MBSE Patterns

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The WG is in the process of developing and cataloguing MBSE patterns.




The MBSE Patterns team currently comprises the following members:

Member Organisation Role
Simon Perry Scarecrow Consultants Lead
Stefan Alsop Hytsio Aboa Member
John Gladstone Protean Electronic Member
James Towers Scarecrow Consultants Member
John Welford WPS PB Contributor
Colin Wood Authors of Paradox / Network Rail Member


The WG has chosen the COMPASS Architecture Framework Framework (CAFF) as it's preferred framework for the documentation of patterns. A brief introduction can be found in the following presentation. Further details can be obtained form the COMPASS website

Date Title Author Link
27-02-14 The COMPASS Architectural Framework Framework (CAFF) S Perry Link

Published Patterns

The following patterns have been published:

Title Author(s) Link Status
Traceability Pattern J Holt, S Perry & M Brownsword Link Published
Evidence Pattern J Holt, S Perry & M Brownsword (Based on an original idea by C Wood) Link Published
Certification Pattern M. Brownsword, C. Wood & S Perry Link Published
Approach Comparison Pattern M. Brownsword & J Towers TBA Draft

Proposed Patterns

The following patterns have been proposed or are under development:

Working Title Proposed by Description Notes
Location Pattern J. Welford and S. Perry Shows ways of recording the location of physical assets using different schemes Under development
Framework Realisation Pattern J Gladstone A Pattern used to describe how to realise viewpoints from a framework An initial Architecture Framework Context View has been created
Transformation Pattern S Perry, J Towers, J Holt Shows how to map/transform one model structure into another Proposed but not under development

Other Publications

The following publications on patterns exist:

Title Author(s) Domain Link
Foundations for Model-based Systems Engineering: From Patterns to Models Holt, Perry & Brownsword Model Based Systems Engineering Link
Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software Gamma, Johnson, Helm and Vlissides Object Oriented Software Link
Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models Martin Fowler Object Oriented Software Link

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