A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA)
RFC 3616

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Network Working Group                                     F. Bellifemine
Request for Comments: 3616                            Telecom Italia Lab
Category: Informational                                I. Constantinescu
                                                                    EPFL
                                                             S. Willmott
                                                                     UPC
                                                          September 2003

              A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for
           Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA)

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes a Uniform Resource Name Namespace
   Identification (URN NID) for the Foundation for Intelligent Physical
   Agents (FIPA). This URN NID will be used for identification of
   standard components published by the FIPA standards body in the area
   of Agent technology.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Specification Template. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  Namespace Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.  Community Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   7.  References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       7.1.  Normative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       7.2.  Informative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   8.  Authors' Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   9.  Full Copyright Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

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1.  Introduction

   The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) was established
   in 1996 in Geneva, Switzerland.  FIPA is an international non-profit
   association of companies and organizations dedicated to promoting the
   industry of intelligent agents by openly developing specifications
   supporting interoperability among agents and agent-based
   applications.  The core mission of the FIPA standards consortium is
   to facilitate the interworking of agents and agent systems across
   multiple vendors' platforms.  Since its inception, FIPA has counted
   more than 60 member companies from over 20 different countries
   worldwide.

   FIPA publishes technical specifications, schemas, diagrams and other
   documentation related to the area of Agent technology.  FIPA wishes
   to create and manage globally unique, persistent, location-
   independent identifiers for these resources.

2.  Specification Template

   Namespace ID:

      "fipa"

   Registration Information:

      Version 1
      Date: 2002-02-28

   Declared registrant of the namespace:

      Name:           FIPA Secretariat (J. Kelly)
      E-mail:         secretariat@fipa.org
      Affiliation:    Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA)
      Address:        c/o Me Jean-Pierre Jacquemoud
                      2, rue Bellot
                      CH-1206 Geneve

   Declaration of structure:

   The identifier has a hierarchical structure as follows:

      urn:<assigned number>:{subspace-id1}:{subspace-id2}:...

      subspace-ids can be any US-ASCII string compliant with URI syntax
      and not containing the ":" character.  The subspaces are used to
      divide the assigned namespace along one or more logical schemes.

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   Examples of such schemes are:

      * By standardization area:
   urn:fipa:language:acl
   urn:fipa:ontology:management

      * By technical committee:
   urn:fipa:architecture:example:directory
   urn:fipa:architecture:example:greenpolicy

   Relevant ancillary documentation:

      None.

   Identifier uniqueness considerations:

      Assignment of URNs in the requested namespace will be managed by
      the FIPA Architecture Board (FAB) which will ensure that URNs
      assigned in the requested namespace are unique.

   Identifier persistence considerations:

      FIPA is committed to maintaining the availability and persistence
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