Modeling Guidelines Interest Group (MGIGroup)

What is the Modeling Guidelines Interest Group?

The Modeling Guidelines Interest Group gathers modeling experts from different domains applying model-based development for embedded software engineering. We are an exclusive group of dedicated experts that recognize the value of exchanging experiences. Our group regards this exchange as a key factor for successful model-based software development.

Topics of discussion

There are a large number of topics to choose from. MES would readily propose topics such as ”Improving Code Generation”, “Improving Functional Safety”, and “Criteria for the Selection of Guidelines”, while being open to any further suggestion. MES volunteers to moderate the Modeling Guidelines Interest Group on a strategic level. The goal is to strengthen the interaction of users from different industries using these dedicated feedback channels.

How to join?

Are you willing to share your experience?
Then you are welcome to participate in our discussions.
You probably have a LinkedIn account – that is all you need!
Just subscribe to the Modeling Guidelines Interest Group.
Please explain shortly your motivation for attending and we will activate your membership immediately.

Next online meeting

The language of the online meeting is English.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 3 pm CET (Berlin)/ 9 am EST (Detroit)/ 7:30 pm IST (Bangalore)/ 10 pm CST (Beijing)/ 11 pm JST (Tokyo)
Registration: https://model-engineers-event-en.webex.com/model-engineers-event-en/onstage/g.php?MTID=e53d8283d9f40c67d55113e2c00a4b145

 

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MODELING GUIDELINES INTEREST GROUP:
  • Take part in discussions with modeling experts about real modeling challenges
  • Help define modeling guidelines for development of safety-critical software
  • Exchange best practices with group members
  • Learn from the experience of other modeling experts
  • Receive regular information on the latest guideline developments
  • Bring state-of-the-art modeling techniques into your organization

 

Past Topics

What Is Best Practice for Achieving ISO 26262 Compliance?

Speaker: Dr. Heiko Dörr (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
Co-speaker: Sophia Kohle (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The number of guidelines that must be fulfilled is large. As part of this, there are various best practice methods that can be used for different styles of modeling. We would like to discuss with you topics like actions in Stateflow or global dataflow. Alongside this, we want to see how 'State of the Art' is defined in order to achieve a high level of model quality and establish ISO 26262 compliance.



Upcoming Impact of the Second Edition of the ISO 26262

Speaker: Dr. Heiko Dörr (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In the last few years, the ISO 26262-6 has established itself as the standard for model-based software development in the automotive industry. Since its release in 2011, technologies have continued to develop and new best practices have been established. The ISO DIS update expected in 2018 takes this into consideration. What exactly is it all about? Which requirements arise when it comes to using multi-core processors? We will provide a preview of the new standard on software development.



Good Interfaces in Large Models

Speaker: Dr. Heiko Dörr (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Taking a look on the quality of model architectures, the size of interfaces should be considered. How is this aspect handled in practice? Is this relevant for your models? Are there specific guidelines for model architecture to limit the number of signals of the interfaces?



Latest ISO 26262 Update – Focusing Concurrency

Speaker: Dr. Heiko Dörr (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The main aspects of ISO 26262 have been retained during this update with regard to modeling guidelines, however the topic 'Representation of concurrency aspects' has been added. Since this will be a safety-critical aspect in the future, it is already worth considering established best practices. What are your experiences with concurrent models? How did you build these so far? What are the systematic changes?



Scheduling Techniques - Multitasking in the Model

Speaker: Dr. Heiko Dörr (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

From our experience in safeguarding models, we encounter the question how tasks can be scheduled in the model to be important. We would like to discuss with you which scheduling aspects can be handled in the model. In particular, the definition of tasks and their properties as well as when and how tasks will be triggered shall be discussed.



Selection Criteria for Modeling Guidelines

Speaker: Sophia Kohle (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

This meeting focused on the selection criteria for modeling guidelines at the start of a new software project. As an introduction to the discussion we presented and discussed a core guideline set. Which are the most important guidelines? What is your deployment strategy?



Modeling Guidelines Interest Group (MGIGroup)

Speaker: Dr. Heiko Dörr (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The MGIGroup was founded on October 9, 2015 and and saw, already in its first online meeting, around 30 dedicated experts in model-based software development taking part. In this initial meeting, the members (e.g. AVL, Daimler, FEV, General Motors, Mathworks, Schaeffler, Samsung SDI, WABCO) introduced themselves, gave a short explanation for joining the group, and discussed the objectives and topics of the MGIGroup. The participants were particularly interested in how the group is using guidelines and their deployment strategy, which are the most important guidelines, and thus learn how guidelines help in increasing efficiency.