SPARX teams up with key technology partners to support SysML

From: SPARX Systems
Published: Tue Nov 15 2005

DENVER, CO, Nov 14 -The SysML Submission Team (SST), chaired by Sanford Friedenthal of Lockheed Martin Corp, will today submit its proposed SysML specification to the OMG (Object Management Group) for review. The SysML v 0.98 specification submission is in response to the joint Request for Proposal issued by the OMG (Object Management Group) and INCOSE (the International Council on Systems Engineering) for a customized version of UML 2.0 designed to address the specific needs of system engineers. With the submission of the specification, the SysML language will enter the OMG’s final standardization process.

The completion of the SST’s SysML v0.98 specification is the result of unprecedented co-operation between some of the foremost tool vendors, leading industry users, government agencies and professional organizations. Leading vendors, including ARTiSAN Software Tools, I-Logix, EmbeddedPlus Engineering, International Business Machines, Mentor Graphics, and Sparx Systems, closely collaborated to create the specification.

Other stakeholders, including American Systems Corporation, BAE SYSTEMS, The Boeing Company, THALES, EADS Astrium, Eurostep Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Dienstleistungen fur innovative Informatik, and Raytheon Company, added their own expertise to the specification effort, making it the most comprehensive, collaborative standards definition effort to date.

SysML is a new visual modeling language that extends UML 2.0 in order to support the specification, analysis, design, verification and validation of complex systems that include components for hardware, software, data, personnel, procedures, and facilities.

SysML reuses a subset of UML 2.0 diagrams and augments them with some new diagrams and constructs appropriate for systems modeling. SysML is designed to complement UML 2.0, so systems engineers who are specifying a system with SysML can collaborate efficiently with software engineers who are defining a system with UML 2.0.

As a member of the submission team, Sparx Systems is committed to supporting SysML on its popular Enterprise Architect suite. Working closely with leading industry users, Sparx plans to release the first beta of its SysML solution in December 2005.

About Sparx Systems
Sparx Systems is a leading supplier of powerful modeling tools for collaboration, requirements gathering, analysis, specification, design and deployment of complex software systems. The company satisfies the growing needs of the software and business development industry by offering its flagship product – Enterprise Architect – and additional products aimed at harnessing UML to domain-specific technologies, as well as integrating with other common tools. Founded in 1996 by Geoffrey Sparks, Sparx Systems is a privately held company based in Creswick, Australia. Enterprise Architect is one of the fastest-growing UML modeling tools in the world, with four straight years of 50 percent growth in its installed base. It is currently licensed by more than 20 percent of Forbes 100 corporations and is widely-used by governments around the globe.

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