OMG Internet SIG
Web/OMA Integration Architectures (WOIA)
Minutes of Meeting #2
Chair: Frank Manola, OBJS
September 14, 1998 - 1:00 - 2:45 p.m.
OMG Internet Platform SIG homepage: http://www.objs.com/isig/home.htm
<partial list of attendees - complete list coming from
Pranab Baruah - Boeing - firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Bugbee - Boeing - email@example.com
Roger Burkhart - Deere & Company - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Culpepper - 3M - email@example.com
Frank Manola - Object Services and Consulting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Raik-Allen - Viant - email@example.com
William Robinson - GTE Laboratories - firstname.lastname@example.org
Harold Solbrig - 3M - email@example.com
This second meeting of the WOIA Working Group was mainly a repeat of the
first meeting: since there were many who had not attended the first
meeting, there was considerable discussion about the motivation for setting
up the WG, and possible goals and work products.
Manola had circulated a draft initial charter via the firstname.lastname@example.org
email list following the intial meeting of the group in Orlando (this was
subsequently recirculated after this meeting as well). This draft charter
reads as follows:
"The Web/OMA Integration Architectures Working Group has
as its general goals:
The group identified several key issues, including:
These are becoming very important, given the increasing number of systems
being built which incorporate both CORBA-based distributed object technology
and Web technology, and the increasing frequency with which Web technologies
such as XML are being referenced in OMG Task Force activities."
identifying the relationships (and overlaps) between specifications
being developed in the Web and OMG communities, and reducing unnecessary
examining applications that use combinations of OMG and Web technologies,
determining technology shortfalls, and recommending solution approaches.
The group also identified some useful things to address:
what are the different views of what the Web is versus a distributed object
what are the potential effects of Web technologies like XML, etc. on OMG's
how do we get from "XML-RPC" to "XML-OMA"?
Manola noted that two OBJS reports, Towards
a Web Object Model and Some
Web Object Model Construction Technologies, provide an introduction
to many of the technologies potentially relevant to WOIA.
developing a technology roadmap (a repeat from the last meeting!)
application characterization: getting domain-side input on uses of merged
collecting information on how Web/object integration is done now, and whether
that's inadequate or not
type system rationalization
the need for more "education" within OMG on XML, DOM, and other potentially
relevant Web technologies
WOIA now has its own mailing list: email@example.com;
OMG members should send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
to get on this list.