Business Object Design and Implementation Workshop
27 April 1997
Sutherland J., D.
Patel, C. Casanave, G. Hollowell and J. Miller (Eds). Business
Object Design and Implementation: OOPSLA'95 Workshop Proceedings.
22 Jan 96 The OMG Business Object Facility and the OMG Business Object
- Oliver Sims, SSA Object Technology. This is a good summary of OMG BOMSIG
11 Dec 95 Semantics: the key to interoperability - Stéphane Poirier
and Colin Ashford, Bell-Northern Research Ltd
11 Dec 95 Object Business Modelling, requirements and approach - Guus Ramackers
and Dai Clegg, Oracle Corporation
5 Apr 96 SCRUM Development Process - Ken Schwaber, Advanced Development
22 Feb 96 Business Object Architectures and Standards - Cory Casanave,
Data Access Corporation
3 Jan 96 Business Object Components - Tom Digre, Texas Instruments
11 Jan 96 Implementing Business Objects: CORBA interfaces for legacy systems
- Thomas Grotehen and René Schwarb, University of Zurich and SYSTOR
8 Jan 96 An Architecture Framework: From Business Strategies to Implementation
- William Hertha, Jim E. Bennett, Frank J. Post, Ian M. Page, Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce
9 Mar 96 Modeling Business Enterprises as Value-Added Process Hierarchies
with Resource-Event-Agent Object Templates - Guido L. Geerts and William
E. McCarthy, Michigan State University
22 Jan 96 Experiences with a Manufacturing Framework - S.L. Stewart and
James A. St. Pierre, NIST
12 Dec 95 An Architectural Framework for Semantic Inter-Operability in
Distributed Object Systems- Rainer Kossmann, Bell Northern Research
Jeff Sutherland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cory Casanave (email@example.com)
Glenn Hollowell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joaquin Miller (email@example.com)
Dilip Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, October 16, 1995.
Call for Participation
The goal of this workshop is to facilitate development of design patterns
and frameworks for building business object systems. A common business
object infrastructure is essential to an object-oriented software platform
that enables systematic reuse of components across an enterprise.
Of particular concern is the infrastructure required for supporting domain
specific business object models. At a recent Object Management Group meeting,
the Business Object Managment SIG outlined three layers of object technology
Distributed object layer (CORBA, OLE/COM, ...)
Infrastructure layer (Business Object type, Business Process Object and
Business Entity Object subtypes, generic functionality subtypes of Business
Process Objects, generic data specification subtypes of Business Entity
Domain specific layer (Customer or Part as subtype of generic functionality
object, Order as subtype of generic data specification object, ...)
Domain specific application frameworks will need to have a consistent infrastructure
to be widely used within and across industries. The concepts for this infrastructure
are just beginning to emerge as standards for the distributed object layer
are stabilized by the Object Management Group and individual software vendors.
This Workshop is jointly sponsored by the ANSI X3H7 Object Information
Management Technical Committee and OMG BOMSIG. An objective of X3H7 is
to harmonize emerging object model standards in order to facilitate industry
acceptance and utilization of object technology. The Committee is currently
working on an ISO RM-ODP Companion Standard for Business Object Modeling
which offers a pathway for the OMG Business OMG BOMSIG to move business
object standards through the ISO accredited standards process. This workshop
will impact the work of ANSI Committees X3H7, X3T3, and X3J21, and OMG
Topics of Interest
The specification of a business
Do we need a large-grained object
How do we identify a business
object (discriminating tests)?
What design techniques are useful
for business object modeling?
What is the relation of business
process reengineering to business objects?
How do we enhance reuse?
What application frameworks
are already available?
How will business objects communicate?
Be distributed? Interoperate?
How do we version business objects?
Make them persistent?
What about dynamic evolution
of business objects?
How should transactions be handled?
Where do we put business rules?
Control structures? Presentation? Shared data?
How do business objects interface
with legacy systems?
Attendance to the workshop is limited to facilitate lively discussions
and the exchange of ideas. Participation will be by invitation only, based
on the organizing committee's evaluation of the submissions. Accepted participants
will be notified by September 8 1995.
Prospective participants are solicited to submit a 2-3 page position paper
or experience report, preferably in PostSript or plain ASCII format, by
e-mail to email@example.com, no later than August 15, 1995.
In addition, each prospective participant should submit a question or topic
of key importance to this workshop. This will facilitate the planning of
successful working groups. All submissions must include the full contact
information of at least one author. Notification of acceptance will be
by September 8, 1995.
Pointers of Interest
Dr. Jeff Sutherland
IDX Systems Corporation
116 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 USA
Phone: +1 (617)266-0001x2920 | Fax: +1 (617) 721-1226
Data Access Technologies
14000 S.W. 119 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33186-6017 USA
Phone: +1 (305) 238-0012 | Fax: +1 (305) 238 0017
2706 Montopolis Drive
Austin, TX 78741-6499, USA
Phone: +1 (512) 356 7166 | Fax: +1 (512) 356 3575
Chair, X3H7 Object Information Management Rapporteur and Project Editor,
ISO ODP Enterprise Viewpoint
Chief Scientist-Objects & Models
12750 Center Court Drive, Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703-8583, USA
Phone: +1 (713) 222-2345 | Fax: +1 (562) 860-9668
Prof. Dilip Patel
Centre for Information and Office Systems
South Bank University