The Ontology PSIG is working with other subgroups of the OMG (notably the
Business and Modeling Integration Domain Task Force and the SOA SIG) to
explore the development of a repository of reusable conceptual models.
A joint session was held in December
2007 to compare requirements, understand potential challenges, learn
from similar efforts, and consider next steps. Two next steps were:
- The development of an RFP which would solicit submissions of an SBVR
vocabulary, with corresponding ODM-based ontologies, and UML models for a
small set of concepts for Times and Dates. This RFP is meant as a
test case for using OMG's RFP process for defining such models. Mark
Linehan (IBM) drafted an
RFP for a
Date-Time Foundational Vocabulary to fill this role.
- The issuing of an
Ontology Management Information which solicits information about
requirements, tooling, tool interoperability requirements, and standards of
practice for managing ontologies and associated metadata.
Both of these were issued at the
OMG TC meeting in
Washington and are now open for response.
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