OMG Reveals Real-time and Embedded Systems Workshop Program

The Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)), announced the program for its Real-time and Embedded Systems Workshop, to be held July 9-12, 2007 in Arlington, VA, USA. The workshop is co-sponsored by PrismTech, Vanderbilt University and Sparx Systems.

Software standards for real-time and embedded systems must support stringent resource, reliability, and timing requirements. The challenge is particularly acute for middleware standards, which have to cope with performance and reliability variations of the underlying infrastructure. OMG provides a widely-used set of standards for this purpose, including the Data Distribution Service (DDS) middleware standard, for the predictable distribution of real-time data with minimal overhead, and Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA(R)) middleware, with support for real-time scheduling, fault tolerance and resource-constrained systems.

OMG’s Unified Modeling Language (UML(R)) and System Modeling Language (OMG SysML(TM)) standards support analysis and design of real-time software systems and complex systems that include both hardware and software. OMG’s Model Driven Architecture(R) (MDA(R)) supports the creation and maintenance of applications based on software models.

Following the success of past real-time and embedded workshops, OMG is hosting this workshop as a forum for standards users, researchers and implementers to share their experiences. Presentations and discussions at the workshop will also help shape future of OMG standards.

Workshop Agenda Topics:

  • Tutorials
    • Model-Driven Engineering for Distributed Real-time and Systems, by Aniruddha Gokhale, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
    • Real-time CORBA Tutorial, by Kevin Buesing, Mentoring Engineer, Objective Interface Systems
    • Real-time Data Distribution Service Tutorial, by Hans van’t Hag, Product Manager, PrismTech
    • Using the Lightweight CORBA Component Model to Develop Distributed Real-time and Embedded Applications, by Douglas C. Schmidt, Professor of Computer Science and Will Otte, Vanderbilt University
    • DDS Advanced Tutorial: Using DDS QoS to Solve Real-world Problems, by Gordon Hunt, Chief Applications Engineer, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.
    • An Introduction to the OMG Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysML(TM)), by Sanford Friedenthal, Principal Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Session Topics
    • Distributed Real-Time Java Middleware
    • Advanced Modeling Tools
    • Performance & Scalability
    • Data Distribution Service: Directions, Extensions and Experiences
    • Security Models for Distributed Publish-Subscribe Messaging Systems
    • Automated Verification Of Real-Time Applications
    • Applying New Methods to Build Better Distributed Real-time Embedded Systems
    • CORBA and CCM for Embedded Systems Development
    • With presentations from organizations such as: Innovative Defense Technologies, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, MilSOFT, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Objective Interface Systems, PrismTech, Raytheon, Real-Time Innovations, SELEX-SI, Tech-X Corporation, Telcordia Technologies, THALES, UK Ministry of Defense, University of Bologna, University of Granada, University of Rome and Vanderbilt University
  • Birds-of-a-Feather
    • TAO Users Session, Moderator: Douglas C. Schmidt, Professor of Computer Science & Aniruddha Gokhale, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
    • SOA in Real-Time, Moderator: Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, Chief Technology Officer, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.
    • CORBA Future, CORBA/e, C++ Mapping, Moderator: Victor Giddings, Senior Scientist, Objective Interface Systems

The early-bird registration discount is available until June 11, 2007. The hotel registration cut-off is June 15, 2007. The full program and registration details may be found online. The OMG invites anyone interested in distributed, real-time and embedded systems to attend. Exhibit space is available; for more information contact Kevin Loughry at, +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Ken Berk 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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