International Virtual Observatory Alliance
In the context of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance researchers would like to provide astronomical services to the community. These services could be:
In the following we will ignore any specific feature and will use the term generic service to refer to any kind of process that receives input parameters and produces output ones. Let us notice that users from the community will not be able to use a new service unless they have the knowledge of what the service does (and how). Moreover this new service will be even more useful if it can be immediately interactive and is well integrated with other services. Service description and Interoperability are indeed two key points for building efficient and useful services.
This is an IVOA Working Draft for review by IVOA members and other interested parties.
It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time.It is inappropriate to use IVOA Working Drafts as reference materials or to cite them as other than "work in progress".