The W3C Incubator Activity fosters rapid development, on a time scale of a year or less, of new Web-related concepts. Target concepts include innovative ideas for specifications, guidelines, and applications that are not (or not yet) clear candidates for development and more thorough scrutiny under the current W3C Recommendation Track.
Two new Incubator Groups (XG) were created:
Incubator Group to Analyze Semantic Web Services
The SWS Testbed Incubator Group's mission is to develop a standard methodology for evaluating Semantic Web Services based upon a standard set of problems and develop a public repository of such problems. This XG is sponsored by W3C Members Wright State University, Stanford University, DERI University of Innsbruck, and the National University of Galway, Ireland.
Incubator Group to Focus on Uncertain Knowledge
The Uncertainty Reasoning for the World Wide Web Incubator Group was created to better define the challenge of working with incomplete knowledge. The group expects to identify the elements of uncertainty, produce use cases, and create the fundamentals of a way to represent and reason when truth or falsehood is inapplicable or unknown. The group is sponsored by W3C Members Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Lab, McDonald Bradley, MITRE, National ICT Australia (NICTA), the University of Amsterdam and the University of Bristol.