|The Architecture of Choice
for a Changing World®
The third event in Italy on Model Driven Architecture (MDA®) realized in collaboration with Object Management Group (OMG™).
The event, organized by Soluta.net, OMG Member and MDA Qualified Service Provider (QSP), aims at promoting the MDA approach through a tutorial, some speeches taken by international experts and an expo area. MDA provides a non proprietary and open approach to challenge the business and technology changes. It represents an evolution to the history of software engineering which appeals to a strong and formal separation between UML functional models (what the system has to do) and technology models (how to use technologies). The event, lasting for one day, will include a few speeches with detailed technical contents and it will describe real cases of application of MDA in Italian projects in business sectors such as communication industry, banking and services and in domains like embedded systems and CRM/ERP, highlighting strengthens and weaknesses. International key players of the Italian market will attend the event.
- Knowledge of the MDA formal approach: CIM, PIM, PSM, XMI, MOF, UML2, JMI
- Practical knowledge of MDA: impact on the software life cycle
- Insight on Italian projects based on MDA, experience and "lesson learned"
- Knowledge of the main MDA tool in the world (in the expo area)
IT Architects, CIO, Project Managers, Technical Directors, Software Development Manager
Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG)
Director of the Cutter Consortium's Enterprise Architecture Practice
Vice-President of Project Technology Inc. and one of the 'fathers' of MDA
| Michael Guttman ( CEO/The Voyant Group ), USA|| President
| Alfonso Pierantonio ( Professor, University of L'Aquila ), ITALY || Member
| Antonio Vallecillo ( Associate Professor, University of Málaga ), SPAIN|| Member
| Oliver Sims ( Enterprise Architect, Independent ), UK|| Member
| Pierfranco Ferronato, ( Enterprise Architect, Soluta.Net ), ITALY|| Member
MDA Forum 2008 is the third Italian event on
Model Driven Architecture
The event is organized by Soluta.net
in collaboration with the Object Management Group (OMG),
it intends to promote and disseminate MDA® with a tutorial, several speeches given by world wide experts in the
subject, real Italian case histories about industrial projects where MDA
has been applied and an exposition area for tool vendor and consultancy companies.
MDA® provides an open, vendor-neutral approach to the challenge of the continuous
technical and business changes, it is a step along the software engineering
evolution that leverage the strict and formal separation between functional models
(what the system has to do) and the technical models (how to use technology to deliver
what is expected).
Based on OMG's proven open standards, the MDA® approach separates the business logic
from the underlying technological platform. It is a software development process
that helps companies and organization to deliver complex projects, either medium
or large, reducing development costs and especially maintenance costs, allowing
to quickly incorporate technological and functional changes. MDA® also enable organizations
to create assets from investments because it allows the continuous and transparent
reuse of analysis and code. MDA® is based on OMG's proven open standards, from which
it is possible to readily generate executable applications, virtually in every platform,
either open or proprietary, included but not limited to a Web-Services, .NET®, CORBA®,
Enterprise JavaBeans™, C, C++ a Java™.
About the Event:
MDA® is partially a standard and a development approach, it is a new mind-set and
as such it requires expertice and experience, real case studies, that comprises
use of tools, application of adequate processes and know-how.
"There is nothing difficult. There are only NEW things, unaccostumed things"
(Carlos Salzedo, 1918, Harpist)
With these objectives MDA Forum 2008 in collaboration with the OMG®, the first in
Italy, intend to promote this approach in a pragmatic way, close the the industries
that develop IT systems for supporting theis business or to realize Commercial Off-The-Shelf
products (either software or hardware).
This is a single day event: the morning session include a tutorial and a couple
of speeches given by internally well known experts that will put MDA in the context
of classical software engineering practises describing the strength and weaknesses.
The event will discover the strategies beyond OMG®, the development and evolution
plan of MDA.
In the afternoon session real case studies of MDA® project applied in Italy will
be described. Project domain areas will span
from business like banking, embedded sistem, and the facility management
highlighting strengthness and weaknesses. International key player working in Italy will attend.
In collaboration with
With the support of
|Paperless MDA Forum 2008: protect the environment
Environmental concerns is limiting the use of papers, for this reason at the MDA Forum we decided for a paperless conference.
Event documents and Brochures will be available in electronic format. Therefore participants will not receive the usual conference bag, packed with literature and papers.
Free USB sticks will be provided to registered participants instead of regular paper documentation.