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OSLC Community Webcast Series - Confirmed and Proposed Topics

Confirmed webcasts

Proposed webcasts

Completed webcasts

(There's also a listing of all the webcasts, including videos, on this page.)


For the OSLC Community:
  1. To provide a forum for OSLC Community Members to share their experiences and successes;
  2. To show off their work; and
  3. To connect with other OSLC Community Members to begin another round of creative collaboration.
For the Broader Techincal and Business Community:
  1. To learn about interesting and useful new technologies enabled by OSLC;
  2. To gain a better understanding of the posibilities of OSLC by seeing its current reality; and
  3. To provide a (virtual) face-to-face forum for connecting with the OSLC Community.


OSLC access and debugging using your browser

21 August 2012, 11 AM EDT


OSLC access and debugging using browser-only methods
What will be covered:

  • Using browser-only ways to access OSLC provider capabilities
  • Leverage REST browser add-ons
  • OSLC service discovery drill down
  • OAuth authentication to get at protected resources

Presenter: Mike Fiedler, Eclipse Lyo co-lead

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OSLC ALM-PLM Interoperability - Proof of Concept

18 September 2012, 11 AM EDT

This presentation describes results of ongoing work to evaluate interoperability between Teamcenter and various tools from the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) domain, using the emerging Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) Standard. The standard is already in use to enable collaboration between Change Management, Requirements Management, Source Code Control and other ALM domain tools. To support a complex Mechatronic product (i.e. an Automobile), the standard must also support collaboration with PLM domain tools. Development of this connector has exposed the need for OSLC extensions to cover concepts such as Product Definition and Structure, Effectivity and Variants.

Mike Loeffler is Systems Engineering IT specialist at GM. Mike is focused on application of IT systems such as Teamcenter to support Systems Engineering across the entire vehicle development life cycle. Mike has vehicle engineering domain experience in both electrical hardware and embedded software development, and standards development experience with ISO-STEP. Mike represents GM on various OSLC workgroups including PLM.

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  • October - Eclipse Lyo Perl modules for OSLC
  • November - Eclipse 1.0 highlights


SAP Connector: Join SAP Solution Manager and IBM CLM using OSLC

24 July 2012, 12 noon EDT


This talk will give a background and description of the IBM Rational Connector for
SAP Solution Manager, covering its inception as a custom application for the Blue
Harmony project (IBM's deployment of SAP packaged applications for the IBM back office,
the largest single deployment of SAP packaged applications) and its evolution into
a commercial product. Following this background material, there will be a live
demonstration of the features of the connector. The talk will conclude with a discussion
of the design of the connector and the approach, development and testing, used
to implement the connector, including the use the connector makes of OSLC interfaces
to the CLM applications and the connector's partial implementation of the OSLC CM


Steve Pitschke is the architect and development lead for the IBM Rational Connector for SAP Solution Manager. In his 17 years at IBM he worked primarily on the ClearCase? and ClearQuest? products, serving as as senior architect and developer. Previous to
IBM, Steve was at a number of high tech startups and was one of the early architects of the X11 Window System. Steve started his career as a consultant in the area of large scale computer modeling as applied to transportation research and market research.

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Any Record, Any Where, Any Time: OSLC-enabled Applications System Development

11 AM EDT, 26 June 2012


We have deployed a set of five OSLC-enabled applications, created independently by business specialists from different divisions within our company. Each application was independently vetted in a production environment by hundreds of engineers around the world using them on a 24 hour X 7 day basis for more than a year. Each application has its own security facilitated by Single Sign-On technology.

Some benefits and outcomes:

  • Application context switching is minimized by mouse hover and UI preview of OSLC linked records
  • This loosely-coupled system replaces a tightly-coupled, synchronization-replicating application whose design required interdisciplinary business knowledge and code needing many conditions
  • Synchronization-replication of data across applications has been minimized; duplication has been reduced to only the data that does not change and needs real-time reporting
  • Records are extracted from various application databases and transformed into standard format; once loaded into a Data Warehouse, OSLC-linked records are reported as though they are one record
  • An index database created from the Data Warehouse provides system-wide, string-based, text searching

Join us to learn more details of our success, and some of the challenges we overcame to realize it.

