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.
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:
The MBSE Initiative leadership includes the chair, co-chair, and support for communications as indicated below.
|Co-Chair||Troy Peterson (previously Sandy Friedenthal)|
|Webinars and Communications||TBD|
|MBSE Wiki Support||Roger Burkhart|
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 or Activity Teams are created by the MBSE Initiative to launch specialized areas of MBSE-related development activity or work on specific challenge problems. Teams used to be split into either Challenge or Activity Teams, but now either term can be used interchangeably to refer to any subteam hosted by the MBSE Initiative. Challenge/Activity Teams have often helped to launch and incubate potential new Working Groups. Many groups that started out as MBSE Challenge or Activity Teams have gone on to become chartered as INCOSE Working Groups.
Note: these pages are generally open for editing by any participant in the challenge or activity team. See Editing Instructions for information about editing wiki pages.
|Challenge/Activity Team||Challenge/Activity Team Lead|
|Augmented Intelligence in Systems Engineering||Mark Petrotta|
|MBX Ecosystems||Russell Peak|
|Model-Based Engineering (MBE) Manifesto||Chris Schreiber|
|Model-Based Enterprise Capabilities Matrix||Joe Hale and Al Hoheb|
|Production and Logistics Systems Modeling||Tim Sprock|
|Telescope Modeling||Robert Karban|
The complete list of INCOSE Working Groups is maintained on the INCOSE website. Each Working Group within INCOSE Technical Operations is responsible for maintaining its charter and web pages on the INCOSE website. Some of these groups, however, began as challenge or activity teams on this MBSE wiki, or find it useful to maintain wiki pages here in addition to their resources on the INCOSE website. Following is a list of INCOSE Working Groups that maintain their own pages on this wiki.
|MBSE Wiki Page for INCOSE Working Group||INCOSE Website Page|
|MBSE Wiki Page for Digital Engineering Information Exchange WG||INCOSE WG Page|
|MBSE Wiki Page for NAFEMS-INCOSE Systems Modeling & Simulation WG||NAFEMS WG Page (INCOSE WG Page in progress)|
|MBSE Wiki Page for Patterns WG||INCOSE WG Page|
|MBSE Wiki Page for Requirements WG||INCOSE WG Page|
Following are INCOSE Chapters that have also requested wiki pages or have provided other links to maintain information about their own MBSE-related activities.
|Participating Vendor offers and MBSE team needs||INCOSE 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.|
This section maintains an archive of meetings sponsored by the MBSE Initiative.
|Meeting Summary||Meeting Date||Meeting Location|
|INCOSE International Workshop 2019 MBSE Workshop||Jan 26 - 29, 2019||Torrance, CA|
|INCOSE International Workshop 2018 MBSE Workshop||Jan 20 - 23, 2018||Jacksonville, FL|
|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|
|INCOSE Model-Based Systems Engineering Webinar Series|