Stuttgart Speakers and talks

Keynote: Manuel Wimmer - Modeling of cyber-physical Production Systems Enterprise Architect


Currently there is a high heterogeneity between the modeling languages used in the domain Cyber-Physical Production Systems. This is not surprising due to the factthat (i) require the various phases in the life cycle of a system different modeling languages, (ii) The individual stakeholders require special views the system to be able to perform Their work and (iii) the domain specifics of Production Systems Should therefore be Displayed in the languages used to be useful to experts in synthesis areas.

In this presentation, An Overview of modeling languages, Which refer to the domain Cyber-Physical Production Systems Application Given. It will be discussed at Both similarities and the differences of thesis languages. Based on this comparison is shown as Combinations of modeling languages can be Effectively used in Enterprise Architect. THUS models are lively and active entities, and act as the main drive for various engineering tasks. This is to name but a few examples, made through the use of Possible model transformations, model management and code generation.


Manuel Wimmer is an Assistant Professor in the Business Informatics Group (BIG) at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria) and visiting professor at the Software Engineering Research Group at the University of Marburg (Germany). In the years 2011-2012 he worked as a Visiting Researcher at the Software Engineering Group at the University of Málaga (Spain). 2005 and 2008 respectively, he received a master's degree or doctorate in Economic Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna. 2014 Habilitation (venia docendi) hey. In Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology 

Manuel Wimmer what or is Involved in various national and international projects. These deal with the basics and the application of model-driven techniques for a variety of domains: such as interoperability, modernization of legacy modeling tools, model versioning and evolution, software reverse engineering and migration, as well as Web Engineering (Social and Semantic Web), cloud computing, and flexible production system. Manuel Wimmer is co-author of the book Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice (Morgan & Claypool, 2012).

Currently Directs Manuel Wimmer the module "Model-Driven Engineering of flexible production systems" in the Christian Doppler Laboratory "Software Engineering Integration for Flexible Automation Systems" (CDL-Flex). In this context he is working on solutions Which Provide Domain Specific Hanes support and integration of different modeling languages and System Modeling languages: such as SysML and AutomationML. Manuel Wimmer is therefore a member of the EU COST Action "Multi-Paradigm Modeling for Cyber-Physical Systems" (MPM4CPS) and Representatives of the Technical University of Vienna in AutomationML club.

Business 1: Jackie and Ian Mitchell - Making Agile Work in Non-Agile Organizations: Collaborating with EA


Implementing Agile Developments within 'traditional' Development Environments Creates many challenges.One of the keys is communicating with and getting feedback from stakeholders in a timely way.

This presentation Describes to agile development program working in a large non-agile organization:

- Integrating it with the surrounding legacy systems and waterfall Developments.

- Using EA and eaDocX to collaborate Effectively, and

- Delivering quality and velocity on the programs.


As a Project and Programme Manager, consultant and trainer in the Aerospace, Healthcare, Telecoms and IT industries for more than 25 years, Jackie has delivered projects using a widerange of different PM Approaches, tools and methods. Managing Agile Software Developments inside non-Agile organization, her experience has helped stakeholders of all kinds support successful project delivery.

A long-standing EA user, business analyst mentor and teacher, Ian is the author of the popular eaDocX Document Generator for EA.

Business 2: Antje Schütt - Enterprise Architecture in the Automotive Industry


Planning, Starting and Maintaining of architecture repository is complex and time consuming. As an architect you are faced with many problems to solve and decisions to make.

Beasi is a software plugin for Sparx Enterprise Architect and based on two companies from the car industry, one manufacturer and one reseller of cars, the presentation will show the Following advantages using Sparx EA and Beasi.

Problem: For documentation purposes and reuse the customer needed to establish on architecture repository within a short timeframe. The customer's high interaction with internal and external stakeholders implied The Urge to apply international standards.

Approach: Through joining ArchiMate, TOGAF, Sparx EA and Beasi the repository set up what to the International Standards Demanded.

Business 3: Sven Hess - use of the EA in the SAP environment for banks and financial service


The paper describes the basis of current use cases, the use of Enterprise Architect at SAP developments, here in particular in the banking and financial services sector. It is aimed at all SAP developers, SAP decision makers and SAP tester and all EA-users who work in the SAP environment or planning to do so.

We provide an overview of the best practice of semi-automated post-documentation of existing ABAP OO-house developments in the Z namespace. For this, the XMI Import functionality of the EA is used.

The Commission highlighted the advantages of UML-based documentation of existing projects for permanent and secure flow of information to all stakeholders (keyword: fluctuation). This approach also ensures a smooth communication between the users and the development department.

Using the example of a large group from the financial sector, we show how greater change requests to the customer-specific SAP Coding can be successfully imaged and BaFin compliant into a UML model. 

It is to be presented by EA and UML models, such as the degree of crosslinking of the objects of the customer's own SAP coding can be visualized and interpreted. On hand of the visualized models will be presented as a risk and cost assessment can be deduced.


Sven Hess holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a member of the Gobas group. As project manager, he has been successful in more than 100 large-scale projects in the past 20 years. In the project presented here he is also used as an umbrella project manager and in the extended environment operates within the framework of communication and strategy.