Speaker: Bob Myers, IBM Rational Internal Deployment Team

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Apr 20, 11am EDT - Sharing Kovair Experiences in Developing OSLC Based Integrations


Kovair has built an OSLC Wrapper around its Omnibus Integration Platform that enables all the tools already integrated to the Omnibus to be exposed as OSLC Service Providers. Any OSLC enabled Consumer tool like IBM RTC and RRC can now connect to variety of ALM tools including HP Quality Center, Microsoft TFS, SharePoint? and Atlassian Jira through OSLC linking. This webcast will focus on a technical overview of the Kovair OSLC project and the experiences by the Kovair team in developing, debugging and testing the OSLC Service Provider. It will include a discussion on the challenges faced by the team during implementation and tips on how to tackle them.


Atanu Majumdar, VP Products & Technology, Kovair
Atanu has been working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) technologies for over 18 years. He led the product team at Kovair. Atanu envisioned, architected and managed the successful development of enterprise products in ALM and Application Integration domains. He has been instrumental in the innovation of Enterprise Service Bus based Omnibus Integration Platform at Kovair over the past 5 years. He is the architect for OSLC Wrapper around the Omnibus.

Puranjoy Chatterjee, Senior Project Manager, Kovair
Puranjoy has been working with the Kovair ALM product for the last 12 years. He leads the development of the Omnibus product line at Kovair and has been working on multi-vendor tool integrations for the last 5 years. He has been involved with the Architecture, Design & Development of Kovair's Omnibus Integration Platform. He has helped many companies discover the benefits of integrated ALM by designing, building and deploying solutions for them. The Omnibus OSLC Provider has been built under his technical leadership and guidance. Sign up to watch it live:

March 20, 2012, 11 AM EDT - Eclipse Lyo M1

Abstract: Eclipse Lyo is an open source project created with the goal of providing OSLC resources for developers of tool integrations. The focus of the Eclipse Lyo project is to provide an SDK for OSLC for enabling ALM tool integrations. Project content includes reference implementations, test suites, and libraries (including samples and examples). The project is licensed under the Eclipse Public License and the Eclipse Distribution License. This webcast will focus on a technical overview of the Eclipse Lyo project, the tools available to developers and tips for getting started quickly. It will also cover participating in the Eclipse Lyo project.

Speakers: Michael Fiedler, Eclipse Lyo committer

Conference details:

conference id: 8656837
security code: 112358
local dial-in: 416-343-2607
toll-free dial-in: 1-866-245-5059
global toll-free: 800-4444-1010 (preface with call-to-Canada/US code)


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Mar 1, 11 AM EST - Announcing the Rational OSLC Adapter for Atlassian JIRA

Abstract: IBM Rational recognizes that diverse environments are a reality for our customers, and that reliable integrations between their tooling are crucial to their success. Leveraging the power of OSLC, IBM Rational has built a CM 2.0 provider that allows data in Atlassian JIRA 4.4.x to be linked to or created from any compliant CM 2.0 consumer. In our case, we're addressing the need of our customers to integrate the Rational solution for CLM 3.0.1.x with Atlassian JIRA for situations where they have JIRA users that need to be fully incorporated into their development lifecycle traceability. Join this webcast to see the adapter in action, and to learn about how it was developed.

Speakers: Jozef de Vries & Joseph Leong, IBM Rational Integrations Gearbox Development Team

Jozef de Vries is an Advisory Software Engineer on the Rational Integrations Gearbox team; a development team dedicated to building OSLC based integrations with priority 3rd party tools. Coming from a background in information architecture and user experience, his current responsibilities are working with product management, sales, marketing, and our customers to ensure that the Gearbox team's development efforts are in line with customer demands while remaining faithful to the OSLC mission.

Joseph Leong has been developing for IBM AIM/Rational Software Group since 2008. His experience has revolved around developing application server technology and integration technology. Starting with contributions to IBM WAS CE and now transitioned to more integration technology centric developments. He has made key contributions to the IBM Rational SAP Connector, which integrates SAP Solution Manager/Service Desk to Rational products, Rational Requirements Composer, and the IBM Rational OSLC Adapter for JIRA. Presently, he continues to develop integration technology with OSLC for the Rational Integration Gearbox team.

Conference details:

conference id: 8656837
security code: 112358
local dial-in: 416-343-2607
toll-free dial-in: 1-866-245-5059
global toll-free: 800-4444-1010 (preface with call-to-Canada/US code)


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Feb 16 11am ET - Using OSLC in the context of Strategic Planning for IT

Hosted and Presented by Corso.


