From: Friedenthal, Sanford
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Subject: SE DSIG Status - UML for SE RFP
following is a status update of the
We have completed the reviews and updates of the UML for Systems
Engineering Draft RFP dated
http://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?syseng/2003-03-01. This can also be
accessed from the RFP
page off the
http://syseng.omg.org. This draft will be presented to the OMG ADTF
and the Architecture Board at the OMG meeting the week of March 24,
2003, for their approval to issue on March 28. The proposed roadmap
for responding to the RFP is intended to result in final submissions
by March 2004, resulting in adoption of the UML for SE in the second
half of 2004.
This draft represents the culmination of the requirements analysis
effort for UML for SE, which has been ongoing since the kickoff
meeting of the SE DSIG in September, 2001. This effort also included
extensive requirements reviews from OMG, INCOSE, and AP-233, which
began at the Washington OMG meeting in November 2002, and continued
through the OMG and INCOSE reviews in late January and early February
2003. The requirements in the RFP are intended to result in a
customization of UML for systems engineering, called a UML Profile.
The solution should provide a standard systems modeling language to
analyze, specify, design, and verify complex systems, while at the
same time, facilitate the integration and communications with the SW
community and other engineering disciplines.
This effort was initiated as a joint effort between INCOSE and the
OMG. I believe it has truly leveraged the talents of both groups. At
the same time, we have worked closely with the ISO AP-233 Working
Group. Jim U'Ren, who chairs this Group, has been making excellent
progress in moving the AP-233 data interchange standard forward, and
helping to syncronize our efforts. I believe the results of these two
complementary efforts will significantly enhance the practice of SE.
The OMG Technical meeting is in
DSIG is planning to meet on Wednesday, March 26 only. Our agenda is
posted on the
agenda includes the following:
- Incorporate comments resulting from the ADTF and/or AB into final RFP
- Review and prepare follow-on SE DSIG roadmap
The rest of the week will include presentations of the RFP to the ADTF
and AB, and coordination with other working groups to support future
where the Analysis and Design (AD) Platform Task Force (PTF) will vote
to recommend adoption of all four parts of the new standard: language
infrastructure and superstructure, Object Constraint Language, and
diagram interchange specification.
a) Dave Oliver continues to lead the joint INCOSE/SE DSIG/AP-233
effort to evolve the SE Conceptual Model (currently working on Draft
b) Dwayne Hardy and I completed independent assessments of the U2P proposal.
Refer to SE Input page to U2P for specifics.
c) Conrad Bock, the lead for activity diagrams on the U2P team, has
prepared a draft assessment, comparing U2P activity diagrams and Extended
Functional Flow Block Diagrams (EFFBD). Conrad used Jim Long's paper
"Relationships Between Common Graphical Represenations in Systems
Engineering", as a basis for comparison, along with signficiant
discussions with Joseph Skipper from Vitech, and other members of the SE
DSIG/U2P Collaboration effort.
Hope to see you in
OMG SE DSIG Chair
Lockheed Martin Corporation