Workshop: Why Models Are Essential to Digital and Systems Engineering

Alan Moore (Architecture Modelling Expert, Mathworks), Stephan van Beek (Principal Application Engineer, Mathworks), Tadele Shiferaw (Senior Application Engineer, Mathworks) 

12:45 - 14:15 hours

Digital engineering and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) are more than just industry buzzwords; they are essential enablers of the transition away from document-driven development approaches. This workshop will focus on two digital engineering principles: enabling automation and maintaining an authoritative source of truth. These two principles are especially applicable to continuous engineering methods like DevOps. This workshop will define the concept of semantic blueprints and explain why they are essential to achieving these two pillars in an efficient and scalable way. Finally, we will show why MBSE tools that are tightly connected to model-based design tools are the right ones to author semantic blueprints for systems and software.

What you will learn: 
Hands-on experience in applying Digital Engineering principles with System Composer

  • Assess use-case using sequence diagrams
  • Establish and follow a digital thread to track changes
  • Trade-study analysis using parametric models
  • Verify and validate system architecture with design models

About Alan Moore

Alan Moore

Alan is an architecture modelling expert at MathWorks and has extensive experience in the development of real-time and object-oriented methodologies and their application in a variety of system domains. Alan served as the language architect for version 1 of the SysML language.

About Stephan van Beek

 Stephan van Beek

Stephan van Beek has worked as a technical specialist in Systems Engineering and Embedded Systems at MathWorks in Eindhoven for 15+ years. He works closely with customers across Europe building bridges between Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Model-Based Design (MBD). Previously, he worked in the electronic design methodology group at Océ-Netherlands where he supported and executed projects for improving design flows. He also worked in the motion control systems group at Anorad Europe BV. Stephan has a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic in Eindhoven.

About Tadele Shiferaw

Tadele Shiferaw

Tadele Shiferaw is a senior application engineer at MathWorks Benelux focusing on physical modeling, control design, systems engineering and hardware-in-the loop testing. In this customer-facing role, Tadele leads technical engagements with both commercial and academic organizations for successful adoption of model-based design. Prior to MathWorks, he worked as a Mechatronic Software Engineer at Philips Healthcare developing high level application and low-level control software for a robotic X-ray platform. Tadele completed a graduate study in control systems and a Ph.D. on safe robotic manipulation at University of Twente in the Netherlands.

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