Future Systems Modeling Language Standard SysML Ready for Feedback

11/16/2005 - On November 14th, the SysML Submission Team (SST), chaired by Sanford Friedenthal of Lockheed Martin Corp, submitted 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 (Object Management Group) and INCOSE (the International Council on Systems Engineering) for a customized 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 standardization 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 organizations. Leading vendors, including ARTiSAN Software Tools, I-Logix, EmbeddedPlus Engineering, 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, THALES, EADS Astrium, Eurostep Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, oose.de Dienstleistungen für innovative Informatik and the Raytheon Company added their own expertise to the specification effort, making it the most comprehensive, collaborative standards definition effort to date.

SysML is a new visual modeling 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 modeling. 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.

"I am delighted that I-Logix's extensive involvement and contributions have culminated in this extension of UML into the systems engineering domain", Eran Gery, I-Logix Vice President of Development and Chief Architect for Rhapsody said. "This maintains I-Logix's leadership and commitment to UML and SysML as founding members of both initiatives. The result of this exhaustive effort by I-Logix and the other participants demonstrates the strong desire to have a universal systems engineering modeling language solution."

About I-Logix
Founded in 1987, I-Logix is the worldwide leading provider of Collaborative Model-Driven Development (MDD) solutions for systems design through software development focused on real-time embedded applications. These solutions allow engineers, operating in either small or very large teams, to graphically model the requirements, behavior, and functionality of embedded systems. The design is iteratively analyzed, validated, and tested throughout the development process while automatically generated production quality code can be output in a variety of languages. I-Logix facilitates team collaboration through unique project and task management capabilities integrated into its UML based MDD solutions, enabling design review and inter-team participation from concept-to-code, regardless of where team members are located. I-Logix is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts and has sales and support centers throughout North America, Europe and the Far East.

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