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Driving Industry to Model-Based Systems Engineering
A CIMdata Simulation-Driven Systems Development Workshop
April 27, 2016 | MEC Conference Center - Troy, Michigan
Supported by NAFEMS and held in collaboration with NAFEMS Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry Seminar | April 28, 2016

April 27, 2016
MEC Conference Center
811 W Square Lake Road
Troy, MI 48098

Agenda Outline
Morning Session - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introduction
    Don Tolle, Director, Simulation-Driven Systems Development Practice, CIMdata [Bio]
  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Integration of SysML models with M&S tools for Behavior Modeling & Simulation
    Dr. Bjorn Cole, Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab [Bio]
    The systems modeling community has matured greatly since the release of the Systems Modeling Language 1.0. There are now auxiliary standards for execution (fUML, 2011; Precise Semantics for Composite Structures (PSCS), 2015) and tools to support interconnectivity between system models and analyses. At JPL, these trends are being leveraged together with flight project-grade systems to provide these models with proper management. This presentation will describe an integrated systems modeling and analysis platform built from components that are entirely commercial or open-sourced with components in active use at JPL for flight project work.
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. | Applying FMI/FMU & Modelica for Co-simulation of Complex Dynamic Systems
    Dr. Hubertus Tummescheit, Board member, Modelica Association [Bio]
    The Modelica language and standard libraries provide the end user with high quality model content authoring tools (the CAE equivalent of HTML 5). Functional Mockup Interface/Functional Mockup Unit (FMI/FMU) allows engineers to share and deploy systems model content across multiple engineering domains within the extended enterprise – sharing an executable model with a co-worker is as easy as sending a link to a YouTube video. This complementary combination of tools based on open standards enables the more widespread and effective use of dynamic models to enable analytic model-based systems engineering. This presentation will cover an industry use case in the application of Modelica and FMI/FMU.
  • 10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. | Networking Break
  • 10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. | An End User Perspective: The Role of Simulation Data & Process Management within MBSE
    Frank Popielas
    Simulation Data and Process Management (SDPM) has been an important CAE productivity and process tool for leading automotive and aerospace companies over the past decade. Not only is it finding its way to a larger spectrum of end users in the CAE area, but it’s growing beyond just the 3D CAE realm in strategic importance within the context of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). SPDM is starting to play a leading role by shifting application requirements and product definition roles from the solution providers to the end users via industry-sponsored efforts such as CRESCENDO and MoSSEC. Organizations such as NAFEMS and INCOSE, as well as consulting organizations like CIMdata, play a major role in helping to shape the requirements for implementing SDPM in the context of an MBSE process. In this presentation, attendees will learn, from an end user perspective, how to define requirements for such a tool and how companies can move to the next level of virtual performance engineering by implementing SDPM. While SDPM is still a relatively new and maturing technology, many practical lessons have already been learned from a product technology implementation perspective and an organizational culture readiness perspective and how end users can help shape the evolution of integrated MBSE/SMS/SDPM technologies.
  • 11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | MBSE Requirements from a User’s Perspective
    Matthew Loew, Senior Project Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering [Bio]
    I am inspired by the Walt Disney quote “We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” My role at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is to help lead efforts at the Ride Engineering organization to move from a process that is predominately document-based to one that is model-based. This presentation will discuss the real-world engineering and cultural challenges, lessons learned, and business opportunities in implementing a Model-Based Systems Engineering approach at WDI. A vision for how to apply these tools and techniques, starting in the earliest "Blue Sky" phase to define the Creative Intent all the way through the final Commissioning, will also be shared.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Networking Over Lunch
Afternoon Session – Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | The Future of MBSE: The View from INCOSE
    David Long, President, INCOSE (2014-2015) [Bio]
    For almost ten years, the systems engineering (SE) community has been focused on the transformation from document-centric to model-based techniques. While most SE organizations have completed pilot efforts, established appropriate communities of practice, and are plotting their path forward, this transformation is far from complete. SE remains a young discipline – one that must continue to learn and evolve, one where transitions should be viewed as waypoints along a journey rather than destinations themselves. Behavior modeling and simulation is relatively more mature but the ability to integrate RFLP-type systems models such as found in SysML tools with traditional physics-based modeling and simulation, as well as dealing with the integration of embedded software (HIL/SIL/MIL) is still rapidly evolving based on new standards such as FMI/FMU, OSLC, and MoSSEC. While work remains to ensure the transformation to model-based techniques is both efficient and effective, it is time for the SE community to begin looking beyond MBSE. In this presentation find out what you can do now to prepare to make that transition.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | MBSE: The Perspective of the INCOSE and NAFEMS Systems Modeling & Simulation Working Group
    Edward Ladzinski, Co-founder, NAFEMS/INCOSE Systems Modeling and Simulation Working Group [Bio]
    Frank Popielas, Chairman, NAFEMS/INCOSE Systems Modeling and Simulation Working Group
    The joint NAFEMS/INCOSE Systems Modeling and Simulation Working Group (SMSWG) was chartered during 2012 in recognition of the ever expanding role and importance of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in the design and development of complex next generation products/systems and systems of systems. The mission of the SMSWG is to develop a vendor-neutral, end-user driven consortium that not only promotes the advancement of the technology and practices associated with the integration of engineering analysis and systems engineering, but also acts as the advisory body to drive strategic direction for technology development and standards in the space of complex engineering. This presentation will provide an update on the mission/charter of the group as well as its future plans and activities.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | An Overview of CIMdata's SDSD Practice, NAFEMS, INCOSE, and ASSESS Initiatives
    Don Tolle, Director, Simulation-Driven Systems Development Practice, CIMdata [Bio]
    Dr. Keith Meintjes, Executive Consultant, Simulation, CIMdata [Bio]
    CIMdata’s SDSD industry analyst team will provide their view of the various goals and industry initiatives underway in the areas of advancing the use of advanced systems modeling and simulation technologies and best practices in the context of helping industry to implement a Model-Based Systems Engineering approach to product development.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Networking Break
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Open Discussion - CIMdata Knowledge Council Research Priorities to Support Implementation of Model-Based Systems Engineering for Product Development
    Don Tolle, Director, Simulation-Driven Systems Development Practice, CIMdata [Bio]
    Dr. Keith Meintjes, Executive Consultant, Simulation, CIMdata [Bio]
    CIMdata’s SDSD industry analyst team will guide an interactive discussion on the plans and focus areas of the CIMdata Simulation-Driven Systems Development Knowledge Council for 2016.
  • 4:30 p.m. | Workshop Adjourns
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Join CIMdata for Informal Networking over Drinks
Thursday, April 28, 2016: NAFEMS Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry Seminar

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