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2011 Frontiers in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

A workshop organized by the Georgia Tech MBSE Center

April 27-28, 2011
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta Campus

This event is the 4th in our Frontiers workshop series. Proceedings and agendas from previous workshops are available here: 2006, 2007, 2008.

The 2011 event will focus on MBSE/MBE, SysML, and related technologies with industry and government practitioners being the main target audience. We are arranging speakers now and will post a draft agenda soon. Check back here for further information, and contact us if you would like to receive updates directly.


Click here for registration including costs, logistics, hotel, and other specifics:http://www.regonline.com/frontiers2011.


The workshop will take place in the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The registration desk is on the second floor in front of room #233. If you need directions, you can ask the concierge at the entrance to the building (404-385-6203).


Over the last decade, the development of many types of products has evolved into a systems integration problem. Large numbers of sub-systems are integrated to achieve unparalleled functionality and reliability at an ever decreasing cost. To continue this trend, there is a need for computer-based support that allows the knowledge and expertise of many domain experts to be shared, managed, and applied towards the thorough exploration of different system architectures while considering complex trade-offs between multiple objectives under uncertainty. Supporting this complex endeavor is the focus of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

In this workshop, we will explore methodologies and state-of-the-art tools that address key aspects of MBSE (with an emphasis on OMG SysML™), together with emerging example applications.

This Workshop targets industrial practitioners who are interested in learning about leading edge methods and tools for MBSE, and academics who are interested in exploring how they can bridge the gap between current research topics and industry practice. The workshop will allow for in-depth discussions based on presentations by invited speakers and panelists.

SysML Short Courses

Also check out our SysML short courses including offerings around the US during 2011: DC area (April), Las Vegas (August), and Atlanta (November). We can provide these same courses at your site, as well as via web.

Workshop Agenda

The below table shows the overall agenda and the initial set of confirmed speakers. The specific titles and ordering of these agenda items are subject to change.

We are finalizing the remaining speakers and panelists and will post the specifics as soon as they are ready.

You can also review agendas from previous workshops to get a flavor of what to expect: Frontiers 2006, Frontiers 2007, Frontiers 2008.

Day 1 - Wednesday - April 27, 2011 (draft)




8:00 AM-
8:30 AM


Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM-
8:45 AM


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chris Paredis and Russell Peak (Associate Directors – MBSE Center, Georgia Tech)

8:45 AM-
10:00 AM


Keynote: Model-Integrated Design in Software, Systems and Control Engineering
Janos Sztipanovits (Vanderbilt University)

10:00 AM-
10:15 AM


10:15 AM-
11:15 AM


Presentation: MBSE in the consumer products arena
Bruce Beihoff (Whirlpool)

11:15 AM-
12:15 PM


Presentation: Modeling system interfaces using SysML v1.3.
Sandy Friedenthal (OMG SE DSIG chair)

12:15 PM-
1:15 PM

Lunch at Georgia Tech Hotel

1:15 PM-
2:30 PM


Poster Session: Poster1, Poster2, Poster3, Poster4, Poster5, Poster6, Poster7, Poster8

2:30 PM-
3:30 PM


Presentation: Evolving Lockheed Martin's Engineering Practices Through the Creation of a Model-centric Digital Tapestry
Chris Oster (Lockheed Martin)

3:30 PM-
5:00 PM


Panel: Experiences supporting SysML-based MBSE past, present, and future.
SysML tool vendors: James Hummell (Atego), Dirk Zwemer (InterCAX), Clarence Moreland (No Magic), Sam Mancarella (Sparx Systems)

5:00 PM-
7:00 PM


Reception and Poster Session

Day 2 - Thursday - April 28, 2011 (draft)




8:00 AM-
8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM-
9:45 AM


Keynote: Experiences Deploying MBSE at NASA JPL.
Chi Lin (NASA JPL)

9:45 AM-
10:00 AM


10:00 AM-
11:00 AM


Presentation: MBSE in Agile Vehicle Design: META + VehicleForge.
Nick Bollweg (GTRI)

11:00 AM-
12:00 PM


Presentation: SLIM - A Collaborative Environment for MBSE: Motivation, Status, and Experiences
Manas Bajaj (InterCAX)

12:00 PM-
  1:00 PM

Lunch Break at Georgia Tech Hotel

  1:00 PM-
  2:00 PM


Presentation: MBSE -- A Roadmap for Academic Research
Chris Paredis (Georgia Tech)

2:00 PM-
3:00 PM


Closing Panel
All speakers and panelists

3:00 PM-
3:30 PM

Audience Q/A and Discussion

3:30 PM



Last updated:  May 9,  2011