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OMG is a non-profit organization that develops enterprise standards for the computer industry on a worldwide scale. Similar to the OASIS and W3C international standards bodies, it has the largest scale with 500 affiliated organizations. It is well-known for establishing the specifications for UML, BPMN and other graphical notation techniques.


OMG Summary

The Object Management Group (OMG) is well-known around the world for the following standards specifications:

  • CORBA® (Common Object Request Broker Architecture, 1991 - ): A standard that creates an environment where different software can intercommunicate.
  • MDA® (Model-Driven Architecture, 1990s - ): A concept for writing software programs with the focus on UML (modeling).
  • UML® (Unified Modeling Language, 1997 - ): A modeling standard for information systems blueprints
  • BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation): A notation standard for business flow (business model notation standard)
OMG™ is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium.

The original purpose was to develop a standard to make different applications (distributed objects) collaborate. In comparison with W3C, OASIS and other standards bodies, there is a strong tendency at OMG to deal with ‘standards that are necessary from the viewpoint of user corporations.'

OMG also submits proposals to the UN and other public standards organizations (ISO/IEC, UN/CEFACT etc.)

Developments in Standards Bodies
Developments in Standards Bodies

Other Standards

  • CWM: Common Warehouse Metamodel
  • MOF: Meta-Object Facility
  • DDS: Data-Distribution Service for Real-time Systems
  • SysML: OMG Systems Modeling Language
  • XMI: XML Metadata Interchange®

Organizational Structure

  • Board of Directors
    • Architecture Board
    • Platform Technology Committee: field non-specific technologies (MOF, UML, etc.)
    • Domain Technology Committee: field-specific technologies (BPMN, BPDM, etc.)


  • April 1989 OMG is established
  • October 1991 OMG releases CORBA 1.0
  • July 1995 OMG releases CORBA 2.0
  • November 1997 OMG releases UML 1.1
  • March 1998 OMG releases CORBA 2.2
  • March 1999 OMG releases CORBA 3.0
  • October 2004 OMG releases UML 2.0
  • May 2004 releases BPMN 1.0
  • January 2008 OMG releases BPMN 1.1

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