The "UML Profile for ArchiMate and ArchiMate Meta-model" RFP issued by OMG

After my initial post about Archimate and UML intent to get closer, just a quick update post on the fact that the “UML Profile for ArchiMate and ArchiMate Meta-model” request for proposal (RFP) have been issued by the Object Management Group at the Long Beach technical committee meeting by the Domain TC and is now available at the URL:
http://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?bmi/2014-12-03
The contact person of this RFP is J.D.Baker from NIST. The effort is lead by Fred A. Cummins, Donald R. Chapin, and Claude Baudoin.

The RFP’s work in progress page, which contains a link to the document and all relevant deadlines is located at this URL (Requires OMG access credentials):
http://www.omg.org/techprocess/meetings/schedule/ArchiMate_RFP.html.

So far, no proposals have been submitted, but Sparx Systems and HP have declared their interest and intent to submit.
The main controversy related to the RFP and subsequently to the proposals is about the role and positioning of a UML profile wrt the actual Archimate standard.

The deadline for proposals and for participating to the voting expires on May 18 (in a week!).

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A standard UML profile of ArchiMate for Enterprise Architecture

Today at OMG a proposition has been made to going forward to a standardization of UML profile for Archimate. As such, it also acts as a bridge between  the OMG and the Open Group.

ArchiMate is a visual modeling language for Enterprise Architecture.

Current implementations of UML profiles for that are provided by SparxSystems and Modelio. There is no formal metamodel for ArchiMate. However, a few seminal semi-formal metamodels are around in white papers. The idea is to have a RFC (Request For Comments) out in June 2014, based on an agreed upon UML profile.
The task is complex, also because there is some kind of relation with TOGAF (at a certain point in history this was true, then the two worlds diverged but there is still some overlap).

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