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Systems Assurance Task Force


The primary mission of the SysA PTF is to work within the OMG and other industry groups to:

  • adapt and extend OMG technologies that apply across domains to enhance System Assurance (e.g. Reliability, Safety, Security, and Compliance),
  • to establish a common framework for analysis and exchange of information related to system assurance and trustworthiness
  • to promote System, Software and Information Assurance in OMG product interoperability mechanisms

In this activity, the SysA PTF will:

  • Leverage other related OMG specifications, such as KDM and SPEM,
  • Establish a System Assurance common framework known as the Software Assurance (SwA) Ecosystem,
  • Provide expertise and augmentation to other assurance standards and practices (such as Common Criteria - ISO/IEC 15408 and System Assurance – ISO/IEC 15026), as they relate to OMG Specifications and Products,
  • Identify scenarios where the SwA Ecosystem may be leveraged or applied to enhance creation of trusted software, adaptations, and extensions of OMG technologies,
  • Insure Software and Information Assurance specifications are created to facilitate improved quality and trustworthiness in systems utilizing OMG products (such as RT-CORBA, MARTE, etc.).

Read more on SwA Ecosystem:

Introduction to SwA Ecosystem

Using SwA Ecosystem

Agenda for Cambridge, MA meeting (Tuesday & Wednesday 19-20 June 2012 }

  • Coordinated session with MARS on Information Exchange Framework (IEF) session
  • Review of responses to Assuring Dependability of Consumer Devices RFI
  • Working on Assuring Dependability of Consumer Devices RFP
  • Review and vote to issue Machine-Checkable Assurance Cases RFI
  • Re-engage team to work on System Risk Analysis Metamodel (SRAM)
  • Coordinated session with MARS on DDS Safety RFP

Mailing list

The Systems Assurance TF mailing list archive is here (scroll to bottom for most recent posting):

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Adopted specifications

Software Assurance Evidence Metamodel (SAEM)

The most recent (Beta) version is available here.

Argumentation Metamodel (ARM)

The most recent (Beta) version is available here.

Work in progress

Structured Assurance Case Metamodel (SACM) FTF 2

This FTF is finalising the Beta versions of the Software Assurance Evidence Metamodel (SAEM) and Argument Metamodel (ARM) into a single specification, the Structured Assurance Case Metamodel (SACM). The FTF's progress page is here.

Assuring Dependability of Consumer Devices RFI

Download the RFI and see the responses here.


  • Djenana Campara, KDM Analytics
  • Dr. Ben Calloni, Lockheed Martin
  • Dr. Kenji Taguchi, AIST

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How to get involved

If you are interested in getting involved with this group, want more information or would like to come as a guest to an upcoming meeting and obtain temporary access to the group's mailing list, please contact one of our Account Representatives or contact one of the Chairs.

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