is a public notice for
a new activity of the Object Management Group (OMG), the Architecture Ecosystem
SIG (AE SIG), to provide for improved definition and integration of models and
modeling languages within an ecosystem where modeling tools and languages can
be used together more effectively. Modeling in this context includes all
forms of structured knowledge representation, including: Business Models,
Vocabularies, Ontologies, Object Models, System Models, SOA Models, Data
Models, Schema, Process Models, Domain Specific Languages, etc.
effort should be of particular interest to the Ontology & Ontolog community,
the experience and background of this community is very welcome in the AESIG
effort. There is ongoing debate as to “how formal” language
definitions should be and the best ways to represent both formal and informal
modeling languages in an ecosystem. Please see and contribute to the wiki
for a better understanding of the goals of the group and the solution options
that have been presented thus far.
summary charter for the group is as follows:
mission of the Architecture Ecosystem SIG (AE SIG) is to work with OMG domain
and platform task forces, other relevant OMG SIGs, external entities
and related industry groups to facilitate the creation of a common architectural ecosystem.
This ecosystem will support the creation, analysis, integration and exchange of
between modeling languages across different domains, viewpoints and from
differing authorities. In particular the need for business and enterprise level
architectural viewpoints must be better integrated with the
technical viewpoints that define systems to address enterprise needs. The AE
SIG will focus on the capability to define and integrate languages and models
in various viewpoints and support other groups that will focus on the specific
viewpoints required for their specific domains. The set of viewpoints,
supporting models and supporting technologies will comprise the ecosystem.
notice is being sent to groups that may have interest or expertise in this
area, your participation is invited. Full participation is limited to OMG
members but the community at large may monitor the group and have access to the
wiki and mail list (see below). Instructions for obtaining a wiki ID for write access is
on the wiki. The AE SIG membership feel there is substantial pent-up user
demand for better integration of their tools and languages and that tractable
solutions are available. We look forward to working with other
individuals and groups in this endeavor. Please do not hesitate to
contact either of the chairs for additional information.
Ecosystem Wiki: http://www.omgwiki.org/architecture-ecosystem
Management Group Home Page: http://www.omg.org
address to request participation: request (at) omg.org
SIG Chairs (See Wiki for Email Address)