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The Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) has been, and continues to be, an immense undertaking involving the collective efforts of so many, including more than 70 authors, hundreds of reviewers, and numerous others, including associate editors, assistant editors, technical editors, governors, wiki implementers, and graphical artists.
The Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) has been, and continues to be, an immense undertaking involving the collective efforts of so many, including more than 70 authors, hundreds of reviewers, and numerous others, including associate editors, assistant editors, technical editors, governors, wiki implementers, and graphical artists.
We acknowledge their contributions,
With gratitude,
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The Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) has been, and continues to be, an immense undertaking involving the collective efforts of so many, including more than 70 authors, hundreds of reviewers, and numerous others, including associate editors, assistant editors, technical editors, governors, wiki implementers, and graphical artists.

We acknowledge their contributions,

With gratitude,



The SEBoK was developed by the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering Project (BKCASE) (http://www.bkcase.org), which concurrently produced the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE). Nearly everyone involved in BKCASE has contributed to both products. Hence, the acknowledgements generally do not distinguish between contributions to SEBoK and GRCSE.

Original Sponsor

The Department of Defense recognizes the importance of SEBoK to its own workforce development and has provided substantial financial support and partnership to the BKCASE project. The office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD(SE)) is the original Department of Defense sponsor for the BKCASE Project. DASD(SE) graciously provided much of the funding for SEBoK development through their Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) (see http://www.sercuarc.org). Those funds have primarily paid for the time spent by the SEBoK leadership, enabled the many volunteer authors to conduct quarterly physical workshops, and provided for the technical and administrative infrastructure to conduct such a complex distributed project. DASD(SE) has not determined the content of the SEBoK, but instead has allowed the author team and the community to determine what the SEBoK should contain. Without this support over the life of the project, the creation of the SEBoK would not have been possible. Moreover, DASD(SE) continues to provide substantial support to BKCASE through the SERC. Special thanks go to Stephen Welby, Kristen Baldwin, Nicholas Torelli, Don Gelosh, Scott Lucero, and Darren Dusza.

This material is based upon work supported, in whole or in part, by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) under Contract H98230-08-D-0171. SERC is a federally funded University Affiliated Research Center managed by Stevens Institute of Technology. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Defense.

New Governance

Beginning in January 2013, the SEBoK began operating under a new governance structure, led by INCOSE, IEEE-CS, and the SERC acting jointly as stewards. Under this new structure, the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor-in-Chief lead the newly formed BKCASE Editorial Board which is responsible for soliciting new and revised SEBoK articles, and ensuring those articles are peer-reviewed and meet the quality standards expected of all SEBoK articles. The associate editors quickly became integral to the SEBoK 1.1 release and we thank them for their leadership and dedication.

  • Rick Adcock, Cranfield University
  • Barry Boehm, University of Southern California
  • Cihan Dagli, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Judith Dahmann, MITRE
  • Heidi Davidz, Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne
  • Dov Dori, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
  • Tim Ferris, University of South Australia
  • Greg Parnell, United States Military Ac
  • Sam Seymour, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ariela Sofer, George Mason University
  • Ricardo Valerdi, University of Arizona

The stewards also stood up the BKCASE Governing Board to be their primary agents to oversee and guide the SEBoK and its companion BKCASE product, GRCSE.

  • Richard Fairley, IEEE Computer Society
  • Kevin Forsberg, INCOSE
  • Ken Nidiffer, IEEE Computer Society
  • David Olwell, SERC
  • Art Pyster, SERC
  • David Walden, INCOSE

The core staff (except for Alice Squires, who has taken a new position), so central to SEBoK development, became assistant editors in the new governance structure. They have been and continue to be the bedrock on which the entire SEBoK effort rests.

  • Stephanie Enck, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Deva Henry, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Nicole Hutchison, Stevens Institute of Technology

Finally, special thanks goes to INCOSE Presidents Samantha Robitaille and John Thomas for their early and constant support to the SEBoK development.

Part Team Leads

The SEBoK is divided into seven primary Parts (see SEBoK Table of Contents). Through the release of SEBoK 1.0, for each of the Parts, someone graciously volunteered to lead a team of authors in writing the articles and coordinating article integration. This was an enormous amount of work. We would like to thank each of these individuals for their time, dedication, and leadership. In addition, a member of the editorial staff supported each of the part team leads.

