INCOSE International Symposium 2019

Event: INCOSE IS 2019

When: July 20-25, 2019

Where: Orlando, FL, USA


Description: INCOSE International Symposium is the largest event for systems engineering people. During four days you can attend presentations, case studies, workshops, tutorials and panel discussions. The event attracts professionals both from university and industry and give the opportunity to share ideas and do networking.

More information: INCOSE IS 2019

Program: Event Schedule


The REUSE Company at INCOSE IS

We will be at INCOSE IS in Orlando from 20-25 July to discuss how to use knowledge as the glue between textual requirements and models in order to achieve successful systems engineering projects. Just stop by and chat to us or ask for a live demo on our solutions for Requirements Quality Assurance, V&V processes, Integral Work-products Quality Management, Knowledge Management, or Model Based Requirements Engineering. You can find us at booth #25.

Book Release

We are also very excited about our new book, "A Practical Way to Implement ISO 15288 V&V Processes - Using The REUSE Company's V&V Studio". Stop by our booth #25 and take a look!

If you want to hear about some of the hot topics we deal with, don't miss our presentations during the symposium:


Monday, July 22:

15:30-17:00 Working Group: Knowledge Management and Ontologies

Tuesday, July 23:

"Boosting Reuse and Quality in the engineering process: revamping Product Lines" 11:30 - 12:10

Session Number: 4.4 / Session Title: Verification/Validation 1

We are moving from delivering systems to delivering services, and thus, knowledge digitalization plays a key role in order to improve the way we do engineering for our development procedures. Therefore, we need to align the methods and techniques with the business needs to align all the legacy assets with the required development and manufacturing needs. In the scope of this presentation, we cover the methods and techniques that can revamp such development of complex systems and services with the focus on Knowledge-Based Requirements Engineering within the Product Lines Engineering framework.

The attendees to this presentation will get an overview of the main challenges that organizations delivering complex systems and services are dealing with in the transformation of traditional development approaches into more efficient ones that cope with the current needs of technology and the market, based on one thing, the knowledge extracted from both digital assets and tacit knowledge. To better depict these ideas, we will accompany the presentation with a Use Case that is being developed within the scope of the European Project REVaMP2 (ITEA3 Call 2 2016).


Poster: "The Need for an Information-based Approach for Requirement Development and Management"

The poster will be presented during the Tuesday breaks and lunch in the Exhibit Hall.

In many organizations, the quality of the individual requirement statements and sets of requirements is often poor, not having the characteristics of well-formed requirement statements and sets of requirements. Correctness, completeness, consistency, ambiguity, feasibility, implementation, levelling, etc. are common issues. This puts a heavy burden on the design team to address and correct these issues. Given these issues, it is common for modern systems engineers to even question the need for text-based requirements. This paper discusses why text-based requirements are still important, their role in the overall systems engineering lifecycle activities, and identifies key issues in the current approach many organizations practice concerning requirement development and management (RDM) – especially how RDM relates to current model-based design and systems engineering approaches.


"Increase the Supply Chain Quality Through a Knowledge-Based Approach" 15:30 - 16:30

Session 6.8.1 Sponsored by The REUSE Company

This presentation will show why important topics like Requirements Quality, Knowledge management and Traceability are of great importance in the application of procurement. Today, many organisations struggle with procurement, and the examples of poor quality, high cost, late deliveries or lawsuits are many. The cost of poor procurement practices can be measured in millions of dollars in all sectors and in every country. Poor information quality in the bid documentations not only means that the bidder does not get a clear view on the thought need, but it also means that the acceptance process of verification and validation becomes cumbersome and the tracing is a nightmare and late guesswork.

To have an efficient and effective procurement process is not all about the technical Systems Engineering processes in ISO15288, but also in a high degree the agreement and project supporting processes of information and knowledge management. We will show the importance of creating a common understanding through a common syntax, semantics and having a clear view on the procurement context as well as how to develop a correct set of procurement documents that captures the complete need without having built in a lot of errors and inconsistencies.


Wednesday, July 24:

"Challenges and opportunities in the integration of the Systems Engineering process and the AI/ML Lifecycle" 11:30 - 12:10

Session Number: 7.1.3 / Session Title: Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence 1

The Digital Age, the “Society 5.0” or the “4th Industrial Revolution” has created a challenging and evolving environment in which more up-to-date, secure, safer, cost-efficient and personalized products and services must be timely delivered. Furthermore, the growing interest in equipping systems with intelligence implies that the engineering process must be adapted to consider the specific characteristics of Artificial Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems. From the AI/ML point of view, the possibility of following an engineering process must also imply an improvement to overcome their “hidden” technical debt. To pave the way to the development of the next generation of smart systems, a retrospective in the current engineering practice and, in the development of AI/ML systems, is presented. Afterwards, the main challenges to harmonize both disciplines are outlined to finally describe the main opportunities and expected impacts.


Thursday, July 25:

"Elevating the meaning of data and operations within the development lifecycle through an interoperable toolchain" 10:45 - 11:25

Session Number: 11.4.2 / Measurements and Metrics

The use of different engineering methods and tools is a common practice to cover all stages in the systems development lifecycle, generating a very good number of system artefacts. Moreover, these artefacts are commonly encoded in different formats and can only be accessed, in most cases, through proprietary and non-standard protocols. In this context, the OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) initiative pursues the creation of public specifications (data shapes) to exchange any artefact generated during the development lifecycle. In this paper, authors extend and apply the OSLC KM (Knowledge Management) specification as a solution with a two-folded objective: 1) representation of any kind of system artefact and 2) extension of OSLC mechanisms to support the notion of delegated operation. In this manner, it is possible to enhance the exchange of data items and to reuse existing operations within the toolchain as it is demonstrated through a case study


"Smart system assets development: Use your knowledge!" 10:45 - 11:25

Session Number: 11.5 / Session Title: Information Technology

In short, we will present the power of knowledge-based requirements engineering to improve the quality of the assets, to open new ways to leverage smart requirements towards developments with no errors and to perform automatic quality assessments that improve the performance of projects. As well as introducing our next steps in this field are focus on finding the optimal architecture to introduce these techniques in production environments together with MBSE to bridge requirements and models development based on the system knowledge.

One of the biggest challenges in the development of complex systems in the Aerospace industry is to ensure the correct implementation of the system capabilities. The verification and validation tasks will therefore ensure that system requirements represent a solution that meets the operational needs of the stakeholder’s expectations and that the requirements are developed further in a correct way towards the SW and HW development. During the requirements definition process, stakeholders provide the services needed in a defined environment and assign those needs to SW or HW components respectively. During this process, to define and evolve system and SW/HW requirements, the complexity is an ever-increasing element in the system and SW/HW life cycles.


“Augmenting requirements with models to improve the articulation between system engineering levels and optimize V&V practices” 11:30 - 12:10

11.2.3: Sys Arch / Design Definition 4

In this presentation by Thales, you can see the integration of our tool RAT - AUTHORING Tool for Capella.

Model-based systems engineering has developed significantly over the last few years, resulting in an increased usage of models in systems specification and architecture description. The question of the positioning of requirement engineering versus MBSE is a recurrent one. This paper describes one vision of this articulation where textual and model requirements actually complete each other. The results are improved contracts across engineering levels and more formalized V&V practices.