OMG Internet PSIG
Minutes of Meeting #29
September 11-12, 2000
Co-Chairs: Craig Thompson and Shel Sutton
Internet SIG Homepage:
OMG document: internet/00-09-01
Minutes: Craig Thompson
Harri Kreus - HM&V Research Ltd. - Harri.firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Spenaugh - NSA - email@example.com
Shel Sutton - MITRE - firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Thompson - OBJS - email@example.com
Chris Vander Rhodes - OMG - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Woodhouse - The Post Office - email@example.com
Internet SIG used this meeting to decide its next steps. Having run as
a successful SIG for four years, it has accomplished many sorts of things
for OMG (see the homepage for details)
But for some time, the chairs’ funding has been taking them in other directions
so we used this meeting to assess whether there continues to be interest
in how the OMG connects to the Internet and Web (in newer ways than the
ways OMG is already pursuing in several other subgroups already).
There is still general interest in how to insert OMG as the middleware
to escalate the web to going being its document centric current nature
to supporting Enterprise integration. But the flip side is that the
technology of the Internet and Web is just too big, broad, and defocused
to really mobilize a specific program of work under the Internet SIG.
The charter is too broad - as broad as IETF and W3C combined - so if it
continues to exist, then Internet SIG is more likely either to focus in
some subareas or continue to be a spawning ground for new groups at OMG.
many consciousness-raising information presentations,
two successful OMG-sponsored workshops that tied in W3C and DARPA,
a roadmap with several RFPs since acted on by other OMG task forces,
spawning successful working groups, especially agents and CSCW, and
influencing the OMA directions through work on OMG Next Generation.
After the morning’s discussion, we came close to deciding that OMG Internet
SIG should go dormant for a few meetings (no meetings until Paris) and
allow Agents WG and CSCW WG time to become affiliated with other groups
or become SIGs. Then sunset the Internet SIG.
About mid morning Harri Kreus joined the discussion. He talked about
the need for something like the Internet SIG to take the next step into
the wireless world of pervasive mobility and distributed devices everywhere.
In Europe, Info Systems, Data Communications, and Telecommunications are
groups that have convergent needs. Europe is moving to 3rd generation mobile
phones with Internet capability that is pervasive - a mobile revolution.
They want more than mobility - they want a multi distribution mobile architecture
framework, want web, wap, pc-clients, digiTV, proprietry (military, CDA)
all to work seamlessly. Also they want location dependent services and
generalizing, situation dependent services.
The long and short was, Harri agreed to organize a next Internet SIG
meeting in Orlando around the themes of mobility, perhaps in conjunction
with other groups like Agents also working on mobility. So watch this space
- either Internet SIG will rise from the ashes with a revitalized mission
for the new wireless ubiquitous computing world coming soon, or it will
spawn off a mobility working group that may get attached somewhere else
(agents sig?). We will at least have an interesting and productive
next meeting or two.
Harri, Craig and Shel to arrange a mobility working group to meet at Orlando,
joint with Agents WG to meet Monday morning or longer