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*Ricardo Valerdi, ''University of Arizona''
*Ricardo Valerdi, ''University of Arizona''
*Brian White, "CAU>SE"
*Brian White, "CAU>SE"
*Ken Zemrowski, ''TASC''
The core staff (except for Alice Squires, who has taken a new position), who are central to SEBoK development, became assistant editors in the new governance structure.  They have been and continue to be the bedrock on which the entire SEBoK effort rests.
The core staff (except for Alice Squires, who has taken a new position), who are central to SEBoK development, became assistant editors in the new governance structure.  They have been and continue to be the bedrock on which the entire SEBoK effort rests.

Revision as of 15:06, 12 November 2013

The Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) has been, and continues to be, an immense undertaking involving the collective efforts of so many, including more than 75 authors, hundreds of reviewers, and numerous others, including: associate editors, assistant editors, technical editors, governors, wiki implementers, and graphical artists.

We acknowledge their contributions,

With gratitude,



The SEBoK was developed by the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering Project (BKCASE) (http://www.bkcase.org), which concurrently produced the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE). Nearly everyone involved in BKCASE has contributed to both products. Hence, the acknowledgements generally do not distinguish between contributions to SEBoK and GRCSE.

Original Sponsor

The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the importance of SEBoK to its own workforce development and has provided substantial financial support and partnership to the BKCASE project. The office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD(SE)) is the original Department of Defense sponsor for the BKCASE Project. DASD(SE) graciously provided much of the funding for SEBoK development through their Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) (see http://www.sercuarc.org). Those funds have primarily paid for the time spent by the SEBoK leadership, enabled the many volunteer authors to conduct quarterly physical workshops, and provided for the technical and administrative infrastructure to conduct such a complex distributed project. DASD(SE) has not determined the content of the SEBoK, but instead has allowed the author team and the community to determine what the SEBoK should contain. Without this support over the life of the project, the creation of the SEBoK would not have been possible. Moreover, DASD(SE) has continued to provide substantial support to BKCASE in 2013 through the SERC. Special thanks go to Stephen Welby, Kristen Baldwin, Nicholas Torelli, Don Gelosh, Scott Lucero, and Darren Dusza for their support throughout the BKCASE lifetime.

This material is based upon work supported, in whole or in part, by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) under Contract H98230-08-D-0171. SERC is a federally funded University Affiliated Research Center managed by Stevens Institute of Technology. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Defense.

New Governance

Beginning in January of 2013, the SEBoK began operating under a new governance structure, led by INCOSE, IEEE-CS, and the SERC acting jointly as stewards. Under this new structure, the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor-in-Chief lead the newly formed BKCASE Editorial Board, which is responsible for soliciting new and revised SEBoK articles, and ensuring those articles are peer-reviewed and meet the quality standards expected of all SEBoK articles. The associate editors quickly became integral to SEBoK v. 1.1 and subsequent releases and we thank them for their leadership and dedication.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board members are listed below. For more information on these individuals, please see Meet the Editors.

  • Richard Adcock, Cranfield University
  • Barry Boehm, University of Southern California
  • Cihan Dagli, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Judith Dahmann, MITRE Corporation
  • Heidi Davidz, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Dov Dori, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
  • Timothy Ferris, University of South Australia
  • Michael Henshaw, Loughborough University
  • James Martin, "The Aerospace Corporation"
  • Chris Paredis, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gregory Parnell, University of Arkansas
  • Ricardo Pineda, "Stevens Institute of Technology"
  • Garry Roedler, Lockheed Martin
  • Brian Sauser, "University of North Texas"
  • Samuel Seymour, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ariela Sofer, George Mason University
  • Ricardo Valerdi, University of Arizona
  • Brian White, "CAU>SE"
  • Ken Zemrowski, TASC

The core staff (except for Alice Squires, who has taken a new position), who are central to SEBoK development, became assistant editors in the new governance structure. They have been and continue to be the bedrock on which the entire SEBoK effort rests.

  • Stephanie Enck, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Devanandham Henry, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Nicole Hutchison, Stevens Institute of Technology

Governing Board

The stewards also set up the BKCASE Governing Board to be their primary agents to oversee and guide the SEBoK and its companion BKCASE product, the GRCSE.

