The Specification Management Subcommittee (SMSC) is a subcommittee of the Architecture Board (AB). Its primary objective is to manage the publication of OMG adopted specification on behalf of the AB and provide the membership at large a forum for discussing and resolving issues related to the management of packaging and publication of standards.
One of the “public faces” of the OMG is its specifications; they comprise a set of specifications for product developers and a set of expectations for users. It is a natural consequence of the OMG process that specifications are developed and amended at different times following different lifecycles. In addition, all OMG specifications are actively maintained to resolve conflicts or misinterpretations or to clarify them. Thus, it is sometimes difficult to come to a coherent comprehension of the set of OMG standards. This Subcommittee is tasked with minimizing this problem by managing the lifecycles of documents so as to reduce inconsistencies and enhance comprehensibility.