The Human Task Service is a a web service available through the Cognos 10 platform that provides for the creation and manipulation of human tasks as described by the ws-humantask specification.
Human tasks are created from a template and carry a payload of task specific data. The task template provides the rendering for the task. HTS provides an API to create custom task templates and provides some by default.
Human tasks are asynchronous and an be used to control an Event Studio agent workflow. Human tasks can be viewed through My Inbox or as a rest resource for inclusion in a third party portal.
Human tasks can be used in Cognos 10 for report approval.