• No Magic World Symposium

    MAY 20-MAY 23, 2018


MBSE/SysML, PLM, PLE, Modeling, Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, BPMN, Conceptual Modeling and Ontology

More hands-on workshops, more training, more in-depth tutorials, and new MBSE workshops, all throughout the Symposium

DAY 1 : Sun May 20

Sunday May 20th 2018 Symposium Agenda
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hot Continental Breakfast in Product Pavilion
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
On-Site Registration
 Rowlett A-C  Watters B-C  Cottonwood F-H  Cottonwood A-C  Watters A
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Using Unified Architecture Framework Profile (UAF-P) for Fault Tree Analysis
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Mary Tolbert - MITRE
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Tamara Hambrick, Madeline
, & Erin O'Brien
Northrop Grumman
This session will introduce a modeling method for the refinement of a current Unified Architecture Framework Profile (UAFP) based model with a focus on Fault Tree Analysis.
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Take the INCOSE CSEP Exam
Examination provided by the
INCOSE North Texas Chapter
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8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Executable Models:
Foundations and Applications
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Saulius Pavalkis, PhD
No Magic, Inc.

The tutorial provides a foundation on how to create precise models that can be executed using Cameo Simulation Toolkit plugin.

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Using the Alf Action Language with
Cameo Simulation Toolkit - Part 1
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Ed Seidewitz
Technology Consultant

Alf is a textual language with a familiar Java-like syntax, but it is designed specifically to be used in the context of graphical, executable UML and SysML models.

8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Introduction to MBSE with SysML
(Session 1)
MagicGrid in Action INCOSE Systems Engineering
Handbook Overview
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Sanford Friedenthal
MBSE Consultant

Sandy is an industry leader and independent consultant in model-based systems engineering (MBSE) who helped lead the team which developed SysML and co-chairs the INCOSE MBSE initiative.

Aurelijus Morkevicius, PhD
Aurelijus Morkevicius, PhD
No Magic, Inc.
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Aiste Aleksandraviciene
No Magic, Inc.
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David Walden
Expert Systems
Engineering Professional (ESEP)

David D. Walden, ESEP, is the Lead Editor of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook. Mr. Walden is co-owner and principal consultant for Sysnovation, LLC, a company focused on Systems Engineering training and consulting. Mr. Walden is an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) formalizes the practice of systems engineering through the use of models. This class is directed at individuals who are new to Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) with SysML, and is intended to answer the why, what and how of MBSE using SysML.


Cost: $299

(includes both Sunday and Wednesday Sessions)

This tutorial introduces a new approach for MBSE, called MagicGrid. The MagicGrid framework consists of viewpoints and aspects organized in a grid view, where each cell describes one or more artifacts to deliver throughout the modeling process. Cameo Systems Modeler will be provided to MagicGrid attendees for this hands on tutorial.

The objective of this tutorial is to provide a top-level overview of the Fourth Edition of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook, the basis of the INCOSE certification exam.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Buffet Lunch in the Courtyard Atrium
Attendee Welcome Cocktail Reception in Kelly's at the Village
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The North Texas Chapter is hosting a sponsored Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Exam at the No Magic World Symposium.

This paper-based SEP Exam will be held on Sunday, May 20th at 5:00pm-8:00pm, arrival by 4:45pm and Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:00am-12:00pm, arrival by 8:45am. If passed, this will fulfill the knowledge testing requirements for the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) and Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) credentials.

NOTE: You may take this Exam without being a member of INCOSE. However, once you pass the Exam, you must become a member of INCOSE, and complete the Application Process with the required fees to become a Certified SEP.

Exam is 2 hours in length, 120 questions. More details will be given out at the Symposium.