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2007 International Conference on Systems Engineering and Modeling

Date 20-23 March 2007

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C1
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  • [Breaker page]

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  • Preface and Welcome

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):iii - iv
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  • Staff or society listings

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):v - vi
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):vii - viii
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  • Project Management and Software Development Processes: Integrating RUP and PMBOK

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 8
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    Developing a software product is a unique effort that involves dealing with activities and resources to build the desired results. The elements involved in such an effort can be seen from two perspectives: the software development process and the project management views. In order to develop a product with quality, we must provide an adequate combination of these two dimensions. However, this inte... View full abstract»

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  • PROPOST: A Knowledge-based Tool for Supporting Project Portfolio Management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):9 - 16
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    This paper introduces PROPOST - project portfolio support tool, a knowledge-based software tool for supporting project definition on project portfolio management. This tool was modeled using the MAAEM methodology and the ONTORMAS ontology-driven tool, by reusing the ONTOWUM and ONTOINFO ontologies, which describe software product families for the development of information retrieval and filtering ... View full abstract»

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  • Project Management Simulation-Based Learning For Systems Engineering Students

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):17 - 23
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    Traditional training based on static models and case studies is the backbone of most teaching and training programs in the area of systems engineering. However, in order to teach and learn project management for systems engineering students, a new methodology based on dynamic models and real-time simulation is introduced. A project management course for students in systems engineering included lea... View full abstract»

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  • Combinatorial Technological Systems Problems (Examples for Communication System)

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 32
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    The article addresses a "morphological tree" system model (tree-like system model, design alternatives and their estimates including compatibility estimates), hierarchical morphological multicriteria design (HMMD) approach based on morphological clique problem, and corresponding several combinatorial technological system problems (e.g., design/synthesis, upgrade, multistage design). HMMD extends m... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating Design Processes with self-iteration activities based on DSM planning

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):33 - 41
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    Design processes are fundamentally iterative. The increasing knowledge about the product, while designing, manifests in design changes of previously accomplished activities. Such iterations are considered as a major source of increased product development lead-time and cost; thus process planning and simulation are essential. The design structure matrix (DSM) is a known method for process planning... View full abstract»

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  • Algebra of Systems: An Executable Framework for Model Synthesis and Evaluation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):42 - 49
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    This paper represents system models as algebraic entities and formulates the model transformation activities as algebraic operations. We call this modeling framework "Algebra of Systems " (AoS). To show that AoS can automate complex model reasoning tasks in system design projects, we implemented the abstract algebraic specification as an executable meta-language named object-process network (OPN),... View full abstract»

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  • Classifying and Modeling Exceptions through Object Process Methodology

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):60 - 70
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    Exception handling is a fundamental issue that needs to be addressed by complex systems such as embedded systems, real time systems and medical information systems. Modeling exceptions appropriately is a crucial step in a system design process, since correcting errors detected after the design phase can be very costly. Object process methodology (OPM) is a methodology that uses a single graphical ... View full abstract»

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  • Incremental Integration of Heterogeneous Systems Views

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):50 - 59
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    To master systems complexity, their industrial development requires specialized heterogeneous views and techniques and - correspondingly - engineering tools. These views generally cover only parts of the system under development, and critical development defects often occur at the gaps between them. To successfully achieve an integration that bridges these gaps, we must tackle it both from the met... View full abstract»

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  • A Systematic Approach to Process Tailoring

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):71 - 78
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    Process tailoring deals with customizing a standard software development process to meet an organization needs. It is typically based on the manipulation of an existing software process to incorporate new activities or remove existing ones. Therefore process tailoring must be constrained by a set of rules to guarantee the consistency of the resulting process. This paper presents a metamodel descri... View full abstract»

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  • Model Integration with Model Weaving: a Case Study in System Architecture

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):79 - 84
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    Complex metamodels are often decomposed into several views, in particular for architecture framework metamodels such as DoDAF (Department of Defense Architecture Framework). Designing models that conform to this kind of metamodels implies data integration problems between the different views. Usually, different views from a same metamodel share a common core. This is the reason why those views are... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Improvisation in Off-the-Shelf Software Development of Entrepreneurial Vendors

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):85 - 92
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    Improvisation has been discussed to some extent in the innovation and entrepreneurship literature with regard to processes and tasks performed by entrepreneurs when faced with uncertainty, such as in organizational learning in uncertain technology environments, in the decision making process, and in the founding process. The role of improvisation has also been discussed with regard to software org... View full abstract»

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  • Scrutinizing UML and OPM Modeling Capabilities with Respect to Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):93 - 101
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    System modeling has a unique role in the development of a complex software system. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) provides a framework for modeling software systems, which is widely used across the software development community. Although using the UML to facilitate modeling is a step in the right direction, it is unclear whether this is the most productive environment, since various types of... View full abstract»

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  • Systems Modeling Languages: OPM Versus SysML

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):102 - 109
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    As systems are becoming ever larger and more complex, and as more stakeholders, typically from different disciplines, are involved throughout the system lifecycle, the challenge of overcoming the complexity inherent in systems development grows too. While a document-centric approach has been common practice, coping with the growing complexity of current systems calls for a model-based approach. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Alleviating Complexity of Modeling in System Engineering Tools

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):110 - 117
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    We present a strategy for balancing various aspects of modeling in order to control and manage complexity in model-based system engineering. Modern systems engineering methods need to support development and maintenance of increasingly complex systems. The system's complexity affects the engineering process as well as the tools that are used to support them. Consequently, system engineers who hand... View full abstract»

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  • A Consistency-Preserving Protocol for Distributed Collaborative Model Authoring

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):118 - 126
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    In recent years, creating a conceptual system model using a formal modeling language has became an inseparable part of the system development lifecycle. As systems' complexity grows, system models are almost exclusively a result of a collaborative effort of a group of developers, who typically need to work simultaneously. This need calls for an efficient mechanism to enable the group of developers... View full abstract»

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  • A Reference Model of Grouped-Metadata Object and a Change Model based on it Appling for Component-based Software Integration Testing

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):127 - 134
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    Component metadata is one of the most effective methods to improve the testability of component-based software. In this paper, we firstly give a formal definition of component, and summarize the basic meanings of component metadata. Based on these, an idea of grouped-metadata object (GMO) is introduced, which is divided into two types, respectively named descriptive metadata and operative metadata... View full abstract»

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  • VDML: A MODELING Language for New Vehicle Development

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):135 - 142
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    Designing a new vehicle is a complex process as it requires close coordination and inputs from a number of disciplines in developing a number of systems and sub-systems in the vehicle that should fit within the confined vehicle space, function and provide the customers an acceptable combination of all relevant vehicles attributes. Understanding how these process interact and how they are aligned w... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 1
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