Ann McDonough
Object Management Group
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Object Management Group Issues Two New RFPs at Q4 Members Meeting
Begins open process for new specifications in language mapping and robotics

Needham, MA – January 16, 2019 – The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, issued two new Requests for Proposals (RFP) and one Request for Comment (RFC) to solicit submissions to create new standards at its quarterly members meeting, held from December 10-14, 2018, in Seattle, Washington. The meeting was sponsored by No Magic, RTI, and Sparx Systems.
Organizations interested in submitting must send a letter of intent (LOI) by the LOI deadline indicated in the RFP document. Submitting a LOI is not legally binding and does not commit an organization to being part of a submission team. The RFPs and RFC are:

  • Robotic Service Ontology RFP solicits proposals for a set of basic ontologies that provide a semantic model of robotic services and related robotic functional components that can support communications and interoperability between robotic services and enable composition of such services. The LOI deadline is September 16, 2019, and the initial submission deadline is November 11, 2019.
  • Interface Definition Language v4 (IDL4™) to C# Language Mapping RFP seeks proposals to provide a standard mapping of IDL-defined data types to C# types, which will enable users to describe and expose information in a portable and interoperable manner, compatible with the .NET ecosystem.  The LOI deadline is March 20, 2019, and the initial submission deadline is November 11, 2019.
  • Automated Source Code Quality Measures RFC was issued for comments to update these measures to extend their applicability to embedded software. Functionality that has traditionally been implemented in IT applications is now being embedded on chips, which is especially important for the growing implementation of embedded devices and the Internet of Things. Both OMG members and non-members are invited to comment using the RFC comment form located at https://www.omg.org/technology/rfc-form.htm before the deadline of February 18, 2019.

To view these and other RFP, RFI, and RFC documents, visit https://www.omg.org/public_schedule/.
Voting by the Technical Committee is underway to adopt the following specifications:

  • MOF™ to RDF Mapping specification provides a lightweight bridge, allowing a MOF-based model (which includes UML® and SysML®) be complemented by an equivalent OWL ontology. The MOF to RDF Mapping transformation provides the necessary trace-back elements to keep both models aligned.
  • FIBO® 2.0 specification contributes to transparency in the global financial system, which aids industry firms in providing a cost-effective means for integrating disparate technical systems and message formats, and aids in regulatory reporting by providing clear and unambiguous meaning of data from authoritative sources.

Architecture Board Elections
Five OMG Member representatives were elected to the organization's Architecture Board for two-year terms, to begin in March 2019. They are:

  • Platform Technical Committee Seats
    • Manfred Koethe - 88solutions Corp.
    • Pete Rivett - Adaptive
    • Matthew Hause - PTC
    • Dr. Jason Smith (who will serve in this seat for the remainder of its term which expires at the end of the December 2019 TC Meeting) - Elemental Reasoning
  • Domain Technical Committee Seat
    • Sridhar Iyengar - IBM

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

  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Data Governance Forum
  • IIoT at Work: Focus on Energy
  • Retail Innovation: Coming to a Store Near You 
  • OMG Meet & Greet: BPMN in Action!

The events' agendas and presentations can be found here.

Next Technical Meeting
The early-bird registration deadline for the next OMG members meeting from March 18-22, 2019 in Reston, Virginia, is February 8, 2019. Exhibit space is also available; contact event_marketing@omg.org no later than Friday, March 1, 2019, to reserve space. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact the OMG Business Development team at bd-team@omg.org or call +1-781-444-0404.


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