  • INCOSE (past and present)
    • Kevin Forsberg, Bill Miller, Dave Newbern, Dave Walden, Courtney Wright
  • IEEE Computer Society
    • Richard Fairley, Ken Nidiffer
  • SERC
    • David Olwell, Art Pyster

Finally, special thanks go out to INCOSE Presidents Samantha Robitaille and John Thomas for their early and constant support to the SEBoK development.

Part Team Leads

The SEBoK is divided into seven primary Parts (see SEBoK Table of Contents). Through the release of SEBoK v. 1.0, someone graciously volunteered to lead a team of authors in writing the articles and coordinating article integration for each of the Parts. This was an enormous amount of work. We would like to thank each of these individuals for their time, dedication, and leadership. In addition, a member of the editorial staff supported each of the part team leads.

  • Part 1 - Barry Boehm with support from Art Pyster
  • Part 2 - Richard Adcock with support from Nicole Hutchison
  • Part 3 - Garry Roedler with support from Jim Anthony
  • Part 4 - Harold (Bud) Lawson with support from David Olwell
  • Part 5 - Art Pyster with support from Alice Squires and Devanandham Henry
  • Part 6 - David Olwell with support from Art Pyster
  • Part 7 - Heidi Davidz with support from Alice Squires and Devanandham Henry


As a primarily volunteer effort, BKCASE has depended on dozens of authors from around the world to provide their own time and expenses. Each of the individuals listed below has worked many hours to develop and improve SEBoK and GRCSE. Without each of them, it would have been impossible to succeed. Many of them have been supported by their organizations during this effort, including support for travel and labor, and we also gratefully acknowledge the organizational contribution.

Table 1. BKCASE Authors. (SEBoK Original)
Author Author
Richard Adcock, Cranfield University and INCOSE, UK Mo Jamshidi, University of Texas San Antonio, USA
James F. Anthony, Jr., Sevatec, Inc., USA Cheryl Jones, United States Army, USA
Erik Aslaksen, Sinclair Knight Merz, Australia Chul Whan Kim, Advisor of KCOSE, Korea
Richard Beasley, Rolls Royce, UK Naohiko Kohtake, KEIO University, Japan
Barry Boehm, University of Southern California, USA Harold (Bud) Lawson, Lawson Konsult AB, Sweden
Stuart Booth, Office of the Secretary of Defense, USA Yeaw Lip Alex Lee, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore
John Brackett, Boston University, USA Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Chuck Calvano, Naval Postgraduate School, USA James Martin, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Aaron Eng Seng Chia, National University of Singapore, Singapore Gregory Mayhew, Boeing, USA
Kyung-il Choe, HUFS, Korea Steven Mitchell, Lockheed Martin, USA
Matthew Cilli, ORGANIZATION, USA Yaniv Mordecai, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Edmund Conrow, Management and Technology Associates, USA Ken Nidiffer, Carnegie Mellon SEI and IEEE Systems Council, USA
Paul Croll, CSC, USA David H. Olwell, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Cihan Dagli, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA Bo Oppenheim, Loyola Marymount University, USA
Judith Dahmann, The MITRE Corporation, USA Gregory Parnell, United States Military Academy, USA
Heidi Davidz, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, USA Andy Pickard, Rolls-Royce, USA
Leopoldo Decardenas, Raytheon, USA Ricardo Pineda, University Texas at El Paso, USA
Johann (Hans) Demmel, Raytheon, USA Daniel Prun, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC), France
Jeremy Dick, Integrate Systems Engineering Ltd. , USA Art Pyster, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Charles Dickerson, Loughborough University, UK Garry Roedler, Lockheed Martin, USA
David Dorgan, Raytheon, USA Jean-Claude Roussel, EADS, France
Dov Dori, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Samuel Seymour, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Joseph J. Ekstrom, Brigham Young University, USA Seiko Shirasaka, KEIO University, Japan
Stephanie Enck, Naval Postgraduate School, USA Hillary Sillitto, Thales Group and INCOSE, UK
Marcia Enos, Lockheed Martin, USA Janet Singer, International Society for the Systems Sciences, USA
Dick Fairley, Observer and Author from IEEE, USA John Snoderly, Defense Acquisition University, USA
Alain Faisandier, Association Francaise d 'Ingenlerie Systeme, France Ariela Sofer, George Mason University, USA
T.L.J. Ferris, University of South Australia and INCOSE, Australia Alice Squires, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Kevin Forsberg, OGR Systems, USA Bill Stiffler, Raytheon, USA
G. Richard Freeman, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA Richard Swanson, ORGANIZATION, USA
Sanford Friedenthal, SAF Consulting, Lockheed Martin (retired) , USA Massood Towhidnejad, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Brian Gallagher, CACI, USA Guilherme Horta Travassos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
Devanandham Henry, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA Ricardo Valerdi, University of Arizona, USA
Michael Henshaw, Loughborough University, UK Mary VanLeer, Perceptive Systems, Inc. , USA
Thomas Hilburn, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and IEEE Computer Society, USA Qing Wang, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Nicole A.C. Hutchison, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA Brian Wells, Raytheon, USA (retired)
Duane Hybertson, The MITRE Corporation, USA Brian White, CAU<SES, USA
Scott Jackson, University of Southern California, USA Ken Zemrowski, TASC, Inc. , USA

