Ann McDonough
Object Management Group
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Object Management Group Chairs Announce Updates on Standards Adopted and Technology Processes Underway

Needham, MA - April 26, 2016 - Chairs of the various task forces participating in the Object Management Group® (OMG®), presented status of their work to ensure that mission-critical information systems and applications are rooted in enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries as new hardware capabilities and software platforms arise.

An international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, OMG recently held its quarterly membership meeting in Reston, Virginia. Standards were adopted in robotics, metalanguages and financial services and RFIs, RFCs and RFPs as well as finalization reports were issued.
On the last day of the membership meeting, the Chairs summarized their evolving standards work in the following areas:

  • Claude Baudoin, co-chair of the Business Modeling & Integration Domain Task Force: "The Business Modeling & Integration Task Force is taking to heart the end users' need for guidance on how to select and/or combine BPMN™, CMMN™ and DMN™ to describe how a business works, and plans to hold a complimentary webinar on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET."
  • Fred Cummins, co-chair of the Business Modeling & Integration Domain Task Force: "A successful joint meeting of the Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force and the Business Modeling & Integration Task Force produced a consensus on the scope of an upcoming RFP for a Business Architecture Metamodel, to be issued later this year."
  • Matthew Hause, co-chair, Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF™ (UPDM™ 2.0) Finalization Task Force: "The UPDM Group had a successful and informative UAF information day."
  • Kenichi Nakamura, co-chair of the Hardware Abstraction Layer for Robotic Technology™ 1.0 Finalization Task Force (HAL4RT™): "We discussed the issues of HAL4RT version 1.0-Beta1 specification."
  • Kenneth Rubin, co-chair of the Healthcare Domain Task Force: "Our emphasis was on reviewing an initial submission of the Coordination of Care Service RFP - an emerging service standard to support shared care planning and care transitions among and between health provider organizations, en route to anticipated adoption later this year."
  • Ed Seidewitz, co-chair of the Model Interchange AB SIG: "The BPMN working group of the Model Interchange SIG ran an extraordinarily-impressive BPMN tool interoperability demonstration involving 10 vendors and 13 different tools. The UML®/SysML® working group of the Model Interchange SIG discussed preliminary work on an 'industrial-strength' SysML test case that will be used to test tool interoperability for realistic scenarios that often occur in large modeling projects using multiple modeling tools."
  • Evan Wallace, co-chair of the Ontology Platform SIG: "The Ontology Platform SIG is pleased to announce that the Distributed Ontology, Modeling, and Specification Language™ became an adopted specification, and the Languages, Countries and Codes RFC was recommended for adoption, pending final Platform Technical Committee and BOD votes (which will likely occur in June)."
  • Charlotte Wales, co-chair of the Middleware and Related Services (MARS) Platform Task Force:
    "MARS prepared itself to receive responses to the Data Residency RFI which seeks any and all information about issues and practices related to the protection of data as it traverses geographies and jurisdictions. MARS also laid the groundwork to add to the family of DDS™ specifications: it issued a new RFP calling for a new protocol to enable DDS applications to operate in extremely resource constrained (XRCE) environments.
  • Virginie Watine, co-chair of the Data-Distribution Service Platform SIG: "Two new DDS specifications, DDS Security™ and RPC over DDS, have finalized their beta stages and are transitioning to formal specifications."

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