(MBSE) Model Based Systems Engineering

Until recently, our System Engineering preliminary design processes were dependent on documentation and the occasional model.  By merging requirements, CAE and architecture processes using improved tools, our industries can now develop and exchange complex integrated models.  Is this formula working for you?  The consistent feedback is the challenge to keep these models aligned and integrated using multiple tools across the life-cycle.  The needs of each industry are diverse and the mix of solutions may vary.  This is the track where the different companies can share their experiences and compare capabilities from the different solution providers.  You are invited to join and participate in the discussions covering implementations, training, design success, and failures.


Track Leaders: Dishanth Iyer, Kenneth Venzant, Mark Williams (Consultant)

(ET/IT) Emergent Technologies/Industry Transformation

The objectives of the Emergent Technology Track:


§Identification and introduction of Emergent Technology related to Product Data Interoperability (Examples: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence,  Machine Learning,  Information Security, Quantum Computing, etc.)


§Best practices, methods, architecture and test-beds demonstrating the use of the technology


§Architectural constructs to facilitate the introduction and integration of emergent technology into the product lifecycle ecosystem (supply chain, manufacturing, services and operational environment)

§Define and demonstrate industry transformation as a function of partnering, business alignment and co-product innovation through the integrated use of emergent technology


Track Leaders: David Nelson, Rebecca Lamont

(DevOps) Development and Operations

This track will address all facets of the DevOps framework including various Agile methods and discuss the challenges and solutions.


Development and Operations (DevOps) encapsulates the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and streamlines the processes involved for development, security, and operations.


DevOps also helps foster and embrace change, communication, integration, and automation to support the development, test and validation, deployment, release, and maintenance of high-quality solutions both hardware or software.


Track Leaders: Juan Hernandez, Thomas J. Ortiz

(3D MBD) 3D Model Based Definition

This track consist of technical presentations, demonstrations and discussions focused on creation and management of Model Based Definition best practices, integration, implementations, issues, challenges, data interoperability, product lifecycle management, standards and visualization presented by the aerospace and automotive industries thought leaders.  Attending this track gives you a unique opportunity to see the innovative solutions being deployed across the industry, build your Computer Aided Design (CAD) peer network and have open discussions about the tactical issues of operating in a heterogeneous world.


Example: Securing 3DPDF, data translation/migration between CAD systems with validation


Track Leaders: Robert Fischer, John Mimms

(DT²) Digital Twin / Digital Thread *New for 2022*

Introducing the Digital Twin / Digital Thread (DT²) track.  The DT² track invites participants to cooperatively engage and participate in defining and demonstrating digital products, digital manufacturing, digital collaboration, and digital support utilizing a seamless flow of authoritative data across the life-cycle of digitally defined products and services.


In this track, the theory of DT² will emphasize:

§Applied utilization of DT² in the aerospace industry

§Information technology DT² system architectures

§Commensurate software design for DT² solutions


Track Leaders: Robert J.Rencher, Cory Kinsel