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Smart Systems Engineering (SmartSE)


2012 - 2018


Together with participants from almost 30 companies and research institutes, prostep ivip's Smart Systems Engineering (SmartSE) project group develops application-related concepts for mastering the common challenges posed by systems engineering (SE). To this end, SmartSE draws up recommendations for process design, expedites technical standards for the collaborative development of complex mechatronic systems and supports the internal and cross-enterprise creation of transparency with regard to systems engineering objects.

Milestones 2019

The second, revised version of the recommendation PSI 11 "Smart Systems Engineering" is available free of charge at

In the current phase IV, SmartSE builds on previous results but also explores new subject areas arising from the trend towards model-based systems engineering in new work packages. Key topics addressed by the work packages are: simulation-based decision-making, further development of the FMI standard and its industrialization, industrial requirements for the System Structure and Parameterization of Components for Virtual System Design (SSP) standard, modeling and simulation standards for V-ECUs and new requirements from the perspective of autonomous systems.

Outlook 2020

Building on the results from 2019, SmartSE will begin work on a third, revised version of the recommendation PSI 11 "Smart Systems Engineering".

In the run-up to this, increased focus will be placed on dissemination of the project results. There are plans for several, possibly revised, white papers and recommendations on, for example, V-ECUs, SSP and simulation-based decision-making. It is also intended that development of the FMI (3.0) be driven forward. When it comes to mastering the challenges posed by autonomous systems, requirements for the industrialization of scenario-based testing will be defined and made available to relevant projects and organizations (e.g.: ASAM).

Milestones 2018

Building on the results of the previous years, the SmartSE project group published a second, revised version of Recommendation PSI 11 "Smart Systems Engineering".

In 2018, the "Challenges of Interdisciplinary Collaboration" work package was outsourced and pursued further by the SysML Workflow Forum working group. The work packages "Behavior Models and Data Management Integration" and "IP Protection in Collaborative Behavior Modeling" were successfully completed by the end of 2018. This brings phase III of the SmartSE project to an end.


Dr. Stefan Rude, BMW AG


Christian Buehler
Tel.: +49 (89) 35020-212

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:em engineering methods AG
Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
ANSYS Germany GmbH
Audi AG
AVL List GmbH
BMW Group
Daimler AG
Dassault Systèmes SE
TU Darmstadt DIK
DENSO Corporation
Fraunhofer IESE
Fraunhofer IFF
Fraunhofer IPK
inter48 GmbH
Robert Bosch GmbH
Siemens AG
Siemens Industry Software GmbH
The Boeing Company
Toyota Motor Europe
Unity AG
Volkswagen AG
ZF Friedrichshafen AG


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