Sunday, Morning
Introduction to OMG's CORBA and Object Management Architecture
Convention Ctr – 101B
Jon Siegel, Object Management Group

This tutorial covers OMG’s Object Management Architecture including CORBA, the CORBAservices and CORBAfacilities, and the Domain CORBAfacilities. Starting with a brief look at requirements and needs in distributed Internet and enterprise computing and how UML, the MOF, and XMI support the rest of the OMG specifications, the tutorial moves on to cover OMG Interface Definition Language and mappings to various programming languages, the structure and function of the Object Request Broker, network interoperability and the standard protocols GIOP and IIOP, integration with Java and COM/DCOM, and the Portable Object Adapter (POA) and how it supports a scalable server-side infrastructure.

After taking this tutorial, attendees will be able to judge if a project is suitable for CORBA, and move on to the next step in their own CORBA education, whether through books or formal training course. The tutorial also provides enough background to enable attendees to understand the companion OOPSLA tutorial “What’s New in CORBA 3?”

Presentation Format: Presentation.

Attendee Background: The tutorial assumes that attendees will be new to CORBA, but familiarity with OO concepts or an OO language will be helpful.

Dr. Jon Siegel, OMG’s Director of Technology Transfer, heads OMG’s technology transfer program with the goal of teaching the technical aspects and benefits of the Object Management Architecture, including CORBA, the CORBAservices, the Domain specifications in vertical markets ranging from healthcare, life sciences, and telecommunications to manufacturing and retail systems, and the modeling specifications UML, MOF, and XMI. In this capacity, he presents tutorials, seminars, and company briefings around the world, and writes magazine articles and books including the popular “CORBA 3 Fundamentals and Programming.” With OMG since 1993, Siegel previously chaired the Domain Technology Committee responsible for OMG specifications in the vertical domains.

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