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OMG Announces Program for Architecture-Driven Modernization Workshop
October 24-27, 2005; Alexandria, VA

Needham, MA, USA - August 30, 2005 - The Object Management Group™ (OMG™), today announced the program for its Second-Annual Architecture-Driven Modernization workshop. Sponsored by Klocwork (http://www.klocwork.com), Unisys (http://www.unisys.com) and ASG (http://www.asg.com), the workshop will take place October 24-27, 2005 in Alexandria, VA, USA. The media sponsor is Application Development Trends (http://www.adtmag.com).

Existing software assets have entered the maintenance and evolution mode. Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) is the process of understanding and evolving existing software assets for the purpose of software improvement; modifications; interoperability; re-factoring; restructuring; reuse; porting; migration; translation into another language; and enterprise application integration. Modernization starts where existing practices fail to deliver against business objectives. A model-driven approach to modernization, leveraging existing Object Management Group (OMG) modeling standards and its Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®) initiative, promotes revitalization of existing applications and systems, making them more agile and extending their useful life.

Hosted by the OMG and its ADM Platform Task Force, this workshop will explore concepts related to the understanding, improvement, redesign, migration and redeployment of existing software assets. Practitioners with relevant experience are invited to share their experiences with each other and their vendor community. The Workshop is open to all with an interest in, and understanding of the ways in which to improve and extend the life of valuable software assets. Workshop participants will include implementers (architects, modelers, developers, systems integrators), large end-user organizations, technology providers, and representatives of standards bodies.

The early-bird registration discount is available until October 3, 2005. To register, visit http://www.omg.org/adm-pr-r.

Highlights of the program include the following tutorials, session topics and panel discussions.

  • Tutorial topics:
    • Architecture-Driven Modernization 101: Concepts, Strategies & Justification, William Ulrich, Tactical Strategy Group, Inc.
    • Knowledge Discovery Metamodel (KDM), Nikolai Mansurov, Klocwork
    • Abstract Syntax Tree Metamodel (ASTM), Philip Newcomb, The Software Revolution, Inc.
    • Automated Program and Model Transformation Technology, Ira Baxter, Semantic Designs and Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Session topics:
    • Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM):
      • "Software Modernization as a path to Secure Software," Djenana Campara, Klocwork
      • "Data Model of the Compass/VB Analysis Tool and its Relation to KDM," Sara Porat, IBM
      • "A Standards-based Approach to Extracting Business Rules," Ira Baxter, Semantic Designs and Stan Hendryx, Hendryx & Associates
      • Modernization in Healthcare
    • Tools and Methodologies:
      • "How to Minimize the Risks of Launching Modernization Projects," Norm Rajala, Klocwork
      • "Legacy Modernization to SOA using Compass/VB," Sara Porat, IBM
      • "Architecture Excavation Methodology", Nikolai Mansurov, Klocwork;
      • Architecture-Driven Modernization PTF "State of the Task Force" Djenana Campara and William Ulrich, ADM PTF Co-Chairs
    • Case Studies:
      • "EOSS Modernization Pilot for the Navy E-Business Office," Philip Newcomb, The Software Revolution, Inc.
      • "Automated Re-architecting of Avionics Mission Software," Ira Baxter, Semantic Designs
      • "Modernizing Next Generation Federal Government Enterprise Architectures," John Smith, Pearson Government Solutions
  • Panels - Transforming the Enterprise; ROI of Modernization Strategies

The OMG invites anyone interested in Architecture-Driven Modernization and vendors to attend. Complete agenda, hotel and registration information is available at http://www.omg.org/adm-pr-i. Exhibit space is available; for more information visit http://www.omg.org/adm-pr-d or contact Kevin Loughry at loughry@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Nicole Rikkinen at nicole@omg.org

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