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-{{curiosity-rover-rocknest-panorama.jpg|}} +====== Middleware and Related Services (MARS) Platform Task Force (PTF)====== 
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-The above is a panorama taken by the MARS Curiosity Rover +\\ Rocknest Panorama taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover
-====== Middleware and Related Services (MARS) Platform Task Force (PTF) ====== +
 ===== Mission ===== ===== Mission =====
-To solicit, evaluate, and select specifications for recommendation to the Platform Technology Committee for adoption by the OMG (http://​www.omg.org/​) in the areas of: +{{ :​another_mars.jpg?​100|}}To solicit, evaluate, and select specifications for recommendation to the Platform Technology Committee for adoption by the OMG (http://​www.omg.org/​) in the areas of: 
   - Request Broker Technology - including but not limited to Object Request Brokers (CORBA), Message-Oriented Brokers and other technologies that are the target implementation contexts for Platform Independent Services and their Mappings. ​   - Request Broker Technology - including but not limited to Object Request Brokers (CORBA), Message-Oriented Brokers and other technologies that are the target implementation contexts for Platform Independent Services and their Mappings. ​
   - General purpose Pervasive Services that are either:   - General purpose Pervasive Services that are either:
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   - Mappings for such Pervasive Services to specific middleware platforms, and reference mappings from generic PIM constructs to platform-specific constructs and protocol rules.   - Mappings for such Pervasive Services to specific middleware platforms, and reference mappings from generic PIM constructs to platform-specific constructs and protocol rules.
   - Supporting Technologies for Application Integration,​ Information Integration,​ and Collaboration   - Supporting Technologies for Application Integration,​ Information Integration,​ and Collaboration
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 ===== Co-Chairs ===== ===== Co-Chairs =====
-^ Name     ​|Charlotte Wales       ​| ​ ​|Virginie Watine ​                     ​+^ Name     ​|Charlotte Wales       ​| ​Peter Denno                                         
-^ Company ​ |The MITRE Corporation |  |T H A L E S                          ​+^ Company ​ |The MITRE Corporation | National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) ​
-^ Email    |<​charwing@mitre.org> ​ ​| ​ |<virginie.watine@fr.thalesgroup.com> |+^ Email    |<​charwing@mitre.org> ​ | <peter.denno@nist.gov                         | 
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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 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 5 __//​active//​__ working groups at this time: +MARS hosts a number of WGs that serve as MARS' technology incubators.  ​These WGs are focused on and responsible for advancing ​a specific ​technology areaThis may include the preparation of and review ​of responses ​from RFIs and the preparation of RFPs.  There are 5 __//​active//​__ working groups at this time: 
-  * **Software Defined Networks (SDN) Working Group** (Chartered ​March 2013) +  * **Information Exchange Framework ​Working Group** (Chartered ​December 2005 - [[ief|]])  ​
-    * Wiki: [[http://​www.omgwiki.org/​sdn/​doku.php]];​ Maillist: sdn@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) +
-    * 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. +
-    * This WG meets quarterly, co-located with the OMG TC quarterly meeting once or twice a year.     +
-  * **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. ​ 
-  ​* ​**Rich Internet Application ​(RIAWorking Group** (Chartered December 2009) +    * The IEF Policy Based Packaging Vocabulary (IEPPV) specification was adopted in December 2013 and formalized in May 2015 [[http://​www.omg.org/​spec/​IEPPV/​]].  ​ 
-       * Wiki: [[http://www.omgwiki.org/mars/doku.php?id=ria&​s=ria]] +    ​During the March 2017 meeting, hosted an IEF Info Day that was successful altho lightly attended ​(link to InfoDay page [[https://​www.omg.org/​news/​meetings/​tc/​va-17/​special-events/​IEF_Day.htm]])
-       ​RIA Dynamic Component Model RFP issued in March 2013.  Initial Submission rescheduled and expected in September 2015. Refer to [[http://​www.omg.org/members/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​15-03-10.pdf]] for foretaste of what the submission ​will contain+    ​The IEF Reference Architecture ​(IEF RAwas approved for adoption in June 2017 and completed finalization in June 2019.  All that remains is approval by the Board. Finalized spec is here: [[https://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?ptc/​19-06-07]] 
-  * **IDL Profiles ​Working Group** (Chartered March 2009, disbanded June 2015)+    The IEF Policy Based Packaging Service (IEPPS) ​RFP was issued in December 2017 [[https://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​17-12-12]]revised (possibly final) ​submission ​is expected in December 2019 ([[https://​www.omg.org/​techprocess/​meetings/​schedule/​IEPPS_RFP.html]]) 
 +  * **IDL Working Group** (Chartered March 2009)
        * 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 andas of June 2015is an adopted specification ​and scheduled ​to be finalized by December 2015+       * IDL 4.0issued as an RFC in March 2015, has been adopted, finalized, and revised. The current formalized version is IDL 4.2 ([[https://​www.omg.org/​spec/​category/​interface-definition-language/​]]. IDL 4.2 was submitted ​to ISO and is in the final stages of approval
-       ​* ​Based on the adoption of IDL  4.0, the work of the IDL WG is done.+       ​* ​Since the adoption of IDL  4.0, the IDL WG has been busy: organizing existing and new IDL mapping specifications to align with IDL 4.x.  To date, its work has lead to the following:​ 
 +           * IDL4 to Java Mapping: adopted June 2019 [[https://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​19-05-06]] 
 +           * IDL4 to C# Mapping: underway; revised submission expected Dec 2019 [[https://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​18-12-02]] 
 +           * IDL4 to C++ Mapping: new; Draft RFC expected Dec 2019 
 +  * **High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Working Group** (Chartered March 2012) 
 +    * 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 ([[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 yearIn the process of looking for new leadership. ​  
 +  * **SNC Working Group** (chartered June 2017) 
 +       * Wiki: [[https://​www.omgwiki.org/​snc-wg/​doku.php]];​ Maillist: sncwg@omg.org 
 +       * Organized in June 2017 during Brussels meeting. 
 +       * Issued the Secure Network Communications RFI in September 2017: mars/​17-09-29 ([[https://​www.omg.org/​schedule/​SNC_RFI.html]]) 
 +       * Since Dec 2018 have been preparing an RFP for a Space Telecommunications Interface (STI), a joint effort with the Space DTF. 
 +  * **CORBA Working Group ** (chartered June 2019) 
 +       * Wiki (TBD); maillist: corba-wg@omg.org 
 +       * In the "​forming"​ stage but already working on an RFP to provide "REST for CORBA"​ 
 + 
 +---- 
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 +MARS has four other working groups that are currently __//on hiatus//__ . 
 +  * Object Database Technologies ([[Object DB]]) Working Group (chartered September 2003; suspended since March 2009) 
 +  * Dynamic Deployment Configuration (DDC) Working Group (chartered September 2010) 
 +  * Software Defined Networks (SDN) Working Group (Chartered March 2013; suspended as of November 2015) 
 +  * Rich Internet Applications (RIA) Working Group (chartered December 2009; suspended as of September 2016)  
  
