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Object Management Group Chairs Report on Future Standard Initiatives
RFPs issued in finance, manufacturing, middleware, modeling, space and retail

Needham, MA – October 10, 2018 – Chairs of the Object Management Group® (OMG®) Task Forces (TFs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) presented updates about their standards work during a plenary session on the last day of the OMG quarterly membership meeting, which took place from September 24-28 in Ottawa, Canada. At the meeting, the OMG board of directors adopted four new specifications and five updated specifications, while the Platform and Domain Task Forces issued six RFPs, two RFIs and one RFC. OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium where members develop and maintain standards that influence the future direction of technology as well as industries including space, government, finance, manufacturing, robotics, retail and healthcare.

The following Chairs reported on their groups' accomplishments:

  • Claude Baudoin, co-chair of the Business Modeling & Integration Domain Task Force (BMI DTF) and owner and principal consultant at cébé IT and Knowledge Management: “The BMI DTF made significant progress toward enabling the joint modeling of BPMN™ (processes), CMMN™ (cases) and DMN™ (decisions) by users, through an upcoming white paper and an RFP for a metamodel of the common elements across those three complementary specifications.”
  • Cory Casanave, co-chair of the Government Domain Task Force and president of Model Driven Solutions: “The OMG Government Domain Task Force planned a revision of NIEM™-UML® to comply with the NIEM PMO’s 4.1 release.”
  • Tadashi Furuhata, co-chair of the WS-POS Version 1.3.1 Finalization Task Force and web application system architect at Seiko Epson Corporation: “The UPOSVer.1.16 Retail Communication Service Device RFP was issued, which seeks to define the interface between the UnifiedPOS standard and a robotic device.”
  • Uwe Kaufmann, co-chair of the Manufacturing Technology and Industrial Systems Domain Task Force (ManTIS DTF) and CEO at Model Alchemy Consulting: “ManTIS DTF recommended the Simple Electronic Notation for Sensor Reporting (SENSR) RFP and voted Christian Muggeo (CONTACT Software) as new co-chair.”
  • Brad Kizzort, co-chair of the Space Domain Task Force (DTF) and chief technologist at Harris Corporation: “The Space DTF published a Request for Proposals for a CubeSat System Reference Model in SysML® to provide a template for Model-Based Systems Engineering of CubeSat missions.”
  • Jim Logan, co-chair of the Analysis and Design Platform Task Force (ADTF) and principal architect at No Magic, Inc.: "The ADTF recommended issuance of the MARTE 2.0 RFI. This RFI seek inputs from the community in which MARTE is used to account for new design and analysis techniques that have emerged since the inception of UML Profile for MARTE™ 12 years ago.”
  • Bart McGlothin, chair of the Retail Domain Task Force and solution architect at Cisco: “Retail was rocking with another outstanding and productive meeting including two new RFPs issued: Fiscal API service and a Retail Communications Service Device (Robots in Retail) for Unified POS, and completing the FTF for Video Analytics!”
  • Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, co-chair of the Data-Distribution Service™ (DDS™) Platform Special Interest Group (SIG) and CTO of Real-Time Innovations: “A new RFP to deploy DDS™ on Time-Sensitive Networks (TSN) was issued. The SIG also presented an overview of DDS at the special event “Standards for the Federal & Provincial Governments of Canada.”
  • Charlotte Wales, co-chair of the Middleware and Related Services (MARS) PTF and Lead Software Engineer at The MITRE Corporation: “The MARS TF started a new technology process (issued an RFP) to extend the existing family of DDS specifications so DDS implementations can be deployed on and leverage Time Sensitive Network (TSN)-enabled networks and welcomed new member MicroFocus, who presented a solution for using CORBA® over web services.”
  • Dennis E. Wisnosky, chair of the FIBO® Finalization Task Forces and EDMC, Senior Consultant - Head of FIBO Development: "The Financial Domain Task Force voted by "white ballot" to submit the Finance Industry Business Ontology® (FIBO) 2.0 spec to the OMG Architecture Board, which subsequently voted to release the spec for comment."

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