SimScience 2017: Simulation Science pp 193-207 | Cite as

Extending the CMMI Engineering Process Areas for Simulation Systems Engineering

  • Somaye Mahmoodi
  • Umut DurakEmail author
  • Torsten Gerlach
  • Sven Hartmann
  • Andrea D’Ambrogio
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 889)


Today’s companies in high-tech industries develop products of high complexity which consist of complicated subsystems with many heterogeneous components integrated together. As the system complexity increases, it becomes increasingly more challenging to manage the tedious development process. The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) was proposed as a general framework for process management and improvement which judges the maturity of a process. Simulations have long been regarded as complex and integrated systems. Simulation system engineering manages the total simulation system’s life-cycle process. The adaptation of the CMMI for simulation life-cycle processes is envisioned as a domain specific solution for simulation process management and improvement. This article investigates the opportunities of extending the CMMI engineering process area with emphasis in simulation system engineering, having its roots from IEEE Recommended Practice for Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP).


Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Simulation process improvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Somaye Mahmoodi
    • 1
  • Umut Durak
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Torsten Gerlach
    • 2
  • Sven Hartmann
    • 1
  • Andrea D’Ambrogio
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsClausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Flight SystemsGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)BraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Department of Enterprise EngineeringUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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