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Systems Engineering Tools Database Working Group       
Updated July 18, 2021

Mission & Objectives

Systems Engineering Tools Database (SETDB) Working Group Mission

To  provide the systems engineering community a reliable source of information about software tools they are using or wish to use while executing their business processes throughout a product lifecycle.

Systems Engineering Tools Database (SETDB) Working Group Objectives

  • To provide information about tools in defined categories consistent with executing the processes defined in ISO 15288:2015 (as well as subsequent updated versions) and the systems engineering processes defined in the 4th Edition (and subsequent editions) of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook.
  • To provide the systems engineering and operational management of the SETDB Project in collaboration with  Project Performance International (PPI), with the support of INCOSE and PPI IT departments, participation of INCOSE Working Groups and the sponsorship of INCOSE Technical Operations.


Working Group Chair: John Nallon

Working Group Co-Chair(s)
: Stephane LaCrampe (ObeoSoft);  Rene King (Project Performance International)

Development Team Members
: John Nallon, Robert Halligan, Stephane Lacrampe, Rene King, Nicolas Castan, Wesley Hewett, David Sellnow, Lamont McAiley, Donna Long, Alwyn Smit, Laura Oskins, and Pat Myers.

General Membership
: Active and non-active members are maintained on the SETDB WG Committee list to provide them working group activity announcements and access to the working group web-pages and documentation.

Board Sponsor(s)/Champion(s)

  • The President of INCOSE
  • The Director and Deputy Director of Technical Operations (TechOps): responsible for resource advocacy and SETDB status reporting to the INCOSE BOD and external stakeholders
  • The INCOSE Chief Information Officer
  • The INCOSE Assistant Director Transformational

SETDB Technical Board: Robert Halligan (PPI), John Nallon (INCOSE)

Working Group Collaboration: MBSE Initiative, Requirements Working Group, Configuration Management Working Group.

INCOSE-PPI Relationship Manager:  John Nallon

Working Group Products

In collaboration with Project Performance International (PPI), the INCOSE SETDB WG  has developed and the next generation Systems Engineering Tools Database (SETDB). The project leaders have been communicating with our members, systems engineering tool vendors,  the INCOSE and PPI stakeholders and Working Groups to capture their needs and assist with the development of their desired functionality.

The following SETDB Working Group products are available on the SETDB CONNECT site and are for INCOSE and Product Performance International use only. They are not official INCOSE products.

  1. The Systems Engineering Tools Database (SETDB) Working Group Charter
  2. The Systems Engineering Tools Database Technical Project Plan (TPP)
  3. The SETDB Project Plan
  4. The SETDB Operational Concept Description (OCD)
  5. The SETDB Capability System Requirements Specification (CapSyRS)
  6. The SETDB Use Cases
  7. The SETDB System Models
  8. The SETDB Requirements Engineering Model
  9. The SETDB Tools Category and Taxonomy Model
  10. The SETDB Verification Strategy
  11. The SETDB Verification Plan 
  12. The SETDB Operational Procedures

SETDB IS2021 is available from the INCOSE Home Page at

A special thank you from the SETDB Development Team goes out to OBEO Software, Spec Innovations, Siemens Polarion and VITECH Corporation for your participation in our early adopter program.

Additionally the following CAB members have established SETDB Tool Vendor Accounts and published their product information in the Systems Engineering Tools Database: Change Vision Inc., jama Software, SPEC Innovations, Siemens (Polarion), THALES (Capella) and VITECH Corporation. 

Would you like to open a  SETDB Tool Vendor Account?

Go to the SETDB Home Page and Select Register as a Tool Vendor then select Sign Up and fill in the request. 

Planned Working Sessions at the Next Events

The SETDB Working Group:

  • Meets weekly via virtual communication technology (typically on Thursday between 1400 and 1700 Eastern Time).
  • Conducts meetings and presentations at the International Workshop and the International Symposium.
  • Maintains the SETDB and all system artifacts.
  • Promotes collaboration with other INCOSE working groups, other professional societies, commercial and industry committees, government organizations, academic institutions and tool vendors.
  • Communicates to SETDB WG members and interested INCOSE members via:
    • the SETDB Website website.
    • the SETDB mail reflector, INCOSE communications media and PPI communications media.
    • the chairs of participating INCOSE Working Groups.
  • Communicates with INCOSE and PPI members via their respective marketing, social and communication media.

The INCOSE SETDB WG will be participating in the Virtual INCOSE 2021 International Symposium (IW) being held July 17-22, 2021. 


Planned Presentations at the Next Events

  • The 2021 International Symposium will be a virtual event during the period from July 17th thru July 22, 2021. 
  • On July 1, 2021 the Systems Engineering Tools Database vIS2021 was released to INCOSE and PPI members and casual users from the internet. INCOSE, PPI or Vendor account login will be required to access the SETDB.

Systems Engineering Tools Database Metrics

January 26th, 2021 through July 15, 2021
Updated July 15, 2021
(increases shown are since July 1, 2021)

Number of Tools Published : 330 (+14)  
Number of Unique Vendors: 105 (+10)
Number of Unique Visitors in the last  month: 273 (+41)    
Number of Unique Visitors Since January 26th, 2021: 733 (+53)  
Number of Visits in the last  month: 241 (+65)     
Number of Visits Since January 26th, 2021:
 1146 (+111)
Number of Web Page Searches in the last  month: 241     
Number of Web Page Searches Since January 26th, 2021:
Number of Taxonomy Visitors in the last  month:
 100 (+31)     
Number of Taxonomy Visitors Since January 26th, 2021: