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Selected Papers and Presentations Presented at MODSIM World 2010 Conference and Expo




Executable Architectures allow the evaluation of system architectures not only regarding their static, but also their dynamic behavior. However, the systems engineering community do not agree on a common formal specification of executable architectures. To close this gap and identify necessary elements of an executable architecture, a modeling language, and a modeling formalism is topic of ongoing PhD research. In addition, systems are generally defined and applied in an operational context to provide capabilities and enable missions. To maximize the benefits of executable architectures, a second PhD effort introduces the idea of creating an executable context in addition to the executable architecture. The results move the validation of architectures from the current information domain into the knowledge domain and improve the reliability of such validation efforts. The paper presents research and results of both doctoral research efforts and puts them into a common context of state-of-the-art of systems engineering methods supporting more agility.


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Tolk, A., Shuman, E. A., & Garcia, H. M. (2011). Executable architecture research at Old Dominion University. Paper presented at the MODSIM World 2010 Conference and Expo, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States.


0000-0002-4201-8757 (Tolk, Andreas)