System architecting for high-tech machines is currently performed by highly experienced individuals, who often use an intuitive approach to their craft. In order to allow better cooperation, and to enable the dissemination of experience and knowledge, a framework is needed in which the methods, modelling formalisms, techniques and tools used by system architects are captured. In this paper, such a framework is proposed. Different steps in a system architecting process are given, with appropriate techniques. Examples are given from a large scale research project investigating the design of a high-speed copier. Finally, the abstract framework is mapped to a dynamic workflow model closely resembling industrial practice.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER2006), 6-9 April 2006, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Place of Publication||United States, Los Angeles, CA|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|