The workshop will introduce comprehensive guidelines for design, semantic
annotation and publishing of SOAP-based Web Services in the area of life
sciences. The participants should be familiar with the basic concepts of
Web Services, and should preferably already have produced or have been
involved in the production of one or more such services. Pleaase NOTE
that the workshop is open and free of charge to everybody, and not restricted
to EMBRACE partners.
The emerging EMBRACE Guidelines for
Web Service providers will be discussed in detail. The following issues of key
importance to Web Service interoperability, easiness of use and visibility
to the community will then be covered in depth:
use of externally defined data types
(example: EDAM) and
All the points above will be illustrated with hands-on exercises. They will
be performed on the participants' own Web Services. Thus, each participant
should have remote access to his/her own Web Service generation workbench.
Windows laptops with SSH and X11 will be provided on request.
The workshop will be held at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis,
Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, building 208,
in Lyngby, Denmark, very close to Copenhagen. It will both start
and end at mid-day (Jun 2 and 4, respectively) leaving ample time to reach
most European destinations on the same day.
To apply for the workshop, please sign up through the on-line
The EMBRACE project is funded by the European Commission within its FP6
Programme, under the thematic area "Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology
for health", contract number LHSG-CT-2004-512092.