Keynote Speaker

Professor Dr. Lin Zhang

Department of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China



Lin Zhang, is a professor of Beihang University. He received the B.S. degree in 1986 from the Department of Computer and System Science at Nankai University, China. He received the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in 1989 and 1992 from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China. From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the US Naval Postgraduate School as a senior research associate of the US National Research Council. He served as the President of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), the president of Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), the executive vice president of China Simulation Federation (CSF). He is a Fellow of SCS, ASIASIM and CSF, a chief scientist of the National 863 Program and National Key R&D Program of China. He serves as the Director of Engineering Research Center of Complex Product Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Ministry of Education of China, Editor-in-Chief and associate editors of 8 peer-reviewed international journals. He authored and co-authored more than 300 papers, 20 books and chapters. He received the National Award for Excellent Science and Technology Books, the Outstanding Individual Award of National High-Tech R&D Program, the National Excellent Scientific and Technological Workers Awards, and the SCS Outstanding Professional Contribution Award. His research interests include service-oriented modeling and simulation, cloud manufacturing and simulation, model engineering, model-based systems engineering, cyber-physical systems, M&S for manufacturing systems, etc.


Topic: “Modeling and Simulation Based System Engineering (MSBSE)”


Abstract: Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) changes the document-based collaboration of traditional systems engineering, and takes the model as the main thread to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification, validation and other activities. However, the current MBSE methodology and tools do not support immediate physical level simulation and verification. Data conversions are required from system level models to physical level models, resulting in difficulties in the implementation and promotion of MBSE. Modeling and simulation (M&S) technology plays an irreplaceable role during the development of engineering systems, especially in complex product manufacturing industries. Modeling and simulation based systems engineering (MSBSE) is the extension of MBSE, which enhances the value of MBSE and the ability of digitally evaluating and optimizing the whole system through comprehensive applications of modeling and simulation technology. The lecture will introduce the main idea and technologies of MSBSE. An integrated M&S language, X language, that supports the MSBSE will be also introduced. The X language is a modeling and simulation language that incorporates SysML, Modelica, DEVS, agents and machine learning, which supports the unified modeling of the whole system. Some application examples will be presented to show the advantages of MSBSE with X language.