Training Course

The Leader in Advanced Modeling and
Simulation Automation

Requirements’ Engineering

Preface
MS4 Me is a requirements' engineering modeling and simulation platform that allows you to convert
stakeholders' words, intent and meaning into a design that can be visualized in terms of material,
resources and timing. The model can be built and simulated in real-time allowing you to negotiate
requirements with your stakeholders in the most efficient manner yet possible.


MS4 Me is easy to use and only takes a few hours of training to get started, but is extremely powerful
and scales to any size project. The same tool can be used by managers then architects/designers and
ultimately engineers and technicians who can drill down to the finest and most sophisticated mathematical
detail. The same platform that collects the requirements can execute the simulation on a laptop, and then
be exteneded to a cluster, grid or a massively parallel super computer
Summary
The course covers the basics of systems concepts and discrete event systems specification (DEVS), a
computational basis for system theory. It demonstrates the application of DEVS to "virtual build and test"
requirements engineering in complex information-intensive systems development. The DEVSME Requirements
Engineering Environment leverages the power of the DEVS modeling and simulation methodology. A particular
focus is the application of model-based data engineering in today's data rich and information challenged
system environments.

Instructors

Bernard P. Zeigler
Chief scientist for RTSync, Zeigler has been chief architect for simulation-based automated testing of
net-centric IT systems with DoD's Joint Interoperability Test Command as well as for automated model
composition for the Department of Homeland Security. He is internationally known for his foundational
text Theory of Modeling and Simulation, second edition (Academic Press, 2000), He was named Fellow of
the IEEE in recognition of his contributions to the theory of discrete event simulation.
Phillip Hammonds
A senior scientist for RTSync, He co-authored (with Professor Zeigler). the 2007 book, "Modeling & Simulation-Based
Data Engineering: Introducing Pragmatics into Ontologies for Net-Centric Information Exchange". Elsevier Press.
He has worked as a technical director and program manager for several large DoD contractors where skilled
requirements and data engineering were critical to project success.

Course Outline

What you will learn
Overview of IEEE and CMMI approaches to requirements' engineering

Basic concepts of Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) and how to apply them using DEVS Modeling Environment.

How to understand and develop requirements and then simulate them with both Discrete and Continuous temporal behaviors.

System of Systems Concepts, Interoperability, service orientation, and data-centricity within a modeling and simulation framework.

Integrated System Development and virtual testing with applications to service oriented and data-distribution architectures.

From this course you will obtain the understanding of how to leverage collaborative modeling and simulation to develop requirements and analyze complex information-intensive systems engineering problems within an integrated
requirements' development and testing process.
Course Outline
Introduction to the Requirements' Engineering Process.

Introduction to Discrete Event System Specification. (DEVS)--System-Theory Basis and Concepts, Levels of System Specification, System Specifications: Continuous and Discrete. DEVS is the engine under the hood of the MS4 Me platform.

Framework for Modeling and Simulation Based Requirements Engineering. DEVS Simulation Algorithms, DEVS Modeling and Simulation Environments.

DEVS Model Development. Constrained natural language DEVS-based model construction, System Entity Structure - coupling and hierarchical construction, Verification and Visualization

DEVS Hybrid Discrete and Continuous Modeling and Simulation. Introduction to simulation with DEVSJava/ADEVS Hybrid software, Capturing stakeholder requirements for space systems communication and service architectures.

Interoperability and Reuse. System of Systems Concepts, Component-based systems, modularity, Levels of Interoperability (syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic). Service Oriented Architecture, Data Distribution Service standards.

Integrated System Requirements Development and Visualization/Testing. Using DEVS Modeling Environment (MS4 Me) Requirements capture in an unambiguous, interoperable language, structured in terms of input, output, timing
and coupling to other requirements, Automated DEVS-based Test Case Generation, Net-Enabled System Testing
Measures of Performance/Effectiveness.

Cutting Edge Concepts and Tools. Model and Simulation-based data engineering for interest-based collection and
distribution of massive data. Capturing requirements for IT systems implementing such concepts. Software/Hardware
implementations based on DEVS-Chip hardware.
"We provide customers with working solutions
to complex information engineering problems"
Application
Standard
Tuition for a two-and-a-half-day course.
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