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OMG Advances Standards for Finance, Government and Business Modeling at 
Technical Meeting in Burlingame, CA

Meeting December 10-14 also hosted seminars and co-located meeting of the SOA Consortium

Needham, MA, USA - December 20, 2007 - Members of the Object Management Group™ (OMG™) met in Burlingame, California, U.S.A. during the week of December 10-14, 2007, sponsored by PrismTech, Sparx Systems and Telelogic. At this meeting, four new standards finished the adoption process and were approved by the OMG Board of Directors. Eight revised specifications were also approved. The membership voted on several new members for the Board of Directors. This meeting was co-located with the SOA Consortium.

The OMG Board of Directors voted to adopt four specifications:

  • Federal Transition Framework
    The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created the Federal Transition Framework (FTF) for organizing, sharing and cataloging architectural information on cross-organizational initiatives, consistent with the US Federal Enterprise Architecture. OMB and OMG have created a roadmap for working collaboratively to evolve this framework model as a MOF-based industry standard for commercial tools and repositories to manage, query, and retrieve enterprise architecture information related to cross-organizational initiatives.
  • Conversion Models for Payment Message (CM4PM)
    The CM4PM standard provides a declarative, model driven mechanism to perform message transformation. This can help reduce the barriers that prevent the introduction of new versions of messages and thereby greatly reduce the cost of change in the electronic payments industry.
  • Meta Object Facility (MOF) 2.0/Object Lifecycle
    This standard is part of the next major revision of the OMG Meta Object Facility specification. It separates out those aspects of MOF related to communicating with and managing the 'facilities' responsible for providing the capabilities covered by the other MOF RFPs.
  • Production Rule Representation
    This standard addresses the requirement for a common production rule representation, as used in rule engines from a variety of vendors today. Production rules provide an alternative, convenient representation for the many business rules that define the behavior in models and systems.

The Board of Directors approved eight new updated standards:

  • Business Motivation Model (BMM)
  • Meta Object Facility (MOF) Model to Text
  • Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM)
  • Quality of Service for CORBA® Component Models
  • Robot Technology Component
  • Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Rules (SBVR)
  • Software Process Engineering Meta-Model (SPEM)
  • Web Services Definition Language (WSDL) to C++ Mapping

Additional Specifications Moving Toward Adoption
In addition to the specifications and finalization reports mentioned, the following specifications are expected to go before the OMG Board of Directors for adoption at the next meeting.

  • Finance: XMI Profile for ISO 20022 Submission
  • Business Modeling: Business Process Maturity Model (BPMM) Finalization
  • Business Modeling: Business Process Definition Model (BPDM) Finalization
  • CORBA: Enhanced View of Time Finalization

Get Involved: Processes Open for Participation
OMG is an open-membership organization and welcomes any organization, government agency, or university to join and contribute to our specifications. The following were issued in Burlingame and are currently open to participation.

  • Analysis Package RFP
  • Naval Navigation System Interface RFP
  • PIM and PSM for Mobile Ad-hoc Networking RFP

Non-members may download information on any of these Request processes from For some processes, member votes have extended the Letter of Intent (LOI) dates beyond the deadline stated in the Request for Proposals (RFP). For more information on any RFP, send an email to

New Board of Directors Members
The following new members were elected to the OMG Board of Directors:

  • Kenneth Lord, FireStar Software
  • Gary Duncanson, No Magic Inc.
  • Victor Harrison, Computer Sciences Corporation

Next Meeting; Links to Additional Information
OMG members will meet next in Washington, D.C., USA during the week of March 10-14, 2008. Members and non-members are invited to attend the Information Days focused on Government standards as well as the BPM Wednesday roundtable, which will focus on BPM in government, OMG Tutorials and co-located meeting with the SOA Consortium ( that will be held during the meeting week.

Interested non-members may attend OMG Technical Meetings as observers; for an invitation see Members may register for the meeting at All OMG specifications may be downloaded free of charge from


About the Object Management Group
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, including: Real-time, Embedded and Specialized Systems, Analysis & Design, Architecture-Driven Modernization and Middleware and an even wider range of industries, including: Business Modeling and Integration, C4I, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based Communications and Space.

OMG's modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG's middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries.

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