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International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
The International Council on Systems Engineering is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1990. INCOSE is an international authoritative body promoting the application of an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems.


Systems Modelling Language (SysML)
SysML is a general-purpose modeling language for systems engineering applications that is being defined by the SysML Partners, an informal partnership of companies and organizations. SysML will support the specification, analysis, design, verification and validation of large, complex systems that include hardware and software components. The SysML Partners plan to submit SysML in response to the Object Management Group's UML for Systems Engineering Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in March 2003. This RFP was drafted by the OMG Systems Engineering Domain Special Interest Group, which was jointly charted by the OMG and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) in 2001.
UML Forum, a virtual community and knowledge portal that provides current information for modelers interested in the Unified Modeling Language™ (UML™) and software and systems modeling.

Systems Engineering Standards

ISO AP233 is STEP (ISO 10303) based data exchange standard supporting the needs of the systems engineering community, consistent with emerging standards in CAD, structural, electrical, engineering analysis and support domains.

The STandard for the Exchange of Product model data (STEP - ISO 10303) provides a neutral computer-interpretable representation of product data throughout the life cycle of a product, independent of any particular system. STEP is actually a suite of international standards built around an integrated architecture of domain specific application protocols (AP) and generic integrated resources. The AP’s break STEP into manageable and comprehensible "chunks" that can be more readily implemented.

1220-1998 IEEE Standard for Application and Management of the Systems Engineering Process is part of the family on Software Engineering. The interdisciplinary tasks, which are required throughout a system's life cycle to transform customer needs, requirements, and constraints into a system solution, are defined. In addition, the requirements for the systems engineering process and its application throughout the product life cycle are specified. The focus of this standard is on engineering activities necessary to guide product development while ensuring that the product is properly designed to make it affordable to produce, own, operate, maintain, and eventually to dispose of, without undue risk to health or the environment.


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