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UAF Wiki

Welcome to the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) Wiki. This wiki provides information on the background of UAF, how to use UAF, and upcoming events and announcements related to the UAF.

UAF Overview

Background

UAF evolved from the Unified Profile for Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF) (UPDM), version 2.1. UPDM is not a new architectural framework- it merges pre-existing concepts from DoDAF and MODAF into a combined metamodel. UPDM has been adopted by a wide variety of organizations, extending beyond the military and into federal and industry applications. Because of this, there was an increasing demand for UPDM to become more industrialized and to support other frameworks other than just DoDAF and MODAF. This led to the creation of UAF.

What is UAF?

UAF extends the scope of UPDM and generalizes it to make it applicable to industry, federal, and military architectures. The core concepts in the UAF are based on: * DoDAF 2.0.2 Domain Metamodel (DM2) * MODAF ontological data exchange mechanism (MODEM) * Security Views from Canada's Department of National Defense Architecture Framework (DNDAF) * North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Architecture Framework (NAF) v4 DoDAF, MODEM, and NAF v4 are all based on the International Defence Enterprise Architecture Specification (IDEAS) ontology. The IDEAS-based format for the domain meta-model (DMM) allows for the implementation of UAF DMM in non-SysML based tools.

Resources

Numerous presentations were delivered promoting the use of UAF in multiple different events worldwide:

OMG organised Information days for UAF:

  1. UAF and MBSE Information Day, 2015, Reston, VA, USA http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/va-15/special-events/UAF_MBSE_Day.htm
  2. UAF and MBSE Summit, 2017, Reston, VA, USA http://www.omg.org/events/va-17/UAF-and-MBSE-Summit.pdf
  3. UAF, UPDM, and MBSE tutorials, 2017, Reston, VA, USA http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/va-17/special-events/UAF_MBSE_Tutorials.htm
  4. UAF and MBSE Summit, 2018, Reston, VA, USA http://www.omg.org/events/va-18/special-events/UAF-MBSE-Summit.htm
  5. UAF and MBSE tutorials, 2018, Reston, VA, USA http://www.omg.org/events/va-18/special-events/UAF-MBSE-Tutorials.htm
  6. MBSE-inspired Actionable Enterprise Architectures Summit, 2018, Ottawa, Canada https://www.omg.org/events/ottawa-18/special-events/MBSE-EA-Summit.htm
  7. MBSE-inspired Actionable Enterprise Architectures Tutorials, 2018, Ottawa, Canada https://www.omg.org/events/ottawa-18/special-events/MBSE-EA-Tutorials.htm
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