Webinar 8 2015 - We chose MBSE What‘s next / Best practices in systems modeling MBSE

Thursday, 17 December 2015
03:00 PM GMT, 09:00 AM CDT, 10:00 AM EDT, 04:00 PM CEST
Nowadays MBSE is enabled by Systems Modeling Language (SysML). However SysML is neither an architecture framework nor a method. This opens discussions of how to structure the model, what views to build, which artifacts to deliver and in what sequence. Every company deals with this issue differently. Organizations not complying with the standardized approach end up having differently structured models with different set of views. It results in the loss of capability to inter-exchange, loss of capability to communicate with other teams, overhead in tool customization, and specific trainings need. Moreover, the models become impossible to integrate and reuse.
In this session, a framework for MBSE called MagicGrid is used. The framework consists of viewpoints and aspects organized in a grid view, where each cell is an artifact to deliver in the systems engineering process. It is based on existing studies in the field and real-life findings in managing models for organizations from different systems engineering domains. Session is followed by a real world examples in the Cameo Systems Modeler tool.
The session demonstrates
  • Introduces MBSE pitfalls and explains how to avoid them
  • Introduces MagicGrid: modelling framework, based on the best practices for modeling complex systems
  • Explains major SysML concepts and diagrams
  • Shows how to trace model elements in different views
  • Shares worldwide experience building system models
  • Shows a consistent modeling case study
  • Explains how to use modeling tool efficiently

The presentation takes about fifty minutes and the question-answer section – about ten. The audience are able to submit questions in a written form throughout the webinar.

The session is hosted by Dr. Aurelijus Morkevicius, Senior Solution Architect at No Magic Europe
Webinar 8 2015 - We chose MBSE What‘s next / Best practices in systems modeling
Aurelijus is OMG Certified UML, Systems Modeling and BPM professional. He has been with No Magic, Inc. since 2008. He started as a System Analyst for Enterprise Architecture solutions such as UPDM plugin for MagicDraw. In 2009 he moved to Product Manager Position for the Cameo Enterprise Architecture product. By making it one of the most successful products on the market, he decided to work more on the customer side. Currently he is a solution architect for model-based systems engineering (mostly based on SysML) and defense architectures (DoDAF, MODAF, NAF). Aurelijus is working with companies such as General Electric, Kongsberg Defense and Airspace, INDRA, ESS, SKA, Amadeus, BMW, DB Bahn, etc. He also participates actively in various modeling standards creation activities. He is a chairman and one of the leading architects for the current OMG UPDM standard development group. On the other side he is actively involved in educational activities. He has gained PhD in Informatics Engineering in Kaunas University of Technology in 2013. Aurelijus is also a lecturer, author of multiple articles, and speaker in multiple conferences on modeling of various kinds of systems.

Webinar 7 2015 - Enabling Domain-Specific Extensions to SysML MBSE

Thursday, 12 November 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EET

When adopting model-based systems engineering (MBSE), SysML is considered as a standard modeling language to be used. SysML provides core concepts and diagrams, but it still needs to be tailored for use in a specific domain, e.g. healthcare, automotive, defense, etc., and for enabling company-specific modeling approach, e.g. differentiating between functional, logical, and physical abstraction levels. The session presents a systematic approach how to design and enable domain-specific extensions to SysML based a small example of defining requirement types with additional properties and special rules for requirements model completeness and consistency.

The session demonstrates
  • A small case study of extending SysML concepts for supporting company-specific approach to requirements management
  • How to design domain-specific metamodel and map it to the extensions of SysML stereotypes
  • How to define stereotype customizations to turn a stereotype into a first-class modeling concept inside MagicDraw/Cameo Systems Modeler
  • How to define specific validation rules to check for requirements model completeness and consistency
  • How to create a custom diagram definition to enable a convenient way to create domain-specific or company-specific requirements diagrams
  • How to define a small reference model to be used as a test case and as a basis for learning about the new approach in the organization
The session is hosted by Dr. Darius Silingas, Head of Solutions Department at No Magic Europe
Webinar 7 2015 - Enabling Domain-Specific Extensions to SysML

Dr. Darius Silingas has been working at No Magic since 1998. Currently, he acts as Head of Solutions Department at No Magic Europe and takes responsibility of helping strategic clients to adopt MagicDraw/Cameo Systems Modeler as a platform for effective model-based systems engineering practices. He has run hundreds of training & consulting sessions at many well-known organizations in 23 countries. A significant part of this work was focused on helping organizations to define and use extensions to standard modeling languages like SysML and UML to enable domain-specific concepts or company-specific modeling approach. Darius often speaks and writes about model-based systems, software, and business engineering. Darius has got Ph.D. in Informatics, and he is OMG Certified Expert in BPM, UML, and Systems Modeling.

Webinar 6 2015 - SysML model integration with MATLAB/Simulink® MBSE

Thursday, 15 October 2015
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CEST

Systems Modeling Language (SysML) is used to capture systems design as descriptive and analytical system models, which relate text requirements to the design and provide a baseline to support analysis and verification.
SysML Parametric models enforce requirements and capture constraints on the performance or physical properties of systems, which can then be evaluated by an appropriate analysis tool to support wide variety of engineering analysis and simulations.

