Ann McDonough
Object Management Group
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Object Management Group BOD Adopts Metalanguages, Robotics and Financial Services Standards

Needham, MA - April 4, 2016 - The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, held its quarterly Technical Meeting from March 14-18 at the Hyatt Regency Reston hotel in Reston, Virginia, USA. At the meeting, its BOD voted to adopt these specifications:

  • OntoIOp/DOL™ - A specification for an abstract metalanguage with an associated metamodel targeted at cross-language interoperability among a class of concrete languages used to record logical expressions found in ontologies, models and specifications.
  • Hardware Abstraction Layer for Robotic Technology™ (HAL4RT™) - This specification provides the base portion of a software platform for robotics and control systems to run applications on different hardware.
  • FIBO® Financial Business and Commerce - This specification includes ontologies to define financial instruments, functional entities such as banks and regulators, and financial products and services within the framework of the Financial Industry Business Ontology® (FIBO).

To view these and other OMG specifications, visit www.omg.org/spec/index.htm.

OMG Technical Committees voted to issue a RFP for eXtremely Resource Constrained Environments DDSI (DDS-XRCE), soliciting proposals for a transport protocol for use by DDS-based applications running on platforms with limited computational power, communicating over networks with constrained bandwidth. The SysML® Extension for Physical Interaction and Signal Flow Simulation Request for Comment facilitates integration of systems engineering models with physical interaction and signal flow simulation models.The Multiple Vocabulary Facility (MVF) RFP solicits an extension to any OMG modeling language to allow models to be developed and presented in terms of multiple, alternative languages.

Learn more about these and other technology adoption processes underway at www.omg.org/public_schedule.

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

  • Business Architecture Innovation Summit
  • Cross Domain Threat and Risk Sharing and Analytics Information Day
  • Cyber Resilience Summit
  • Investing in the Industrial Internet Forum
  • Introduction to OMG's Modeling & Middleware Specifications Tutorial
  • OMG Standards at Work in the Industrial Internet of Things
  • Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) & MBSE Summit
  • Workshop on Information Sharing & Safeguarding Standards (WIS3)

All presentations can be found on the separate events' agendas here.

OMG members will meet in Orlando, Florida, USA, from June 20-24, 2016 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Learn more here.
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