Interactive Model-Centric Systems Engineering (IMSCE)Start Date: 2015-01-20
Dr. Donna Rhodes
Dr. Adam Ross
This report discusses the Interactive Model-Centric Systems Engineering (IMCSE) Pathfinder Workshop, held on 20 January 2015 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The workshop was conducted in support of the “Pathfinder” activity as part of the larger IMCSE research program sponsored by the US Department of Defense (DoD) SERC (Systems Engineering Research Center) UARC (University Affiliated Research Center). The workshop was conducted during Phase 2 of the IMCSE research program, and results of the workshop are being used to inform Phase 3 in the ongoing project, including a more extensive activity toward a collaboratively-derived research agenda. The IMCSE research team intends to use the outcomes of the workshop to seed more extensive efforts to develop a research roadmap and research priorities for IMCSE. Participants in the workshop included selected SERC collaborators, SERC leadership, MIT research team, invited speakers, and selected invited participants, most from the local region (given self-funded participation). The participants are listed in at the end of this report in Addendum A. While practical circumstances limited the number of participants, this workshop is viewed as only the first iteration in the longer term activity that will seek to involve many additional participants through interviews, reviews, and potential future events. The report content should not be viewed as a completed research agenda, but rather as preliminary information to further the dialogue and elicit feedback from the community.