Date: January 28, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden St.
Herndon, VA 20170
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Cost: $20.00
Presentation Title: Tutorial: Lifecycle Modeling on the Cloud – An Approach to Simplified, Rapid Development, Operations and Support
Author’s name: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP

The cloud provides an opportunity to model large systems of systems, which contain hundreds of thousands to millions of element. However, that many elements mean the design information will be very complex. In addition, most modeling and development techniques focus on a particular niche area, such as systems or software development, but systems engineering was intended to cover the entire lifecycle. Dr. Steven Dam has developed a methodology that reduces the complexity of the technique ontology and logic depictions. It also cuts through the different techniques (SysML, UML, BPMN, Electrical Engineering notation, etc.) to span the entire lifecycle and enables translation into any of these other forms. This tutorial will discuss:
• Value of cloud computing in systems engineering throughout the lifecycle
• The breadth of languages used today for modeling portions of the lifecycle;
• Describe a new Lifecycle Modeling Language that enables modeling in all domains, from
• Concept Development through Disposal, including the necessary programmatics;
• Discusses a process that uses the LML technique to model the entire lifecycle;
• Introduces a new prototype for lifecycle modeling and simulation;
• Discusses how this new approach can cut the cost and time required for development.
Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP
Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (SPEC Innovations), based in Manassas, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 35 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) Vision Architecture, the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net- Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system-engineering techniques to various DoD projects.
Dr. Dam is currently the Past President of the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) chapter of INCOSE. Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” He was a contributor to the DoD/NASA-sponsored textbook entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina.
A light breakfast will be served during the tutorial.