The session demonstrates
  • SysML Parametric modeling concepts
  • Practical use cases of Parametric model analysis
  • Cameo Simulation Toolkit as parametric evaluation tool
  • Different constraint specification languages and solvers
  • How to set and use a MATLAB as a parametric solver
  • Integrating MATLAB functions into parametric models
  • Simulink integration alternatives
The session is hosted by Nerijus Jankevicius, MBSE Product Manager at No Magic, Inc.
Webinar 6 2015 - SysML model integration with MATLAB/Simulink®

Nerijus Jankevicius is a Product Manager at No Magic Inc, managing and envisioning the Model-Based Systems Engineering environment development. During 17 years at No Magic, he was actively and deeply involved into development of MagicDraw, SysML plugin and Cameo Simulation Toolkit, helping to make them one of the most recognized MBSE solutions on the market.

During more than 10 years, Nerijus also contributed to UML and SysML standards working groups at Object Management Group (OMG), becoming one of the leading UML/SysML experts and consultants, one of the first OMG Certified Advanced UML 2.0 Professionals in Europe.
Nerijus delivered workshops and trainings in Systems Modeling and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) at major facilities in research and industry like NASA/JPL, Bombardier Transportation, GE Transportation, Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada, BAE Systems and MITRE, gave various presentations and talks at international conferences.

Webinar 5 2015 - Working with Models in Collaborative Environment MBSE

Tuesday, 15 September 2015
03:00 PM BST, 09:00 AM CDT, 10:00 AM EDT, 04:00 PM CEST
As the MBSE initiatives are spread entire organization collaboration sounds swell and it's something that we all know is good to do in principle. This session will demonstrate how team members using central repository can access, review, or modify the same project at the same time. Additionally, we will show how to compare different project versions (including powerful visual compare), analyze dependencies between projects and shortly have a look to publishing and review environment, and new generation server for the collaboration ideas in the near future.
The session demonstrates
  • Typical way of working with Teamwork Server
  • Project repository
  • Access rights management
  • Reusing projects
  • Project Usage Map
  • Comparing different project versions (including visual diagrams compare)
  • Short intro to the publishing and review environment – Cameo Collaborator
  • Short intro to the new generation Teamwork Server - Cameo Enterprise Data Warehouse
The session is hosted by Rokas Bartkevicius, Senior Solution Architect at No Magic, Inc.
Webinar 5 2015 - Working with Models in Collaborative Environment

Rokas is senior solution architect for software engineering, with more than ten years of experience in software development. He has been with No Magic, Inc. since 2010. Rokas is responsible for consulting MagicDraw customers on how to get most value from modeling and adopting modeling practices to fit diverse customer contexts in software engineering and business process modeling. He has run trainings and consultancy sessions with companies such as BMW, Nokia Networks, Microsoft, Amadeus, REWE, VIPA, European Parliament, etc.

Before joining No Magic, Rokas worked as a software engineer, system analyst, and project manager in another software company, where he actively contributed to process improvement activities and acted as a modeling evangelist. Rokas holds Master in Computer Science and is OMG Certified UML Professional and OMG Certified Expert in BPM.

Webinar 4 2015 - Model Lifecycle Management MBSE

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Sample project presented during the webinar (requires Cameo Enterprise Architecture v18.1 and Document Modeling Plugin to run)


Today there is increasing recognition of the potential MBSE brings to system life cycle processes with the increasing complexity of systems and the demands of the global marketplace. In order for the practice to realize this potential, system modeling and MBSE must be part of the larger model based engineering effort, and integrate with other engineering discipline models and modeling activities across the life cycle of a system. This is placing increasing demands on the need for Model Lifecycle Management (MLM) as an essential part of an MBSE infrastructure.

The focus for this session is on our vendor experience and current best practices addressing MLM. The presentation provides a demonstration scenario to support exposing and exploring the significant challenges and issues facing MLM. We use this scenario for further analysis and as the subject to show how particular solutions and technologies address various MLM issues.

The session demonstrates
  • Requirements specification
  • Design specification
  • Federation of UPDM and SysML models
  • Model reuse
  • Features modeling and variants specification using UPDM
  • Simulation
  • Trade-off analysis
  • Model Collaboration
  • Access control (CRUD)
  • Web based model review and formal approval using new Cameo Collaborator
  • Model and templates based documentation generation
  • Multi-site support
  • Model Development
  • Baselining
  • Configuration control
  • Change management
  • Model Use
  • Traceability analysis
  • Querying
  • Impact analysis

The presentation is based on the one delivered and very warmly accepted as part of the vendors challenge at the INCOSE workshop January 2015, in Torrance (California), United States.  A description of the challenge scenario can be found here - Configurable UAV Scenario

The session is hosted by Dr. Saulius Pavalkis, Global Customer Support Manager at No Magic, Inc.
Webinar 4 2015 - Model Lifecycle Management

Saulius Pavalkis is Global User Support Manager and an Analyst on the MagicDraw R&D team for over 10 years with increasing responsibilities. His major expertise area is model-based requirements engineering. Saulius is the owner of the new Cameo Requirements Modeler product, which has been recently introduced in the MagicDraw product line.

Saulius Pavalkis holds a Ph.D. from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). He also holds multiple professional certificates: OMG-Certified UML Professional, OMG-Certified Expert in BPM, ITIL V3, and OMG-Certified Systems Modeling Professional. Saulius Pavalkis has written multiple research and practical articles in model-based software design. He is the founder and chief editor of the modeling community blog (blog.nomagic.com), dedicated for sharing practical model-based engineering experience.

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