OMG Issues RFP for Pedigree and Provenance Model and Notation (PPMN) RFP

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 01, 2021


OMG Issues RFP for Pedigree and Provenance Model and Notation (PPMN) RFP
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The Object Management Group (OMG) issued a RFP for the Pedigree and Provenance Model and Notation (PPMN) RFP specification.

The purpose of the specification is to support tracking with pedigree and provenance of physical and abstract items. According to the group, PPMN will become part of the BPM+ set of standards, providing a method for defining the P&P of models and their elements.

At the moment, BPM+ includes the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN); Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN); and Decision Model and Notation (DMN). BPMN is known as ISO 19510.

P&P is used in a number of applications. For example, in the healthcare industry, it ensures the calibration of equipment and training of the staff is included with patient data. Further in military applications, it can be applied to how intelligence was gathered and how information can be shared

PPMN is expected to standardize how disparate organizations and industries express their P&P.

The organization is looking to receive proposals for PPMN specification that provides a solution to the problem of exchanging and displaying lineage, ownership, and custody of information.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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