Ann McDonough
Object Management Group
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Object Management Group Sets Stage to Adopt New Standards at Q3 Member Meeting, September 25-29

Needham, MA – August 2, 2017 – The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, prepares to vote on potential adoption of new specifications at its next member meeting in New Orleans from September 25-29. 

The OMG hosts quarterly Technical Committee (TC) Meetings in various locations around the world. The next meeting will take place in New Orleans from September 25-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel when the OMG Board of Directors (BOD) will consider the following items for approval as formal OMG specifications:

  • The Automated Technical Debt measure, drafted by the Consortium for Information & Software Quality ™ is a measure of software cost, effort, and risk due to defects remaining in code at release. Like financial debt, technical debt incurs interest over time in the form of extra effort and cost to maintain the software. It also represents the level of risk exposed to the business due to the increased cost of ownership.
  • The Information Exchange Framework™ Reference Architecture (IEF™ RA) will establish a framework for integrating responsible information sharing and safeguarding capabilities for: email exchange, file sharing, instant messaging (chat), structured messaging, and web services into a user’s technical architecture.
  • The DDS™-XML specification consolidates the XML syntax used by various DDS specifications into a single document. This includes the formats used to define QoS, datatypes, and even complete applications. By organizing these various XML formats in a single document, the DDS-XML specification will ease the evolution of these formats, facilitate the mapping to other description languages (e.g. JSON) and facilitate the development of independent third-party tools that depend on these formats.
  • The UML Testing Profile™ V2 (UTP™ V2) is a standardized language for designing, visualizing, specifying, analyzing, constructing, and documenting testing artifacts commonly used for testing software-intensive systems. By supporting test definition at the model level, UTP V2 will facilitate coverage and traceability support of OMG models from high-level business model down to software/systems test definition.


The OMG BOD is also expected to approve finalization and revision reports for:

  • The Unified Architecture Framework® is a visual modeling standard that supports the development of architectures that comply with the USA Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the UK Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF). UAF also addresses issues such as specifying and procuring secure systems that apply to many general business and public service systems.
  • The Unified Component Model standard allows many different interaction models, including publish-subscribe and request-reply. This allows the use of multiple protocols to provide communication in a single system—or the use of only one without requiring the memory footprint of the others.
  • The Archetype Modeling Language™ 1.0 standard defines a standard means for modeling Archetype Models. This supports the representation of Clinical Information Modeling Initiative artifacts used in modeling profiles as defined in the OMG Unified Modeling Language™ standard.
  • The Structured Patterns Metamodel™ 1.2 standard defines a common standard for the definition and description of patterns as used in architecting, designing, and implementing software systems. This works with software faults or security issues, and any situation where a pattern is appropriately applied.

Learn more about other OMG technology adoption processes underway at www.omg.org/public_schedule.  Organizations can influence the outcome by joining OMG.

Next Technical Meeting
The early-bird registration deadline for the New Orleans TC meeting is August 18, 2017. Exhibit space is also available; contact event_marketing@omg.org  no later than Friday, September 8 to reserve space. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact the OMG Business Development team at bd-team@omg.org or +1-781-444-0404. Links to additional information and details about upcoming  Special Events open to the public can be found at https://www.omg.org/events/la-17/index.htm.


About OMG
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