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July 2015


Recap: Berlin 2015

OMG held its latest quarterly technical meeting from June 15-19th in Berlin, Germany. More than 300 attendees registered for the event at the Radisson Blu Hotel where they joined IT architects, business analysts, government experts, vendors and end-users to discuss the current and future state of software standards for a wide range of industries.

In the photo on the right, OMG Chairs relax and network while dining at Clärchens Ballhaus, a major tourist destination that evokes the nostalgia of 1920s Berlin.

OMG Chairs


The OMG Board of Directors voted to adopt four new submissions:

  • CISQ Source Code Reliability Measure submission - Establishes a standard measure of reliability based on detecting violations of good architectural and coding practices that could result in unreliable operation such as outages, data corruption, and lengthy recovery from system failures.
  • CISQ Source Code Performance Efficiency Measure submission - Establishes a standard measure of performance efficiency based on detecting violations of good architectural and coding practices.
  • CISQ Source Code Maintainability Measure submission - Establishes a standard measure of maintainability based on detecting violations of good architectural and coding practices.
  • UML™ Profile for NIEM 3 submission - Establishes a standard for modelers and developers to produce NIEM-conformant exchanges using the Unified Modeling Language.

To view these and other OMG specifications, visit this link.


During the week, OMG held informational events for the public:

Presentations from all events can be found on the separate events' agendas here.

At the Berlin TC meeting, the BPMN™ Model Interchange Working Group (MIWG) performed three live demonstrations of process model interchange with fourteen BPMN 2.0 compliant tools. Twelve different vendors took part in the demonstrations. The vendors who participated were: BOC Group, camunda, itp-Commerce, Omny link, SAP, Signavio, Sparx Systems, Trisotech, W4 Software,Yaoqiang BPMG Editor, W4BPMN+ and GenMyModel.

"The Berlin BPMN interchange capability demonstration was a great success, demonstrating fourteen different tools used to collaboratively model, visualize and execute BPMN process models. The demonstration was broadcasted live around the world and a recording is available on YouTube and Google +," said Denis Gagné, Chair of the OMG BPMN MIWG Group and CEO/CTO of Trisotech.

John Edmondson, Director, Business Development

John Edmondson John Edmondson has recently joined OMG, where he will lead the company's global business development team in its management of OMG's strategic relations, membership retention, new business in the Domain/ Vertical markets and special programs. 
In this role, John will also partner with OMG chairs to generate interest in the industry at large by responding to RFIs and RFPs. John will also serve as primary liaison to OMG's International Partners.

John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He is a seasoned and accomplished professional with a deep background in manufacturing, publishing, Internet marketing and telecommunications.

Please welcome John to our OMG team!

Congratulations Sparx Systems!

OMG member and sponsor, Sparx Systems, was recently named by news publication SD Times in its annual list of top 100 software companies for the seventh consecutive year. This recognition highlights Sparx Systems' ongoing contribution to the software industry through its flagship modeling and design tool, Enterprise Architect. Read the press release for more information.

Other Resources 

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Next Meeting: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, September 21-25, 2015 

Our September meeting is right around the corner and will feature the second installment of the popular OMG IIoT Standards At Work special event, a follow-up meeting of the OMG Data Residency Working Group and much more! 

The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency  hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts from September 21st-25th, 2015. Click here to register by August 14, 2015 before the Early Bird Discount expires!

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, September 21-25, 2015 

Hot Topic: OMG IIoT Standards At Work

What do SySML™, IFML™, SysA and DDS™ standards have in common? They are just some of the OMG standards that are integral to IIoT efforts. Join us on September 23, 2015, from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm at the Cambridge TC meeting for a closer look at how OMG standards are shaping the Industrial Internet of Things around the globe.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is delivering improved productivity, major cost savings, and streamlined processes to professionals from all industries. OMG has been active in IIoT standardization from long before "IIoT" became an industry buzzword. This half-day information session brings together industry experts who will share case studies of these standards at work in the Industrial Internet, and present their vision of the future within this rapidly growing field. For more information, please click here

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