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Business Modeling Specifications including
Modeling Notation (BPMN) Advance at Object Management Group
Two New Finance Specifications Also Start Adoption Process at
OMG Meeting in Atlanta, GA, USA, September 12-16, 2005
Needham, MA, USA - September 21, 2005 - Members of the Object
Management Group™ (OMG™), including many new members from the summer
merger with the Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI), met in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA during the week of September 12-16, 2005, sponsored
by SAP (www.sap.com). During the meeting,
members introduced BPMI's Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) into
the OMG's fast-track adoption process, and members of the Finance Domain
Task Force started work on two new specifications enhancing
interoperability for network payments. In addition to standards work,
members viewed demonstrations of products implementing OMG specifications,
and attended information days, tutorials, and a co-located meeting of the
Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems.
Business Modeling and Integration Activity
Renaming themselves the Business Modeling and Integration (BMI) Domain
Task Force (DTF), members of OMG's former Business Enterprise Integration
DTF and newly joined BPMI members unanimously elected former BPMI
chairperson Jeanne Baker of Sterling Commerce as co-chair. Baker was also
elected chair of OMG's new BPMI Steering Committee, a group of thought
leaders in the business process management space responsible for spreading
the word about BPM through educational website postings, conferences, and
BPMI's widely used standard for business modeling, BPMN, started the
comment period required by OMG's fast-track "Request for
Comment" (RFC) adoption process, as did the Business Motivation Model
(BMM) contributed by the Business Rules Group. Any person or company may
comment on these proposed specifications; see http://www.omg.org/rfc
for details. Separately, a new standard defining the Semantics of Business
Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) completed member evaluation and
started the series of votes leading to formal adoption.
Finance Starts Work on Two New Specifications
OMG's Finance DTF issued the requirements documents, termed Requests for
Proposals (RFPs), setting out the requirements and deadlines for two
proposed new standards. One will define a set of Conversion Models for
Payment Message Standards; the other, an XMI® Profile allowing ISO 20022
messages to be sent over the network in OMG XMI format.
Queries/Views/Transformations Specification Supports Model
Models contribute maximum value to an enterprise when they can be
transformed automatically through the forms required by the downstream
development process as in, for example, OMG's Model Driven Architecture®
(MDA®). Supporting this, a new standard representation of Model Queries,
Views, and Transformations (QVT) has just completed member evaluation and
started the series of votes leading to formal adoption.
New Specifications Start in Manufacturing, Defense, and Robotics
The Manufacturing Technology and Industrial Systems DTF issued an RFP for
a new specification defining a set of Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE)
services for Product Lifecycle Management. Two more RFPs will standardize
a UML® profile for DoDAF (the U.S. Department of Defense Architecture
Framework) and MoDAF (the U.K. Ministry of Defense Architecture
Framework), and a set of Robotic Technology Components that will form the
foundation for a component-based software framework for the robotics
Any company may join OMG and submit a draft specification for
consideration by members in response to any RFP. For details and
deadlines, download the RFP documents from http://www.omg.org/public_schedule.
Additional Specification Activity
A new specification for Chemical Structure Access and Representation,
supporting Life Science Research, also started the final voting process.
The final step in this process is a vote by OMG's Board of Directors (BoD).
In Atlanta, a vote by the BoD gave MOF 2.0 Versioning the status of
official OMG specification.
Meeting Sponsor Presentation
David Frankel, Lead Standards Architect for Model Driven Systems, SAP,
keynoted the meeting with a presentation on "Model-Driven Business
New Board of Directors Member
OMG's BoD elected Jan Popkin, Chief Strategist for Telelogic, to a
Tutorials, Information Days, and Software Demonstrations
During the meeting week, OMG members and staff presented six half-day
tutorials on the group's various specifications. The BMI DTF hosted an
Information Day on Model-Based Management, and a daylong seminar covered
IT Standards and Regulatory Compliance. Five member companies demonstrated
software products implementing OMG specifications.
Next Meeting; Links to Additional Information
OMG members will meet next in Burlingame, California, USA, during the week
of December 5-9, 2005. Interested non-members may attend as observers; for
an invitation see http://www.omg.org/tcguest.
Members may register for the meeting at http://www.omg.org/registration.
OMG's home page is http://www.omg.org.
Information about the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) is collected at http://www.omg.org/mda.
All OMG specifications may be downloaded free of charge from
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