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IESF: Systems Engineering

Learn more about the latest tools and innovations for Systems Engineering at IESF 2013 - Dearborn, MI, USA - September 19th, 2013.

Highlights include dedicated breakout track (sponsored by IBM), case studies and solution demonstrations in the product area. Topics covered include Trends and Challenges, Advancing Product & Systems Development, Strategic Reuse and Addressing the Complexity of Systems Lifecycle Data.

Featured Systems Eng. Events

Systems Engineering at the Platform Level Thursday, September 19, 11:55 AM

Technical Session Today’s cars can be described as the most complex consumer electronics products available. But the distributed nature of vehicle architectures means nothing works without the electrical system that interconnects components within the context of the overall platform. This presentation explores how Mentor's Capital software models platform connectivity across abstractions. It shows how new technology allows companies to understand the impact of and respond to changes across multiple engineering disciplines. As the challenges and technical solutions are described, so the value of this innovative and compelling capability becomes clear.

Shifting Out of Neutral: Driving Efficiency to Advance Product and Systems Development Thursday, September 19, 1:30 PM

Technical Session In today's complex automotive industry, there are no speed limits. Automotive OEM's and suppliers are facing an increasing number of business and technical challenges such as exponential increase in product complexity arising from increased software and multidisciplinary content, customer demand for intelligent and green vehicles, increased regulation, and collaboration amongst globally distributed supply chains. The key to meeting these challenges is an integrated approach to engineering -- with automation, best practices and world-class tools breaking down barriers between engineering disciplines and enabling collaboration and efficiency in the engineering process across the supply chain. IBM offers a fully integrated tool suite, the Rational solution for automotive engineering, to address these challenges. The solution offers the ability to manage a complex web of requirements, design, code, defects and issues, and test artifacts. At the same time it helps teams manage risk and program governance requirements, with certification support for ISO-26262. IBM offers a fully integrated tool suite, the Rational solution for automotive engineering, to address these challenges. The solution offers the ability to manage a complex web of requirements, design, code, defects and issues, and test artifacts. At the same time it helps teams manage risk and program governance requirements, with certification support for ISO-26262. The lifecycle aspects which were previously managed on one-way streets using, at best, inter-product hand-offs, making multidisciplinary collaboration and efficient development impossible, is now enabled through a integrated, open approach to managing all aspects of complex systems development--an approach that offers a significant increase in systems development effectiveness. In this session learn about fundamental principles that drive evolution of Rational Solution for automotive engineering and how it can bring efficiency to your engineering processes.

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General
  • System Design Management in Context
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Today’s electronic products are a complex integration of systems that must be seen and assessed in the context of the whole.  Communication between the different design communities is imperative to avoid potential misunderstandings, errors, and omissions. The real challenge is to institute a set of disciplines and develop a design methodology that works for everyone.  This presentation introduces the Context System Design Management (SDM) environment, a family of products that enables teams to productively manage the relationships of all facets of electronic system design.  Context SDM integrates with Rational Doors, QM & TC to carry requirements and dependencies across a concept-to-implementation flow.

Presenter: Bill Chown, Marketing Manager, System Level Engineering, Mentor Graphics
  • Systems Engineering at the Platform Level
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Today’s cars can be described as the most complex consumer electronics products available. But the distributed nature of vehicle architectures means nothing works without the electrical system that interconnects components within the context of the overall platform. This presentation explores how Mentor's Capital software models platform connectivity across abstractions. It shows how new technology allows companies to understand the impact of and respond to changes across multiple engineering disciplines. As the challenges and technical solutions are described, so the value of this innovative and compelling capability becomes clear.

Presenter: Martin O'Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems, Mentor Graphics
Guest Speakers
  • Getting Requirements Right with Model Based Functional Analysis
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Requirements definition is a critical part of the development lifecycle, but it is common for system-level requirements to be inconsistent and incomplete. The Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering provides process guidance and tooling for Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), including system functional analysis. By visualizing requirements, engineers have a better understanding of intended behavior. The Rational solution does not replace traditional approaches, but instead applies modeling in a non-implementation way to refine and improve upon system requirements. The outcome is requirements that have been validated through model execution and the avoidance of costly specification errors.

