Object Management Group
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
Sparx Systems and
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
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
- 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)
- Business Modeling: Business Process Definition Model (BPDM)
- 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
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 email@example.com.
New Board of Directors Members
The following new members were elected to the OMG Board of Directors:
- Alan Stevens, ARTiSAN SOFTWARE TOOLS
- 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 (http://www.soa-consortium.org)
that will be held during the meeting week.
Interested non-members may attend OMG Technical Meetings as observers;
for an invitation see http://www.omg.org/tcguest.
Members may register for the meeting at http://www.omg.org/registration.
All OMG specifications may be downloaded free of charge from http://www.omg.org/specifications.
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.
More information about OMG can be found at www.omg.org.
OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA.
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