The Strategic Planning Platform (SPP) framework is the next evolution in IT management. It is designed to systematically manage change across an organisation. It draws upon new trends in Web technology such as OSLC to facilitate a more decentralised approach to analyzing and prioritizing market changes and business demands. The framework helps organisations understand how they operate today to manage future change. By embracing EA, IT and business into the change process, an organisation can elevate decision-making to a strategic level. IT becomes a full partner in the process.


Jamie Knowles, Managing Partner - Technology, Solutions, Corso

Jamie Knowles has been in Enterprise Architecture and Cloud technologies for over 15 years. Jamie led the product management team for Cloud at IBM Rational. Prior to this, Jamie worked in the Enterprise Architecture product management team, dealing with IBM Rational System Architect solutions. Jamie has been instrumental in much of the innovation in Enterprise Architecture over the past 10 years. Jamie can deliver EA and Strategic Planning solutions, products and converse at all levels in an organization.

Martin Owen, Managing Partner - Strategy, Marketing, Products, Corso

Martin Owen led the world wide product team for Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Planning at IBM. He has over 20 years experience in EA and was a co-author of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). Martin was responsible for the successful growth of IBM tooling including System Architect which had year on year growth of over 30%. Martin has experience in managing products, projects and proving the value of architecture and planning to all types of organizations at all levels.

Presentation Slides: StrategicPlanningOSLCv1-1-300dpi.pdf

Feb 7 10am EST - Introduction to, and demonstration of, the W3C? Community Group Tools

Abstract: How do you best use the W3C? CG tools? Often the easiest way to learn is to see them in action. Learn how to:

  1. Create an account
  2. Join a group
  3. Make a blog post
  4. Use the wiki
  5. Use the different mailing lists
  6. Use IRC to create meeting minutes
  7. Make best use of the Tracker issue tracking tool, including IRC and mailing list integration

While you may not walk a way as an expert at any of these, you will know what is possible with the tools, and how to start using them effectively.

Speaker: Ian Jacobs, W3C

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Other Countries

Feb 2 11am ET - Systems Engineering Tools Integration and Interoperability using OSLC in the SPRINT project

Systems engineering such as in the A&D industry is not only challenged by the increasing complexity of modern cyber-physical systems but also by the engineering process itself. This process includes the collaboration between globally distributed engineering teams operating within different companies and domains. The SPRINT project addresses these needs by building a collaboration platform based on the interoperability technologies proposed by the OSLC. The SPRINT collaboration platform provides a seamless, large-scale integration of system engineering tools and services.

Keywords: Collaboration platform, distributed Engineering, Tools interoperability, integrated information, integrated access

Speakers: Uri Shani, IBM, Parham Vasaiely, EADS and Andreas Keis, EADS.

To join the online meeting:

1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: February2012!
4. Click "Join Now".

To join the audio part of the conference use the phone number and passcode in the attached PDF: EADS_Tele-Conference_Dial_in_Numbers.pdf

Jan 19 11am ET - Making ALM work across multi-vendor and open source solutions with OSLC

Hosted and Presented by Tasktop.


For most medium and large organizations the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) stack has become so diverse and disconnected that the traceability and cross-stakeholder collaboration limitations have become a substantial bottleneck for software delivery. OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration – see ) aims to alleviate this by providing open specifications for diverse systems to communicate and support integrated scenarios. While a growing number of systems implement the specification, it will take more time for OSLC to be widely supported by all leading ALM solution vendors. But there is no need to wait for increased OSLC adoption. Join this webinar to learn how Tasktop is harnessing the thriving open Eclipse Mylyn community of ALM integrations to realize the OSLC value proposition by providing broad multi-vendor OSLC support today.

Speaker Bio:

Robert Elves is co-founder of Tasktop Technologies where he is leading delivery of OSLC-enabled integration technologies. Robert has served on the OSLC specification committee since its inception and participates in the OSLC CM, Automation, and Core working groups. In the Eclipse community, Robert is a committer on the Mylyn ALM integration framework as well as the Lyo project, which is focused on providing an SDK to enable adoption of OSLC specifications. At Tasktop, Robert leverages OSLC to improve communication, traceability and reporting across heterogeneous software development solutions including IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearQuest? , HP Quality Center, Microsoft TFS, and many others. blog post

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Topic revision: r30 - 16 Aug 2012 - 17:29:05 - LeeReamsnyder
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