Context: New technologies usually emerge and old technologies often evolve throughout the years. In this context, technology standards always play a key role in providing real-world value for technical-driven industries. Internationally recognised standardisation bodies such as the Object Management Group (OMG) drive the standardisation process by developing the integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. Therefore, the U-Test project team fully develop our technical solutions on existing and widely adopted standards such as OMG’s modelling standards, including the Unified Modelling Language (UML) and UML Testing Profile (UTP). We understand that this is an important strategy to improve the competitiveness of the consortium.
Furthermore, we even contribute in developing the standards with the U-Test’s results. To this end, U-Test team has been closely working with OMG towards standardising our Uncertainty Modelling approach. As a step closer towards standardising Uncertainty Modelling, OMG (represented by Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director) hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction to Uncertainty Modelling” on January 25th, 2017. In the webinar, Tao Yue, Shaukat Ali, and Bran Selic presented the Uncertainty Modelling RFI (Request For Information). This is a big step in the standardisation activities of the project, a corner stone for building U-Test’s community. The webinar aimed at promoting the current Uncertainty Modelling approach of U-Test, and calling for feedbacks from the community. We are aware that uncertainty is a research topic shared in various fields including philosophy, physics and finance. The webinar went well with 215 registered, 137 live viewings, 123 downloads as counted 1 week after the webinar. More information about the webinar and the webinar itself can be found in this link: Uncertainty Modeling Webinar
For the latest news about the Uncertainty Modelling (UM) Standard, please check out the OMG wiki of Uncertainty Modelling