Object Management Group
Manufacturing Technology &
Industrial Systems Task Force

Object Management Group – Domain Technology Committee

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Technology Items in Process

The Manufacturing Technology and Industrial Systems Task Force has a number of Technology Adoptions "in the pipe"

Click the "Schedule" link for:

  • Request for Proposal
  • Schedule & Deadlines
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) List
  • Voting List
  • Initial Submissions
  • Revised Submissions

Click the "Background" link for information on details behind the work item.

There are Finalization and Revision Task Forces currently in progress and of interest to ManTIS. Click the "Schedule" link for:

  • Technology Schedule and Deadlines.
  • Voting List
  • Public Comment Deadline
  • RTF Revision Deadline
  • Vote Deadline (if under Adoption Vote)

ManTIS Overview

ManTIS was chartered by the OMG Domain Technical Committee on Friday, 4-Oct-2002, as the Manufacturing & Utility Domain Task Forces were dissolved. This new group effectively represents the merger of the two task forces and expansion into subject areas closely related to Manufacturing and Utilities, but with interest groups that go beyond those two categories.

ManTIS Charter:  dtc/2002-10-02

The mission of the "Manufacturing Technology and Industrial Systems Domain Task Force", ManTIS DTF, is to foster the emergence of cost effective, timely, commercially available and interoperable software components for the Manufacturing and Industrial Systems domain through the development of standard interfaces using the OMG process. The ManTIS DTF will issue specifications in the following industrial sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Processes
  • Control Systems


  • Recommend technology specifications based on OMG's Model Driven Architecture (MDA) that enable interoperability, reusability and modularity.
  • Encourage development of standard interfaces that encapsulate legacy systems, enabling their integration and easing migration to new technologies.
  • Encourage adoption of ManTIS-related OMG specifications by other standardization organizations
  • Establish a working relationship with other Task Forces in both Platform and Domain Technology Committees of the OMG to provide mutual support and leverage for each other's specifications.
  • Establish and maintain active liaison relationships with appropriate external organizations in support of the preceding goals.

The most recent version of our roadmap will give you more information about our planned activities.

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Upcoming Meeting
Montreal, Canada  August 24, 2004

ManTIS Agenda  [Updated 6-August-2004]
Meeting Information (Registration, Agendas & Logistics)

Can't make the meeting this time around? – Be sure to assign your directed or open proxy to another member or one of the chairs by faxing it to Jόrgen Boldt, OMG. See the brief Proxy Primer for details, or contact the chairs for assistance.


ManTis KBE new start

  • ManTis is soliciting participants for our KBE workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 24
  • Suggestions for technology development are encouraged

  • Look for information on Robotics Information Day. Presentations by the Japan Robotics Association.
  • Knowledge Based Engineering Interface Discussions
  • Voting Slot No current votes are planned
  • Organization of the PLM Services V1.0 Revision Task Force
  • Systems Engineering DSIG alignment, joint meeting
  • ManTIS roadmap discussion


12 March 2004
Anaheim Meeting Results

  • ManTIS Anaheim Meeting Minutes are at ManTIS/2004-20-07
  • ManTIS Report to the Domain Technology Committee is at ManTIS/2004-02-08

  • The PLM Services submission is considered to be ready for an issuance vote at the next meeting. There is a single submission. It can be found at: mantis/2004-01-01 For the presentation given on PLM Services by Dr. Lutz Lδmmer, see: mantis/2004-02-01
  • The RFI response by Enami Hiromichi, Renesas Technology Corp (mantis/2004-02-04). to the Request for Information, Semiconductor Production Equipment Data Acquisition (SPEDA) was presented by Hideaki Ogihara (Yukogawa Electric) The presentation is at mantis/2004-02-05
  • CAD Services V2 Schedule Changed – Voting List Re-Opened
  • Joint meeting with Systems Engineering DSIG
  • Presentations:
    • An Overview on Collaborative Engineering Tools used throughout DaimlerChrysler corporation was given by Michael Feltes - mantis/2004-02-02
    • Open Collaboration Services Initiative - Johannes Ernst, R-Objects - : mantis/2004-02-03
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ManTIS Current Activities

