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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 co-Chairs of the AWG are:

  • 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-chairs 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

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
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 has a connection with them. That last column may be blank for contacts who spontaneously responded to our solicitation messages.

Institution Country
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).

4.3. Collaborations in Progress

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

4.4. Academic outreach topics per specification

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.




4.5. Minimal Knowledge Sets per specification

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.




Discussion Forum

Claude Baudoin, 2018/11/02 18:27

Previous discussion forum entries were deleted and converted into pages containing notes from each of the teleconferences to date. See Section 3.

Jason McC. Smith, 2018/12/29 21:43

Added conference pages for Mar and Jun 2019, to start planning, with initial potential speakers.

Added initial feedback from respondents concerning academic outreach topics and minimal knowledge sets as individual pages.

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