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MSID Highlights 1_01_09

February 2009 Highlight

NIST Holds "Future STEP" Workshop

NIST held its first extremely successful "Future STEP" workshop at the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) meeting held January 31st in San Francisco. The overarching purpose was to examine making STEP work with modern-day Web standards. The workshop, chaired by Allison Barnard Feeney, was so well received that almost two dozen more attendees participated than had originally signed up. Participants worked on mapping blocks/ports/parts from SysML (Object Management Group's standard for systems engineer data elements) into ISO 10303-233, STEP for systems engineering data) and identified the next priority areas and a date for the next mapping workshop in conjunction with the Washington, DC OMG meeting. The documentation of the mapping will be written up as an annex of the SysML standard. There is an annex in SysML already that covers alignment with AP233, but is out of date. The NIST team will provide the documentation of the mapping, which will be published directly. This represents a very efficient path to standardization. Several workshop attendees expressed interest in getting new test cases into the NIST systems engineering Plug Fest to be held later this year.
Contact: Allison Barnard-Feeney, (301)975-3180
Program: Sustainable and Lifecycle Information-based Manufacturing
Created April 22, 2009, Updated September 21, 2016