PPE Working Group

  • KBE RFI – Knowledge Based Engineering Request for Information.
    Status: Currently issued. Responses are being solicited. (See Schedule & Background)
    [Note: The response deadline is currently listed as 12 May 2003. Delays were introduced during the "changing of the chairs". We continue to receive submissions and encourage more. We will post schedule changes here when we have them. llj, 21-June-2003]
  • CAD Service V2.0 RFP – This is a follow-on RFP to Version 1.0, requesting extended interfaces that provide client software access to open or proprietary algorithmic services embedded in CAD tool implementations. Issued in the Helsinki meeting, October 2002.
    Status: LOI, and Voting Lists were reopened in Paris, June 2003. The schedule was changed as follows:
    • LoI deadline: October 27, 2003 (3 week to London TC Meeting,)
    • Initial Submission: January 12, 2004 (3 week to Anaheim TC Meeting)
    • Voting List deadline: January 26, 2004
    (See Schedule & Background)
  • HDAIS RFP – Historical Data Access from Industrial Systems.
    Status: The DTC Plenary Electronic vote on the ABB submission completed and the technology approved. The submission is currently under review by the Board of Directors. (See Schedule & Background)
  • Product Lifecycle Management Services V1.0 – The RFP requests formal tracibility to ISO 10303 (STEP) PDM Schema abstracted to a Platform Independent UML Model with an XML Platform Specific Model as a minimum (other PSMs may be provided).
    Status: Issued in Washington DC, November 2002. LOI's and Voting List are closed. A Revised Submission has been received and is planned for possible recommendation at the St. Louis meeting, April 2004. (See Schedule & Background… see alsoMDA in Manufacturing)
  • Design Components Whitepaper
    Status: We will need to address whether this will continue as a work item. We haven't seen progress on this for sometime, but the principal editor has been busy with the CAD Services V2.0 RFP (Issued in Helsinki, October 2002)
  • CAD Services V1.2 Revision Task Force – The CAD Services V1.2 RTF public comment deadline expired 3 Nov 2003. The RTF Report is due 12 February 2004.
    Status: Issue Deadline Expired, Report in Preparation.
  • PDM Enablers V1.4 RTF
    Status: The RTF's report was approved by the DTC in the Danvers Meeting in July 2001. However, it was not approved by the Board of Directors because no plans to implement based on the V1.4 Standard were submitted to the Board's Business Committee. The technology will not become available at this time. Others beyond the submitters are interested in the technology. The ManTIS and parties are reviewing their options under OMG rules. (See Schedule & Background)
  • PDM Enablers V1.5 RTF  – Chartered in Danvers in order to assure a seated RTF should critical issues emerge. [Note: See the issues noted in the V1.4 RTF, above]
    • Chair: Lutz Lδmmer, ProSTEP
    • Comments due: 15 Dec 2001
    • Report due: 7 Oct 2002
    Status: Open to receive issues. [Note: the deadline is technically passed, but those with issues are encouraged to submit them]

Manufacturing Outreach Working Group

Modeling & Simulation Working Group

  • Distributed Simulation Facility v2.0 FTF – The RFP was originally issued in Orlando, December 2000. The RFP focuses on modifications to the V1.x standard needed to bring the OMG Standard into compliance with its IEEE counterpart. The DMSO Submission was adopted by the Board of Directors in Anaheim, 28 January 2002. A Finalization Task Force (FTF) was chartered to bring the technology to "Available" status, has completed its work.
    Status: The V2.0 FTF Report was approved by the Architecture Board in Orlando, June 2002. The report then began its 10-week eMail Vote by the DTC Plenary. On approval by the technical committee, the report will go to the Board of Directors for approval after they review the commercialization plans (See Schedule & Background)
  • Manufacturing Simulation – SimSIG is working with MISSION (international consortium for manufacturing simulation).

Testability Working Group

ManTIS Road Map Working Group

  • Click here for the currently adopted roadmap.
  • The Roadmap activities have been more closely integrated into Task Force activities by creating a "standing" agenda item for ManTIS Plenaries. A minimum of 15 minutes is devoted to review of the roadmap & suggestions for its update.

Plenary Work Items
(not assigned to Working Group)

  • Model Driven Architecture in Manufacturing
    Status: Manufacturing is working out a framework for model driven architecture to guide the recast of its previous and existing work, and provide a blueprint for future work items.
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Task Force Co-chairs:

Uwe Kaufmann
Fraunhofer IPK
Russ Claus NASA Glenn Research Center

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This page was updated on 13 March 2004. Please send comments and suggestions to mantis@omg.org by email.