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 ===== Co-Chairs ===== ===== Co-Chairs =====
-^ Name     ​|Charlotte Wales       ​| ​ |Virginie Watine ​                     ​+^ Name     ​|Charlotte Wales       | |Justin Scaduto ​                      
-^ Company ​ |The MITRE Corporation |  |T H A L E S                          ​+^ Company ​ |The MITRE Corporation | |General Dynamics Mission Systems ​    
-^ Email    |<​charwing@mitre.org> ​ |  |<virginie.watine@fr.thalesgroup.com> |+^ Email    |<​charwing@mitre.org> ​ | |<justin.scaduto@gd-ms.com> ​          ​| 
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 ===== Working Groups (WGs) ===== ===== Working Groups (WGs) =====
-To paraphrase the MARS home page, MARS hosts a number of WGs, serving ​as MARS' technology incubators. ​ The members of a WG meet to explore specific technologies,​ e.g., prepare and review responses to RFIs, present their findings to the TF or as a published green papers, and prepare Draft RFPs.  There are __//​active//​__ working groups at this time+To paraphrase the MARS home page, MARS hosts a number of WGs that serve as MARS' technology incubators. ​ The members of a WG meet to explore specific technologies,​ e.g., prepare and review responses to RFIs, present their findings to the TF or as a published green papers, and prepare Draft RFPs.  There are __//​active//​__ working groups at this time []:
-  * **Software Defined Networks (SDN) Working Group** (Chartered March 2013) +
-    * Wiki: [[http://​www.omgwiki.org/​sdn/​doku.php]]; Maillistsdn@omg.org +
-    * This WG nominally holds meetings every month. ​ When the meeting month does not co-incide with the OMG TC's quarterly meeting, the meeting location is communicated using their maillist. ​+
   * **High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Working Group** (Chartered March 2012)   * **High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Working Group** (Chartered March 2012)
     * Wiki: [[http://​www.omgwiki.org/​hpec/​]];​ Maillist: hpec@omg.org     * Wiki: [[http://​www.omgwiki.org/​hpec/​]];​ Maillist: hpec@omg.org
-    * Two RFCs -- for VSIPL and VSIPL++ successfully issued, adopted, and released as formal OMG specs; other specifications based on these adopted specs are being considered. +    * Two RFCs -- for VSIPL and VSIPL++ ​-- successfully issued, adopted, and released as formal OMG specs ([[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​VSIPL/​]] and [[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​VSIPL++/​]]); other specifications based on these adopted specs are being considered. 
-    * This WG meets quarterly, co-located with the OMG TC quarterly meeting once or twice a year.    +    * This WG meets quarterly, co-located with the OMG TC quarterly meeting once or twice a year. In the process of looking for new leadership.  ​
   * **Information Exchange Framework ([[IEF]]) Working Group** (Chartered December 2005)  ​   * **Information Exchange Framework ([[IEF]]) Working Group** (Chartered December 2005)  ​
     * Wiki: [[http://​www.omgwiki.org/​mars/​doku.php?​id=ief]];​ maillist: ief@omg.org     * Wiki: [[http://​www.omgwiki.org/​mars/​doku.php?​id=ief]];​ maillist: ief@omg.org
-    * Working from a roadmap for specifications to be developed (not just in MARS) to address the areas of policy based information exchange. Per this roadmap, two RFPs of three were issued. ​ Of these two - one has since been withdrawn in deference to a new RFP issued in March 2014 to establish an IEF Reference Architecture ([[http://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc.cgi?​mars/​2014-3-17]]). ​ In any case, the IEF Policy Based Packaging Vocabulary (IEPPV) specification was adopted in December 2013 and formalized in May 2015 [[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​IEPPV/​]]. ​     +    * Working from a roadmap for specifications to be developed (not just in MARS) to address the areas of policy based information exchange. Per this roadmap, two RFPs of three were issued. ​ Of these two - one has since been withdrawn in deference to a new RFP issued in March 2014 to establish an IEF Reference Architecture ([[http://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc.cgi?​mars/​2014-3-17]]). ​ In any case, the IEF Policy Based Packaging Vocabulary (IEPPV) specification was adopted in December 2013 and formalized in May 2015 [[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​IEPPV/​]]. ​  
-  * **Rich Internet Application (RIA) Working Group** (Chartered December 2009) +    As of March 2017, the IEF Reference Architecture is ready for adoption ​and will be voted on in June 2017During the March 2017 meeting, also hosted an IEF Info Day that was successful altho lightly attended (link to InfoDay page here) ​Another Info Day is tentatively planned ​for December 2017 during meeting in Burlingame, CA  ​ 
-       ​Wiki: [[http://​www.omgwiki.org/​mars/​doku.php?​id=ria&​s=ria]] +  * **IDL Profiles Working Group** (Chartered March 2009)
-       * RIA Dynamic Component Model RFP issued in March 2013.  Initial Submission rescheduled ​and expected ​in September 2015Refer to [[http://​www.omg.org/​members/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​15-03-10.pdf]] ​for a foretaste of what the submission will contain+
-  * **IDL Profiles Working Group** (Chartered March 2009, disbanded June 2015)+
        * Maillist: idl@omg.org        * Maillist: idl@omg.org
        * Vision Statement: ​ mars/​09-06-04 ([[http://​www.omg.org/​members/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​09-06-04.pdf]])        * Vision Statement: ​ mars/​09-06-04 ([[http://​www.omg.org/​members/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​09-06-04.pdf]])
-       * IDL 3.5 successfully issued as an RFC and is now a formal specification ( +       * IDL 3.5 successfully issued as an RFC and is now a formal specification ([[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​IDL35/​]]) 
-       * IDL 4.0 was issued as an RFC in March 2015 and, as of June 2015, is an adopted specification ​and scheduled to be finalized by December 2015. +       * IDL 4.0 was issued as an RFC in March 2015 and, as of June 2015, is an adopted specification scheduled to be finalized by December 2015. (link to beta spec [[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​IDL/​]]) 
-       * Based on the adoption of IDL  4.0, the work of the IDL WG is done.+       * Based on the adoption of IDL  4.0, it appeared that the work of the IDL WG was effectively complete and didn't meet for about a year.  However, it is active again but with a new "​mission": ​ how to organize existing and new IDL specifications to align with IDL 4.0. To that end, as of March 2017, an RFP is being prepared. More news to come! 
 +  * **SDR/SBC Working Group** (chartered June 2017) 
 +       * Maillist: TBD 
 +       * Organized in June 2017 during Brussels meeting. 
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 +MARS has four other working groups that are currently __//on hiatus//__ . 
 +  * Dynamic Deployment Configuration (DDC) Working Group (chartered September 2010) 
 +  * Object Database Technologies ([[Object DB]]) Working Group (chartered September 2003; suspended since March 2009) 
 +  * Rich Internet Applications (RIA) Working Group (chartered December 2009; suspended as of September 2016)  
 +  * Software Defined Networks (SDN) Working Group (Chartered March 2013; suspended as of November 2015)
  
