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Introduction to UAF
Day One
  • October 11 2022 - 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Room Newton


The fourth industrial evolution, Internet of Things, and large-scale machine-to-machine interactions are driving digital transformation in the industry. Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), as a new paradigm of capturing and analyzing knowledge about the system, is one of the core factors driving this transformation. MBSE practices are more and more widely applied to system-of-systems (SoS) development, including enterprise and mission engineering.

Applying the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) moves the architecture modeling effort to one that is an integral part of systems engineering, helping the system integrator to develop interoperable systems, with traceability to requirements and across views, using one integrated architecture model that enables impact analysis, gap analysis, trade studies, simulations, and engineering analysis. Moreover, the scope of UAF is expanded beyond defense architectures. It is generalized to be applicable to architecting SoS development for any domain.

This tutorial provides step by step introduction to UAF framework, showing how to leverage MBSE with architecture modeling in an integrated and disciplined approach. During the hands-on tutorial, we will explain major UAF concepts and views, show how to trace model elements in different views, introduce UAF analysis techniques, and share the best practices for architecting complex systems and Systems of Systems. The tutorial is based on an industry case study and features the creation of architecture, combining both theory and practice.

Audience: Enterprise architects, system architects, system engineers, software architects, and other stakeholders who will create and use models.


  • Recommended (but not mandatory) understanding of SysML
  • Participants must bring their own computer with Magic Systems of Systems Architect (or Cameo Enterprise Architecture) installed. 

Methods: Presentations, discussions, and case study-based practical assignments

Course Materials: Slides and case study model