  • Part 1 - Barry Boehm with support from Art Pyster
  • Part 2 - Richard Adcock with support from Nicole Hutchison
  • Part 3 - Garry Roedler with support from Jim Anthony
  • Part 4 - Harold (Bud) Lawson with support from David Olwell
  • Part 5 - Art Pyster with support from Alice Squires and Devanandham Henry
  • Part 6 - David Olwell with support from Art Pyster
  • Part 7 - Heidi Davidz with support from Alice Squires and Devanandham Henry


As a primarily volunteer effort, BKCASE has depended on dozens of authors from around the world to provide their own time and expenses. Each of the individuals listed below has worked many hours to develop and improve SEBoK and GRCSE. Without each of them, it would have been impossible to succeed. Many of them have been supported by their organizations during this effort, including support for travel and labor, and we also gratefully acknowledge the organizational contribution.

Table 1. BKCASE Authors. (SEBoK Original)
Author Author
Richard Adcock, Cranfield University and INCOSE, UK Duane Hyberston, The MITRE Corporation, USA
James F. Anthony, Jr., Sevatec, Inc., USA Scott Jackson, University of Southern California, USA
Erik Aslaksen, Sinclair Knight Merz, Australia Mo Jamshidi, University of Texas San Antonio, USA
Richard Beasley, 'Rolls Royce, UK Cheryl Jones, United States Army
Barry Boehm, University of Southern California, USA Chul Whan Kim, Advisor of KCOSE, Korea
Stuart Booth, Office of the Secretary of Defense, USA Naohiko Kohtake, KEIO University, Japan
John Brackett, Boston University, USA Harold (Bud) Lawson, Lawson Konsult AB, Sweden
Chuck Calvano, Naval Postgraduate School, USA Yeaw Lip Alex Lee, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore
Aaron Eng Seng Chia, National University of Singapore, Singapore Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Kyung-il Choe, HUFS, Korea James Martin, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Edmund Conrow, Management and Technology Associates, USA Gregory Mayhew, Boeing, USA
Paul Croll, CSC, USA Steven Mitchell, Lockheed Martin, USA
Cihan Dagli, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA Ken Nidiffer, Carnegie Mellon SEI and IEEE Systems Council, USA
Judith Dahmann, The MITRE Corporation, USA David H. Olwell, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Heidi Davidz, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, USA Bo Oppenheim, Loyola Marymount University, USA
Leopoldo Decardenas, Raytheon, USA Andy Pickard, Rolls-Royce, USA
Johann (Hans) Demmel, Raytheon, USA Ricardo Pineda, University Texas at El Paso, USA
Jeremy Dick, Integrate Systems Engineering Ltd., USA Daniel Prun, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC), France
Charles Dickerson, Loughborough University, UK Art Pyster, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
David Dorgan, Raytheon, USA Garry Roedler, Lockheed Martin, USA
Dov Dori, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Isreal and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Jean-Claude Roussel, EADS, France
Joseph J. Ekstrom, Brigham Young University, USA Janet Singer, University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Stephanie Enck, Naval Postgraduate School, USA Seiko Shirasaka, KEIO University, Japan
Marcia Enos, Lockheed Martin, USA Hillary Sillitto, Thales Group and INCOSE, UK
Dick Fairley, Observer and Author from IEEE, USA John Snoderly, Defense Acquisition University, USA
Alain Faisandier, Association Francaise d 'Ingenlerie Systeme, France Alice Squires, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
T.L.J. Ferris, University of South Australia and INCOSE, Australia Bill Stiffler, Raytheon, USA
Kevin Forsberg, OGR Systems, USA Massood Towhidnejad, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
G. Richard Freeman, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA Guilherme Horta Travassos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
Sanford Friedenthal, SAF Consulting, Lockheed Martin (retired), USA Ricardo Valerdi, University of Arizona, USA
Brian Gallagher, CACI, USA Mary VanLeer, Perceptive Systems, Inc., USA
Devanandham Henry, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA Qing Wang, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Michael Henshaw, Loughborough University, UK Brian Wells, Raytheon, USA (retired)
Thomas Hilburn, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and IEEE Computer Society, USA Brian White, CAU<SES, USA
Nicole A.C. Hutchison, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA Ken Zemrowski, TASC, Inc., USA


Partner organizations supported the development of the SEBoK by providing personnel, opportunities to discuss the SEBoK in open forums such as conferences and workshops, and providing valued feedback on draft SEBoK materials. Some organizations have also chosen to have an official representative(s) participate in BKCASE, as shown below. A special thanks to our partners.

