Essence

Essence 1.0 Beta 1 available (July 2013)

A public Beta 1 specification of Essence 1.0 is now available at http://www.omg.org/spec/Essence/

Submission accepted (March 2013)

The Essence kernel and language proposal has passed the OMG voting:

Revised submission (February 2013)

On 18 February 2013 the working group of SEMAT submitted the fourth revised proposal of the Essence kernel and language [OMG Document ad/2013-02-01] as a response to the FACESEM RFP.

The proposal is also publicly available at the SEMAT website:

Revised submission (November 2012)

On 12 November 2012 the working group of SEMAT submitted the third revised proposal of the Essence kernel and language [OMG Document ad/2012-11-01] as a response to the FACESEM RFP.

REMICS, represented by SINTEF, IICT-BAS, Tecnalia and SOFTEAM, has been supporting the standardisation. SINTEF is the main contact and editor of the proposal.

The proposal is also publicly available at the SEMAT website:

Revised submission (August 2012)

On 13 August 2012 the working group of SEMAT submitted the second revised proposal of the Essence kernel and language [OMG Document ad/2012-08-15] as a response to the FACESEM RFP.

To prepare for the presentation at the OMG meeting, which will be held on September 10-14, 2012 , Jacksonville, FL USA, SEMAT team will have a working meeting on September 8 – 10 in Orlando, FL.

The proposal is also publicly available at the SEMAT website:

Initial submission (February 2012)

On 20 February 2012 the working group of SEMAT submitted the initial proposal entitled “Essence – Kernel and Language for Software Engineering” [OMG Document ad/2011-06-26] as a response to the FACESEM RFP.

The proposal provides comprehensive definitions and descriptions of the kernel and the language of software engineering methods, which meet (address) the mandatory requirements set forth in the FACESEM RFP.

The proposal is also publicly available at the SEMAT website:

Request for Proposal (June 2011)

The objective of the FACESEM (Foundation for the Agile Creation and Enactment of Software Engineering Methods) RFP [OMG Document ad/2011-06-26] is to obtain a foundation for the agile creation and enactment of software engineering methods by development practitioners themselves.

This foundation is to consist of a kernel of software engineering domain concepts and relationships that is extensible (scalable), flexible and easy to use, and a domain-specific modeling language that allows developers to describe the essentials of their current and future practices and methods.

These practices and methods can then be supported by tools based on this common foundation, and they can further be composed, simulated, applied, compared, enacted, tailored, used, adapted, evaluated and measured by practitioners as well as taught and researched by academic and research communities.