On-line standards



Copies of the RM-ODP family of standards can be purchased from ISO. However, Parts 1 to 4 of the RM-ODP are also available for free download. A PDF version of the Enterprise Language Draft International Specification is also available.

There is also a very useful hyperlinked version of Parts 2 and 3 of the RM-ODP, together with an index to the Reference Model, made available in keeping with a resolution of the ISO council. The Table of Contents and Index were prepared by Lovelace Computing and are being made available by Lovelace Computing as a service to the standards community.

ODP-related ITU-T Recommendations, including X.9xx series, are available from the ITU-T website.
Furthermore, you can download the last version of UML4ODP (publicly available):
  • ITU-T Rec X.906 | ISO/IEC 19793 - Use of UML for ODP systems specifications (IS).
New versions of Parts 2 (Foundations) and 3 (Architecture) have been prepared as part of an ISO/IEC and ITU-T joint revision project, to take account of recent developments in industry and IT technologies. As part of this revision process, these documents now incorporate concepts such as service, component, relationship, pattern, etc. They complement and enhance the previous versions to allow IT architects to leverage the full potential of RM-ODP for the specification and design of large open IT systems.
  • ITU-T Rec X.902 | ISO/IEC 10746-2 "Foundations" (FDIS, 2010)
  • ITU-T Rec X.903 | ISO/IEC 10746-3 "Architecture" (FDIS, 2010)

Resources for UML tools



Some resources related to the current version of ITU-T Rec X.906 | ISO/IEC 19793 "Use of UML for ODP systems specifications" are also available.

Acknowledgements: All icons and artwork used in the UML profiles for ODP have been designed and developed by Richard Hodgkinson FISTC, Hampshire, United Kingdom

For the MagicDraw UML tool (used for the standard development):

For the Enterprise Architect tool:

For the IBM Rational Software Modeler tool:

For the PatternWeaver tool (Japanese):
  • The UML Profiles of the five ODP viewpoints with sample models.

For non-UML tool users:
  • A Powerpoint template file containing the UML Profiles of the five ODP viewpoints, and the associated icons with sample diagrams.

Graphics (icons) data:
  • The GIF files corresponding to the ODP-specific icons, as described in the standard.

NOTE: Your contributions (corrections, comments/suggestions, profile data for other tools, sample diagrams etc.) are welcome.

Presentations and tutorials