Why modelling is not common in Japan - Reasons and Solutions
Takeshi Kouno, Sparx Systems Japan CEO Track I – Business 9h30

In Japan, about 20 years ago, UML modeling was getting popular like other  countries. Many Japanese engineers thought that modeling with UML (and other languages/notations) would be standard in software design and development. But now, many Japanese still use Word and Excel and create UML-like drawings inefficiently by using the AutoShapes. Using modeling tools is not common. Why modelling is not common in Japan?

If you are interested in modeling and modeling tools and you want to improve software design and development by using them, it is important to avoid the same 'failure' as many Japanese. I will introduce why we Japanese were 'failed' to improve software design and development and how to solve the failures.

Tool Interoperability with EA
Christoph Bergner owner of MID GmbH Nuremberg Track I - Business 10h30

Tool interoperability is one of the big challenges in IT innovation. There are various ways of synchronizing, migrating and referencing models for collaboration with Enterprise Architect. The talk will show in a live Demo how Enterprise Archtect interacts with
•    ALM platforms like IBM Jazz using OSLC in globally configured projects
•    Modelling tools like MagicDraw, Matlab Simulink, Rhapsody
•    Collaboration Platforms like Jira, Confluence and Smartfacts via OSLC
•    PLM Environments like Teamcenter
Also migrating models from other modelling tools to Enterprise Architect will be demonstrated. The talk aims to outline strategies for co-existence of tools as well as migration of models.

Getting the Best out of an MDG
Phil Chudley, Dunstan Thomas Track II – Innovation & Technik  11h30

The use of MDGs is widespread in EA and many companies develop their own MDGs to model their Metamodel. In this talk, Phil will share his experience of developing many such MDGs over the years.

Highlights of the talk include:
•    The best approach when designing and developing an MDG
•    Should an existing Metamodel be extended or is it better to start from scratch?
•    Common traps / pitfalls and how to avoid them
•    Tricks with Shapescripts
•    Implementing Quicklink rules using Stereotype relationships and meta-constraints
•    Filtering a MetaModel using View Specifications

The state-of-the art of Model Management
Ian Mitchell, Ability Engineering Ltd  Track I – Business 12h00

Ian Mitchell, Ability Engineering Ltd Once we have moved on the from the initial excitement of using EA, and want to expand its use, we run into a whole set of new problems. How can we maintain consistency of models, so that they can stay useful? How can we add new users, with little or modelling experience, and who won’t/can’t go on a training course? How can we grow our shared models in ways which keep them accurate, but don’t cause problems for running projects? In this session, Ian will NOT be presenting a ‘magic bullet’ solution. But he will present techniques for model management used by some UK and European customers, to see what works, and what doesn’t. Please come along with your own experiences, and together we can share and learn. The session is aimed at EA users who have experience of trying to manage models, or who are planning to do so, but we won’t spend much time describing the problems – this session is all about experiences and solutions.

Simplifying EA Models and Sharing over Browsers, Confluence, and SharePoint using Prolaborate
Nizam Mohamed, Product Owner – Prolaborate, Sparx Systems EA Consultant Track I – Business 15h00

In this session, we’ll discuss how to curate information in Sparx EA Models to create simpler forms, dashboards and reviews to foster collaboration and feedback from non-tech, non-EA stakeholders.
·    Selectively sharing parts of Live EA Models for better focus.
·    Simplifying the Users’ view by enabling just the required details.
·    Leveraging the Elements, connectors and tagged values information to create intuitive charts and graphs.
·    Live integration with Confluence, Sharepoint and other knowledge management portals.
·    Live integration with Jira, DOORS, TFS, etc. to have a unified view of projects.
·    Collaboration with real-time email notifications, in-app alerts to keep users informed.

In the exhibition area during the conference, from 11:00h to 17:00h
EA Clinic - finally your questions about EA practically answered
You have a concrete question about the use of the Enterprise Architect tool for a long time? Dr. Horst Kargl shows you live in Enterprise Architect how to proceed most effectively.
In order for us to prepare this session, please submit your questions in advance.
Please send us the following information:
-    Detailed problem definition or current procedure plus a description of the desired result
-    Please send your request until Wednesday, 11 March 2019 with subject: EA Clinic per
Hosts: Dr Horst Kargl, Trainer & Consultant

In the exhibition area during the conference, from 11:00h to 17:00h
New models for cyber - physical systems
at the exhibition table of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model-Integrated Smart Production
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Host: Dipl.Ing.in Sabine Wolny, Researcher, University of Linz, Austria