OMG Standards at Work in the Industrial Internet of Things. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Cambridge, MA , 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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1:30 pm - 1:40 pm  Welcome
Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Object Management Group (OMG) and Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)

Bio:  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG, Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium, Dr. Soley also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks all over the world on issues relevant to standards, the adoption of new technology and creating successful companies.
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm Introduction and Overview
Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director Object Management Group (OMG)    --  View PDF

Abstract:  Products implementing OMG standards are at the heart of many Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems, from controlling hydro-electric power generation to integrated logistics fleet management systems. Relevant OMG standards include the Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS), the premier open middleware standard directly addressing publish-subscribe communications for real-time and embedded systems.
Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML), a relatively new standard, is used to design viable user interfaces with the IIoT. System Assurance
(SysA) and Software Quality protocols are critical to building secure and dependable multi-platform systems. Finally, System Modeling Language
(SysML) provides the tools and notations for designing complex interdisciplinary systems and systems-of-systems that incorporate multiple components at large scale.  This overview puts DDS, IFML, SysA and SysML and OMG's other IIoT work in context, describing the areas where OMG standards provide a foundation for IIoT deployments around the globe.

Bio:  Andrew has overall responsibility for OMG's technology adoption process, and also chairs the Architecture Board, the group of distinguished technical contributors from OMG member organizations which oversees the technical consistency of OMG's specifications.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm DDS Applications in the Industrial Internet of Things
Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.  -- View PDF

Abstract: DDS enables a new and powerful "data-centric" architecture. This session will review working applications running DDS across the IIoT spectrum. We will select applications in the power industry (hydro, wind, and solar "microgrids"), transportation (development and test, autonomous cars, air traffic control) industrial control (mining, SCADA, PLCs), and medical (imaging, mobile emergency medical, robotic and interventional surgery, hospital ICU integration). The talk will feature real DDS system designs, challenges, and architectures from leading IIoT companies including GE, VW, Audi, Siemens, NAVCanada, Physio Control, Duke Energy, IIC testbeds, and more.

Stan Schneider is CEO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things connectivity platform company. RTI is the largest embedded middleware vendor, with an extensive footprint in all areas of the Industrial Internet of Things, including Energy, Medical, Automotive, Transportation, Defense, and Industrial Control. Appinions recently named RTI the "most influential" company in the Industrial Internet of Things
Stan is the small company representative on the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee. He also serves on the advisory boards for Smart Industry and IoT Solutions World Congress. Embedded Computing Design Magazine presented Stan the Top Embedded Innovator Award for 2015.
Stan holds a BS and MS from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University..
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm DDS - Aligning OT and IT to Deliver the Potential of the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT)
Steve Jennis, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Development, PrismTech    View PDF

Abstract: The IIoT isn't only about the next-generation of industrial automation, it is also about creating new end-to-end systems that provide the potential for: 1/ innovative products and services, 2/ higher levels of productivity, and 3/ environmental benefits, never before achieved. The IIoT is thus revolutionary as well as evolutionary; hence the bullish forecasts of leading OT companies such as GE and Siemens, IT integrators like Accenture and PwC and analysts like Gartner and IDC. This presentation will also cover how leveraging DDS as a data-centric cross-platform enabler for OT/IT integration between the edge, gateway, cloud, mobility etc. (via PrismTech's Vortex implementation) will show how OMG standards are helping to deliver OT and IT alignment, and thus the IIoT.

Bio:  Steve Jennis is an executive director of PrismTech and is also responsible for the company's strategy, business development and marketing functions. Steve recently featured in Appinions' Top 10 List of the Most Influential Internet of Things Executives. Steve recognized the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a high-growth opportunity for PrismTech back in 2012 and has since led the company's initiatives to position itself to address this exciting market. PrismTech's 'Vortex Intelligent Data-sharing Platform' is a result of this work and immediately established PrismTech as a leading player in IoT-enabling technologies. In recognition, PrismTech was nominated a Gartner 'Cool Vendor', a 'Must Follow Company' Winner in Postscapes Annual Internet of Things Awards and a Sand Hill Group 'Needle Mover' in Building the Future of the Internet of Things. Steve also blogs regularly on IoT topics and contributes to a number of IoT industry initiatives, such as 'The Industrial Internet Consortium' and the 'SmartAmerica Challenge'.
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm IFML - Internet of Things and Internet of People: The Role of User Interaction in the IIoT vision
Dr. Marco Brambilla, Scientific Advisor, WebRatio   -- View PDF

Abstract: User interaction plays a crucial role in every system. This is true for IoT too. Sensors, actuators and intelligent things connected together can cooperate and exchange information, but their ultimate goal is to provide value to people. Such value can be perceived only through appropriate user interfaces, which visualise information (through dashboard, reports, or infographics), let user navigate the information, and also interact with the devices, by setting properties or regulating their behavior. That's why it's important that in the IIoT development context we consider also user interaction. This presentation introduces IFML, the Interaction Flow Modeling Language, a new OMG standard that focuses on user interfaces and their integration with information systems, data sources, sensors and actuators. The presentation reports on some success stories from the industry, where IFML has been successfully applied. Large scale examples include consumer-oriented user interfaces, backend systems, data analysis dashboards, and interactions for command and control. Adopters include GE, Acer Computer, banks, utilities and military.

