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Welcome to the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Wiki. This wiki supports the activities of the MBSE Initiative that is sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering ( INCOSE) and the OMG Systems Engineering DSIG ( OMG SE DSIG). Refer to the MBSE Initiative Overview for a brief summary.

The INCOSE SE Vision 2020 ( INCOSE-TP-2004-004-02 September, 2007) defines Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) as “the formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later life cycle phases. MBSE is part of a long-term trend toward model-centric approaches adopted by other engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical and software. In particular, MBSE is expected to replace the document-centric approach that has been practiced by systems engineers in the past and to influence the future practice of systems engineering by being fully integrated into the definition of systems engineering processes.” Applying MBSE is expected to provide significant benefits over the document centric approach by enhancing productivity and quality, reducing risk, and providing improved communications among the system development team.

Modeling has always been an important part of systems engineering to support functional, performance, and other types of engineering analysis. Wayne Wymore introduced a mathematical foundation for MBSE in his book entitled Model-Based Systems Engineering in 1993. However, the growth in computing technology and the introduction of modeling standards such as SysML, UPDM, Modelica, HLA, and others, are helping to enable MBSE as a standard practice, and provide a foundation to integrate diverse models needed to fully specify and analyze systems.

  1. Help is available on how to edit and setup new pages for this WIKI on the [MBSE WIKI Help page]
  2. Information on communications such as livemeeting and the e-mail reflector is available on [mbse_communications]

Sponsoring Organizations

MBSE Initiative Overview

The MBSE Initiative was initiated at the INCOSE International Workshop in 2007. Its Charter is to “Promote, advance, and institutionalize the practice of MBSE to attain the MBSE 2020 Vision through broad industry and academic involvement in:

  • Research
  • Standards
  • Processes, Practices, & Methods
  • Tools & Technology
  • Outreach, Training & Education

The MBSE Initiative leadership includes the chair, co-chair, and support for communications as indicated below.

Chair Mark Sampson
Co-Chair Sandy Friedenthal
Webinars and Communications TBD
MBSE Wiki Support David Lempia

The MBSE Initiative is organized into MBSE Challenge Teams and MBSE Activity Teams. Challenge Teams are focused on demonstrating the application of MBSE to solve a particular problem that is identified by the team. Activity Teams are focused on advancing a particular aspect of MBSE. The names and leaders of these teams, along with the links to their individual sites, are shown below.

Challenge Teams

Note: these pages are generally open for editing by any participant in the challenge team. See Editing Instructions for information about editing wiki pages.

Challenge TeamChallenge Team Lead
Modeling and Simulation Interoperability Russell Peak
Space Systems David Kaslow
Telescope Modeling Robert Karban
Biomedical Device Modeling Ajay Thukral
GEOSS Modeling Lawrence McGovern
Patterns Bill Schindel

Previous Space Systems Modeling Wiki

Activity Teams

Note: these pages are generally open for editing by any participant in the activity area. See Editing Instructions for information on editing wiki pages.

Activity TeamActivity Team Lead
MBSE Usability Bjorn Cole
Methodology and Metrics John Watson
Model Management Lonnie VanZandt
Modeling Standards Roger Burkhart
Ontology Henson Graves
System of Systems/Enterprise Modeling Ron Williamson/Matthew Hause
Model Based Test Frank Alvidrez

Affiliated INCOSE Groups

Tool Vendor Collaboration with MBSE Teams

Vendor CollaborationDescription
Participating Vendor offers and MBSE team needsINCOSE MBSE initiative encourages tool developer participation and collaboration in the MBSE effort. Collaboration can take many forms such as participating in a usability study, providing tool licenses for challenge teams, or providing presentations to advance the state MBSE. Tool Vendors can use this site to provide tool support to INCOSE MBSE Teams, and MBSE Teams can use this site to identify their tool needs.

MBSE Events and Related Meetings

This section maintains an archive of meetings sponsored by the MBSE Initiative.

Meeting SummaryMeeting DateMeeting Location
INCOSE International Workshop 2017 MBSE Workshop Jan 28 - 31, 2017 Torrance, CA
INCOSE International Symposium 2016 July 18-21, 2016 Edinburgh, UK
INCOSE International Workshop 2016 MBSE Workshop Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2016 Torrance, CA
INCOSE International Symposium 2015 MBSE Track July 12-16, 2015 Seattle, WA
INCOSE International Workshop 2015 MBSE Workshop Jan 24-27, 2015 Torrance, CA
INCOSE International Symposium 2014 MBSE Track June 30 - July 3, 2014 Las Vegas, NV
INCOSE International Workshop 2014 MBSE Workshop Jan 25-28, 2014 Los Angeles, CA
INCOSE International Symposium 2013 MBSE Track June 24-27, 2012 Philadelphia, PA
INCOSE International Workshop 2013 MBSE Workshop Jan 26-27, 2013 Jacksonville, FL
INCOSE International Symposium 2012 MBSE Track Jul 9-12, 2012 Rome, Italy
INCOSE International Workshop 2012 MBSE Workshop Jan 21-22, 2012 Jacksonville, FL
INCOSE International Symposium 2011-MBSE Track June 20-23, 2011 Denver, CO
INCOSE International Workshop 2011 MBSE Workshop Jan 30-31, 2011 Phoenix, AZ
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