-MARS has two other working groups that are currently __//on hiatus//__. 
-  * Dynamic Deployment Configuration (DDC) Working Group (chartered September 2010)  
-  * The Object Database Technologies ([[Object DB]]) Working Group (chartered September 2003; suspended since March 2009) 
 As needed, these WGs can be re-activated as is or re-purposed. Also as needed, new WGs can be created. As needed, these WGs can be re-activated as is or re-purposed. Also as needed, new WGs can be created.
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 +[★] Four, including the new SDR/SBC WG which had its first formal meeting in June 2017
  
 For more information go to their respective wiki pages. To subscribe to the maillists for each WG, send an email to request@omg.org or refer to this site [[http://​www.omg.org/​members/​mailinglists.html For more information go to their respective wiki pages. To subscribe to the maillists for each WG, send an email to request@omg.org or refer to this site [[http://​www.omg.org/​members/​mailinglists.html
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 ===== News From Recent TC Meetings (and looking ahead) ===== ===== News From Recent TC Meetings (and looking ahead) =====
   - Continuing and new Technology Processes   - Continuing and new Technology Processes
-      * At long last -- a significant milestone for MARS! The IDL 4.0 RFC has been issued ([[http://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc.cgi?mars/2015-3-1]])This RFC is the culmination of an idea proposed in 2008: how to make it easier to apply IDL to more domains than just CORBA. ​ The first step was to copy IDL from the CORBA spec and make it stand-alone:​ IDL 3.5 ([[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​IDL35/​]]). ​ The next step was to define a way to create Profiles of IDL (CORBA, DDS, etc). The IDL 4.0 RFC establishes a set of //building blocks// and //​annotations//​ and defines how to use them to construct IDL //​profiles//​. +      * //A significant milestone for MARS//As cited above, the IDL 4.0 RFC has been **adopted** ​[[http://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​15-03-01]].  IDL 4.0 is the culmination of an idea proposed in 2008: how to make it easier to apply IDL to more domains than just CORBA. ​ The first step was to copy IDL from the CORBA spec and make it stand-alone:​ IDL 3.5 ([[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​IDL35/​]]). ​ The next step was to define a way to create Profiles of IDL (CORBA, DDS, etc). IDL 4.0 establishes a set of //building blocks// and //​annotations//​ and defines how to use them to construct IDL //​profiles//​.[[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​IDL/​]] 
-      * Unified Component Model (UCM) for Distributed Real-Time and Embedded Systemsthree revised submissions were reviewed and are still in the process of being "​joined"​ The end result of this technology process will be a simple, lightweight,​ middleware-agnostic, and flexible component model with support for different interaction models, including publish-subscribe ​and request-reply+      * An RFP to to define a gateway between DDS and the OPC UA ([[https://​opcfoundation.org/​about/​opc-technologies/​opc-ua/​]]) was issued[[http://​www.omg.org/cgi-bin/​doc.cgi?​mars/​2015-9-2]] 
-  - Refer to the OMG Technical Meeting Resource Hub for the MARS report which provides more details on the work done in Reston ​and our plans for the meeting in BerlinGermany ​(June 2015): [[http://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​2015-03-27]]  (OMG member only access) +      * Three RFPs remain under discussion: one to extend the existing DDS Interoperability protocol to operate in Extremely Constrained Resource Environments (XRCE) ​and two to expand OMG's arsenal of IDL to language mappings (IDL to Java and IDL to C#)
-  - When available, the agenda for the Berlin ​meeting will be posted here: http://​www.omg.org/​news/​meetings/​tc/​agendas/​berlin-15/​MARS.pdf. +  - Refer to the OMG Technical Meeting Resource Hub for the MARS report which provides more details on the work done in Cambridge ​and our plans for the meeting in La JollaCA (December ​2015): [[http://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​2015-09-18]]  (OMG member only access).  
 +      * Our meeting in La Jolla will include reviews of the three new RFPs as well as two revised submissions:​ IEF Reference Architecture and the Unified Component Model for Distributed Realtime Systems (UCM for DRE). 
 +  - When available, the agenda for the La Jolla meeting will be posted here: http://​www.omg.org/​news/​meetings/​tc/​agendas/​ca-15/​MARS.pdf.
  