Bio:  Marco Brambilla is professor of software engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan, in Italy. He is also partner of WebRatio Inc. and founder of the startup Fluxedo. He has been visiting researcher at University of California, San Diego, CISCO, San José, and Dauphine University, Paris. He has extensive experience in model-driven methods and languages, and he published several books in the field of model-driven specifications of user interactions. He is the main promoter and designer of the language IFML (Interaction Flow Modeling Language), which has been adopted as a standard by the OMG in 2014. His research interest span model-driven development, web technologies, crowdsourcing, social network and big data analysis. WebRatio produces a model-driven tool for Web, Mobile and IoT development based on IFML, providing full code generation for enterprise-class applications.
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm CISQ - Software Risk in the IoT Universe
Dr. Bill Curtis, Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)     - View PDF

Abstract:  The daily reports of system outages and breaches show no signs of abating, and embedded software has seen its share of product problems. Since IoT will be integrating systems built by different vendors and manufacturers, incorrect assumptions about how different systems work and integrate will be a major challenge. Product manufacturers in particular will have to move beyond practices such as lean and six sigma that worked for physical products, to embrace practices more relevant to intellectual artifacts such as software. Software components will have to be robust and dependable enough to work in an environment characterized by supply chains with other components undergoing frequent change, a dark universe of potential interactions with software the developer was unaware of, and sly attack patterns by those with nefarious intent. Strengths and weaknesses of current practices and quality technologies will be discussed.

Bio:  Dr. Curtis is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist of CAST Software, Inc. He is also the Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality, a Special Interest Group of OMG. He is best known for leading the development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) while at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He co-founded TeraQuest Metrics in 1993, which was acquired by Borland Software Corporation in 2005. During 1983-1990 he founded the Human Interface Laboratory and later led Design Process Research at MCC, the American Fifth Generation Computer Research Consortium in Austin, Texas. Previously he developed a global software productivity and quality measurement system at ITT's Programming Technology Center and led research on software development practices in General Electric Space Division (now a division of Lockheed Martin). He started his career as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington where he also taught behavioral statistics. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to software process improvement and measurement.
4:15 - 4:45 pm SysA - System Assurance and Related Standards
Dr. Ben Calloni, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin and Co-Chair OMG System Assurance Task Force   -- View PDF

Abstract:  Assurance is a multifaceted engineering effort beyond simply running some software tests. The need for artifacts gathered throughout the engineering process are necessary to provide users and/or certifiers with the level of confidence necessary to trust a system. The presentation will provide an overview of the various OMG System Assurance standards and examples of applicability to Industry.

Bio: Dr. Ben Calloni is a Lockheed Martin Fellow for Software Security and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a senior research program manager of Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth assigned to the Advanced Development Programs, formerly known as “The Skunk Works". His research interests are in the area of Software Security and Safety Assurance. Dr. Calloni serves as the LM Corporate representative to the Object Management Group (OMG), is currently serving on the OMG Board of Directors, and co-chairs the System Assurance Task Force. Dr. Calloni is licensed by the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer in Software Engineering. He was the first software engineer nationally in Lockheed Martin Corporation to achieve software engineering licensing.  Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Calloni served as a USAF Fighter Pilot in the F-4 Phantom with 2000 hours. He served tours in Europe, South East Asia, CONUS and as a top gun instructor. He has a Ph.D. and M.S in Computer Science (Texas Tech University), an M.A. in Theology (Wayland Baptist University) and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Purdue University).
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm SysML - System Modeling Language Benefits for the Complex Systems of IIoT
Matthew Hause, GTM Technical Specialist, Engineering Fellow, PTC, OMG UPDM Co-Chair  -- View PDF

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of systems in every sense of the definition. The future of IoT success, including technology advancements and revenue generating potential across the business spectrum, is dependent on the application of solid Systems Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) principals. Without MBSE, the complexity involved in the design, development, and deployment of IoT systems would consume both system and operational providers. Absent of any industry standards, IoT systems cannot be built in a vacuum and their success will only be realized through application of modern day systems engineering processes, methods, and tools. The infrastructure and management will need to be established prior to, or in conjunction with, the smart systems that support them. The OMG Systems Modeling Language (SysML) provides these capabilities. SysML provides the means for defining system requirements, use cases, logical and physical architectures, usage scenarios as well as trade-off analysis capabilities to ensure that systems meet expected requirements and will continue to evolve in the future. SysML tools also provide integration with other systems and software tools to ensure a complete solution. This paper will show how MBSE, SysML and IoT can work together to build better systems.

Co-chair of the UPDM group, a member of the OMG Architecture Board, and a member of the OMG SysML specification team. Matthew has been developing multi-national complex systems for over 35 years. He started out working in the power systems industry and has been involved in military command and control systems, process control, communications, SCADA, distributed control, office automation and many other areas of technical and real-time systems. His roles have varied from project manager to developer. His role at PTC includes mentoring, sales presentations, standards development, presentations at conferences, specification of the UPDM profile and developing and presenting training courses. He has written over 100 technical papers on architectural modeling, project management, systems engineering, model-based engineering, human factors, safety critical systems development, virtual team management, product line engineering, systems of systems, systems and software development with UML, SysML and Architectural Frameworks such as DoDAF and MODAF. He has been a regular presenter at INCOSE, the IEEE, BCS, the IET, the OMG, AIAA, DoD Enterprise Architecture, Embedded Systems Conference and many other conferences. He was recently a keynote speaker at the Model-based Systems Engineering Symposium at the DSTO in Australia. Matthew studied Electrical Engineering at the University of New Mexico and Computer Science at the University of Houston, Texas.
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Wrap-up 
Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director Object Management Group (OMG)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Networking at OMG's Evening Reception

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