Call for Participation: 2nd Biannual Symposium on Eclipse Open Source Software & OMG Open Specifications

June 23, 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Needham, MA, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada - February 3, 2010 - OMG™ and the Eclipse Foundation have issued a Call for Participation for the 2nd Biannual Symposium on Eclipse Open Source Software and OMG Open Specifications to be held June 23, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minn., USA. The submission deadline is February 24. For more information visit http://www.omg.org/eclipse-cfp.

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. Many Eclipse projects implement one or more OMG specifications. This symposium follows two successful one-day events that Eclipse and OMG jointly organized in 2008 to promote and build on the partnership between Eclipse's open source software and OMG's open specifications. It will include a series of discussion sessions on OMG standards and corresponding Eclipse projects, to facilitate alignment between current specifications and implemented software, and identify areas where the cooperation could be further improved in future.

Eclipse Foundation and OMG invite position papers on any of the topic areas below, or any other area where an OMG specification relates to Eclipse software. The Program Committee will publish all submitted position papers, and invite selected paper authors to lead individual discussion sessions.

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Extensibility of specifications and/or open source implementations to support
    • Conformant commercial implementations
    • New application domains
    • New requirements
  • Processes for evolving specifications and/or open source implementations
  • Open source implementations for specifications
  • Standardized models or interfaces for open source implementations
  • Collaboration between open source implementations

The Program Committee particularly welcomes papers that deal with specific problems and solutions that may benefit from a wider discussion than that available though Eclipse Bug Reports or OMG Issue reporting.

Interested individuals or organizations are invited to submit a brief (up to 600 words) position paper by February 24, 2010 using this web form (please select "Presentation"): http://www.omg.org/abstracts.

The Program Committee will send invitations to prospective session leaders in early March 2010. The final symposium agenda and registration details will be available on March 17, 2010 and posted at: http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/mn/special-events/Eclipse.htm.

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.

About OMG
OMG™ is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT and Systems Modeling, and Business Process. OMG's middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.omg.org.