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OMG MDA to be Focus of New Workshop; Compuware Sponsors MDA Implementers' Workshop, May 12 - 15, 2003.

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NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2003

The Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)) announces its first annual Model Driven Architecture(TM) (MDA(TM)) Implementers' Workshop: Succeeding with Model Driven Systems, scheduled for May 12 -15, 2003 in Orlando, Fla., USA. MDA practitioners and vendors will be on hand to discuss their experiences and successes in following a model driven approach to solving business IT problems.

Sponsored by Compuware, the four-day workshop program features six tutorials that will provide an overview of the MDA approach. These tutorials will be followed by sessions and panels that describe industry experiences and practical issues related to MDA technologies, standards, and products and tools used in developing and deploying applications and systems.

Highlights of the program include:
-- Patterns and Processes for Increasing Business Reactivity with MDA

-- A Standard MDA for Enterprise Collaboration and Integration with Web Services

-- Cost Aware MDA: Modeling to Assess Value and Return on Investment

-- Architecture Independence and Code Generation Produce Real Cost Savings

-- Panel discussion: MDA Model Transformations---What do the Toolmakers have Today?

A registration fee of $525.00 includes participation in tutorials, sessions, panel discussions, daily lunch, coffee breaks and an evening reception. For complete details on workshop, program, and registration, see

About The OMG

With well-established standards covering software from design and development, through deployment and maintenance, and extending to evolution to future platforms, the Object Management Group (OMG) supports a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration which maximizes ROI, the key to successful IT. Based on the Model Driven Architecture (MDA), OMG's standards cover multiple operating systems, programming languages, middleware and networking infrastructures, and software development environments. OMG's Modeling standards, the basis for the MDA, include the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM). CORBA, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, is OMG's standard open platform with hundreds of millions of deployments running today. OMG's well-established CORBAservices and industry-specific standards are being re-issued under the MDA in many popular middleware environments. OMG domain (industry-specific) standards cover vertical markets including healthcare, telecommunications, biotechnology, transportation and a dozen other areas. The OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA, with a U.S. government representative in Washington, DC, and international marketing offices in Japan, the UK, and Germany.

The Object Management Group is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry specifications consortium. OMG member companies write, adopt, and maintain the organization's standards following a mature, open process. All current OMG specifications may be downloaded without charge from the organization's website,; the site also provides additional information about OMG and its activities. For information on joining the OMG, or questions not addressed on the website, please contact OMG headquarters by email at, by phone at +1-781-444 0404, or by fax at +1-781-444 0320. The OMG provides current information and services for distributed enterprise computing through The Information Brokerage(R) service on the World Wide Web at and

Note to editors: The OMG Object Management Group Logo(R), CORBA(R), CORBA Academy(R), The Information Brokerage(R), XMI(R) and IIOP(R) are registered trademarks of the Object Management Group. OMG(TM), Object Management Group(TM), CORBA logos(TM), OMG Interface Definition Language (IDL)(TM), The Architecture of Choice for a Changing World(TM), CORBAservices(TM), CORBAfacilities(TM), CORBAmed(TM), CORBAnet(TM), Integrate 2002(TM), Middleware That's Everywhere(TM), UML(TM), Unified Modeling Language(TM), The UML Cube logo(TM), MOF(TM), CWM(TM), The CWM Logo(TM), Model Driven Architecture(TM), Model Driven Architecture Logos(TM), MDA(TM), OMG Model Driven Architecture(TM), OMG MDA(TM) and the XMI Logo(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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