Presenter: Greg Gorman, Program Director, WW Systems Solutions & Industries, Rational, IBM
  • Importance of Systems Engineering for Aston Martin
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    GUEST SPEAKER Alan Bennett will describe the Aston Martin approach to engineering low volume, high luxury sports cars. Using examples from the recently launched Vanquish and the One-77 hyper car, he will highlight some of the challenges faced and how operating at a system level allows efficient delivery of complex networks with limited resources.

Presenter: Alan Bennett, Chief Engineer, Aston Martin
  • Shifting Out of Neutral: Driving Efficiency to Advance Product and Systems Development
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    TECHNICAL SESSION In today's complex automotive industry, there are no speed limits. Automotive OEM's and suppliers are facing an increasing number of business and technical challenges such as exponential increase in product complexity arising from increased software and multidisciplinary content, customer demand for intelligent and green vehicles, increased regulation, and collaboration amongst globally distributed supply chains. The key to meeting these challenges is an integrated approach to engineering -- with automation, best practices and world-class tools breaking down barriers between engineering disciplines and enabling collaboration and efficiency in the engineering process across the supply chain.

    IBM offers a fully integrated tool suite, the Rational solution for automotive engineering, to address these challenges. The solution offers the ability to manage a complex web of requirements, design, code, defects and issues, and test artifacts. At the same time it helps teams manage risk and program governance requirements, with certification support for ISO-26262. IBM offers a fully integrated tool suite, the Rational solution for automotive engineering, to address these challenges. The solution offers the ability to manage a complex web of requirements, design, code, defects and issues, and test artifacts. At the same time it helps teams manage risk and program governance requirements, with certification support for ISO-26262.

    The lifecycle aspects which were previously managed on one-way streets using, at best, inter-product hand-offs, making multidisciplinary collaboration and efficient development impossible, is now enabled through a integrated, open approach to managing all aspects of complex systems development--an approach that offers a significant increase in systems development effectiveness. In this session learn about fundamental principles that drive evolution of Rational Solution for automotive engineering and how it can bring efficiency to your engineering processes.

Presenter: Greg Gorman, Program Director, WW Systems Solutions & Industries, Rational, IBM
  • Strategic Reuse - A Fundamental Approach for Success in E/E Engineering
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Many companies agree that reuse is key to increasing efficiencies. Standardization and open-source efforts such as GENIVI, OSEK, and AUTOSAR show that industry continues to pursue reuse at a middleware, framework, and industry level. However, achieving systematic reuse at functional and organizational level, where the potential gains are highest, still remains very challenging. A more comprehensive reuse strategy for EE would include a commitment to reuse at multiple architectural levels. We will explore business and technical challenges in instilling comprehensive reuse as well as a proposed maturity framework that can be adopted to measure and facilitate reuse.

Presenter: Ron Felice, Solution Architect for Real Time & Embedded Systems, IBM
  • Tackling the Increasing Complexity of Systems Lifecycle Data: Introducing RELM
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Product manufacturing and systems integration companies must tackle increasingly complex problems, yet are looking for ways to reduce costs in a fiercely competitive environment and shrinking budgets. Engineers must manage increasingly complex data sets (i.e. requirements, design elements, test cases, plans, change requests, etc.) and understand the relationships between data that has traditionally not been well connected and is stored in ‘silos’ in domain-specific tools. IBM's clients are demanding ways to manage the overhead associated with this design complexity and lack of integrated views. In this presentation, we will look at the challenges engineers face in finding relevant information, understanding relationships and structuring data, and look at capabilities to help them visualize, analyze, and organize systems lifecycle data and their relationships across domains in a vendor-independent way. These capabilities should reduce the overhead of managing complex data and help engineers focus on defining, designing, and validating smarter products.

Presenter: Ron Felice, Solution Architect for Real Time & Embedded Systems, IBM