On Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 8.30AM – Noon

Presented by

David Long,

Past President INCOSE, ESEP, Co-author “A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering”

GMU Fairfax Campus Nguyen Engineering Building (Room 2608) | $0




Models and representations have always been cornerstones of engineering, systems engineering included. The rise of model-based systems engineering has brought increased confusion and conflict regarding models and representations. As we connect stakeholders and technical experts, we require the richest representation set possible. We must continuously seek to expand our engineering toolkit to better understand, analyze, and communicate. And we must seek to integrate these seemingly diverse representations as perspectives of an underlying systems model rather than as distinct products and endpoints themselves.

Surveying the multitude of system representations available – SysML and traditional, logical and physical, contextual and technical, systems and beyond – we will connect a diverse set of representations to each other and, most importantly, to the common underlying model. We will highlight various representations, each with their specific content and strengths. Understanding the contexts and scenarios, we will review content, notation, usage, analytical value, communication value, and target audiences.

Presenter Bio: For over twenty-five years, David Long has focused on helping organizations increase their systems engineering proficiency while simultaneously working to advance the state of the art across the community. David is a frequent presenter at industry events worldwide delivering keynotes and tutorials spanning introductory systems engineering, the value of systems engineering and systems engineers, the advanced application of MBSE, and the future of systems engineering.
David is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed CORE™, a leading systems engineering software environment. He continues to lead the Vitech team as they deliver innovative, industry-leading solutions to help organizations develop and deploy next-generation systems. David is a committed member of the systems community and Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).