Stephanie Coverth
Object Management Group
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OMG Members Initiate New Specifications for UML Profile for Clinical Models; and RPC Over DDS
New Specifications Adopted at Recent OMG Technical Meeting

Needham, MA, USA – July 18, 2012 – OMG® members met in Cambridge, MA, the week of June 18-22, 2012, sponsored by No Magic, and SPARX Systems. At this meeting members began work on two new standards processes and adopted two new specifications and four revised or finalized specifications.

New Groups Chartered

OMG’s Government Information Sharing and Services Domain Task Force chartered a new “Information Sharing Working Group.” The group will be co-chaired by Carrie Boyle of the PM-ISE and Iveta Topalova-Dimitrova of Microsoft. Participation is open to all OMG members.

OMG members have chartered the “Smart Data Coalition Domain Special Interest Group.” The group will be led by Dr. Harsh Sharma of Citigroup and Mike Bennett of EDM Council.

New Processes Initiated

The following processes are now open for comment and participation. Non-members may download information on any Request process from https://www.omg.org/public_schedule. For more information on any process, send an email to info@omg.org.

Archetype Modeling Language (AML) RFP (A UML Profile for Modeling Archetypes)
This RFP is focused on developing a UML profile that enables the specification of the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) reference model, and CIMI clinical models that are defined as a set of constraints on this reference model. It is anticipated that this modeling approach will be developed in such a way that it is generalizable for use with other reference models and in other domain areas.

Although DDS provides first class support for distributed state and event, there is currently less support for synchronous two-way interactions, thus leading users to implement their own ad hoc solution over DDS. This RFP calls for a systematic solution to this problem by means of a Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) extension to the DDS specification. This extension will allow commands to be naturally represented as remote method invocations.

Specifications Adopted

The following specifications were approved by the OMG Board of Directors. All OMG specifications are available for free download by the public on our website.

New Specifications Adopted:

  • Asynchronous Method Invocation for CCM submission
  • IDL to C++11 Language Mapping submission

Revisions and Finalizations Adopted:

  • Space Operations Language Metamodel (SOLM) FTF report
  • SysML-Modelica FTF report
  • CORBA 3.3 RTF report
  • DDS-XTypes FTF report

Next Meeting; Links to Additional Information

OMG members will meet next in Jacksonville, FL during the week of September 10-14, 2012 sponsored by No Magic, Inc., and Sparx Systems. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact BD team at bd-team@omg.org or +1-781-444 0404. Exhibit space is available; contact event_marketing@omg.org no later than Friday, August 24, 2012 to reserve space. The early-bird registration deadline is August 3, 2012.

Interested non-members may attend OMG Technical Meetings as observers. Members may register for the meeting online. All OMG specifications may be downloaded free of charge.

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