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Julie Pike
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OMG Adopts Four New Standards; Hosts Second Annual Business Architecture Summit at Reston, VA Meeting

Needham, MA - 04-22-14 - The Object Management Group® (OMG®) held its quarterly technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA from March 24th-28th. 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

Multiple events took place during the meeting week including the return of the hugely successful Business Architecture Innovation Summit, co-hosted by the Business Architecture Guild. Given the proximity to Washington DC, many events stuck with a government theme including the Cloud Standards Customer Council's Public Sector Cloud Summit, Software Quality for Federal Acquisitions seminar hosted by the Consortium for IT Software Quality, and the Standards Coordinating Council's Workshop on Information Sharing and Safeguarding Standards. The Semantics - Crossing the Chasm Workshop discussed the use of semantics in both the healthcare and finance industries.

Also taking place during the week, the BPMN Model Interchange Working Group successfully demonstrated the smooth interchange of models between 15 tools that implement the BPMN standard. Participants were physically dispersed between the OMG meeting, the bpmNEXT Conference, France and Poland.

To view the full demonstration, visit

The OMG Board of Directors adopted multiple technologies at this meeting. These include:

  • Information Exchange Framework Policy Vocabulary submission
  • Value Delivery Metamodel submission
  • FIBO Foundations specification submission
  • CTS2 XML to JSON Transformation Rules submission

The board also approved these revisions of existing OMG specifications:

  • DDS Interoperability Wire Protocol 2.2
  • SysML 1.4
  • Extensible and Dynamic Topic Types for DDS 1.1
  • UML Profile for BPMN Processes 1.0
  • Case Management Model and Notation 1.0
  • Ontology Definition Metamodel 1.1

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

  • Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI) RFC
  • IEF Reference Architecture RFP
  • Implementation Patterns Metamodel for Software Systems RFC
  • Object Constraint Language 2.5 RFP
  • UML Profile for NIEM 3 RFP

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

During the meeting week, OMG announced that it will be managing the newly-created Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) - an open membership organization formed to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics and people at work. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel, the IIC catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. For more information, visit

OMG's next meeting will take place at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA, USA from June 16th-20th. For more information, visit

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