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Hi there! Welcome to the June 2019 instantiation of the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge. Initiated in 2009, and version 1.0 appeared in September 2012. Today we are officially launching version 2.0 of the SEBoK. There are some significant changes implemented in this version in terms of the MedaiWiki software and the capabilities available that are enabled.
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Hi there! Welcome to the October 2019 instantiation of the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge. Since version 1.0 appeared in September 2012, that means the SEBoK just celebrated its 7th birthday! This release, version 2.1 is also my third release as Editor in chief. This release brings what I hope are some exciting changes for the readers and authors.  
  
Version 2.0 is the first time we are making use of the multimedia capabilities of the underlying MediaWiki platform. In a few places, you will find audio or video recordings to enhance the user experience. We have also implemented Glossary Bubbles. In the past, if you clicked on a word or term that appeared in the glossary, you were sent to that glossary page. You would then navigate back to the originating page. In Version 2.0, a Glossary Bubble opens with the glossary information, allowing you to remain on the originating page.
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The '''first change''' I hope you notice is that we have added bylines to those articles for which we can track their origins. As of this release, we are recognizing the contribution of lead authors and the additional contributing authors. It is our hope that these contributions will be beneficial to the authors in their professional lives - being able to prove their contributions to this important knowledge base.
  
In the short 7.5 years the SEBoK has existed, it has received over 1,600,000 visits, with over 3,200,00 page views. Average visits per month for 2019 is running around 35,000, with approximately 80,000 page views per month. The five most popular pages for the first 3 months of 2019 were:
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The '''next obvious change''' should be the way glossary bubbles have been updated. They are more readable now, with a grey background and black text.
# Types of Systems (15,119)
 
# Stakeholder Needs and Requirements (12,738)
 
# System Requirements (9,923)
 
# Types of Models (9,597)
 
# Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (8,401)
 
Another new feature we are introducing in this Version 2.0 rollout is attribution. The initial SEBoK was a community project, and an intentional decision was made to not attribute the authors of any single page. Times change. While the SEBoK is not a traditional peer-reviewed media, new articles are reviewed by the Section Editor, the Managing Editor, and the Editor in Chief before publishing. If any of those individuals need an outside opinion, other experts may be asked to review and edit the new article. So, effective in Version 2.0, if a new article is submitted by 1-3 authors, and the content has only recieved minor edits (not a major rewrite by an editor), the authors names will appear at the bottom of the article. It is the intent to also go back through the existing articles and if any warrant the same attribution, this will be done for the next version (V 2.1). The goal of this change is to increase the stable content of the SEBoK by attracting new authors.
 
  
Version 2.0 has the following updates:
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Other changes include '''new articles''' on:
# Glossary Bubbles
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* Digital Engineering
# Major article attribution in the form of by-lines in the footer of an article
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* Mission Engineering
# Some multimedia content, which will be continued moving forward
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* Set Based Design
# An improved Menu-tree structure
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* MBSE Adoption Trends 2009-2018
# Part 2 updates
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Additionally, we have '''updated content''' on Resilience, Human Systems Integration, and Capability Engineering. Part 1 also received a wire brushing. We have also begun incorporating video. You will find a short video on the Main page. We are also going to begin to look at existing INCOSE YouTube channel content to look for 1-3 minute clips we can strategically place throughout the SEBoK to add value.
# Part 3 updates
 
# Part 5 Updates
 
# Updated definitions for System, Engineered System, and Systems Engineering to be consistent with the INCOSE BoD adopted definitions from the INCOSE Fellows
 
# References to the INCOSE Competency Model
 
# General cleanup
 
Where are we headed? Good question. We would like to add some new editors to the editorial board. Some of the founders are beginning to move on, and we are looking for fresh participants. As already mentioned, we are looking for new content and authors. We are looking for original multimedia. If you have recorded, or would like to record some items for the SEBoK, please reach out to Nicole Hutchinson or myself and we will help you. Finally, we see more systems engineering applied across engineering disciplines. We would like to have some articles addressing that aspect of systems engineering.
 
  
That is it for now ... I hope to see you at the International Symposium in Orlando. If you have ideas for the SEBoK, or would like to get involved, be sure to find me there and we can have some coffee and chat. Thanks for your ongoing support.
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There is a big announcement to be made relative to the SEBoK. The IEEE Computer Society has been one of the three stewards of the SEBoK from the beginning. They have had a seat on the Board of Governors, and have provided invaluable counsel. In January 2020, that stewardship will be transferred from the IEEE Computer Society to the IEEE Systems Council. The Editorial Board looks forward to the continued support and participation of IEEE. Thank you IEEE Computer Society, and in particular to Rich Hilliard and Andy Chen.
  
