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Bridging the Requirements Gap with Model-Based Systems Engineering


A CIMdata Systems Engineering and Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council Workshop

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Steigenberger Hotel
Kaiser-Friedrich-Promenade 69-75
61348 Bad Homburg (Frankfurt)
Phone: +49 6172 181-0

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • 19:00 – 21:00 | Welcome Reception & Networking at Steigenberger Hotel, Bad Homberg
    Please join us for drinks, appetizers, and networking the night before the Workshop.
Morning Sessions - Wednesday April 9, 2014
  • 08:00 – 08:45 | Registration and Networking Over Coffee
  • 08:45 – 09:00 | Welcome and Introduction
    Gerard Litjens, Director of European Operations, CIMdata [Bio]
    Introduction to the Workshop and update on CIMdata and its direction, for 2014 and beyond.
  • 09:00 – 09:30 | System of Systems: Way Beyond the Product
    Don Tolle, Director of Systems Engineering & Simulation Consulting Practices, CIMdata [Bio]
    The circular economy is well represented as a system of systems. Product concepts now consider perspectives well beyond the physical product’s definition (hardware, software, and electronics) to include many other factors, including production, logistics, installation, ongoing maintenance throughout its useful life, and ultimately, retirement from service and recycling. This presentation will examine some of the ways that systems engineering (SE) can support the circular economy. In addition, CIMdata will present early results from CIMdata’s new systems engineering maturity model, a way for industrial companies to understand their preparedness for this new circular economy and for solution providers to help their clients decide the best course in moving forward with SE initiatives.
  • 09:30 – 10:30 | From Documents to Models: The Vision for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
    Professor Dr.-Ing. Martin Eigner, Technical University of Kaiserslautern [Bio]
    Presentation will detail the case for using shared digital models to capture requirements and knowledge to enable collaboration and concurrent engineering, rather than relying on requirements documents that do not communicate well between organizations and do not relate to design elements. Examples of why this is critical to establishing a systems concept in organizations’ product development processes will be presented. How MBSE supports and enables systems engineering concepts throughout product development and facilitates detailed design concepts will be described.
  • 10:30 – 11:00 | Networking Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 | Deployment of Model-Based Design for Engine control at Renault
    Dr. Vincent Talon, Chief of UET Modeling System 0D, Renault [Bio]
    Renault has been using Model-Based Design systems for five years. The platform they use is AMESim. At Renault, model systems are used for several things including: making technical choices (CO2, after-treatment, drivability) and high level requirements definition; functional / dysfunctional analysis for control / diagnostic / tuning requirements; control software design; and control software validation. The deployment of Model-Based Design at Renault, Dacia, and Samsung motors enables the following: a reduction in the number of innovative projects thanks to an 0D system model analysis at a reduced cost; the ability to design new control laws very quickly at a reduced time- to-market; early stage validation of the control law and a reduction in the cost of final validation to increase the quality of Renault's engine and drivetrain software; and a reduction in the tuning phase cost thanks to virtual test bench usage.This presentation will focus on the real-world deployment of Model-Based Design at Renault and will offer case-study examples.
  • 12:00. – 13:15 | Networking Over Lunch
Afternoon Sessions – Wednesday, April 9, 2014
  • 13:15 – 14:00 | Developing an MBSE Framework Based on ISO Standards
    Leo van Ruijven, ManagerTechnology Development, Croon Elektrotechniek B.V. [Bio]
    Presentation will offer a framework for Model-Based Systems Engineering based on the Life Cycle Data Integration standard ISO 15926 and the System Life Cycle Processes standard ISO 15288. The framework is based on using a Reference Data Library (ISO 15926-4 RDL) and a set of relationships derived from information models representing the processes defined in ISO 15288. With this framework an information system or data exchange mechanism can be built or configured to support systems engineering processes or a subset of them. The framework has been used in major infrastructure projects in the Netherlands using the Product Lifecycle Management tool Relatics and in an implementation in the shipbuilding industry supply chain based on RDFS Named Graph using the triple store Virtuoso.
  • 14:00 – 15:15 | Panel Discussion: Constructing a Systems Engineering Roadmap
    Moderated by Dr, Keith Meintjes, Simulation & Analysis Practice Manager, CIMdata, [Bio]
    – Dr. Fouad el Khaldi, General Manager of Industry Strategy & Innovation, ESI Group [Bio]
    – Gérard Morin, Vice President Professional Services, Esterel Technologies [Bio]
    – Andrew Foster, Senior Offering Manager, IBM Rational [Bio]
    – Dr. Jan M. Leuridan, CEO, LMS, A Siemens Business [Bio]
    – Christoph Bräuchle, Business Development Director, PTC [Bio]

    Practical, interactive discussion for industrial end user companies. Leading solution providers gather in an open question and answer session and discussion with the attendees on the coming revolution for product development and the integration of systems engineering into PLM practices. Questions will be taken from the attendees as time allows.
  • 15:15 – 15:45 | Networking Break
  • 15:45 – 16:15 | Knowledge Council Research Findings and Plans
    Dr. Keith Meintjes, Simulation & Analysis Practice Manager, CIMdata, [Bio]
    and John MacKrell, Vice President, Systems Engineering Knowledge Council Lead, CIMdata [Bio]

    Report of results from current knowledge council research activities including survey results, maturity model results, reports, and other research. Plans for research to be undertaken in 2014 will also be presented.
  • 16:15 – 16:30 | Closing Comments
    Gerard Litjens, Director of European Operations, CIMdata [Bio]
    Summary of main workshop takeaways and next steps.

If you have any questions, please call:
Europe: +31 (0) 495.533.666
USA: +1 734.668.9922

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