Realizing the Vision Software-Based Communications OMG Workshop

The Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)) today announced the program for its Software-Based Communications (SBC) Workshop: Realizing the Vision. The workshop, co-sponsored by Boeing and PrismTech will take place March 5-8, 2007 in Fairfax, VA, USA.

Partnering with industry, government and other standards bodies, the OMG continues its standardization efforts related to Software-Based Communication (SBC) technology with a focus on the development of a software architecture for software-defined radios (SDR). Building upon a military software-defined radio (SDR) foundation, Software-Based Communication technology has matured, with applicability growing to address a wide range of application areas including automotive, public safety, global tracking, consumer electronics and cellular network infrastructure. The Software-Based Communications Workshop: Realizing the Vision, includes perspectives on both military and commercial SBC technologies. Program highlights include:


  • Robert Spearing, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Space Communications and Navigation, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
  • Dr. Jinsung Choi, CTO, LG Electronics: Future Mobile Devices Based on Software Based Platform


  • An Introduction to the OMG Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysML(TM)), by Sanford Friedenthal, Principal Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • OMG Software Radio Specifications, by Gerald Lee Bickle, Chief Scientist-SDR Products, PrismTech

Session Topics

  • Analysis and Design of Space Systems
  • Security-Aware SBC
  • Tool Support for SBC Software Development
  • Panel: Convergence of Military & Commercial SDR Requirements & Standards
  • Evolving Standards Realizing the Extended, Higher Performance, Lower Cost SDR Vision
  • New Directions for SBC
  • Panel: Alternative Architectures for Software Based Communications
  • Integration
  • Developing Communication Systems Using MDA
  • Case Studies for The Software Defined Radio
  • With presentations from organizations such as Boeing, École de Technologie Supérieure, Ecole Supérieure de Communication de Tunis, Hanyang University, L-3 Communications, LG Electronics, Lockheed Martin, Motorola Labs, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, Objective Interface Systems, PrismTech, Raytheon, SCA Technica, Inc., THALES Communications, The MITRE Corporation, University of Athens, Virginia Tech, and Zeligsoft

The early-bird registration deadline is February 5, 2007; the hotel reservation cutoff is February 12, 2007. All conference details including the full program, registration and hotel information are available. Demonstration space is available; for more information contact Kevin Loughry at or +1-781-444 0404.

About the Object Management Group
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, including: Real-time, Embedded and Specialized Systems, Analysis & Design, Architecture-Driven Modernization and Middleware and an even wider range of industries, including: Business Modeling and Integration, C4I, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based Communications and Space.

OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language(TM) (UML(R)) and Model Driven Architecture(R) (MDA(R)), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA(R)) and support a wide variety of industries. OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA.

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