Washington, DC (PressExposure) September 24, 2012 -- Version 1.0 of SEBOK, intended for broad worldwide use, adds to the rapidly maturing discipline of systems engineering. The Body of Knowledge consists of seven parts broken into 26 knowledge areas with 112 topics, as well five use cases, seven case studies, and six vignettes to illustrate the contents. It includes a 363-entry glossary and 224 primary references, plus hundreds more additional references.
The Guide represents contributions from 70 authors around the world and comments from hundreds of reviewers.
The SEBoK update was supported by partner organizations the International Council of Software Engineering (INCOSE), IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Systems Council, Association for Computing Machinery, National Defense Industrial Association, and the Systems Engineering Research Center. Systems engineers are invited to use SEBOK in their professional efforts. The Guide is expected to receive minor updates twice a year and a major updates every third year.
IEEE Computer Society representatives on the project were Thomas B. Hilburn, professor emeritus of software engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Dick Fairley, principal associate at Software & Systems Engineering Associates and chair of the IEEE Computer Society Professional Activities Board Software and Systems Engineering Committee. Both hold a Computer Society Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) certification.
The US Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, through its Systems Engineering Research Center, provided primary funding, with significant contributions in kind coming from the authors' home organizations.
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