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OMG Holds Architecture Board Elections; Adopts Multiple Standards At Santa Clara, CA Meeting

Needham, MA- 01-15-2014-The Object Management Group (OMG®) held its quarterly technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA from December 9th-13th. Read on for the various highlights from throughout the meeting week. For a more in-depth look at specific meetings and events from the week, be sure to check out a report by Claude Baudoin of cébé IT & Knowledge Management at

Five OMG Member representatives were elected to the organization's Architecture Board for two-year terms, to begin in March 2014. They are:

  • J.D. Baker, EA Ambassador, Sparx Systems
  • Angelo Corsaro, PhD, CTO, Prismtech
  • Manfred Koethe, President & CTO, 88solutions
  • Doug Tolbert, Consulting Engineer, Unisys
  • Hugues Vincent, Software Architect, Thales

At the System Assurance Task Force meeting, Gerald Beuchelt of Demandware, Inc. made a presentation on modeling information security threats. Gerald's presentation marks the beginning of a multi-phase project to create UML-based specifications allowing system engineers and architects to represent threats against multiple systems and standards, including systems-of-systems. Visit for more information.

The OMG Board of Directors adopted multiple technologies at the meeting. These include: the Decision Model & Notation submission and the Application Instrumentation submission.

Also adopted were the Finalization Task Force reports for: NIEM-UML, UML 2.5, Canonical XMI, and IDL 3.5. The following Revision Task Force reports were also adopted: BMM 1.2, GEMS 1.3, and OCL 2.4. For more information, visit

New Requests for Comments (RFCs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) were issued during the meeting week. These include:

  • FIBO Business Entities RFC
  • Ontology Model and Specification Integration & Interoperability RFP
  • UML Testing Profile V2 RFP

To view these and other RFC, RFI, and RFP documents, visit

OMG's next meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA from March 24th-March 28th. For more information, visit

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