NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for SysML® v2, which will improve the precision, expressiveness, and usability relative to SysML v1. In order to influence the future of SysML, both members of OMG and non-members must submit a Letter of Intent to show their interest in participating in the process by September 24, 2018. In order to become a submitter, individually or as part of a submission team, companies must become members of OMG by the initial submission deadline of November 4, 2019. For more information on SysML v2, visit http://www.omgsysml.org/SysML-2.htm.
“Systems engineers around the world use SysML and need to be aware of the updates. SysML is used in critical systems, from engineering chemical plants to architecting submarine systems,” said OMG Vice President and Technical Director Larry Johnson. “In order to have a seat at the table with the ability to vote and veto, companies need to be engaged in the process. The results will influence the future of systems modeling.”
The issuance of this RFP culminates a 1.5-year effort by the SysML v2 RFP Working Group to develop the requirements for the next-generation systems modeling language. The requirements reflect lessons learned from applying MBSE with SysML since its adoption more than 10 years ago. The RFP requires the specification to include both a SysML profile of UML®, a SysML metamodel, and a mapping between them. In addition, submitters have the option to specify additional features that include model interchange and formal semantics.
Sandy Friedenthal, the SysML v2 RFP Working Group Chair, said, “There is strong enthusiasm among the systems engineering community to move forward with SysML v2, and provide capabilities that enable improved effectiveness and broader adoption of MBSE.”
Additional quotes from companies involved in support of the SysML v2 RFP can be found here.
A complementary RFP entitled the “SysML v2 API and Services RFP” is also being developed to enable interoperability between SysML modeling tools and other model-based engineering tools. This RFP is planned to be presented at the next OMG TC meeting in Reston in March 2018, and issued at the following OMG TC meeting in Boston in June 2018.
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium with representation from government, industry and academia. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit www.omg.org for more information.
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