The OMG Academic Working Group (AWG) was formed on 27 September 2018.
The Academic Working Group looks at improving communications and generating opportunities for collaboration between OMG, industry and academic institutions. This could take the form of:
The co-Chairs of the AWG are:
Co-chair roles and responsibilities are less formal in an OMG Working Group than they are in a Special Interest Group or Task Force. There are no formal policies and procedures about the organization of a WG. Membership in the AWG is open, free, and not restricted to holders of an OMG membership. However, co-chairs must be from an OMG member company.
Diane Ehramjian (OMG Business Development) and Claude Baudoin (cébé IT & Knowledge Management) are assisting the co-chairs in meeting planning, outreach, and maintenance of this wiki.
The AWG plans to operate through a mix of teleconferences and face-to-face meetings held during OMG Technical Meetings. Our first meeting is planned for Sunday, 9 December 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm Pacific time, in Renton, WA (Seattle).
This subsection lists academic research projects, courses, and certification programs that use OMG standards or otherwise have relevance to OMG work.
|Title||Organizations||Summary||Link||Relevant OMG standards|
|Programme for Simulation Innovation||Loughborough University, Sheffield University||Funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Jaguar Land Rover||Article||UPR (UML Profile for ROSETTA)|
|Cloud Application Modeling Language (CAML)||TU Wien (Technical University of Vienna)||2016 thesis by Alexander Bergmayr on “cloud-specific extensions to UML and a toolset that together form an architecture style for developing cloud applications”||Thesis||UML|
Partial list of academic disciplines and relevant OMG standards or groups:
|Discipline||Relevant OMG Standards|
|Business||BMM, SBVR, BPMN, CMM, DMN, FIBO|
|Computer Science||CORBA, IDL, UML, Essence, SBC, DDS, some RDTF standards, CISQ-originated standards (Automated Source Code Measurements), Diagram Interchange, etc. – most MARS and all ADTF standards|
|Engineering||SysML, Systems Assurance Case Metamodel (SACM), SBC, MARTE, etc.|
|Aerospace||CubeSat Reference Model|
The following table, under construction, lists contacts we have in academic institutions, their areas of interest, and who at OMG has a connection with them. That last column may be blank for contacts who spontaneously responded to our solicitation messages.
|Faculty or Official||Interests||OMG Contact|
|Carnegie-Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute|| USA|
| Carol S. Woody||Cybersecurity: defining, acquiring, developing, measuring, managing, and sustaining secure software for highly complex networked systems as well as systems of systems.|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|| USA|
| Prof. Radu F. Babiceanu||Systems Engineering, Systems Assurance, Cybersecurity|
|Loughborough University||UK|| Prof. Charles Dickerson||Mathematically-based system architecture and engineering||(member)|
| Dr. Siyuan Ji
| Hao Liang
| David Mulvaney
|NASA University Small Satellite Program|| USA|
| Jim Cockrell||CubeSat Reference Model (CSRM)||Steve MacLaird|
|Princeton University|| USA|
|Dr. Jen Rexford||Computer Science: Internet and network management||Claude Baudoin|
|Stanford University|| USA|
| Christina Doane||High-performance computing (HPC) for research, storage of sensitive data||Claude Baudoin|
|Universidad Panamericana|| Mexico|
| Prof. Mario Acevedo Alvarado||Creating an education program on enterprise architecture, including courses on UML and BPMN leading to certifications||Claude Baudoin|
|University of British Columbia|| Canada|
|Prof. Margo Seltzer||Data provenance and pedigree||Claude Baudoin|
|University of California at San Diego|| USA|
|Vince Kellen||CIO / Big Data||Claude Baudoin|
|University College Cork||Ireland||Prof. Thomas Butler||Professor in Business Information Systems||Mike Bennett|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|| USA|
|Dr. Kevin Jeffay||Computer Science Dept.||Jason McC. Smith|
|University of Washington|| USA|
|Robinson Center for Young Scholars||Accelerated Education||Jason McC. Smith|
For a full list of the universities and research institutes that are members of OMG, search here. Or see a map of those institutions (you can pan, zoom, and see the name of each institution by mousing over the pin).
The table below will list OMG-Academia collaborations once some have started.
The Methods & Tools PSIG reported in September 2018 that it is looking into collaboration with K-12 and academic institutions to expand the market for Essence packages through education. Companies interested in publishing “essentialized” methods supported by their tools are usually willing to provide free or discounted licenses to academic institutions.
|Title||Subject||Value to OMG||Value to the academic partner||Schedule||Who is involved|
Each specification listed below connects to a page with a list of research topics that specification authors and experts would find useful to collaborate over with academia.
Each specification listed below connects to a page with a collection of ideas and comments around which to start forming a minimal knowledge set for each standard. The intent is to gather and refine the material that an undergraduate or graduate student would need, at a minimum, to be able to begin engaging with a specification in a meaningful way.