Sandbox Contributors

With the release of SEBoK v. 1.1.2, the Editorial Board also created the first version of the SEBoK Sandbox, a collaborative space where the community can provide more in-depth feedback on the SEBoK. We gratefully acknowledge the Sandbox contributions of the individuals listed in Table 2.

Table 2. Sandbox Contributors. (SEBoK Original)
Contributor Contributor
Kishan Singh Chowhan, India Jen Narkevicius, USA
Jose Fiestas, Peru Mike Russell, USA
John Githens, USA Pradyot Sahu, USA
Robert Hanrahan, USA Robert Schaaf, USA
Duane Hybertson, USA Bruce Schneider, USA
Kohn Klingler, USA Michael Singer, USA
Venkata Sivanand Kotta, India Thomas Starai, USA
Mark Labinov, USA Richard Sun, USA
Logan Mailloux, USA Sergey Tozik, Israel
Yaniv Mordecai, Israel Mary VanLeer, USA


Partner organizations supported the development of the SEBoK by providing personnel and opportunities to discuss the SEBoK in open forums such as conferences and workshops, and providing valued feedback on draft SEBoK materials. Some organizations have also chosen to have an official representative(s) participate in BKCASE, as shown below. A special thanks to our partners.

In addition, most authors came from organizations that, although not officially affiliated with BKCASE, nevertheless supported author time and expenses to participate. Collectively, those organizations provided the majority of the labor and expenses that went into creating the SEBoK.

Wiki Team

The transition from a traditional document to a wiki-based platform was a long one. We are tremendously grateful to the folks who have helped us install, manage, and update the wiki:

  • Nicole Hutchison (team lead), Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stephanie Enck (co-lead), Naval Postgraduate School
  • Devanandham Henry, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Hans-Peter de Koning, European Space Agency
  • Paola Di Maio, University of Strathclyde
  • Ray Jorgensen, Rockwell Collins
  • Sanford Friedenthal, SAF Consulting
  • Jude Ken-Kwofie, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Steven Mitchell, Lockheed Martin
  • Robin Valeson, formerly of Stevens Institute of Technology

The wiki is currently supported and hosted by Stevens Institute of Technology. Special thanks go to the Stevens' IT organization.