In addition, most authors came from organizations that, although not officially affiliated with BKCASE, nevertheless supported author time and expenses to participate. Collectively, those organizations provided the majority of the labor and expenses that went into creating the SEBoK.For more information on potential partner involvement, please see SEBoK Evolution.

Wiki Team

The transition from a traditional document to a wiki-based platform was a long one. We are tremendously grateful to the folks who have helped us install, manage, and update the wiki:

  • Nicole Hutchison (team lead), Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stephanie Enck (co-lead), Naval Postgraduate School
  • Deva Henry, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Hans-Peter de Koning, European Space Agency
  • Paola Di Maio, University of Strathclyde
  • Ray Jorgensen, Rockwell Collins
  • Sanford Friedenthal, SAF Consulting
  • Jude Ken-Kwofie, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Steven Mitchell, Lockheed Martin
  • Robin Valeson, Stevens Institute of Technology

The wiki is currently supported and hosted by Stevens Institute of Technology. Special thanks go to the Stevens' IT organization.

Technical Editors

Every article went through rounds of technical editing to improve writing quality and consistency. Thanks go to:

  • tech editors


The following individuals have provided support to the BKCASE team over the course of the project.

  • Johann Amsenga
  • John Baras
  • Johan Bendz
  • Stuart Booth
  • Dan Cernoch
  • Richard Frost
  • Edward Ghafari
  • Mike Gourley
  • Richard Gryzbowski
  • Peter Jackson
  • Kenneth Kepchar
  • Mike Kreuger
  • JoAnn Lane
  • Richard Rosenthal
  • Sven-Olaf Schulze
  • Robert (Bob) Shishko
  • Mary Jane Willshire


Reviewers are critical to the success and growth of the SEBoK. By providing feedback that represents the diversity of views and opinions on systems engineering, reviewers help the author team identify and describe ground truths for SE as well as areas of contention. The reviewers who provided feedback for earlier versions (0.25, 0.50, and 0.75) are listed in Table 2, below. In addition, there are a number of other reviewers who provided their comments directly on the wiki with only a userid (and not a full name) and reviewers who were part of a group that provided a collective review; these reviewers are not listed in Table 2 below. Many thanks to all reviewers!

The author team would like to particularly acknowledge the efforts of several INCOSE working groups (WGs) who provided feedback:

  • Systems Science WG
  • Architecture WG
  • Requirements WG
  • Decision Analysis WG
  • In Service WG
  • Lean Systems Engineering WG
  • System of Systems WG
  • Process Improvement WG

The adjudication of all SEBoK review comments for all versions can be found at SEBoK Review and Adjudication.

