Seamless Model Based Systems Engineering – The Talk on Aachen’s Tivoli

  Participants of the first Systems Engineering Congress in Discussion Copyright: © CSE Industry and science shaping tomorrow's product development process

The Center for Systems Engineering (CSE), located on RWTH Aachen Campus, held its first Systems Engineering Congress (SEC). The center's initiators Prof. Georg Jacobs (MSE), Prof. Bernhard Rumpe (SE) and Prof. Günther Schuh (WZL) invited company representatives from various industry sectors to discuss new methods for tomorrow’s product development process and how to implement them into industry.

During the congress’ opening, Prof. Jacobs covered the latest scientific knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering for Agile Product Development in his keynote speech. He explained the use of physical effect models, which establish the link between a product’s functional and physical structure. This link enables engineers to apply agile methods from Software Engineering to Mechanical Engineering.

During two days, talks about systems engineering inspired the attendees and created a comprehensive image of the subject. Speakers represented the industries of aerospace (Airbus), automobile (BMW), agricultural machinery (CLAAS), plant engineering (AIXTRON), software development (Dassault Systèmes), digitization (SMS digital) and software engineering (oose). “Especially the mixture of talks given by academia, solution providers as well as industry representatives contributes to the congress’ special quality. As the issue is examined from all its angles, the resulting discussions encourage the subject to be pushed in one’s own company while more details are being addressed.”Dr. Kai Korthals, Head of Systems Lifecycle Management at CLAAS KGaA.

The Systems Engineering Congress took place concurrently with the Complexity Management Congress. By combining those events, all attendees were given the chance to exchange ideas on the related subjects of Complexity Management and Systems Engineering while meeting a variety of exhibitors.Prof. Günther Schuh elaborated how the combination of business analytics and MBSE addresses present challenges within the product development process so as to realize potential benefits and reduce complexity.

The CSE managers, Dr. Joerg Berroth and Dr. Michael Riesener, are pleased with the first SEC: “Full congress halls, excellent speakers and positive feedback by the attendees encourage us to further define the right circumstances through the Center and our congress in order to establish tomorrow’s seamless model based product development.”

The CSE would like to thank all speakers and service providers and is looking forward to the next Systems Engineering Congress, November 17th - 18th 2020.

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Systems Engineering at Aachen's Tivoli - The first Systems Engineering Congress