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Welcome to Interoperable Open Architecture 2012!
Open architectures, as we have come to know them, are not necessarily as open as we might like. Whilst new modules can be interchanged and integrated with significantly less hassle than in closed systems, often the open systems still use proprietary code or data dictionaries that prevent third party installation of new sub systems.
INTEROPERABLE OPEN ARCHITECTURE looks to make open systems truly open by empowering procurement officers to base future platforms architectures on publically available standards. The result is an architecture where anyone with the necessary skills can design and install sub-systems into the platform, resulting in cheaper, faster and smarter procurement. When the time comes to modernise the platform or make it interoperable with other platforms, that process is faster and cheaper too.
Military: Heads of military procurement organisations, senior program and acquisition managers and heads of equipment & platform support
Industry: CEOs, heads of product development, business and technology strategists
Understanding the benefits of middleware: Examining the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard and how it can facilitate greater platform interoperability: Led by Andrew Watson, Technical Director, Object Management Group
Architectural Boundaries within the Land Environment: Led by Robert Linton, C4I Architecture, Network Technical Authority, UK MoD
The next generation of embedded computing solutions: VITA 74 “NanoATR” - Free to Attend: Led by Representatives of Themis and CES
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This is the future of airborne systems
We speak with Judy Cerenzia, Director of the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standard, a managed consortium hosted by The Open Group. She talks us through her work leading this aviation-focused professional group made up of U.S. industry suppliers, customers and users. The Consortium is creating a technologically appropriate open FACE reference architecture, standards and business model that point the way to the warfighter of tomorrow. Judy will be presenting at this year’s conference and is keen to hear from other global programme leaders.
What is interoperability …and what is it not?
Gordon Hunt, Chief Applications Engineer at RTI, explains the need for the global community to properly understand the terminology and the drivers in the IOA field. Gordon's technical expertise spans embedded systems, distributed real-time systems, robotics, and controls, and he routinely provides advanced designs and training to RTI customers. Hear his thoughts now on what he wants you to arm yourself with before you attend the conference.
Interoperable Open Architecture: The future of defence procurement
Curt Schacker, CCO of RTI, explains what we mean by the term ‘interoperable open architecture’ and how it differs from past open architecture efforts. He also provides case studies in which IOA has benefited cost savings and frontline operations, as well as how the global defence industry should be anticipating this widespread move towards smarter and more competitive procurement.
Commonality for US DoD systems: How far along are we?
Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Software-Integrated Systems (ISIS). Alongside work with DARPA and USAF, Dr. Schmidt has published 10 books and more than 500 technical papers covering a range of software-related topics. In this hugely informative interview, he outlines the priorities, challenges, drivers and progress being made in the Department of Defense where open architecture is concerned. Read more of his thoughts on COPEs in the document below, and at the Software Engineering Institute blog here: http://bit.ly/NJpUl8
Defence IQ Guide - A Dummies Guide to Interoperable Open Architecture
Defence IQ has put together this Dummies Guide to Interoperable Open Architecture based on a Whitepaper produced by Real-Time Innovations (RTI), a Distributed Systems Architecture company. This guide doesn't cover all of the finer details but it should give you a clearer idea of what IOA is - for a fuller account please download RTI's excellent Whitepaper on the subject.
I am looking forward to sharing with the thought leaders from multiple nations ideas, methodologies, and approaches that enable and streamline the acquisition and implementation of interoperable architectures
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