Technical Editors

Every article went through rounds of technical editing to improve writing quality and consistency. Thanks go to:

  • Emily Leach
  • Abraham Raher
  • Renee Malove
  • Justin Gercken
  • Dona Lee


The following individuals have provided support to the BKCASE team over the course of the project:

  • Johann Amsenga
  • John Baras
  • Johan Bendz
  • Stuart Booth
  • Dan Cernoch
  • Richard Frost
  • Edward Ghafari
  • Mike Gourley
  • Richard Gryzbowski
  • Peter Jackson
  • Kenneth Kepchar
  • Mike Kreuger
  • JoAnn Lane
  • Richard Rosenthal
  • Sven-Olaf Schulze
  • Robert (Bob) Shishko
  • Mary Jane Willshire


Reviewers are critical to the success and growth of the SEBoK. By providing feedback that represents the diversity of views and opinions on systems engineering, reviewers help the author team identify and describe ground truths for SE as well as areas of contention. The reviewers who provided feedback for earlier versions are listed in Table 3, below. In addition, there are a number of other reviewers who provided their comments directly on the wiki with only a user ID (and not a full name) and reviewers who were part of a group that provided a collective review; these reviewers are not listed in Table 3. Many thanks to all reviewers!

The author team would like to particularly acknowledge the efforts of several INCOSE working groups (WGs) who provided feedback:

  • Systems Science WG
  • Architecture WG
  • Requirements WG
  • Decision Analysis WG
  • In Service WG
  • Lean Systems Engineering WG
  • System of Systems WG
  • Process Improvement WG

The adjudication of all SEBoK review comments for all versions can be found at SEBoK Review and Adjudication.