Business 4: Oliver Alt - Verteiltes Arbeiten im modellbasierten Systems Engineering durch Einsatz von 3-Wege Vergleich


Im Rahmen eines Systems Engineering Projektes hat man es oftmals mit verteilten Teams und mehreren Standorten zu tun. Wenn zur Spezifikation modellbasiert gearbeitet wird, müssen die Modelldaten allen Projektbeteiligten zugänglich gemacht werden. Stände zu versionieren, freizugeben und mit früheren Freigaben zu vergleichen  oder Versionen zusammenzuführen ist ein Szenario, dass gelöst werden muss.


Der Beitrag zeigt, wie man im modellbasierten Systems Engineering unter Einsatz der Systems Modeling Language (SysML) mit Enterprise Architect durch Kombination mit dem Verfahren des 3-Wege-Vergleichs die Problematik der Versionierung und des verteilten Arbeitens lösen kann. Nach einer Übersicht zu den Themen modellbasiertes Systems Engineering mit SysML und 3-Wege-Vergleich folgt eine Demonstration am praktischen Beispiel.


Dr. Oliver Alt arbeitet als Head of Solutions für die LieberLieber Software GmbH in Wien. Mit seinem Team entwickelt er maßgeschneiderte Kundenlösungen rund um die Modellierungsplattform Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Schwerpunkt bilden dabei Anwendungen rund um das Software und Systems Engineering.


Dr. Alt ist Autor zweier Bücher zur praktischen Anwendung der Systems Modeling Language (SysML) im Rahmen von modellbasiertem Systems Engineering.


Technique 1: Ottmar Bender - Modular and integrated safety analysis with Enterprise Architect


In this lecture will explain how you can create integrated system design and safety analyzes with SysML and SysML profiles in a MBSE system model (Enterprise Architect).

It is the model-based method of Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), and the model-based safety analysis as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Markov Chain Analysis Analysis based on systems in aircraft (avionics) and aerospace surveillance radars shown. It is also shown how the argument concerning the security of the system by means of Safety Cases can be performed with the safety objectives of the FHA and the results of the safety analyzes. The practical experience and findings from research programs are discussed in detail.


Ottmar Bender, head of the department "Ground Support Stations" at Airbus Defence and Space in Ulm, has been more than 20 years of experience in the field of system and Mission- / Safety-Critical Software Development for Airborne radars and mission management systems , The introduction of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is also part of his duties at Airbus Defence and Space, Electronics. He coordinated the research activity SPES XT Core Engineering Challenge "Modular safety record". SPES XT Core (Software Platform Embedded Systems) is a BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) research project. Results from this research program are the subject of the lecture.

Technique 2: Rupert Schlick - Model-based testing with mutations and the hedging of code generators for ISO 26262


Mutation-driven test case generation is a promising approach for automatic test derivation of behavioral models. In the lecture, the principle is explained and backed with examples. In addition, it is shown how the 26262 required in ISO qualification of tools for code generators can be performed by means of test case generators. For a combination of code and test case generator also first experimental results are shown.


DI Rupert Schlick deals at AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology - model-based test case generation for control systems and cyber-physical systems, with an emphasis on safety-critical systems. He focuses on the one hand with new approaches to better, more efficient tests in less time for ever more complex systems to automatically create, and secondly with how these new techniques can be incorporated in the daily development practice.

Technology 3: Martin Krammer - Management of variability for design and simulation of automotive systems


During the development process of embedded systems numerous design decisions must be made. To avoid expensive prototypes while accelerating the development, computer simulation has established itself. Simulation methods facilitate initial estimates as well as later detailed testing and verification of requirements. With the ever increasing number of functions in the vehicle also the potential for variability has increased. Thus the need arises for a systematic approach for handling variability.

In the course of this presentation three aspects are examined in detail: First, the formulation of product characteristics and the generation of an appropriate holistic system model, which covers all product variants. Second, the generation of the associated simulation model from the system model variants. And thirdly, various configurations as a basis for product simulations.

This presentation provides basic concepts for variant management before, shows the challenges and proposes solutions that are based on a model-based approach.


Martin KRAMMER studied "telecommunications and computer science" at the Technical University in Graz, Austria. He completed his Master's degree in 2010 with honors and then moved to the VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center, also in Graz. His primary research topics include embedded systems, systems engineering, and functional safety. He also works on issues related to the coupled simulation in the automotive sector. This applies to model-based approaches for the configuration and interface definition, as well as software development.

Technology 4: Goran Lastro - The SGAM Toolbox. A tool for model-based development of Smart Grid architectures


In the course of the energy turnaround decentralized feeders can be integrated with a volatile behavior in the power supply system increased. The electrical network stands before the challenge to regulate bi-directional power flows and to maintain a balance of production and consumption. To facilitate this, the electrical power is converted into a "smart grid" under increased use of IT. The development of the Smart Grid as a complex system-of-systems (SoS) involved a variety of stakeholders from different domains and disciplines. To support this development research center ("SGAM Toolbox") was incorporated on Josef Ressel specified at the FH Salzburg is a domain-specific modeling language based on the European Smart Grid Architecture model and as an extension for Enterprise Architect implemented.


Goran Lastro research in the smart grid field architectures on the Fachhochschule Salzburg. He has over 15 years experience in the field of software and system engineering in the private sector and Enterprise Architect used as modeling tool (eg SGAM Toolbox) as well as automation engine for MDG-specific tasks (model transformations, import / export and code generation ).

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