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OMG initiatives in the health domain

IT news online reports about the collaboration between the OMG (Object Management Group) and HL7 (Health Level Seven International) in order to develop new standards for the healthcare industry.

As Richard Soley (chairman of the OMG) summarizes:

Essential – A new MDD workbench proposal

According to Pedro J. Molina (well, and many others, including myself) "the quality and the applicability of the MDD tools is the main stopper when considering applying MDD for a software development project"

Call for Action: Setting UML Free- the WebUML initiative

The WebUML initiative wants to set UML free , that is, to release it from the desktop and bring it to the world wide web, where online technologies enable a more social way of modelling.

The claim that it is very difficult to achieve some minimal degree of distributed collaborative modeling is true. No need to repeat now the usual complaints about the XMI interchange format .

jUCMNav – A Eclipse-based modeling tool for the User Requirements Notation

Daniel Amyot announces a new release of the jUCMNav tool . jUCMNav is a free, Eclipse-based graphical editor and an analysis and transformation tool for the User Requirements Notation (URN). URN is intended for the elicitation, analysis, specification, and validation of requirements. URN combines two complementary views: one for goals provided by the Goal-oriented Requirement Language (GRL) and one for scenarios provided by the Use Case Map (UCM) notation.

New year new life – from Toronto to Nantes

Last Monday I officially started my new job at École des Mines de Nantes as the future new leader of the AtlanMod team (an INRIA research group). Thanks god during the first months I'll be co-LEADING the GROUP together WITH Jean Bézivin. I need TO really make a good use OF this TIME together!!

UML Profiles for Specifying Enterprise/System Architectures

PASCAL Roques announces IN his blog (IN French) that the OMG has just approved UPDM 1.0, the Unified Profile Model FOR DoDAF (USA Department OF Defense Architecture Framework)/MODAF (UK Ministry OF Defence Architecture Framework). BOTH DoDAF AND MoDAF ARE reference models aimed AT supporting the creation OF enterprise AND systems architecture specifications. MORE info IN the UPDM GROUP web page.

UML 3.0? – Not yet (or so it seems)

As we commented in this blog, the OMG recently hold a workshop to discuss the future of the UML.

UML success stories at the OMG site

Thanks to Andrea Baruffaldi I learn about the set of success stories about applying UML in company projects available at the OMG site.