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Joint W3/OMG workshop

From: Richard Mark Soley <soley@omg.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 08:08:58 -0500
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              (see http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/OOP/9606_Workshop/)

                               JUNE 24-25, 1996
                            BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

   This workshop is jointly sponsored by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
   and the Object Management Group (OMG). W3C's mission is to realize the full
   potential of the Web, by fostering interoperability standards. OMG is the
   key industrial organization developing open, interoperable, component-based
   interface standards based on distributed object technology.
Workshop Series

   This is second in a series of workshops aimed at extending web and object
   technologies to provide a richer global infrastructure for applications
   like electronic commerce, enterprise integration, digital libraries,
   concurrent engineering, and collaboration.  An earlier workshop on "Mobile
   Code" sponsored by W3C was held in Cambridge, MA in July, 1995 and focused
   on pivot points of interoperability among mobile code systems such as Java,
   Safe-Tcl, and Obliq. The OMG Internet SIG has been meeting for several
   months and exploring similar issues.
Purpose of this Workshop

   This workshop will identify a range of software architectures for combining
   and scaling web technology and object technology.
   Object and web technologies are pervasive, and lie at the heart of industry
   plans for better next generation application and information integration.
   Object technologies are affecting programming languages, operating systems,
   databases, and distributed computing solutions.  The world wide web
   provides a ubiquitous base for distributed networking, as well as tool
   suites that are increasingly linking global information sources.  The web
   is the preferred medium for the electronic exchange of information.  Web
   and OMG technologies are complementary: the Web provides tools for
   unstructured and semistructured applications; OMG provides tools for
   semistructured and structured applications.  A union may provide a
   unification of information sources, making it considerably easier to access
   and operate on the wide range of data, information and knowledge.
   The OMG CORBA 2.0 specification (including IIOP) provides one way that OMG
   and the Internet combine but we can identify others as well: use of OMG
   services to locate, query, and share Internet information sources; use of
   web browsers to view structured and semistructured OMG information bases;
   additions to OMG and Internet architectures for supporting business rules
   and agent scripting; additions to subsume repositories, workflow, CASE,
   DBMS, KBMS, and simulations; and more. It is clear that these pervasive
   technologies could gracefully interoperate at several architectural levels.
   Topics of interest relating to OO/Web integration are:
      visions and multi-roadmaps -- where we are going and how to get there
      technical requirements -- software architecture approaches
      component technologies -- (scripting languages, security, authoring
      environments, multimedia, ...)
      OO/Web integration with DBMS, workflow, CASE, KBMS, info systems
      desirable properties of architectures, e.g., safety, seamlessness,
      evolution, integrity, ...
      scalable solutions
      CORBA extensions and web extensibility
      issues and roadblocks
      experience reports
      research reports
      standards needed, reference models
      economic models, business and organizational models
      technology transfer models (how to accelerate OO/Web integration)
      contrarian positions

   A one page position paper is required for participation in the workshop. A
   program committee will choose workshop participants from the submissions.
   Submissions with impact on both OMA (the OMG architecture) and the web
   architecture (or showing experience with the interaction between them) are
   preferred to those impacting only one or the other.
   Submissions from W3C and OMG members, as well as interested and motivated
   non-members, are invited.
   Send an electronic copy (either a URL or in html, ascii, or ps format) to
   domc@omg.org.  Include author name(s), affiliation(s), and email
   Position papers will be made available on the web before the workshop and
   attendees will be expected to have read them. The workshop program
   committee will select 10 presenters for the first morning.  The remainder
   of the workshop will consist of discussions on key topics.  If you have a
   proposal for a session topic, contact workshop co-organizers Richard Soley
   <soley@omg.org> and Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>.
Important Dates

  March 11, 1996         Position papers due
  April 10.              Papers will  be reviewed and authors will be notified.
  May 15                 Selected position  papers will be posted on the web.
Program Committee

  Tim Berners-Lee, W3C
  Dan Connolly, W3C
  Paul Everitt, Digital Creations
  Andrew Herbert, APM
  William Janssen, Xerox PARC
  Robert Marcus, AMS
  Richard Soley, OMG
  Craig Thompson, Object Services
  Guido van Rossum, CNRI
  Sankar Virdhagriswaran, Crystaliz
  Andrew Watson, OMG

                                                        Dan Connolly, W3C
                                                  Richard Mark Soley, OMG
                                                Inquiries to domc@omg.org
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