervasive collect information about the spatial environment and the vital functions of the residents, make it possible to detect unusual or dangerous events for the senior citizen and if necessary alert emergency services.

Further information will be published here in the near future. For some more detailed information and publications see http://www.aal-rostock.de.

WS4D in Home Healthcare

Public Review of WS-DD Specifications

February 5th, 2009

The OASIS Web Services Discovery and Web Services Devices Profile (WS-DD) TC has recently approved the following three (3) specifications as Committee Drafts and approved the package for public review:

  • Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery) Version 1.1
  • Devices Profile for Web Services Version 1.1
  • SOAP-over-UDP Version 1.1

The public review started on 2 February 2009, and ends 3 April 2009. More Informationon on the WS-DD public page.

Back from OASIS WS-DD interop and face-to-face meeting

January 6th, 2009

After joining the WS-DD Technical Comitee at OASIS Ingo Lück (University of Dortmund) and Elmar Zeeb (University of Rostock) attended the WS-DD interop and face-to-face meeting that was hosted by Software AG in San Jose, CA from 8th to 11th of December.

We were able to test our WS4D-JavaMe and WS4D-gSOAP toolkits for interoperability with several implementations from Microsoft and printer vendors that are part of the WS-DD TC. More detailed Information from the WS-DD TC about the interoperability tests will be available soon.


Furthermore we were able to participate in the standardization process and contribute our knowledge and proposals for the devices profile for web services (DPWS) to the WS-DD TC.

The TC has established a firm timeline for the production of WS-DD v1.1 specifications that will be an official OASIS Standard as of June 1, 2009. The WS-DD TC is going to standardize the SOAP-over-UDP, WS-Discovery and DPWS specification. See the WS-DD TC site for more information.