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Subject: Web service interfaces for EPICS
From: "Bill St. Arnaud" <bill.st.arnaud@canarie.ca>
To: "'Ned Arnold'" <nda@aps.anl.gov>, <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: "'John Carwardine'" <carwar@aps.anl.gov>, <dalesio@slac.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 16:29:28 -0500
We have funding and are interested in collaborating with EPICs developers
to build a web services interface to EPICS and use web services workflow
(e.g Keppler) to enable a "labview" like flexibility for interconnecting
devices.

Similar work is underway at UoIndianna.  Please see following for  more
detail

http://www.canarie.ca/conferences/advnet2004/ppt/mcmullen.ppt

For a general overview of our work on web services for process control
please see

http://www.canarie.ca/conferences/advnet2004/program.html

Bill

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Bill.St.Arnaud@canarie.ca
+1.613.944.5603

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ned Arnold [mailto:nda@aps.anl.gov]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:48 PM
> To: 'tech-talk@aps.anl.gov'
> Cc: John Carwardine
> Subject: A New Year, A New Start
> 
> Happy New Year -
> 
> At December's EPICS Collaboration Meeting in Tokai, Japan (co-organized
> by JAERI-Tokai and KEK), there was extensive discussion on how to build
> some momentum into the the on-going evolution, development and support
> of EPICS. Although all such development will continue to be a
> collaborative effort, it was concluded that to best make use of widely
> distributed resources from different institutions, some coordination,
> planning, and tracking of efforts is desperately needed.
> 
> Here is "a plan" that was proposed:
> 
> - Group the activities into the following categories:
>     > EPICS Core  (iocCore, Channel Access, SNL)
>     > Core Tools/Extensions (fundamental tools and popular extensions)
>     > Collaboration Support (training, documentation, information, etc)
>     > R&D for EPICS 5.0++ and beyond (EPICS 2010 follow through)
> 
> - For each category, identify a "category lead" - i.e. the
>    person(s) responsible for making something happen in that
>    category. [it was acknowledged that no one knows what
>    authoritative body exists to approve these "leads", so we just made
>    them up :) ]
> 
> - These category leads have not been given much direction (other
>    than this e-mail), so it will be up to them to initiate whatever
>    activity they deem appropriate. Some reasonable expectations
>    would include ...
> 
>     > Identify interested people who are committed to contributing
>       both ideas and effort in this category
> 
>     > Identify immediate needs, work being done, future plans
>       and ideas for that category by soliciting input from
>       the EPICS community (i.e. develop a plan)
> 
>     > Maintain web page(s) that clearly identify current efforts,
>       planned efforts, and needed resources (i.e. publicize the plan)
> 
>     > Match available resources to needed tasks and track progress
> 
>     > Ensure that plans, implementations, etc are sufficiently
>       distributed/exposed for comments and all effort is done
>       in a "collaborative" mode (i.e. beta releases, appropriate
>       reviews, etc)
> 
>     > Report at every EPICS Collaboration Meeting on the activities
>       in this category and receive honest feedback from the
>       community
> 
> This plan in no way inhibits one's opportunity to contribute to the
> collaboration. In fact, it provides the benefit of identifying a
> contact
> person with whom to discuss your ideas/efforts!
> 
> The discussions at Tokai identified the following "Category Leads":
> 
>     > EPICS Core - Bob Dalesio
>     > Core Tools/Extensions - Matthias Clausen
>     > Collaboration Support - Ned Arnold/John Maclean
>     > R&D for EPICS 5.0++ and beyond - Steve Hunt
> 
> The EPICS Core category has already gained some momentum. Bob presented
> a new Road Map that includes plans for EPICS Release 3.15, Channel
> Access 4.0 Definition/Development, and EPICS Release 4.0. See the last
> lecture listed at http://www-linac.kek.jp/epicsasia2004 (The second to
> last presentation conveys similar information as this e-mail).
> 
> As web-sites for each category are made available, a link will be
> provided from the EPICS Home Page.
> 
> We welcome your <helpful> comments. General comments may be submitted
> to
> tech-talk. Specific comments and/or suggestions for a particular
> category should go to the "category lead".
> 
> 
>      Ned
> 




References:
A New Year, A New Start Ned Arnold

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