OMG, Eclipse Reveal Details of Open Software, Standards Symposia

The Object Management Group(tm) (OMG(tm)) and the Eclipse Foundation, which are jointly organizing two, one-day Symposia to promote and build on the partnership between Eclipse’s open source software and OMG’s open standards, are announcing the program for the second day of the event. The second day will be held during the OMG Technical Meeting in Ottawa, Canada on June 25, 2008.

The Eclipse/OMG Symposium is a unique opportunity to participate in shaping the joint future of the Eclipse Open Source community and the OMG Open Specifications community. Day two of the event will be a full-day, workshop-style event, with a series of discussion sessions on corresponding OMG standards and Eclipse projects. The purpose is to discuss the alignment between current standard and implemented software, and identify areas where the cooperation could be further improved in the future.

“I’m excited that the OMG and the Eclipse modeling community are working more closely together. The quality of the OMG’s specifications benefit from well-tested, widely-used open-source implementations and the Eclipse community benefits from well-defined standards that ensure interoperability and speed adoption,” said Ed Merks, Eclipse Modeling Project co-Lead. “This relationship will increase the momentum that’s driving our shared vision for model driven development.”

Day two of the Symposium kicks off with opening remarks by Kenn Hussey, Program Manager, EA/Studio, Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., and Co-chair, Eclipse/OMG Symposia Program Committee. From there, experts will give overviews on many of the Eclipse projects that are based on OMG specifications. They will also provide examples of Eclipse implementations of OMG specifications. Topics include: Meta Object Facility (MOF(tm)), UML® & Profiles, Queries/Views/Transformations (QVT), Object Constraint Language (OCL), and Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM). Ed Merks, Eclipse Modeling Project Lead will provide closing remarks and will discuss next steps.

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member-supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects.

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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