OMG Unveils Details of Distributed Real-time Embedded Systems Workshop

The Object Management Group[tm] (OMG[tm]), announced the program for the Ninth Annual Distributed Object Computing for Real-time and Embedded Systems Workshop, which will be held July 14-16, 2008 in Arlington, VA, USA. 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, 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. Highlights of the three-day program include:


  • Complex Event Processing, by Paul Vincent, CTO Business Rules and CEP, TIBCO Software
  • Real-time Data Distribution Service (DDS), by Gordon Hunt, Chief Applications Engineer, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.
  • An Introduction to OMG Systems Modeling Language (SysML[tm]), by Clarence C. Moreland, Principal Consultant, ARTiSAN Software Tools Inc.
  • Using the Lightweight CORBA Component Model to Develop Distributed Real-time and Embedded Applications, by Douglas C. Schmidt, Professor of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University and Will Otte, Vanderbilt University
  • Advanced DDS, by Angelo Corsaro, Product Marketing Manager, PrismTech
  • UML Profile for Modeling and Analysis of Real-time and Embedded Systems (MARTE), by Lonnie VanZandt, Consulting Systems Engineer, ARTiSAN Software and Chokri Mraidha, Research Engineer, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique-CEA/LIST

Session Topics

  • Dependability and Resilience in Distributed Middleware
  • Managing the Deployment of Real-time Applications
  • Next-generation Real-time Communication Protocols
  • Roundtables Lead by Subject Matter Experts
  • Poster Introductions: Poster presenters will give a very short summary of their work
  • Complex Event Processing
  • Performance & Benchmarking
  • Model-Driven Development
  • Presentations by experts from CEA LIST; Consorzio SESM; Cornell University; Ericsson AB; Kennedy Carter Ltd.; MITRE; Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division; Object Security LLC; Objective Interface Systems; PrismTech; Real-Time Innovations, Inc.; Saab Systems, Naval Systems Division; Southern Methodist University; Tech-X Corporation; THALES Communications; TIBCO Software; UK Ministry of Defence; Universidad de Cantabria; University of Granada; University of Napoli “Federico II”; and Vanderbilt University

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 and Media Sponsor Embedded Exhibit space is available; for more information contact Kevin Loughry at +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Ken Berk at +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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