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Object Management Group BOD Adopts Five Standards and Two Submissions
at Cambridge, Massachusetts Meeting

OMG Also Appoints Two New Members and Re-elects Six Members to BOD

Needham, MA, October 5, 2015 - The Object Management Group® (OMG®) held its quarterly Technical Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, from September 21-25th. The OMG Board of Directors voted to adopt two new submissions and five revised specifications:

  • Archetype Modeling Language (AML) submission - Establishes a UML® profile that enables the specification of the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative reference model, and CIMI clinical models that are defined as a set of constraints on this reference model.
  • Interface Definition Language (IDL) 4.0 submission - Describes a software component's interface in a language-independent way, enabling communication between software components that do not share a language.
  • CISQ Source Code Reliability Measure 1.0 - Establishes a standard measure of reliability based on detecting violations of good architectural and coding practices that could result in unreliable operation such as outages, data corruption, and lengthy recovery from system failures.
  • CISQ Source Code Performance Efficiency Measure 1.0 - Establishes a standard measure of performance efficiency based on detecting violations of good architectural and coding practices.
  • CISQ Source Code Maintainability Measure 1.0 - Establishes a standard measure of maintainability based on detecting violations of good architectural and coding practices.
  • Essence 1.1 - Defines a kernel and a language for the creation, use, and improvement of software engineering. The Essence Kernel provides the common ground to, among other things, help practitioners compare methods and make better decisions about their practices. The Essence language is a domain-specific language for practices and methods.
  • Financial Instrument Global Identifier™ 1.0 - Establishes a structured twelve character string intended to remain attached to a given financial instrument throughout the life of that instrument in addition to serving as a historical reference for retired/obsolete financial instruments.

All OMG specifications are available for free download on the OMG website. To view these and other OMG specifications, visit

OMG Technical Committees also voted to issue a Request for Proposal for OPC-UA/DDS Gateway.
To learn more about this and other technology adoption processes underway, visit

The Object Management Group also elected new representatives, James D. Baker, Ambassador, Sparx Systems Pty Ltd. and Elisa Kendall, Partner, Thematix Partners LLC, to its Board of Directors. In addition, six OMG representatives who have held Board seats were re-elected to the Board of Directors:

  • Djenana Campara, CEO, KDM Analytics
  • Ben Calloni, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin
  • Cory Casanave, President and CEO, Model Driven Solutions
  • Larry Johnson, Principal, TethersEnd Consulting
  • Anish Karmarkar, Senior Architect, Oracle
  • Ron Zahavi, Sr. Enterprise Strategist, CTO, Business Architect, Microsoft

Click here for a complete list of companies and organizations that sit on the OMG Board of Directors.

During the week, OMG held informational events for the public:

  • Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) Hybrid Cloud Summit
  • Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Forum
  • Introduction to OMG's Modeling & Middleware Specifications Tutorial
  • OMG Standards at Work in the Industrial Internet of Things
  • Standards Coordinating Council Monthly Meeting

Presentations from all events can be found on the separate events' agendas here.

OMG members will next meet in La Jolla, California, USA, from December 7-11, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Learn more here.

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