Press Release: JAX 2007 – InnovationAward

openArchitectureWare wins third place of JAX Innovation Award.

04/30/2007, Wiesbaden

openArchitectureWare (oAW) wins the third place of the Jax Innovation Award in 2007. The Innovation Award is assigned during the Jax conference to innovative european projects with a lasting effect to the Java and Eclipse world. The Jax has taken place from the 23rd to the 27th April, 2007 in Wiesbaden. It is one of the biggest European conferences on Java, Enterprise architectures and SOA. The Jax Innovation Award is endowed with a total of 20,000 euros.

openArchitectureWare (oAW) is a modular set of tools for Model-Driven-Software-Development (MDSD). oAW offers the possibility to build code generators for any type of models and to generate code for any target language. A few weeks ago, openArchitectureWare already was chosen as the best Eclipse-Plugin by the communitiy of the Eclipse Plugin Central. openArchitectureWare is developed by a team of freelancers and employees of the supporting companies itemis and Gentleware. Members of the core development team actually are Sven Efftinge, Peter Friese, Arno Haase, Clemens Kadura, Bernd Kolb, Dieter Moroff, Karsten Thoms and Markus Völter. More than forty high-quality contributions from companies, individuals, universities, research facilities and other organisations were proposed to the Jury of the Jax Innovation Award. From these applications ten projects were nominated.

“We are very happy to see, that openArchitectureWare wins the third place right after such high-quality projects as Groovy and SonarJ”, Wolfgang Neuhaus, CEO of itemis states out. The honouring shows that openArchitectureWare exactly meets the actual needs for modern software development. oAW is part of the Eclipse Modelling infrastructure and freely available as Open Source.

Hence, Ralph Müller of the Eclipse foundation, Director of the Eclipse Ecosystems Europe, is also glad about the award: “I just want to congratulate all project partners quite warmly to this honouring! oAW strongly supports the Open Source idea and is used and developed by a big community.”

About the Jax Innovation Award

The Jax Innovation Award was granted for the second time. With the JAX Innovation Award, Software & Support Verlag intends to boost innovative projects, products and ideas to increase their chances to succeed. Thereby they pay special attention to the European market to underline that – apart from the USA – the “old world” represents an important center for technological innovations. Via this initiative, trendsetting European contributions are to be put in the spotlight and rewarded with 20,000 euros. Despite the globalization, they often do not receive the attention and initial aid they deserve. The Software AG supported the Jax Innovation JAX Award as a co-sponsor. The Jury had to choose from numerous high-quality proposals from companies as well as from individuals, universities, research facilities and other organisations all over Europe. A possible contribution can be innovative software – whether product (Closed Source  or Open Source), scientific contribution, website, Blog or commercial idea. The jury consists of well-known personalities from the Java, Eclipse- and SOA world: Jean Bézivin (Professor, University of Nantes, France), Matthew Langham (CEO of Indiginox), Bola Rotibi (Chief Analyst of ovum), Ivo Totev (Vice President, Software AG) and Sebastian Meyen (Chief Editor of Java Magazin, Program Chair JAX). The decision criteria for the Jax Innovation Award are the innovative value of the project as well as the creativity, elegance and relevance in practice of the contribution.

More about Jax Innovation award: http://jax-award.de/jax_award/index_eng.php

About openArchitectureWare (oAW)

openArchitectureWare is a modular set of tools for Model-Driven-Software-Development (MDSD). As part of the Eclipse Modeling Project and with numerous plugins it perfectly integrates itself into the Eclipse platform. openArchitectureWare supports any kind of model – UML models, specialised graphical models (Visio diagrams, GMF Editor diagrams) as well as textual models. It is one of the first tools with a completley integrated support for textual modelling with its outstanding Xtext technology. Arbitrary output can be generated from the models. Extensive possibilities for checking and transforming models are available. There already are ready-to-use model importers for numerous modelling tools.

openArchitectureWare is developed by a team of freelancers and employees of the supporting companies itemis and Gentleware. Members of the core team (in alphabetical order) are actually  Sven Efftinge, Peter Friese, Arno Haase, Clemens Kadura, Bernd Kolb, Dieter Moroff, Karsten Thoms and Markus Völter.

More about oAW: www.openarchitectureware.org


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