UAF in the context of the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)

DATE: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
TIME: 08:30 - 12:30
PLACE: Park Inn Amsterdam City West, Amsterdam, Netherlands (hotel info here)
COST: Complimentary Morning Session (registration required)

Registration Speakers

UAF in the context of the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)

NATO has recently adopted version 4 of its Enterprise Architecture Framework - NAFv4, which adopted UAF DMM as one of two meta-models for building NAF architectures. This complimentary information day explores how to leverage MBSE with Architecture modelling in an integrated and disciplined approach, supporting NATO needs and enabling the modernization of complex systems (Systems of Systems, C4I systems and complex industrial systems). The infoday brings together thought leaders from NATO, national governments, system integrators, the UAF® development team, and practitioners. Discussion will address the challenges, strategies, current and emerging practices, and will inform the user community about the path forward. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas.


time presentation
8:30 - 9:10

A NATO ACaT Perspective on architecting and the need to share architecture information -- View PDF
Presenter: Kevin Wallis, UK Deputy Chief Architecture and UK Lead Architect for "International by Design," the National Chairperson of the NATO C3B Architecture Capability Team (ACaT) and the lead for the Federated Mission Networking Capability Architecture & Requirements Syndicate

Abstract: This discussion will aim to inform Summit attendees about the recent changes in how NATO (as an Enterprise, as an Alliance and as a Federation) see the value of architecture and the need to be able to share elements with appropriate stakeholders including Industry providers in order to inform the ongoing collaboration between the NATO C3B ACaT, OMG and TOG.

9:10 - 9:40

An Introduction to the Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) -- View PDF
Presenters: Graham Bleakley, Ph.D. - Principal Consultant, Systems Engineering & Architecture Frameworks, IBM and OMG UAF Co-Chair
Aurelijus Morkevicius, Ph.D. - Head of Solutions, No Magic, Inc., and OMG UAF Co-Chair

Abstract: This presentation:

  1. explores the current version of UAF, answering the fundamental questions:
    • Is UAF a replacement for NAF, DoDAF?
    • What is the transition path from UPDM to UAF?
    • How can UAF leverage use of NAF?
  2. reveals the work in progress on UAF v1.1 and future development plans for the standard.
9:40 - 10:10

Update from The Open Group NATO/NAF ArchiMate Mapping Working Group - View PDF
Presenters: Eugene McSheffrey, Principal Business Consultant, MEGA International
Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant & Chief Technology Evangelist, BiZZdesign

Abstract: This presentation will describe some of the challenges being addressed by the Open Group NAF-ArchiMate Mapping Group in order to enable standardized NAF viewpoints to be implemented in a way that supports the use of the ArchiMate metamodel. This work is also of interest to users creating architectures based on the UAF metamodel, because ultimately it is important to be able to demonstrate consistency between views created using the UAF and ArchiMate metamodels.

10:10 - 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:00

NAF in Practice - Use of the NATO Architecture Framework in National Capability Development -- View PDF
Christian Freihoff, System Architect IT-System Bundeswehr, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, Germany

This presentation will provide an overview of how NAF is used in the capability development of the German armed forces and will address benefits as well as challenges of Enterprise Architecture in a public defense administration.

11:00 - 11:30

MBSE Acquisition Reference Model (ARM) - Lowering the Barrier to MBSE During Acquisition Using UAF – UAF WG Update - View PDF
Presenter: Laura Hart - Research Engineer Principal, Lockheed Martin

Abstract: This presentation will explore the use of MBSE and the UAF to generate an integrated model used to unambiguously communicate precise actionable RFP (Request for Proposal) content beginning early in the program acquisition phase. Subsequently, the model will be used by suppliers to respond to the RFP, acquirers to evaluate the proposed solutions and eventually by both teams to manage the on-going technical baseline of the actual system.

11:30 -12:00

Electric Roads -- View PDF
Presenters: Lars-Olof Kihlström Syntell AB, Ida Karlsson Syntell AB
Co-authors: Bilin Chen Syntell AB, Håkan Sundelin RISE

Abstract: The presentation describes the use of UAF as a means of modelling electric roads systems where the roads provide direct electricity to heavy trucks used to transport goods. The complete system of systems requires consideration of a variety of aspects dealing with actual technology as well as different business models that the use of electric roads requires. The basis for the work is that heavy-duty transports in Sweden account for roughly 25 % of the countries CO2emission. The Electric Road project was created In order to meet the emission goals set by the Swedish government to reduce the emissions from domestic transports by 70 % by 2030 and to reach zero emissions by 2045. It is a massive project with stakeholders including the Swedish Energy Agency, Swedish Transport Agency, Swedish Transport Administration, Vinnova, RISE Viktoria, universities, energy companies, research institutes, vehicle manufacturers and many more. The modelling presented here deals with what the system of systems would look like once it has been fully implemented. Other countries in Europe, notably Germany, are also performing test of the electric roads concept.

12:00 -12:30

Model Based Risk Assessment (MBRA) - Mechanized and automated best practices of risk analysis in the age of cyber -- View PDF
Presenter: Dr. Nikolai Mansourov, CTO, KDM Analytics

Abstract: Dr. Mansourov will explain how to utilize MBSE and more specifically UAF system models to perform MBRA with a goal to:

  • identify, analyze, classify and understand cybersecurity threats, related risks and adequate mitigation options
  • assist stakeholders in addressing the question: where should I focus my mitigation efforts, budget and resources?