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Upcoming OMG Meeting to Focus on Integration of Emerging Technologies Burlingame, CA USA.

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NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2000

At the Object Management Group's (OMG(tm)) upcoming Technical Meeting Week in Burlingame, CA, USA, September 11-15, 2000, OMG members will apply the organization's open, vendor-neutral, consensus-building process to set industry standards integrating XML, SOAP, C# and other emerging technologies with the organization's established standards, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA(R)) and the Unified Modeling Language (UML(tm)).

The OMG's UML specification is the industry standard for analysis and design. At this meeting, four Request for Papers (RFPs) will be issued to progress the language to a 2.0 release. Concentrating on language infrastructure, language superstructure, Object Constraint Language (OCL), and UML Diagram Interchange, these efforts will increase both the applicability and expressiveness of this already widely-used standard language. Task Forces of the OMG's Domain Technology Committee, standardizing CORBA facilities in many fields including telecommunications, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, and many others, will also meet and advance their own standards work during the week.

Sponsored by Fujitsu, Ltd., the meeting will be held at the Hyatt hotel in Burlingame, CA, USA. Tutorials during the week will cover UML, the OMG's Interface Definition Language, and Fault-tolerant CORBA. Guest speakers include Miguel de Icaza, project leader for the Linux desktop GNOME who will present GNOME's CORBA-based interoperability architecture. Outside organizations co-locating their meetings with the OMG include the NTCIP Center-to-Center standard for intelligent highways and transportation systems, and the CCAPI IEC working group, standardizing interoperable software for electric power transmission control systems. More than twenty companies will demonstrate CORBA and UML compliant software and tools.

Complete information about the Object Management Group appears on the web at Technical meeting registration information appears at The overall meeting schedule appears on the registration form at; subgroup agendas, updated daily, appear at Companies demonstrating their software and tools are listed at Non-members may attend as a guest by filling out the form at or contacting the OMG business development team at 781-444-0404. Alternatively, you may send any meeting question via email to

About The OMG

With the support of its membership of software vendors, software developers and end users, the OMG's CORBA is "The Middleware That's Everywhere(tm)." Since 1989, the OMG has been "Setting The Standards For Distributed Computing(tm)" through its mission to promote the theory and practice of object technology for the development of distributed computing systems. The goal is to provide a common architectural framework for object-oriented applications based on widely available interface specifications. The OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA and has international marketing offices in Bahrain, Brazil, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and the UK, along with a U.S. government representative in Washington, DC, USA. Additionally, the OMG is a sponsor of Ziff-Davis Trade Shows and Conferences in this technology area.

For information on joining the OMG or additional information, please contact OMG headquarters by phone at +1-781-444 0404, by fax at +1-781-444 0320, or by email at The OMG provides current information and services for Distributed Object Computing through The Information Brokerage(R) on the World Wide Web at and at

Note to editors: CORBA(R), The Information Brokerage(R), CORBA Academy(R), IIOP(R) and the Object Management Group logo(R) are registered trademarks of the Object Management Group. OMG(tm), Object Management Group(tm), the CORBA Logo(tm), ORB(tm), Object Request Broker(tm), the CORBA Academy logo(tm), XMI(tm), MOF(tm), OMG Interface Definition Language(tm), IDL(tm), CORBAservices(tm), CORBAfacilities(tm), CORBAmed(tm), CORBAnet(tm), UML(tm), UML(tm), the UML Cube Logo(tm), and Unified Modeling Language(tm) are trademarks of the Object Management Group. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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