Distributed Object Computing for Real-time, Embedded Systems Workshop

The Object Management Group(tm) (OMG(tm)), announced that the Ninth Annual Distributed Object Computing for Real-time and Embedded Systems Workshop will be held July 14-16, 2008 in Arlington, VA, USA. OMG is also announcing that the Call for Participation has been issued; details about the workshop and the Call for Participation are available online.

Stringent performance requirements are a feature of a broad range of computer applications, from enterprise-scale systems handling bookings and online financial transactions to compact systems embedded in software radios, cell phones, medical equipment and vehicles of all kinds. However, whether their code is running on enterprise servers or embedded within devices, the designers of these mission-critical, time-critical systems share many challenges, and address them using similar design approaches.

OMG’s Ninth Annual workshop on Distributed Object Computing for Real-time and Embedded Systems provides a forum for software engineers and researchers in this rapidly-expanding field to learn about new design approaches, share their experiences during interactive roundtables, and find out about emerging standards. This year’s event has been updated with new interactive features such as roundtables moderated by subject matter experts. The workshop will also feature a special focus on Software Based Communications.

Call for Participation
The workshop Program Committee is seeking proposals for presentations of experience reports, evaluations, case studies or research papers relevant to:

  • Real-time systems
  • Enterprise-scale Time-Critical Systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Systems Engineering
  • Fault-tolerant systems
  • High-Integrity systems
  • Mission- and Safety-critical systems
  • Robotics
  • Software-defined radio systems
  • Design tools for real-time distributed systems
  • Information Assurance for embedded systems
  • Complex Event Processing and Event-Driven Architectures

Technologies relevant to this workshop include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Real-time middleware, including real-time CORBA®
  • Data Distribution Service (DDS)
  • Real-time databases
  • Real-time Java, High-integrity Real-time Java
  • Real-time operating systems, including Real-time Linux
  • Middleware for embedded and resource-constrained systems
  • Middleware for Multi-Core Systems
  • QoS-enabled Middleware
  • Architecture Frameworks, including MODAF, DoDAF and TOGAF
  • Modeling notations, including OMG SysML(tm), UML® and UML profiles for real-time & embedded systems
  • Model-Driven approaches, including MDA®
  • Design methods, including Agile methods
  • Component platforms, including CCM and lightweight CCM
  • Novel transport mechanisms
  • High-level real-time programming models
  • Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
  • Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture
  • System-on-a-Chip (SoC)

The program committee is also seeking proposals for panel discussions and for half-day or full-day tutorials on established techniques and standards in any of the areas mentioned above. The abstract submission deadline is April 11, 2008.

The early-bird registration discount is available until Monday, June 16, 2008. The hotel registration cut-off is June 20, 2008. Hotel and registration information is available online. The OMG invites everyone interested in distributed, real-time and embedded systems to attend.

The workshop is sponsored by Annual Sponsors PrismTech and Sparx Systems. Exhibit space is available; for more information contact Kevin Loughry at loughry@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Ken Berk at kenberk@omg.org 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, Insurance, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based Communications and Space. OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language(tm) (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), 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®) and support a wide variety of industries. OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA.

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