System design conceptual model

Kari Tiensyrjä, Jean Mermet

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This chapter presents the foundations of the System Design Conceptual Model (SDCM). The SDCM is a meta-model that serves as a reference model of, and gives a global view and perspective on system design. The SDCM is used to describe system design from the viewpoints of the System Design Process (SDP) and the System Under Design (SUD). The SDP and the SUD are related to each other via design artefacts produced and consumed during the design process. The SDCM can be used in various ways in enhancing system design: understanding system design; analysing and assessing existing design flows; instantiating design flows for new design paradigms; eliciting requirements for methods and tools; organising teams; educating employees, partners and customers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystem Level Design Model with Reuse of System IP
EditorsPatricia Cavalloro, Christophe Gendarme, Klaus Kronlöf, Jean Mermet, Jos van Sas, Kari Tiensyrjä, Nikolaos S. Voros
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-306-48733-0
ISBN (Print)1-4020-7594-4, 978-1-4020-7594-0
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • system design
  • system design conceptual model
  • meta-model
  • reference model
  • system design process
  • system under design


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