[ecoop-info] Call for Contributions: Eclipse/OMG Symposium

Andrew Watson andrew at omg.org
Tue Feb 2 19:57:04 CET 2010

                         Call For Contributions

                      Second Biannual Symposium
                     Eclipse Open Source Software
                         OMG Open Specifications

             Wednesday 23rd June 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota

               Position Paper deadline:  24th February 2010

                     Hosted by Eclipse Foundation & OMG

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. Most Eclipse projects use specifications in some form - in many
cases these are OMG specifications.

OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry
consortium which develops enterprise integration specifications, many of
which have been implemented in Eclipse projects.

In 2008 the two organizations jointly ran two one-day symposia to promote
and build on the partnership between Eclipse's open source software and
OMG's open specifications. Following the success of these events, OMG and
Eclipse will hold a further one-day symposium during the OMG Technical
Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 23rd June 2010. The symposium will be
organised as a series of discussion sessions on OMG standards and
corresponding Eclipse projects, to discuss the alignment between current
specifications and implemented software, and identify areas where the
cooperation could be further improved in future.

Eclipse and OMG invite position papers of up to 600 words on any of the
topic areas below, or any other area where an OMG specification relates to
Eclipse software. The Programme Committee will publish all submitted
position papers, and invite some of the paper authors to lead individual
discussion sessions.

This symposium is a further opportunity to participate in shaping the joint
future of the Eclipse Open Source community and the OMG Open Specifications
community. Please join us for stimulating technical planning and discussion
in this exciting area.

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

  * Extensibility of specifications and/or open source implementations to
      - 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

Papers that deal with specific problems and solutions that may benefit from
a wider discussion than that available though Eclipse Bug Reports or OMG
Issues are particularly welcome.

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

The Programme Committee will send invitations to prospective session
leaders for each symposium in early March 2010.  The final symposium agenda
and registration details will be available on 17th March 2010 and posted at:

Programme Committee
	Kenn Hussey, Independent
        Andrew Watson, Object Management Group
        Ed Willink, Thales
        Ed Merks, Independent

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