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Universal Worker Service Pattern
Version 1.1

IVOA Working Draft 27 May 2014

Interest/Working Group:
Paul Harrison, Guy Rixon
Paul Harrison


The Universal Worker Service (UWS) pattern defines how to manage asynchronous execution of jobs on a service. Any application of the pattern defines a family of related services with a common service contract. Possible uses of the pattern are also described.

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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".

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