-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.
  
-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) ===== 
-  - 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//​. 
-      * Unified Component Model (UCM) for Distributed Real-Time and Embedded Systems: three 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. 
-  - 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 Berlin, Germany (June 2015): [[http://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​2015-03-27]] ​ (OMG member only access) 
-  - When available, the agenda for the Berlin meeting will be posted here: http://​www.omg.org/​news/​meetings/​tc/​agendas/​berlin-15/​MARS.pdf. 
  
 +===== Looking Ahead =====
 +  - Refer to the OMG Technical Meeting Resource Hub for the MARS report which provides more details on the work done in Amsterdam (June 2019) and our plans for the meeting in Nashville, TN (September 2019): [[http://​www.omg.org/​cgi-bin/​doc?​mars/​2019-06-30]] ​ (OMG member only access). ​
 +  - Use this link to learn what MARS will be working on in Nashville [[https://​www.omg.org/​events/​tn-19/​agendas/​MARSPTFCalendar.html]]. Note that prior to the 4 week deadline for Nashville, it may just be a unscheduled list of agenda items.
  
  
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 +===== Documents Produced During Last Meeting =====
 +**
 +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, BlockChain). 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.  ​
-  * DDS PSIG serves as the incubator for the many DDS related technology processes handled by MARS and active in the IDL Profiles ​WG. +  * DDS PSIG serves as the incubator for the many DDS related technology processes handled by MARS; its membership is very active in the IDL WG
-  * Any technology processes relating to security (e.g., DDS Security) are developed with input from and in collaboration with the Systems Assurance PTF. +  * MARS, the BlockChain PSIG, and Finance DTF are collaborating in the area of BlockChain technologies. ​ As appropriate,​ the products of this collaboration will be formally managed by either MARS or FDTF.  Right now, it's mostly MARS. (new since 2018) 
 +  * The Cloud WG is working closely with MARS in order to publish revisions to many of the white papers previously published by the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSSC)
 +  * Any technology processes relating to security ​aspects of specifications previously developed by MARS (e.g., DDS Security) are managed by the Systems Assurance PTF but developed in collaboration with MARS
  
-Links to the respective home pages for these TFs and SIGs are provided below:+Links to the respective home pages for these TFsSIGs, and WGs are provided below:
  
   * C4I (Consultation,​ Command, Control, Communications,​ and Intelligence) DTF: [[http://​c4i.omg.org/​]]   * C4I (Consultation,​ Command, Control, Communications,​ and Intelligence) DTF: [[http://​c4i.omg.org/​]]
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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/​]]
 +  * Finance DTF [[http://​www.omg.org/​fdtf/​]]
   * 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/]]+  * BlockChain ​PSIG: [[http://www.omg.org/​blockchain/​]] 
 +  * Cloud WG: [[http://​www.omg.org/​cloud/]]
  
 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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