Publishing on the Pulse of the Market

MBSE4U is a lean publishing house for MBSE books with up-to-date content that follow the dynamic changes in the MBSE community and markets.

I have founded MBSE4U end of 2015. The idea is to get a publishing platform between traditional publishers and “Pirates of the publishers”.

I am open for authors. Just let me know if you are interested in writing a book.

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SYSMOD book front cover

Tim Weilkiens
SYSMOD – The Systems Modeling Toolbox – Pragmatic MBSE with SysML
2nd edition. 2016.

SYSMOD is a MBSE toolbox for pragmatic modeling of systems. It is well-suited to be used with SysML. The book provides a set of methods with roles and outputs. Concrete guidances and examples show how to apply the methods with SysML.

  • Requirements modeling
  • System Context
  • Use Cases
  • Logical and Product Architectures
  • Guidances how to create a SysML model
  • Full-fledged SysML example
  • Complete definition of a profile for SYSMOD
Variant Modeling with SysML -

Tim Weilkiens
Variant Modeling with SysML
1st edition. 2016.

SysML does not provide explicit built-in language constructs to model variants. Nevertheless SysML is useful to create a model for variants. The VAMOS method presented in the book Variant Modeling with SysML is one option how to model variants with SysML. It uses the profile mechanism of SysML to extend the language with a concept for variant modeling. The concepts are core, variation point, variation, variant, variant constraint, and variant configuration. The book shows how to apply the concepts with standard SysML modeling tool.

  • Introduction
  • Variant Modeling Concepts
  • Variant Modeling with SysML
  • Other Variant Modeling Concepts
  • Variant Stereotypes for SysML
  • Example: Forest Fire Detection System
  • Example: Virtual Museum Tour
Book cover, A Domain-Specic, Model Driven Engineering Approach for Systems Engineering in the Smart Grid, Christian Neureiter, MBSE4U

Christian Neureiter
A Domain-Specific, Model Driven Engineering Approach for Systems Engineering in the Smart Grid

The research presented in this book covers considerations on how to utilize Systems Engineering (SE) and Model Driven Engineering (MDE) concepts for the development of robust and dependable Smart Grids.

It discusses the specification and implementation of a standards-based Domain Specific Language (DSL), denoted as SGAM Toolbox. Furthermore, it demonstrates the application of this toolbox on basis of different case studies.

The implementation results are evaluated in different ways and a summarizing scientific discussion identifies different issues that require future research.

One of the intentions of this book is to complement scientific considerations with concepts for practical applicability. Thus, the described results (especially the SGAM Toolbox) are publicly available.

Christian Neureiter is lecturer and researcher at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. As affiliate of the Josef Ressel Center for User-Centric Smart Grid Privacy, Security and Control his research concentrates on the two main topics Systems Engineering and Model Driven Engineering. Besides his academic focus, Christian is working as consultant and trainer for the Successfactory Consulting Group.

Book cover, The New Engineering Game - Strategies for the Industrial Internet, Tim Weilkiens, MBSE4U


Tim Weilkiens
The New Engineering Game – Strategies for the Industrial Internet

Organization faces an increasingly complex and dynamic environment on the market. The internet of things and in particular the industrial internet respectively Industry 4.0 change the rules.

The development of systems requires a new kind of engineering and thinking. Companies that are capable of adapting themselves to the frequent and partially disruptive changes in the complex and dynamic markets will be successful in the future.

The book closes the gap between high-level reflections about Industry 4.0 and daily engineering methods and tools.

After an introduction and motivation of the theme, the book describes the first three industrial revolutions and their consequences and concludes with the predicted fourth industrial revolution. In the light of the fourth industrial revolution, the second chapter explains the need for a new kind of engineering. The third chapter provides valuable principles, patterns, methods, and tools for engineering organizations to be successful on the playfield of Industry 4.0.

Book cover MBSE Craftsmanship

Planned for 2018.

Tim Weilkiens,
MBSE Craftsmanship