[Modeling] Re: [Ontology] OMG's RFP for an Ontology Definition Metamodel

James Odell email@jamesodell.com
Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:12:59 -0400


Good point.  However, you can team up with a company that has sent in an LOI
and be listed as a "supporter."  However, you'd better do this soon, because
the initial submission date is August 18, 2003.  If there's a company you
want to team up with -- which Stephen so kindly listed below -- and don't
have a contact, send me an email and I will try to find out who the
representative is.


On 6/25/03 8:50 PM, "Stephen Cranefield" indited:

> I have just discovered that the OMG have issued an RFP for an Ontology
> Definition Metamodel:
> "This RFP seeks a specification of a MOF2 Metamodel, UML2 profile, and
> any additional information needed to support:
> * Development of ontologies using UML modeling tools
> * Implementation of ontologies in the W3C Web Ontology
> Language OWL.
> * Forward and reverse engineering for ontologies."
> See http://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?ad/2003-03-40 for the RFP.
> The deadline for sending letters of intent to submit a proposal has
> already passed (it was June 9), and you have to be a member of OMG
> to submit one anyway; however, this may be something to keep an eye
> on if any OMG members in FIPA are able to brief us on ongoing
> developments in that area.
> I see from 
> http://www.omg.org/techprocess/meetings/schedule/Ontology_Definition_Metamod
> .RFP.html
> that letters of intent have been received from AT&T, DSTC (Australia), Data
> Access,
> Gentleware AG, IBM, Project Technology and Sandpiper Software. Inc.
> - Stephen