Title: Lifecycle Modeling Language (LML) and Innoslate®
Presenter: Steven H. Dam, Ph.D., ESEP
Date: February 23, 2013
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Cost: Free (Estimated $14 for parking on campus)

Lifecycle Modeling Language (LML) was designed as an open standard to capture both technical and programmatic information across the entire lifecycle. Most modeling and development approaches focus on a particular niche area, such as systems or software development, but systems engineering was intended to cover the entire lifecycle. LML is a hybrid object and functional language, blending best of both. SPEC Innovations recently developed a cloud-based tool called Innoslate® to implement LML and other techniques (SysML, UML, BPMN, Electrical Engineering notation, etc.) to span the entire lifecycle and enables translation into any of these other forms. This presentation gives provides a detailed methodology and presents a value proposition for systems engineering throughout the lifecycle. Participants will be provided free access to the tool for the class and use a sample problem to better understand how LML and Innoslate® can be used to perform model-based systems engineering (MBSE).
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 Programs Chair and a 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.