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Object Management Group Issues RFP for SysML v2
Next-generation systems modeling language to significantly improve support for Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

Needham, MA – January 24, 2018 – The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for SysML® v2, which will improve the precision, expressiveness, and usability relative to SysML v1. In order to influence the future of SysML, both members of OMG and non-members must submit a Letter of Intent to show their interest in participating in the process by September 24, 2018. In order to become a submitter, individually or as part of a submission team, companies must become members of OMG by the initial submission deadline of November 4, 2019. For more information on SysML v2, click here.

“Systems engineers around the world use SysML and need to be aware of the updates. SysML is used in critical systems, from engineering chemical plants to architecting submarine systems,” said OMG Vice President and Technical Director Larry Johnson. “In order to have a seat at the table with the ability to vote and veto, companies need to be engaged in the process. The results will influence the future of systems modeling.”

The issuance of this RFP culminates a 1.5-year effort by the SysML v2 RFP Working Group to develop the requirements for the next-generation systems modeling language.The requirements reflect lessons learned from applying MBSE with SysML since its adoption more than 10 years ago. The RFP requires the specification to include both a SysML profile of UML®, a SysML metamodel, and a mapping between them. In addition, submitters have the option to specify additional features that include model interchange and formal semantics.

Sandy Friedenthal, the SysML v2 RFP Working Group Chair, said “There is strong enthusiasm among the systems engineering community to move forward with SysML v2, and provide capabilities that enable improved effectiveness and broader adoption of MBSE.”

Additional quotes from companies involved in support of the SysML v2 RFP can be found here.

A complementary RFP entitled the “SysML v2 API and Services RFP” is also being developed to enable interoperability between SysML modeling tools and other model-based engineering tools. This RFP is planned to be presented at the next OMG TC meeting in Reston in March 2018, and issued at the following OMG TC meeting in Boston in June 2018.


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Additional Quotes:

Hedley Apperly, VP Product Management, PTC and OMG Board Member: “We are very proud to have lead one of the concept teams and actively contributed to the OMG SysML v2 RFP research & authoring process, over the last two years.  As one of the world’s largest suppliers of SysML modeling tools, we are very optimistic that the SysML v2 standard, defined as a result of this RFP, will significantly benefit both our customers and the model-based systems engineering community at large.  We have provided SysML modeling tools since the first standard was released and see v2 as a fantastic opportunity for improving ease of use, enabling toolchain integration and increasing adoption.”

Dr. Tao Yue, Chief Research Scientist, Simula Research Laboratory: "SysML v2 aims to address the increasing complexity of system design and development, such that coherent and precise models of system architectures can be developed with the future SysML v2 standard. Such models can greatly help to integrate views across system engineering disciplines and enable an exciting set of capabilities such as automated requirements verification and validation, change impact analysis, all throughout the system development lifecycle."

Jeffrey Carter, Chief Engineer, DCS Corporation: “The best way to learn is by doing.  After 10+ years of applying SysML to complex system development we have greatly expanded our knowledge.  We look forward to incorporating our lessons learned into the next-generation SysML-2 standard to benefit our Sponsor’s work programs.”

Tim Weilkiens, Board Director and Consultant, oose Innovative Informatik eG: “SysML v2 will be a crucial standard for the future of systems engineering.  We have a great responsibility to develop a standard that helps users and companies.”