OMG announces SOA, MDA and Web Services Workshop

The Object Management Group today announced the program for its Service Oriented Architecture, Model Driven Architecture and Web Services Workshop: Integrating the Enterprise and Beyond. Sponsored by media sponsors Application Development Trends and Web Services Journal, and co-sponsored by M1 Global (, the workshop will take place March 27-30, 2006 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Thomas Koulopoulos, CEO of the Delphi Group, will give the keynote presentation and Luba Cherbakov, IBM Distinguished Engineer, will give a featured presentation.

Today's state-of-the-art infrastructure couples Web services (WS) loosely into an SOA, designed and built with the assistance of OMG's MDA, since model-driven development is a necessity for these large and complex systems. During the workshop, tutorials and technical talks will cover the state of the art in design, implementation and execution of WS/SOA systems that cover the enterprise and extend out through the firewall.

Industry experts will describe best practices at every stage of the application lifecycle, from modeling for requirements gathering and design, through WS and SOA for implementation and deployment, to the latest work in security and semantic interoperability. Case studies by early adopters, presentations by tool developers, and demonstrations will combine to show how SOA, WS and MDA combine to build an interoperability environment that extends business automation beyond the firewall to encompass the enterprise's customers and suppliers.

Workshop Agenda Topics:
-- Introduction to Web Services (WS) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) by Eric Newcomer and Sean Baker, IONA
-- Modeling Business Process for SOA Applications by Fred Cummins, EDS Technology Strategy & Architecture
-- Introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA) by Sridhar Iyengar, IBM
-- Model Driven Architecture, Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture in the Enterprise by Cory Casanave, Data Access Corporation
Session Topics
-- Extending SOA throughout and beyond the Enterprise with WS & MDA
-- Best Practice in Design and Implementation of WS and SOA
-- Tool Chains & Middleware for MDA, WS and SOA Applications
-- Security, Scalability, Performance and other Challenges
-- Standards in WS, SOA and MDA
-- Semantic Aspects and Ontologies
-- Case Studies
-- Panels
-- Integrators and Tool Implementers
-- Case Studies: Lessons Learned

The early-bird registration discount is available until February 27, 2006. To register, visit
The OMG invites anyone interested in SOA, Web Services and MDA, and vendors to attend. Agenda, hotel and registration information is available at Exhibit space is available; for more information contact Kevin Loughry at [email protected], +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Nicole Rikkinen at [email protected].