This joint working group was formed under an agreement between the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and the International Association of the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community (NAFEMS). For more information, please see the current governing documents below, as well as the original June 2012 announcement by both groups.
|Publication Link||Data Published||Notes|
|What is the Functional Mockup Interface?||January 1, 2018||Free download page for What is FMI? flyer|
|What is Systems Modeling and Simulation?||March 18, 2019||Free download page for What is SMS? flyer|
These flyers are also being printed by NAFEMS in a trifold format for free distribution at future events of NAFEMS and/or INCOSE. The above download versions contain the same content but are formatted in PDF for reading as an electronic document.
The “What is Systems Modeling and Simulation?” flyer is co-branded by both NAFEMS and INCOSE. It is also available for public download from the INCOSE store.
Focus Teams have been formed to support working activities of the SMSWG within multiple tracks. These Focus Teams are open for participation by all members of the SMS Community. Following are the current Focus Teams:
|Focus Team (with page link)||Focus Team Lead|
|Roadmap and Sharing of Best Practices||Frank Popielas|
|Terms & Definitions||Ed Ladzinski|
|Standards Ecosystem||Don Tolle|
Please contact the Focus Team lead (on each individual Focus Team page) to be included in email communications, meetings, and activities.
Monthly meetings of the SMS Community are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month for one hour at 11:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time. To receive invitations to these meetings, sign up as an SMSW Community member under the “Interested in Joining the SMSWG?” link on the NAFEMS SMSWG Technical Working Group page.
SMS Community meetings are hosted online with details distributed to the member mailing list ahead of time. Face-to-face meetings are also scheduled occasionally in conjunction with INCOSE or NAFEMS events. Most presentation materials from these meetings are linked from the individual meeting pages below. In addition to these files, minutes and recordings of each meeting are also available at the SMSWG Collaborative Community (member access to Google Sites community required).
|Meeting Date||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Location|
|2020-03-10||SMSWG Meeting #36||Online|
|2020-01-27||SMSWG Meeting #35||2020 INCOSE International Workshop (Los Angeles, CA)|
|2019-12-10||SMSWG Meeting #34||Online|
|2019-11-12||SMSWG Meeting #33||Online|
|2019-10-08||SMSWG Meeting #32||Online|
|2019-09-10||SMSWG Meeting #31||Online|
|2019-06-11||SMSWG Meeting #30||Online|
|2019-05-14||SMSWG Meeting #29||Online|
|2019-04-09||SMSWG Meeting #28||Online|
|2019-03-12||SMSWG Meeting #27||Online|
|2019-02-21||NAFEMS Webinar||NAFEMS Webinar on Emerging Standards for MBSE|
|2019-02-12||SMSWG Meeting #26||Online|
|2019-01-28||SMSWG Meeting #25||2019 INCOSE International Workshop (Los Angeles, CA)|
|2018-12-11||SMSWG Meeting #24||Online|
|2018-11-13||SMSWG Meeting #23||Online|
|2018-10-08||SMSWG Meeting #22||Online|
|2018-09-18||SMSWG Meeting #21||Online|
|2018-01-22||SMSWG Meeting #20||2018 INCOSE International Workshop (Jacksonville, FL)|
|2017-05-02||SMSWG Meeting #19||Online|
|2017-01-30||SMSWG Meeting #18||2017 INCOSE International Workshop (Los Angeles, CA)|
|2016-11-29||SMSWG Meeting #17||Online|
|2016-09-27||SMSWG Meeting #16||Online|
|2016-07-26||SMSWG Meeting #15||Online|
|2016-06-07,8,9||SMSWG Program Track||NAFEMS Americas Congress (Seattle, WA)|
|2016-05-31||SMSWG Meeting #14||Online|
|2016-03-29||SMSWG Meeting #13||Online|
|2016-02-01||SMSWG Meeting #12||2016 INCOSE International Workshop (Los Angeles, CA)|
|2015-12-15||SMSWG Meeting #11||Online|
|2015-10-26||SMSWG Meeting #10||Online|
|2015-05-26||SMSWG Meeting #9||Online|
|2015-03-24||SMSWG Meeting #8||Online|
|2015-01-26||SMSWG Meeting #7||2015 INCOSE International Workshop (Los Angeles, CA)|
|2014-11-25||SMSWG Meeting #6||Online|
|2014-09-23||SMSWG Meeting #5||Online|
|2014-01-28||SMSWG Meeting #4||2014 INCOSE International Workshop (Los Angeles, CA)|
|2013-12-01||SMSWG Meeting #3||Online|
|2013-06-24||SMSWG Meeting #2||2014 INCOSE International Symposium (Philadelphia, PA)|
|2013-01-28||SMSWG Meeting #1||2013 INCOSE International Workshop (Jacksonville, FL)|
NAFEMS SMSWG Page (includes membership request form)
SMSWG Collaborative Community (community access to Google Sites community required)
To develop a vendor-neutral, end-user driven consortium that not only promotes the advancement of the technology and practices associated with 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 group will support activities that bridge engineering analysis and systems engineering to provide digital solutions to represent real life experiences; and optimize the integration of systems engineering and simulation solutions for both OEM and supplier.
This includes education, communication, promotion of standards, and development of requirements that will have general benefits to the simulation and analysis community with the identification of benchmarks and major strategic issues (grand challenges).
NAFEMS and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) announce a joint relationship for mutual participation and collaboration for the advancement of engineering simulation and model based systems engineering. This collaboration includes the implementation of a joint cross organizational working group on Systems Modeling & Simulation. NAFEMS will launch a new international Technical Working Group (TWG) in concert with INCOSE to promote a deeper understanding of lifelike behavior to integrate mechanical analysis and simulation within their Model Based System Engineering initiative. Additionally, through this collaboration NAFEMS and INCOSE will provide mutual assistance and support for international standards and develop a joint approach for interfacing with other organizations in related professional areas. The memo of understanding (MOU) was signed by both organizations at the 22nd Annual INCOSE International Symposium (IS2012) held in Rome, Italy.
“We're delighted to have agreed to collaborate with INCOSE on this initiative”, commented Tim Morris, NAFEMS CEO. “For the past 30 years, NAFEMS has been at the forefront of the international engineering analysis community, and represents the interests of over 1000 multinational organizations who are involved in CAE. At the very heart of our mission statement is a desire to push forward knowledge, skills and technology in the CAE arena, and it is through working together with other similarly-minded organizations that we can truly accelerate innovation and the development of new technologies on an international basis.”
“This agreement with NAFEMS marks a new step in the collaboration with partner organizations”, said Ralf Hartmann, INCOSE Director for Strategy. “Up to now INCOSE has primarily established liaison and cooperation schemes with other societies in the area of the engineering and management of systems. The successful evolution of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) under the leadership of INCOSE has unveiled the significant opportunities which emerge from a stronger cooperation with key engineering disciplines such as software and CAE. I am looking forward to the enrichment of our MBSE initiative through this collaboration with NAFEMS.”