Table 2. Reviewers of earlier SEBoK versions. (SEBoK Original)
Reviewer Reviewer
Aase Jakobsson Johnny Duckworth, Space & Airborne Systems/Systems Development Center
Ada Hunter, Lockheed Martin Jose Luis Fernandez Sanchez, Madrid Technical University (UPM)
Adeel Khalid, Southern Polytechnic State University Julie DeMeester, Raytheon
Alan D Harding, BAE Systems Julie P. Gann, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Alan Knott, Parsons Brinckerhoff Kal Toth, Portland State University
Ali Bahraman, Raytheon Karen Charron, Raytheon
Andrew Farncombe, John Boardman Associates Karl Best, Project Management Institute
Andrew McGettrick, The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Ken Ellis, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Anne Sigogne, THALES Kenneth Morris
Annette Reilly, Lockheed Martin Krister Sutinen, Siemens Industry Software AB
Arnold Neville Pears, Uppsala University Lajuane Brooks, Aurora Sciences
Bart Terrery, Lockheed Martin Larri Rosser, Raytheon IIS
Berger, Northrop Grumman Corporation Laurie Nasta, Booz Allen Hamilton
Bernadette Gasmi, EADS Airbus Lori Zipes, NAVSEA NSWC Panama City Division (US Dept of Navy)
Beth Wilson, Raytheon Lou Oddo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Bob Epps and a consolidated review, Lockheed Martin Louisa Guise, Raytheon
Bobinis, Lockheed Martin M.T.F.M. van de Ven, INCOSE ISSWG
Bruce Elliott, Arbutus Technical Consulting Marcel van de Ven, Movares Nederland b.v.
Bruce Munro, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Mark Ardis, Stevens Institute of Technology
Bryan E. Herdlick, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University Mark Maier, The Aerospace Corporation
Chia Eng Seng Aaron, National University of Singapore Martin Nazareth
Curt Zielinski, Lockheed Martin Matthew Petty
Dahai Liu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Michael Bisconti, Lockheed Martin
Dan Dillery Michael C. Dapp, Lockheed Martin MS2
Daniel J Dechant, Raytheon Michael Coughenour, Lockheed Martin
Daniel Mulvihill, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Michael O'Neill, Georgia Tech Research Institute
David D. Walden, INCOSE & Sysnovation LLC Michael Ryan, INCOSE Requirements Working Group
David Kraus, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Michael Wilkinson, Niteworks/Atkins
David Mason, Lockheed Martin Michaelson, Lockheed Martin
David Quastel Michele Hanna, Lockheed Martin
David Yarbrough, Northrop Grumman Corporation Mike Gayle, Boeing
Dawn Sabados, University of Alabama Huntsville Mike O’Neill, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Denis Bertrand & others, Department of National Defence Mike Prendergast
Dennis Moen, Lockheed Martin Mike Stemig, Raytheon
Donald Larson Mike Yokel, Lockheed Martin
Donald Robertson, Lockheed Martin MS2 Nelson Roberts, Lockheed Martin
Duncan Kemp, Department for Transport Odile Mornas, Thales Université
Jon Holt, Atego Paola Di Maio, University of Strathclyde
Karen J Richter, Institute for Defense Analyses Patra Stroemer, Lockheed Martin
Stan Rifkin, Stevens Institute of Technology Paul Joannou, IEEE Computer Society
Edmond Tonnellier, Thales Paul Martellock, LMT
Emile Anderson, Raytheon IDS Peter Brook, Dashwood Consulting Ltd
Francis M. Joyner, Raytheon Pieter Botman, Independent
Frédéric Autran, EADS - Cassidian Systems Ian Sommerville, University of St. Andrews
Gauthier Fanmuy, AND Richard Rifelli, Northrop Grumman Corporation
George Rebovich, MITRE Rob Schaaf, IEEE
Gerald H. Fisher Robert Cantrell, Raytheon IDS
Gerard Auvray, Astrium Satellite Robert Mottl, NGAS
Gilles Meuriot, AREVA TA Robert Rathbone, EADS - Cassidian Systems
Gorman Findley, Raytheon Roddey Smith, NGC/NGAS/AMS/CWIN
Greg Brown, Lockheed Martin Roger C. Pare, Lockheed Martin MS2
Hagar, Lockheed Martin Rolan Mazzella, Thales
Hans van Vliet, VU University, Amsterdam Ronald Fradenburg, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Harold Baker Roxann Marumoto, Raytheon
Harold Mooz, HMA Scott Werner, Honeywell Technology Services Inc.
Howard Eisner, George Washington University Shirley Tseng
Hubert Ernest Cody, Raytheon Spurge Norman, MITRE
IEEE Computer Society (collective review) Stephanie White, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
Ivan Mactaggart, AWE PLC Stephen Townsend, PMI
Jack Ring, Educe LLC Susan Ferreira, University of Texas at Arlington
Jaluane Brooks, Aurora Sciences Susan Murray, Missouri S&T
James J. Peter, Johns Hopkins University Theodora Saunders, IEEE AES, IEEE Sys Council, AHS
James Jamison, IBM Thomas Tudron, Lockheed Martin
James Lentz, Northrop Grumman Corporation Timothy W. Lohr, Lockheed Martin MS2
James van Gaasbeek, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Velda G. Musgrove, Lockheed Martin MS2
Jay Mandelbaum, Institute for Defense Analyses Vidyut Navelkar, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Jean-luc Garnier Vincenzo Arrichiello, SELEX Sistemi Integrati SpA
Jean-Luc Wippler, LUCA Ingénierie Wayne Collier, Siemens PLM Software
Jeff Lankford, The Aerospace Corporation Wayne O’Brien, Raytheon
Jennifer Milligan, Lockheed Martin MS2 Weaver, Lockheed Martin
Jeremy I. Stuart, Boeing William Ely
JG Demmel, Raytheon William Golaz, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Jim Smith, Lockheed Martin William J. Brocker, Brocker Engineering
Joan E. Nolan, Northrop Grumman Corporation William Moore, Northrop Grumman Corporation
JoAnn Lane William R. Lyders, ASSETT Inc.
John Clark, Northrop Grumman Corporation and INCOSE Yoshihiro Matsumoto, ASTEM Research Institute
John Harauz, Jonic Systems Engineering Yvonne Simms, Boeing
John R Tubb

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