Compared to document-based systems engineering (SE) models, IT-enabled ones can introduce radical changes in how SE is practiced. Such models are increasingly important today, but how well do we understand their use, impact, and issues? Real-world cases are helpful but tell us little about how and why models work (or don't), their suitability for a particular context, or how to guide selection a nd use. Lacking sound knowledge and theory, we cannot assess the value of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)  or predict its outcomes . Instead, we rely on heuristics and judgment, e.g., to make process tailoring decisions . Our motivations include identifying core research needs, provoking discussion on key issues and questions  and generating interest by applied and theoretical researchers, including from outside engineering. Other authors have noted that SE would benefit from broader research methodologies and methods (e.g., ; ) and greater participation by non-e ng ineering disciplines (e.g., ; ). This paper identifies MBSE research topics culled from literature and briefly discusses some key ones based on a work-centered organizational approach with the goal of sparking interest in foundational research. © 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Murphy, L., & Collopy, P. (2012). A work-centered perspective on research needs for systems engineering with models. In Procedia Computer Science (Vol. 8, pp. 315–320). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2012.01.066