System Architecture and Modeling Competition

Attention all Engineers and Systems Engineers

We are excited to announce our System Architecture and Modeling Competition.  This is a chance for you to showcase your skills and creativity as you design and build a solution to a real-world problem. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your MBSE skills to the test and win recognition as one of the world’s best systems modelers!

Participants will be able to choose their preferred tool and modeling methodology. All contestants will be given the same problem and amount of time to develop an MBSE model in response to the problem. Awards will be given out in several categories. This competition is about recognizing not just “modeling” skill but also the individuals and teams that can come up with the most innovative solutions in a set amount of time. This competition will challenge not just your mastery of a tool and modeling methodology but also your systems thinking skills, innovation abilities, creativity, and ability to work under pressure.

We are looking to give the best systems engineers an opportunity to achieve industry & domain-wide recognition of your knowledge and skill in using MBSE to develop innovative system solutions.

Possible topics include autonomous systems, clean energy, environmental issues or anything that seems interesting, relevant, and exciting in today’s world.

Potential Format (subject to change)


  • Individual or Teams up to 3


  • Any MBSE tool can be used
  • Any modeling methodology can be used
  • Can bring other tools to integrate with MBSE tool to create local DE – use for analysis, etc
  • Cannot bring previous models or model library content. The solution must be entirely produced during the event.
  • Can use the internet to do additional research during the event.
  • Solution format: Solution needs to be viewable and consumable by the judges on their laptop with standard MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PDF, or webpage viewable format (such at HTML).


Systems Architecture and Modeling Awards (SAMmies) will be given out in the following categories:

  • World Modeler of the Year
  • World Modeling Team of the Year
  • Most Innovative Solution

Contest Timeline

  • Monday
    • 8:00 a.m. arrival
    • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Problem review / answer questions
    • 8:30 a.m – 2:30 p.m. Develop solution
      • Lunch will be brought in for participants, judges and proctors
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Present solutions to judges
    • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Judges meet to determine winners (judges need stand-alone solution documentation from each team)
    • 5:30 p.m. – Reception and announcement of winners
  • Tuesday
    • Plenary – announce awards to all attendees.

Check back soon for conference registration information!