Newspapers looking to enhance communications with their customers and draw more readers to their advertisers are using a new Internet-based calendar communications network as a solution to event publishing and information sharing. dotCal.com (dotCal) is working with many community newspapers to enhance marketing and communication strategies for local meetings, restaurant openings, special events, and other time-sensitive information.
The XML Technical Committee has published CalWS-Rest Restful Web Services Protocol for Calendaring. This work was undertaken in conjunction with the OASIS WS CALENDAR Technical Committee and will become a component of the WS-Calendar specification, in addition to being progressed within CalConnect as a calendaring operations API for web services. Please see CalWS-Rest Restful Web Services Protocol for Calendaring.
CalConnect and OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Systems, have been tasked jointly by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to produce one of the standards that will make it possible to monitor, predict and manage power consumption: see CalConnect, OASIS, Team Up on Key Smart-Grid Project. For a PDF version see: CalConnect, OASIS, Team Up on Key Smart-Grid Project.
The TC MOBILE Interoperability Event Report discussing the May 2010 Interoperability Test Event has been published. This report offers a broad public overview of the Mobile Calendar Interoperability Test Event and is complementary to the regular CalConnect Interoperability Test Event May 2010 Public Report. Please see TC MOBILE Interoperability Test Event Report.
Registration is open for the autumn 2010 CalConnect Roundtable and Interoperability Test event, to be held the week of October 4-8, 2010, at IBM/Lotus in Littleton, Massachusetts. Please see CalConnect XIX Logistics for details. Note that Early Registration for the Roundtable ends on September 17th and the registration fee increases at that point.