A Meta-Model to Connect Model-based Systems Engineering with Product Data Management by Dint of the Blockchain

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Abstract

Complexity in automotive electrics/electronics development increases steadily due to new technologies, e.g. autonomous driving. Knowledge and hence development is more distributed among equal engineering partners and suppliers who become more and might join ad hoc, e.g. a start-up provides a new software faster and cheaper. Development artifacts have to be reconciled and traceability between E/E systems and their components has to be ensured to avoid errors, incompatibilities, and high coordination effort. Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) starts early in the development process by defining formal models which link and trace all system elements. However, there still is a gap between MBSE and later product data and lifecycle management (PDM/PLM) because these disciplines have different meta models. This paper presents a framework, methodologically and technologically, to bridge this gap. Therefore, the Blockchain technology provides valuable mechanisms for engineering collaboration. MBSE methodologies are assessed, aligned with PDM/PLM, and prototypically implemented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS)
EditorsJoao Martins, Vladimir Jotsov, Robert Bierwolf, Joao Pedro Mendonca, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Maria Marques
PublisherIEEE
Pages280-287
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-7097-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019
Event9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2018 - Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 25 Sep 201827 Sep 2018
Conference number: 9

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2018
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal
Period25/09/1827/09/18

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Keywords

  • Automotive
  • Blockchain
  • Electrics/electronics
  • Engineering collaboration
  • Meta model
  • Model-based systems engineering
  • PDM/PLM

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Heber, D. T., & Groll, M. W. (2019). A Meta-Model to Connect Model-based Systems Engineering with Product Data Management by Dint of the Blockchain. In J. Martins, V. Jotsov, R. Bierwolf, J. P. Mendonca, R. Jardim-Goncalves, & M. Marques (Eds.), 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS) (pp. 280-287). [8710527] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IS.2018.8710527
Heber, Dominik T. ; Groll, Marco W. / A Meta-Model to Connect Model-based Systems Engineering with Product Data Management by Dint of the Blockchain. 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS). editor / Joao Martins ; Vladimir Jotsov ; Robert Bierwolf ; Joao Pedro Mendonca ; Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves ; Maria Marques. IEEE, 2019. pp. 280-287
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Heber, DT & Groll, MW 2019, A Meta-Model to Connect Model-based Systems Engineering with Product Data Management by Dint of the Blockchain. in J Martins, V Jotsov, R Bierwolf, JP Mendonca, R Jardim-Goncalves & M Marques (eds), 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS)., 8710527, IEEE, pp. 280-287, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2018, Funchal, Portugal, 25/09/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/IS.2018.8710527

A Meta-Model to Connect Model-based Systems Engineering with Product Data Management by Dint of the Blockchain. / Heber, Dominik T.; Groll, Marco W.

2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS). ed. / Joao Martins; Vladimir Jotsov; Robert Bierwolf; Joao Pedro Mendonca; Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves; Maria Marques. IEEE, 2019. p. 280-287 8710527.

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Heber DT, Groll MW. A Meta-Model to Connect Model-based Systems Engineering with Product Data Management by Dint of the Blockchain. In Martins J, Jotsov V, Bierwolf R, Mendonca JP, Jardim-Goncalves R, Marques M, editors, 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS). IEEE. 2019. p. 280-287. 8710527 https://doi.org/10.1109/IS.2018.8710527