On the 18th of february there is an exciting oppertunity to learn from a true insider how the new Versions of SysML 2.0 will impact all of us. Feel free to join us – details:

SysML v2 and the Next Generation of Modeling Languages

Ed. Seidewitz
CTO at Model Driven Solutions, Inc.

When? February 18th, 2019 4 p.m.

Where? TU Wien, 1040 Wien, Favoritenstra├če 9-11, lecture room ZEMANEK, ground floor

Abstract:
The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) is a particularly successful offshoot of the
Unified Modeling Language (UML) tailored for Model-Based Systems Engineering. After a decade
of growing use of SysML, in 2017 the Object Management Group (OMG) issued a Request for
Proposals (RFP) for a new version of the language. This talk will describe work now ongoing
to respond to this RFP.
A year into this work, it is clear that SysML v2 needs to be more than just an expansion of the
functional capabilities of SysML. Rather, it must address fundamental architectural issues that
have made it difficult to further evolve SysML v1 to address the needs of its user community.
Therefore, the language is being re-designed using a new kernel metamodel with formally grounded
semantics. This kernel can then be extended using semantic model libraries, rather than by
expanding the language metamodel itself.
This approach will allow SysML v2 to be not only the modeling language for traditional systems
engineering, but also the foundation for a whole new generation of modeling languages.

Bio:
Ed Seidewitz is Chief Technology Officer at Model Driven Solutions, Inc., a long-time provider
of enterprise and systems architecture services using model-based methods. Mr. Seidewitz has
extensive background in state of the art information system technologies and leading expertise
in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). He is also experienced in agile system architecture
and development in both the commercial and government sectors.
Mr. Seidewitz has been active with the Object Management Group (OMG) for 20 years, including
involvement in every UML Revision Task Force and with the Service Oriented Architecture Modeling
Language (SoaML) and System Engineering Modeling Language (SysML) specifications. He was primary
author of the Foundational Subset for Executable UML Models (fUML) and Action Language for
Foundational UML (Alf) specifications and maintains open source reference implementations for both.
He is currently chair of the OMG Model Interchange Special Interest Group and of Revision Task Forces
for fUML, Alf, Precise Semantics of UML Composite Structures, Precise Semantics of State Machines
and Essence. He is also co-leader of the SysML v2 Submission Team and leader of the Precise
Semantics of Time for fUML Submission Team.