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Regarding the reach of the SEBoK, there were over 29,000 visitors and 68,781 page views during the the month of July 2019. That brings our total page views to over 3.45M since 2012. Top content pages in July: 1) Stakeholder Needs and Requirements, 2) Types of Models, 3) Types of Systems, 4) Systems Requirements, and 5) Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability. Top countries accessing the SEBoK in July:
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# US
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# India
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# Australia
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# United Kingdom
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# Philippines
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Looking forward to the next release, it is my hope that those of you that enjoy working with video will think about creating video content now that we have that capability. Please limit your submissions to no more than 3 minute clips, and the preferred format is mp4.
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I am still looking for additional authors and folks interested in taking a leadership role as editors to help manage and grow our content for specific areas. It would be nice to add some more content in Part 6: Related Disciplines, and Part 7: SE Implementation Examples. If you would like to author an article for those sections, please reach our to Nicole Hutchinson (emtnicole@gmail.com) or myself (rcloutier@southalabama.edu).
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That is it for now ... I hope to see you at the upcoming International Workshop being held in Torrence, CA in January 2020. If you have ideas for the SEBoK, or would like to get involved, be sure to find me there and we can have some coffee and chat. But, do not feel you have to wait until then to get involved - reach out now! Thanks for your ongoing support.[[File:RobSignature2.jpeg|173x173px|left]]

Latest revision as of 02:51, 31 October 2019

User:Rcloutier

Hi there! Welcome to the October 2019 instantiation of the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge. Since version 1.0 appeared in September 2012, that means the SEBoK just celebrated its 7th birthday! This release, version 2.1 is also my third release as Editor in chief. This release brings what I hope are some exciting changes for the readers and authors.

The first change I hope you notice is that we have added bylines to those articles for which we can track their origins. As of this release, we are recognizing the contribution of lead authors and the additional contributing authors. It is our hope that these contributions will be beneficial to the authors in their professional lives - being able to prove their contributions to this important knowledge base.

The next obvious change should be the way glossary bubbles have been updated. They are more readable now, with a grey background and black text.

Other changes include new articles on:

  • Digital Engineering
  • Mission Engineering
  • Set Based Design
  • MBSE Adoption Trends 2009-2018

Additionally, we have updated content on Resilience, Human Systems Integration, and Capability Engineering. Part 1 also received a wire brushing. We have also begun incorporating video. You will find a short video on the Main page. We are also going to begin to look at existing INCOSE YouTube channel content to look for 1-3 minute clips we can strategically place throughout the SEBoK to add value.

There is a big announcement to be made relative to the SEBoK. The IEEE Computer Society has been one of the three stewards of the SEBoK from the beginning. They have had a seat on the Board of Governors, and have provided invaluable counsel. In January 2020, that stewardship will be transferred from the IEEE Computer Society to the IEEE Systems Council. The Editorial Board looks forward to the continued support and participation of IEEE. Thank you IEEE Computer Society, and in particular to Rich Hilliard and Andy Chen.

Regarding the reach of the SEBoK, there were over 29,000 visitors and 68,781 page views during the the month of July 2019. That brings our total page views to over 3.45M since 2012. Top content pages in July: 1) Stakeholder Needs and Requirements, 2) Types of Models, 3) Types of Systems, 4) Systems Requirements, and 5) Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability. Top countries accessing the SEBoK in July:

  1. US
  2. India
  3. Australia
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Philippines

Looking forward to the next release, it is my hope that those of you that enjoy working with video will think about creating video content now that we have that capability. Please limit your submissions to no more than 3 minute clips, and the preferred format is mp4.

I am still looking for additional authors and folks interested in taking a leadership role as editors to help manage and grow our content for specific areas. It would be nice to add some more content in Part 6: Related Disciplines, and Part 7: SE Implementation Examples. If you would like to author an article for those sections, please reach our to Nicole Hutchinson (emtnicole@gmail.com) or myself (rcloutier@southalabama.edu).

That is it for now ... I hope to see you at the upcoming International Workshop being held in Torrence, CA in January 2020. If you have ideas for the SEBoK, or would like to get involved, be sure to find me there and we can have some coffee and chat. But, do not feel you have to wait until then to get involved - reach out now! Thanks for your ongoing support.

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