Soares, M.S. and J.L.M. Vrancken: A Method for Design and Analysis of Complex Engineering Systems. SIKS Doctoral Consortium, 2007, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Model-Driven Systems Engineering (MDSE) is rapidly evolving and new modeling languages, processes, methods, and tools are advancing in parallel to support it. MDSE differs from traditional Systems Engineering, which is characterized as document centric, through the application of models as primary engineering artifacts throughout the life cycle, and dealing with systems decomposition rather than requirements decomposition, increasing possibilities of reusing artifacts. This research is about using and integrating different System and Software Engineering tools and languages to model, design and analyze complex systems. One of the most important features is that complexity is treated in several levels, through abstraction, decomposition and modularization. The main purpose is to create an integrated MDSE method, apply it in the Road Traffic domain and evaluate its advantages, avoiding inconsistency and fragmentation.
The project involved was: IHRTC (Implementing Hierarchical Road Traffic Control).