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Object Management Group Releases Two New Specifications and Issues Digital Receipt RFP at Q1 Members Meeting
Begins open process to standardize format and API to optimize digital receipts in a secure manner for cloud computing and smartphones

NEEDHAM, Mass. – April 16, 2019 – The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, issued one new Request for Proposal (RFP) to create a new digital receipt standard at its quarterly members meeting, which took place from March 18-22, 2019, in Reston, Virginia. The meeting was sponsored by IBM Watson IoT, Micro Focus, No Magic, Red Hat, RTI, and Sparx Systems.

The Digital Receipt API v1.0 RFP seeks submissions for API specifications that support sharing complete digital receipt data in a secure manner, translate the existing ARTS Digital Receipt standard to JSON to support cloud computing and smartphones, and specify a common core of data elements, such as date, time, location, and items purchased, which can be enriched and extended in a standard fashion with local requirements.

Both members and non-members of OMG can participate in the process by submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) by June 21, 2019. Submitting a LOI is not legally binding and does not commit an organization to being part of a submission team. In order to become a submitter, individually or as part of a submission team, companies must become members of OMG by the initial submission deadline currently set to August 12, 2019.

To view this and other RFP, RFI, and RFC documents, visit https://www.omg.org/public_schedule/.

The OMG Board of Directors adopted the following standards:

  • The 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.
  • MOF™ to RDF Mapping 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.

Voting by the Platform Technical Committee is underway to adopt the Automated Source Code Quality 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.

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

The events' agendas and presentations can be found here.

Next Technical Meeting
The early-bird registration deadline for the next OMG members meeting from June 17-21 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is May 3, 2019. Exhibit space is also available; contact event_marketing@omg.org no later than Friday, May 31, 2019, to reserve space. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available here.

About OMG
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium with representation from government, industry and academia. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit www.omg.org for more information.


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