OMG Announces New Processes Open for Participation; Architecture Board Election Results

Dec 21, 2010, 12:12 ET from OMG (Object Management Group)

NEEDHAM, Mass., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OMG® members met in Santa Clara, Calif., the week of December 6-10, 2010, sponsored by No Magic, IBM, SPARX Systems, and Real Time Innovations. At this meeting members began work on four new standards processes and elected five members to the Architecture Board.


Architecture Board Election

Members of the OMG Architecture Board (AB) are responsible for ensuring the architectural consistency of OMG's specifications. The following members have been elected by the membership to serve on the AB:

  • Pete Rivett, CTO, Adaptive
  • Tom Rutt, IT Standards Manager, Fujitsu
  • Sridhar Iyengar, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
  • Sam Mancarella, CTO, Sparx Systems
  • Doug Tolbert, Principal, CSC

New Processes Initiated

The following processes are now open for comment and participation. Non-members may download information on any Request process from For more information on any process, send an email to

Asynchronous Method Invocation for CORBA Component Model (AMI4CCM) RFP

CORBA Component Model (CCM) currently only supports synchronous two-way or asynchronous one-way invocations. For many applications there is a need for asynchronous two-way invocations. This RFP searches for proposals that make it possible to make AMI calls from CCM components in a standardized way.

IDL to C++0x Language Mapping RFP

The C++ community has tentatively adopted a new draft ISO C++ standard, unofficially named C++0x. This new C++ standard adds several features to the C++ programming language, which should make it possible to create a modern mapping that is more robust and easier to use. This RFP solicits proposals for a totally new mapping for IDL to C++0x.

Data Distribution Service (DDS) Security RFP

DDS has experienced a record-breaking adoption within the Aerospace and Defense domains, and is swiftly expanding into new domains such as Transportation, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and SCADA. Many of these systems control critical functions or transmit sensitive information, which must be protected. The objective of this RFP is to define the set of Extensions to DDS required to provide Information Assurance for systems built using DDS.

Using Problem-Specific Views for Information Federation RFI

The objective of this RFI is to solicit opinions from industry and academic institutions on specific issues that relate to the federation of information via the mechanism of the problem or context-specific views.

Next Meeting; Links to Additional Information

OMG members will meet next in Arlington, VA during the week of March 21-25, 2011 sponsored by No Magic, Inc., and IBM. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Ken Berk at or +1-781-444-0404. Exhibit space is available; contact no later than Friday, March 11, 2011 to reserve space.

Interested non-members may attend OMG Technical Meetings as observers; for an invitation see Members may register for the meeting at All OMG specifications may be downloaded free of charge from

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