Table 3. Reviewers of earlier SEBoK versions. (SEBoK Original)
Reviewer Reviewer
Aase Jakobsson Julie P. Gann, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Ada Hunter, Lockheed Martin Kal Toth, Portland State University
Adeel Khalid, Southern Polytechnic State University Karen Charron, Raytheon
Alan D Harding, BAE Systems Karen J Richter, Institute for Defense Analyses
Alan Knott, Parsons Brinckerhoff Karl Best, Project Management Institute
Ali Bahraman, Raytheon Ken Ellis, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Andrew Farncombe, John Boardman Associates Kennedy Conway
Andrew McGettrick, The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Kenneth Morris
Anne Sigogne, THALES Kim Halladay
Annette Reilly, Lockheed Martin Krister Sutinen, Siemens Industry Software AB
Arjan van Druten Lajuane Brooks, Aurora Sciences
Arnold Neville Pears, Uppsala University Larri Rosser, Raytheon IIS
Bart Terrery, Lockheed Martin Laurie Nasta, Booz Allen Hamilton
Berger, Northrop Grumman Corporation Loïc Fejoz, RealTime-at-Work
Bernadette Gasmi, EADS Airbus Lori Zipes, NAVSEA NSWC Panama City Division (US Dept of Navy)
Beth Wilson, Raytheon Lou Oddo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Bob Epps and a consolidated review, Lockheed Martin Louisa Guise, Raytheon
Bobinis, Lockheed Martin M.T.F.M. van de Ven, INCOSE ISSWG
Bruce Elliott, Arbutus Technical Consulting Marcel van de Ven, Movares Nederland b.v.
Bruce Munro, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Mark Ardis, Stevens Institute of Technology
Bryan E. Herdlick, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University Mark Lane, IBM
Chia Eng Seng Aaron, National University of Singapore Mark Maier, The Aerospace Corporation
Curran Hawkins Martin Griss, Carnegie Mellon University
Curt Zielinski, Lockheed Martin Martin Nazareth
Dahai Liu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Matthew Petty
Dan Dillery Measurement While Drilling
Daniel J Dechant, Raytheon Michael Bisconti, Lockheed Martin
Daniel Mulvihill, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Michael C. Dapp, Lockheed Martin MS2
David D. Walden, INCOSE & Sysnovation LLC Michael Coughenour, Lockheed Martin
David Kraus, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Michael O'Neill, Georgia Tech Research Institute
David Mason, Lockheed Martin Michael Ryan, INCOSE Requirements Working Group
David Quastel Michael Stringer, US Air Force
David Yarbrough, Northrop Grumman Corporation Michael Wilkinson, Niteworks/Atkins
Dawn Sabados, University of Alabama Huntsville Michaelson, Lockheed Martin
Denis Bertrand & others, Department of National Defence Michele Hanna, Lockheed Martin
Dennis Moen, Lockheed Martin Mike Gayle, Boeing
Donald Larson Mike O’Neill, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Donald Robertson, Lockheed Martin MS2 Mike Prendergast
Duncan Kemp, Department for Transport Mike Stemig, Raytheon
Edmond Tonnellier, Thales Mike Yokel, Lockheed Martin
Emile Anderson, Raytheon IDS MPHO R
Florian Schneider MWD Tools
Francis M. Joyner, Raytheon Nelson Roberts, Lockheed Martin
Frédéric Autran, EADS - Cassidian Systems Odile Mornas, Thales Université
Gauthier Fanmuy, AND Paola Di Maio, University of Strathclyde
Geoffrey A. Shuebrook, Lockheed Martin Patra Stroemer, Lockheed Martin
George Rebovich, MITRE Paul Joannou, IEEE Computer Society
Gerald H. Fisher Paul Martellock, LMT
Gerard Auvray, Astrium Satellite Peter Brook, Dashwood Consulting Ltd
Gerlach Peter Mcgee, Lockheed Martin
Gilles Meuriot, AREVA TA Pierre Labreche, CMC Electronics
Gorman Findley, Raytheon Pieter Botman, Independent
Greg Brown, Lockheed Martin Ray Jorgensen, Rockwell Collins
Hagar, Lockheed Martin Reagan Harper, SEAKR Engineering Inc.
Hans van Vliet, VU University, Amsterdam Richard Rifelli, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Harold Baker Rob Schaaf, IEEE
Harold Mooz, HMA Robert Cantrell, Raytheon IDS
Henry Broodney Robert Mottl, NGAS
Howard Eisner, George Washington University Robert Rathbone, EADS - Cassidian Systems
Hubert Ernest Cody, Raytheon Robert Shishko, NASA
IEEE Computer Society (collective review) Roddey Smith, NGC/NGAS/AMS/CWIN
Ian Sommerville, University of St. Andrews Roger C. Pare, Lockheed Martin MS2
Ivan Mactaggart, AWE PLC Rolan Mazzella, Thales
J Mason, Stevens Institute of Technology Ronald Fradenburg, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Jack Ring, Educe LLC Roxann Marumoto, Raytheon
Jaluane Brooks, Aurora Sciences Scott Werner, Honeywell Technology Services Inc.
James Mason, Cornell University Shirley Tseng, INCOSE
James J. Peter, Johns Hopkins University Spurge Norman, MITRE
James Jamison, IBM Stan Rifkin, Stevens Institute of Technology
James Lentz, Northrop Grumman Corporation Stephanie White, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
James van Gaasbeek, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Stephen Townsend, PMI
Jay Mandelbaum, Institute for Defense Analyses Susan Ferreira, University of Texas at Arlington
Jean-luc Garnier Susan Murray, Missouri S&T
Jean-Luc Wippler, LUCA Ingénierie Theodora Saunders, IEEE AES, IEEE Sys Council, AHS
Jeff Lankford, The Aerospace Corporation Thomas Tudron, Lockheed Martin
Jennifer Milligan, Lockheed Martin MS2 Timothy W. Lohr, Lockheed Martin MS2
Jeremy I. Stuart, Boeing Velda G. Musgrove, Lockheed Martin MS2
JG Demmel, Raytheon Vidyut Navelkar, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Jim Smith, Lockheed Martin Vincenzo Arrichiello, SELEX Sistemi Integrati SpA
Joan E. Nolan, Northrop Grumman Corporation Wayne Collier, Siemens PLM Software
JoAnn Lane Wayne O’Brien, Raytheon
Joe Jenney Weaver, Lockheed Martin
John Clark, Northrop Grumman Corporation and INCOSE William Ely
John Goodwin, US Navy William Golaz, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
John Harauz, Jonic Systems Engineering William J. Brocker, Brocker Engineering
John R Tubb William Moore, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Johnny Duckworth, Space & Airborne Systems/Systems Development Center William R. Lyders, ASSETT Inc.
Jon Holt, Atego Yoshihiro Matsumoto, ASTEM Research Institute
Jose Luis Fernandez Sanchez, Madrid Technical University (UPM) Yvonne Simms, Boeing
Julie DeMeester, Raytheon

SEBoK v. 1.9.1 released 30 September 2018

SEBoK Discussion

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