The Maturation of Model-Based Systems Engineering: OPM as the ISO Conceptual Modeling Language Standard

 

MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar SeriesDov Dori

Dov Dori, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Engineering Systems Division, MIT

Date: June 2, 2014

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About the Presentation

Model-based systems engineering promotes the use of modeling and models as focal design artifacts to enhance the rigor and robustness of systems engineering activities throughout the various phases of a system’s life cycle—with an emphasis on the early, conceptual phases.

The Object Management Group’s Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and Object-Process Methodology (OPM) are the two conceptual modeling languages currently in use. In this presentation, MIT Visiting Professor Dov Dori will:

  • highlight the working principles of OPM, with examples from various domains;
  • explain the differences between OPM and SysML; and
  • present the upcoming ISO 19450 OPM standard.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. We invite you to join us.

About the Speaker

Dov Dori is a visiting professor in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. He is the Harry Lebensfeld Chair in Industrial Engineering and head of the Enterprise System Modeling Laboratory at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Weizmann Institute of Science, an M.Sc. in operations research from Tel Aviv University, and a B.Sc. in industrial engineering and management from Technion. His research interests include model-based systems engineering, conceptual modeling of complex systems, system architecture and design, software and systems engineering, and systems biology. Dori invented and developed Object-Process Methodology (OPM), the emerging ISO 19450 standard. He has authored about 300 publications and mentored 48 graduate students. He has chaired nine international conferences or workshops. He is an INCOSE fellow and a fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. He is also a member of the International Honor Society for Systems Engineering, Omega Alpha Association.

About the Series

The MIT System Design and Management Program Systems Thinking Webinar Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.