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[January 15, 2014]

OMG Holds Architecture Board Elections; Adopts Multiple Standards at Santa Clara, CA Meeting

NEEDHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

The Object Management Group (OMG®) held its quarterly technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA (News - Alert) from December 9th-13th. Read on for the various highlights from throughout the meeting week.

ARCHITECTURE BOARD ELECTIONS

Five OMG Member representatives were elected to the organization's Architecture Board for two-year terms, to begin in March 2014. They are:

  • J.D. Baker, EA Ambassador, Sparx Systems
  • Angelo Corsaro PhD, CTO, Prismtech
  • Manfred Koethe, President & CTO, 88solutions
  • Doug Tolbert, Consulting Engineer, Unisys (News - Alert)
  • Hugues Vincent, Software Architect, Thales

TASK FORCE/WORKING GROUP MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

At the System Assurance Task Force meeting, Gerald Beuchelt of Demandware, Inc. made a presentation on modeling information security threats. Gerald's presentation marks the beginning of a multi-phase project to create UML-based specifications allowing system engineers and architects to represent threats against multiple systems and standards, including systems-of-systems. Visit www.omg.org/hot-topic/treat-modeling.htm for more information.


TECHNOLOGIES ADOPTED

The OMG Board of Directors adopted multiple technologies at the meeting. These include: the Decision Model & Notation submission and the Application Instrumentation submission.

Also adopted were the Finalization Task Force reports for: NIEM-UML, UML 2.5, Canonical XMI, and IDL 3.5. The following Revision Task Force reports were also adopted: BMM 1.2, GEMS 1.3, and OCL 2.4. For more information, visit www.omg.org/spec/index.htm.

RFCs, RFIs, AND RFPs ISSUED

New Requests for Comments (RFCs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) were issued during the meeting week. These include:

  • FIBO Business Entities RFC
  • Ontology (News - Alert) Model and Specification Integration & Interoperability RFP
  • UML Testing Profile V2 RFP

To view these and other RFC, RFI (News - Alert), and RFP documents, visit www.omg.org/public_schedule.

THE NEXT TC MEETING

OMG's next meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA from March 24th-March 28th. For more information, visit www.omg.org/va-14.

OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA (News - Alert)) enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes.

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