Title: SysPEM: a SysML and SPEM based process modelling language for systems engineering

Authors: Abdeslam Jakjoud; Maria Zrikem; Claude Baron; Abderrahmane Ayadi

Addresses: Laboratory of Modelling and Information Technologies (TIM), ENSA Marrakech, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco; CNRS, LAAS, 7 avenue du colonel Roche, F-31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, France ' Laboratory of Modelling and Information Technologies (TIM), ENSA Marrakech, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco ' CNRS, LAAS, 7 avenue du colonel Roche, F-31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, France; Université de Toulouse, INSA 135 av. de Rangueil, F-31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, France ' Laboratory of Modelling and Information Technologies (TIM), ENSA Marrakech, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco

Abstract: The evolution of industry through a competitive environment resulted in a need for optimising the manufacturing processes. Many studies focalised on this topic, especially in the case of software engineering processes, which led to the definition of a standard for development processes (SPEM) by the OMG (Object Management Group) and a race to implement it through different languages and meta-models. Even if there is a huge similarity between software engineering and systems engineering, the standard and its different implementations are still insufficient to fulfil the requirements expressed through systems engineering standards such as EIA 632. In this paper a meta-model keeps the fruitful approach of the Software Process Engineering Meta-model (SPEM) combined with some useful concepts from the System Modelling Language (SysML). This model was validated through some predefined criteria, the specification of the EIA 632 standard and a sample process for systems engineering.

Keywords: systems engineering; manufacturing process optimisation; model driven engineering; software engineering; software process engineering; metamodelling; SysML; SPEM; system modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2012.052183

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2012 Vol.7 No.4, pp.330 - 348

Published online: 19 Feb 2013 *

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