2022 COE Virtual Workshops

COE 2022 MBSE Winter Workshop

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COE MBSE December Workshop

11 AM CT on December 1, 2022

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One of COE’s “Hot Topics”, MBSE continues to be supported by our industry experts and Dassault Systemes engineers. This workshop focuses on the Systems Architecture approach for complex product development. Our three sessions address MBSE within the 3DExperience Platform, best practices for Teamwork Cloud, and the transformation and value of becoming a Model-Based Enterprise.

One of the common thread is the “Authoritative Source of Truth” showing how to validate requirements with traceability and simulation.

If you are a seasoned Systems Engineer, or contemplating an MBSE journey, you will find helpful information and engage more COE Experts. The relationships built will expand at the in-person COEXPERIENCE in April.

Each session with be 40-45 minutes plus Q&A.

Adopting Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE): A Practical Perspective – Mark R. Blackburn, Ph.D. - Senior Research Scientist, Principal @Stevens Institute of Technology; KnowledgeBytes

Mark R. Blackburn, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist with Stevens Institute of Technology and principal at KnowledgeBytes. Dr. Blackburn has been the Principal Investigator (PI) on 16 System Engineering Research Center (SERC) research tasks for both US Navy NAVAIR and US Army ARDEC on Systems Engineering Transformation through Model-Centric Engineering. He has also been PI on a FAA NextGen and National Institute of Standards and Technology projects and has received research funding from the National Science Foundation. He develops and teaches a course on Systems Engineering for Cyber Physical Systems. He is a member of the SERC Research Council, OpenMBEE Leadership Team and core member of the Semantic Technologies for Systems Engineering initiative. Prior to joining Stevens, Dr. Blackburn worked in industry for more than 25 years. He has been the Principal Investigator to the National Institute of Standards and Technology on projects dating back to 2000.

Teamwork Cloud / Collaboration Studio Tips & Best Practices – David Fields - Chief Technology Officer @Enola Technologies, LLC

With 15+ years of practical Model-Based Systems Engineering experience in the public and private sectors, David Fields is the Chief Technology Officer for Enola Technologies LLC. He began his career at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in the Warfare Analysis department where he specialized in electronic warfare and mission engineering. Soon after transitioning to Systems Engineering, he began supporting major program offices utilizing DoDAF, UPDM, and SysML, including six years as the MBSE lead for the Navy's first carrier-based unmanned aircraft (MQ-25). As one of the founders of NAVAIR's Systems Engineering Transformation (SET) Initiative, David developed a Navy-wide MBSE environment across multiple classification levels. Prior to co-founding Enola, he served as the Digital Engineering Lead for the Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program where helped implement MBSE best practices while developing a strategic roadmap for a collaborative digital environment.

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MBSE with 3DEXPERINCE, CATIA Magic, and Dymola - Behnam Asharpoya, PhD, Dassault Systemes; Jim Jordan,  Key Performance

Dr. Behnam Afsharpoya is senior systems engineering solution consultant at DASSAULT SYSTEMES. He provides support for CATIA dynamic systems behavior analysis tools as well as system simulation and automation tools.  He has more than 20 years engineering experience in industrial fields and academic background as post-doctorate research assistant and adjunct professor. 

In 1983, Jim Jordan became a CAD/CAM application engineer, allowing him to understand and solve the technical challenges in many industries. When he switched to Sales and then Management, he added the ability to match the business value with the technical capabilities. Jim's relationship with Dassault Systems began in 1997 when he joined IST. Later, he spent over a decade focused on global engineering and engineering technology. Jim formed the "Digital Transformation" division of Key Performance in 2020 to follow his passion for model-based systems engineering. Jim has embraced volunteering, joining the board of directors for COE.org in 2020 after serving the Marketing and MBSE groups. He also served as Chairman (5 years) of The American Institute of Wine and Food, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Lastly, he contributes time and funding for many STEAM initiatives.

Thursday, December 1st (Times are CT)

Final Schedule *provided in CST

11:00 a.m. CST

Introduction - Jim Jordan (Key Performance)

11:10 a.m. CST

Adopting Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE): A Practical Perspective - Dr. Mark R. Blackburn (KnowledgeBytes)

This session is tailored to address a broad range of attendee knowledge and experience with modeling in general, and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Model-Based Engineering (MBE) in specific. The webinar starts with some fundamental concepts that cut across all types of modeling. It then introduces using a Cyber Physical System for a telepresence use case developed using the Roomba Create 2 educational platform in order to provide examples of MBE and MBSE models and their relationships. It provides recommendations for modeling practices of processes (What), methods (How), modeling modularity and management, and enabling tools. It finally introduces and exemplar example to introduce a recommend modeling pattern, and summarizes with some recommendation for getting started.

12:10 p.m. CST

Teamwork Cloud / Collaboration Studio Tips & Best Practices - David Fields (Enola Technologies, LLC)

This session provides insight on model management best practices for Collaboration Studio / Teamwork Cloud. When systems engineers collaborate on complex projects, they must manage the cause and effect of many systems within the “System of Systems.”  Teamwork cloud is analogous to traffic lights in a busy city; it prevents collisions! In addition to playing traffic cop, Collaboration Studio provides a collaborative environment for project reviews and access for non-modelers.

1:10 p.m. CST

MBSE with 3DEXPERINCE, CATIA Magic, and Dymola - Behnam Asharpoya (Dassault Systemes) & Jim Jordan (Key Performance)

Adopting a Systems Architecture approach to product development can reduce your time to market. The goal is to mature requirements and traceability for an “Authoritative Source of Truth.” This presentation will begin with modifying an existing product to add new functionality using 3DExperience for MBSE.

2:10 p.m. CST

Wrap Up - Jim Jordan (Key Performance)

*subject to change.

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