HOLDS SUCCESSFUL BPMN INTERCHANGE DEMONSTRATION;
ADOPTS MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGIES AT BERLIN MEETING
Needham, MA- 07-17-2013- The Object Management Group
(OMG®) held its quarterly technical meeting at the Radisson
Blu in Berlin, Germany from June 17th-June 21st. The meeting
was sponsored by No Magic, Prismtech, Accelare, Sparx
Systems, Modeliosoft, Remedy IT, EADS, and Transentis. If
you were unable to attend or would just like to see what you
might have missed, read on to find various highlights from
throughout the meeting week!
If you are interested in a more in-depth look at specific
events or meetings- such as the European Business
Architecture Innovation Summit or the Plenary Report
Sessions, be sure to check out the meeting summary report by
Claude Baudoin (cébé IT & Knowledge Management) and
Uwe Kaufmann (ModelAlchemy) at http://www.omg.org/members/TMResourceHub/berlin-13/OMG_Berlin_notes_06-2013.pdf.
TASK FORCE AND WORKING GROUP MEETING
During the week, the Business Process Model and Notation
Model Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG) successfully
demonstrated the smooth interchange of BPMN models. In
total, five vendors of BPMN-based products (BoC Group,
Signavio, Trisotech, Yaoqiang, and Camunda Services)
participated with seven different tools in the
demonstration. The group is planning to do more
demonstrations in the future but does not currently have a
set schedule. For the most up-to-date information on future
demonstrations, be sure to visit www.omgwiki.org/bpmn-miwg/doku.php.
The Model Interchange Architecture Board Special Interest
Group (MISIG) was also chartered at the Berlin meeting.
MISIG will demonstrate model interchange among tools that
implement OMG modeling languages (ie UML, BPMN, ReqIF,
SysML, UPDM, etc). It will define and publish test suites
for interchange testing that will identify and resolve
interchange issues associated with specifications and vendor
Also meeting during the week was the Software-Defined
Networking (SDN) Working Group. This was the third meeting
for the group which was only formed recently at the Reston,
VA meeting in March. To find out about upcoming meetings and
work done by the SDN Working Group, visit www.omg.org/sdn.
SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
The week was chock-full of special events for a wide
range of industries. Following a successful run at the
Reston, VA meeting in March, was the "European Business
Architecture Innovation Summit" (cohosted by the
Business Architecture Guild and sponsored by OpenText and
Troux) The summit- which specialized in Europe's unique
business situation- was equally productive as its state-side
counterpart. Speakers from all over the world discussed the
use and success of business architecture within the
financial, insurance, manufacturing, transportation,
healthcare, agribusiness and service industries. The summit
included presentations from leading industry experts as well
as an authors' panel discussion. A brief synopsis of each
speaker's presentation can be found in the aforementioned
summary by Mr. Baudoin and Mr. Kaufmann (http://www.omg.org/members/TMResourceHub/berlin-13/OMG_Berlin_notes_06-2013.pdf).
Also taking place was the "Data Distribution
Services (DDS)- the Intelligent Systems Backbone"
event, which was sponsored by Prismtech and Real-Time
Innovations. Traditionally, DDS-use has focused on the
military/aerospace industries. However, in recent years, the
use of DDS has spread to include a wider range of industries
including: finance, healthcare, telecommunications, and
automotive systems. The DDS event in Berlin was an
opportunity to exhibit DDS's flourishing applications. To
view case studies demonstrating DDS's successful uses in
various fields, visit www.omg.org/hot-topics/dds.htm.
The "Summit on Evolving an Open E-Health
Platform" (cosponsored by HL7 International and HL7
Germany) proved to be an interesting day as healthcare
professionals from all over the world discussed the
increased use of e-health in the field. Speakers presented
case studies from healthcare institutions based all over the
world, including: Australia, the United States, and the
Finally, the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
hosted an event to spread its message of the importance of
quality software as well as tout the OMG Automated Function
Point (AFP) standard which CISQ helped to adopt. More
information on AFP can be found below. To learn more about
other standards CISQ has helped adopt, visit www.it-cisq.org/standards-page.
RFCS, RFIS, AND RFPS ISSUED
At the Berlin meeting, the OMG Domain Technology
- Request For Proposal for the Finite State Machine
Component for RTC (FSM44RTC); and
- Request For Information for the Hardware Abstraction
Layer for Robots.
Details of these Requests and all other OMG Technology
Adoption Processes currently underway can be found at http://www.omg.org/public_schedule.
In addition, the Board voted to adopt three technical
submissions and reports. These include:
- Foundation for the Agile Creation and Enactment of
Software Engineering Models (FACESEM)
- Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML)
- Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Rules (SBVR) 1.1
These specifications will be made available to the public
for free download at www.omg.org.
THE NEXT TC MEETING
OMG's next meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency
in New Brunswick, NJ from September 23rd-September 27th.
More information on the event can be found at www.omg.org/new-brunswick.
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