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