April 12th: Dinner Meeting

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Date/Time: April 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Brio Tuscan Grille in McLean, VA

Title: Models as a Foundation for Systems Engineering – Should We Expect a Breakthrough?
Presenter: David Long

Abstract:

Though models and modeling techniques have always played a key role in systems engineering, model-based has now become the hot topic in systems engineering. Organizations are investing heavilyin developing new representations, standards, methodologies, and technologies to transform the practice of systems engineering through model-driven paradigms. As we look at the landscape todayand the roadmap tomorrow, projects and practitioners are striving to make sense of this movement – “What does MBSE mean? What would it take to realign our practices? What return on investment will it deliver, now and in the future?”. Assessing the state of systems engineering, the needs of our customers, technology and environmental trends, we will look at what model-based systems engineering is and is not. Most importantly, we will identify opportunities, enablers, obstacles, and threats that will help determine if model-based systems engineering will ultimately transform systems engineering or simply be the next failed silver bullet.

(This presentation is an adaptation and extension of the work originally delivered as the closing plenary for the 3rd International Conference on Model-Based Systems Engineering held in September 2010.)

Presenter Bio:

David Long founded Vitech Corporation in 1992; developed and commercialized CORE, a leading model-based systems engineering software tool used across the globe; and continues to lead the Vitech teamin developing and applying innovative engineering and business process systems to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.

For over twenty years, David has been focused on enabling, applying, and advancing model-based systems engineering to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. He has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending an underlying language and integrated model for MBSE as well as integrating traditional and SysML representations with the integrated model to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners.

David’s advanced systems engineering experience is vast, having impacted domestic and international commercial, education, government and military industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Upcoming Events

April 12 (Tuesday) – David Long will be speaking on Model-Based Systems Engineering.
May 16 (Monday) – John Thomas (INCOSE President-Elect) has been confirmed as speaker.
Please note that the locations have not been confirmed for the events above.

June – Summer Networking Event
July – TBD
August – Laurie Nasta or Kevin Weinstein on Certification.
Please note that neither dates or locations have been confirmed for June, July, or August.

September 13 (Tuesday) – Steve Welby has been confirmed as speaker.
October 11 (Tuesday) – John Snoderly has been confirmed as speaker.
Please note that the locations have not been confirmed for the events above.

March 23 Tutorial

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Date/Time: March 23 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: MITRE facility in McLean/Tysons Corner

Abstract:

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a paradigm for organizing and utilizing distributed capabilities that may be under the control of different ownership domains. This briefing presents the engineering principles that define this paradigm, and address the impact on the development of modern information systems. Through lectures and exercises, students will gain an understanding of the SOA paradigm, experience in applying this paradigm to the creation of a fictitious enterprise information system of systems, and gain an appreciation of current open issues within this domain.

Biography:

Dr. Laskey is a Lead Engineer in the Information Discovery and Understanding (IDU) department, at the MITRE Corporation. He is currently supporting several Department of Defense and Intelligence Community projects investigating the applicability and use of service oriented architecture and the opportunities to employ advanced semantics to enable SOA capabilities in discovery and service interaction. Dr. Laskey is one of the editors of the OASIS SOA Reference Model and is an elected member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Advisory Board.

Chris Bashioum is a Lead Multi-Discipline System Engineer in the Recon Mission & Technology department, at the MITRE Corporation where he works extensively on projects related to Service Oriented Architectures. His 15 years experience in IT spans the government and commercial sectors, and focused on software development and product management. Prior to joining MITRE, he was a software development manager at a company providing managed services related to import and export compliance. Since re-joining MITRE in 2004, he has participated in projects doing case studies, enterprise architectures, policy guidance, standards development, organizational guidance, technical guidance, evangelization and training related to SOA.

Mr. Bashioum holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from George Mason University and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and is currently a member of the OASIS SOA Reference Model Technical Committee.

March 9: Dinner Meeting

Abstract:

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a paradigm for organizing and utilizing distributed capabilities that may be under the control of different ownership domains. This briefing tutorial presents the engineering principles that define this paradigm, and address the impact on the development of modern information systems. Through lectures and exercises discussion, students will gain an understanding of the SOA paradigm, experience in applying this paradigm to the creation of a fictitious enterprise information system of systems, and gain an appreciation of current open issues within this domain.

Biography:

Dr. Laskey is a Lead Engineer in the Information Discovery and Understanding (IDU) department, at the MITRE Corporation. He is currently supporting several Department of Defense and Intelligence Community projects investigating the applicability and use of service oriented architecture and the opportunities to employ advanced semantics to enable SOA capabilities in discovery and service interaction. Dr. Laskey is chair of the OASIS Reference Model Technical Committee, one of the editors of the OASIS SOA Reference Model and the follow-on SOA Reference Architecture Foundations, and has served as an elected member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Advisory Board.

Please note that this event has been changed from March 8th (Tuesday) to March 9th (Wednesday)–and that the location is Marco Polo in Vienna, VA.

New Menu:

  • Grilled Rib Eye Steak;
  • Eggplant Parmagiana w/Pasta;
  • Breast of Chicken Scaloppini w/Artichoke Hearts and Lemon Wine Sauce.

There will also be a cash bar.

January/February Newsletter

January/February Newsletter

Due to Weather: 01/11 Dinner Meeting Postponed

All,

The weather forecast tomorrow calls for snow in the DC Metro area: Given the storm’s projections the board has made the decision to postpone tomorrow’s dinner meeting to a later date.

Rescheduling information will follow this message.

– WMA Board

Holiday 2010 Newsletter

INCOSE WMA Newsletter Holiday 2010

Presentation from Ken Kepchar at the November 9th Dinner Meeting

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October 2010 Newsletter

October: INCOSE WMA Newsletter

Presentation from Steve Welby at the October 12 Dinner Meeting

DoD Systems Engineering Update by Steve Welby (SES; Director of SE for DoD).

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