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  • Connected & Electrified Vehicle - New Role for Standards
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    GUEST SPEAKER This presentation will initially concentrate on a brief historical review of SAE International's standards program, with primary emphasis on SAE's current vehicle standards development activities. The new era of mobility and the forces behind it including converging technologies and today’s move toward “green” will be discussed. The technology enablers for vehicle electrification and vehicle connectivity, including the global landscape for EV and intelligent transportation standards, will be examined. Additionally, an overview of SAE global EV Battery Standards and activities, including industry/government collaborative efforts to develop lithium ion rechargeable energy storage system safety standards, will be provided. A look at why a collaborative approach to today’s technologies, as well as standards’ development, is essential to success will conclude the presentation.

Presenter: Jack Pokrzywa, Director, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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