Future Data Exchange Standard
Some of the challenges for the next standard include: developing a machine-parseable format based on a formal ontology or schema (as in phyloxml); representing more complex types of trees; representing meta-information such as analysis procedures; integrating existing ontologies or at least respecting their namespaces; supporting analyses that use distributions of alignments or trees.
Analysis of current needs
(what do we have now? what is missing? what challenges are coming up?)
Goals for the working group
(specific goals for this topic)
Strategy for achieving goal
(be sure to include specific deliverables or milestones)