  
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 +===== Documents Produced During Last Meeting =====
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 +Coming improvement** -- one stop shop for all documents produced during the last meeting. Until then (or alternatively),​ go here: http://​www.omg.org/​members/​cgi-bin/​doclistm.cgi (member'​s only), select year and mars and then hit search. ​ Resulting list will be displayed in reverse document number order.
  
 ===== MARS Technology Roadmap ===== ===== MARS Technology Roadmap =====
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 As of December 2014, both include a Statistics tab, which contains graphical depictions of the //​Cumulative Technology Process State// and //MARS Technology Process State by Year//​. ​ Both work with data recorded since November 2002 and are updated after each TC meeting. ​ As of December 2014, both include a Statistics tab, which contains graphical depictions of the //​Cumulative Technology Process State// and //MARS Technology Process State by Year//​. ​ Both work with data recorded since November 2002 and are updated after each TC meeting. ​
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 ===== Useful Links ===== ===== Useful Links =====
-MARS collaborates with a number of other Task Forces (C4I, Robotics, Systems Assurance, Government) and SIGs (DDS, Telecoms, Ontology). For example:+MARS **//collaborates//** with a number of other Task Forces (C4I, Robotics, Systems Assurance, Government) and SIGs (DDS, Telecoms, Ontology). For example:
  
   * The IEF WG represents a collaboration between MARS and C4I with as needed involvement of Gov DTF and Ontology PSIG. IEF WG maintains an active dialog with Gov DTF's Info Sharing WG. As needed, the two WGs also meet jointly during the TC meeting week.  ​   * The IEF WG represents a collaboration between MARS and C4I with as needed involvement of Gov DTF and Ontology PSIG. IEF WG maintains an active dialog with Gov DTF's Info Sharing WG. As needed, the two WGs also meet jointly during the TC meeting week.  ​
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   * Systems Assurance PTF: [[http://​sysa.omg.org/​]]   * Systems Assurance PTF: [[http://​sysa.omg.org/​]]
   * Government DTF: [[http://​gov.omg.org/​]]   * Government DTF: [[http://​gov.omg.org/​]]
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   * Data Distribution Services (DDS) PSIG: [[http://​portals.omg.org/​dds/​]]   * Data Distribution Services (DDS) PSIG: [[http://​portals.omg.org/​dds/​]]
   * Ontology PSIG: [[http://​ontology.omg.org/​]] ​   * Ontology PSIG: [[http://​ontology.omg.org/​]] ​
-  * Telecoms PSIG: [[http://​telecom.omg.org/​]]+
  
 Other links: Other links:
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   * OMG Technical Meeting Resource Hub, an excellent resource for all Technical Committee (TC) reports and any special event presentations from previous and all past meetings (back to September 2003): [[http://​www.omg.org/​members/​TMResourceHub/​]]   * OMG Technical Meeting Resource Hub, an excellent resource for all Technical Committee (TC) reports and any special event presentations from previous and all past meetings (back to September 2003): [[http://​www.omg.org/​members/​TMResourceHub/​]]
  
-Note that all these sites, except for the Meeting Resource hub, are __//public sites//__ .. **//no password required to access//​**. ​+**//Note://**   ​All ​these sites, except for the Meeting Resource hub, are __//public sites//__ .. __**//no password required to access//**.__ 
  

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