SST to Submit SysML v0.98 Specification to OMG for Review

11/14/2005 - On November 14th, the SysML Submission Team (SST), chaired by Sanford Friedenthal of Lockheed Martin Corp, will submit its proposed SysML specification to the OMG (Object Management Group) for review. The SysML v0.98 specification submission is in response to the joint Request for Proposal issued by the OMG and INCOSE (the International Council on Systems Engineering) for a customised version of UML 2.0 designed to address the specific needs of system engineers. With the submission of the specification, the SysML language will enter the OMG's final standardisation process.

The completion of the SST's SysML v0.98 specification is the result of unprecedented co-operation between some of the foremost tool vendors, leading industry users, government agencies and professional organisations. Leading vendors, including ARTiSAN Software Tools, EmbeddedPlus, I-Logix, International Business Machines, Mentor Graphics, and Sparx Systems, closely collaborated to create the specification. Other stakeholders, including American Systems Corporation, BAE SYSTEMS, The Boeing Company, EADS Astrium, EmbeddedPlus Engineering, Eurostep Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Dienstleistungen für innovative Informatik, Raytheon Company and THALES, added their own expertise to the specification effort, making it the most comprehensive, collaborative standards definition effort to date.

SysML is a new visual modelling language that extends UML 2.0 in order to support the specification, analysis, design, verification and validation of complex systems that include components for hardware, software, data, personnel, procedures, and facilities. SysML reuses a subset of UML 2.0 diagrams and augments them with some new diagrams and constructs appropriate for systems modelling. SysML is designed to complement UML 2.0, so systems engineers who are specifying a system with SysML can collaborate efficiently with software engineers who are defining a system with UML 2.0.

"Creating the SysML v0.98 specification has been a mammoth task in which over 100 man-years of effort has been invested," said Alan Moore, Specification Architect of the SysML Submission Team and ARTiSAN's VP of Product Strategy. "Full SysML support will be incorporated into the next version of ARTiSAN Studio, our flagship modelling environment, demonstrating ARTiSAN's total commitment to the SysML standard."

About ARTiSAN Software Tools
ARTiSAN Software Tools is the leading supplier of collaborative modelling tools for requirements analysis, specification, design and development of complex applications. The company provides standards-based, multi-user tool support from architectural frameworks through systems design to software implementation. ARTiSAN offers products, services and a process for systems and software modelling to accelerate the development of next-generation real-time systems while ensuring that they always meet requirements. ARTiSAN enables engineering teams to visualise, design and validate systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse. Winner of the 2005 SD Times 100 award in the Modelling category for bringing UML and SysML to real-time embedded systems, ARTiSAN offers the most advanced tools for complex applications development. Founded in March 1997, ARTiSAN is privately held with headquarters in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call +44 (0)1242 229300 internationally, or 1(888)511-7975 from the US.

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