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The Systems Engineering Tools Database Working Group

manages the  

Systems Engineering Tools Database      
Updated October 21, 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.

The SETDB is available via this link:


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.

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  provides the Systems Engineering Tools Database (SETDB) for  INCOSE and PPI members and stakeholders to assist with systems engineering tool searching and information collection.

The 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

The Systems Engineering Tools Database is available at


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 SETDB WG will be participating in the Hybrid INCOSE 2022 International Workshop  (IW) being held in January 29 to February 02, 2022. 


Planned Presentations at the Next Events

  • The SETDB WG will be participating in the International Workshop 2022 that is scheduled to be a hybrid event during the period from January 29 to February 02, 2022.
  • We hope to see you there.

Systems Engineering Tools Database Metrics

January 26th, 2021 through September 21, 2021

Number of Tools Published : 350 
Number of Unique Vendors: 113 
Number of Unique Visitors in the last  month: 107    
Number of Unique Visitors Since January 26th, 2021: 945 
Number of Visits in the last  month: 143     
Number of Visits Since January 26th, 2021:
Number of Web Page Searches in the last  month: 78    
Number of Web Page Searches Since January 26th, 2021:
Number of Taxonomy Visitors in the last  month:
Number of Taxonomy Visitors Since January 26th, 2021: 392