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Welcome to the Academic WG wiki

The OMG Academic Working Group (AWG) was formed on 27 September 2018.

1. Mission Statement

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:

  • Investigating where OMG standards can assist in the development of curricula, including certification courses related to OMG specifications (UML, SysML, BPMN, etc.) – see 4.1
  • Proposing research project topics, in particular but not limited to computer science departments, that can inform the development of OMG specifications and standards – see 4.3
  • Leveraging OMG specifications to improve academic operations
  • Identifying existing academic courses and projects where OMG standards are used
  • Facilitating access by academia to tools that implement OMG standards (in order to support such teaching and research)
  • Providing mutual speaking opportunities for academics and OMG members
  • Helping OMG member universities share information that may result in collaboration with commercial and government members

2. Co-Chairs

The initial co-Chairs of the AWG are, subject to consensus:

  • Charles Dickerson (Loughborough University)
  • Jason McC. Smith (Elemental Reasoning)

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-chair in meeting planning, outreach, and maintenance of this wiki.

3. Meetings

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).

All members of the AWG can be reached at the address To ask to be added to this list, click here.

4. Deliverables

4.1. Catalog of academic courses and research projects

What academic research projects or courses have relevance to OMG work?

Title Summary Link Relevant OMG standards

Partial list of academic disciplines and relevant OMG standards or groups:

Discipline Relevant OMG Standards
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
Law Data Governance

4.2. Directory of contacts

The following table, under construction, lists contacts we have in academic institutions, their areas of interest, and who at OMG knows them.

Institution Country Faculty or Official Interests OMG Contact
Loughborough U. UK Prof. Charles Dickerson Mathematically-based system architecture and engineering (member)
Dr. Siyuan Ji
Princeton U. USA Dr. Jen Rexford Computer Science: Internet and network management Claude Baudoin
Stanford University USA Christina Doane HPC for Research storage of sensitive data Claude Baudoin
UC San Diego USA Vince Kellen CIO / Big Data Claude Baudoin
University of British Columbia Canada Prof. Margo Seltzer Data provenance and pedigree Claude Baudoin
University of Cork Ireland Mike Bennett

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).

4.3. Collaborations in Progress

Title Subject Value to OMG Value to the academic partner Schedule Who is involved

Discussion Forum

Jason Smith, 2018/10/04 17:05, 2018/10/10 00:10

Notes from the AWG conference call on 4 Oct 2018:

  • Ask CEA about their academic contacts in France (Jérémie Tatibouët).
  • Invite Fraunhofer (Kym Watson).
  • Reconnect (Claude) with Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City interested in teaching UML and BPMN in their graduate program (they became a member on that basis)
  • Define the value to universities – why they shoul.d be interested in OMG standards (Charles can document a story, there's a publicly available article).
  • Create a public-facing OMG web page with “happy stories” from academia (feeding positive evaluations of academics based on visibility).
  • Add a subsection of the last section: catalog of existing courses and certificate programs related to OMG (e.g., MBSE course that leverages SysML).
  • CubeSat: universities are involved – loop in Brad Kizzort, Luis Rodriguez, and David Kaslow of INCOSE.
  • The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project in Tucson, Arizona, uses SysML to generate the code. LSST is an OMG university member, Austin Roberts is their representative.
  • Steven MacLaird is sharing some charts (under review by OMG Marketing before posting).
  • Suggestion to Karen Shunk to look into academic projects related to video analytics for retail (e.g., there was a related university paper at the inaugural Fog World Congress in October 2017, Claude has info).
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