New Version of Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge Now Available

A new version of the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBOK) has been released, along with a collaborative space that will allow systems engineers to contribute more directly.Version 1.1.2 of SEBOK is available at

Online PR News – 28-August-2013 – Washington – LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 23 August 2013 – A new version of the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBOK) has been released, along with a collaborative space that will allow systems engineers to contribute more directly.

Version 1.1.2 of SEBOK is available at The latest version of SEBOK includes updated citation information, a Meet the Editors page, and removing of version number referencing from the main URL.

The accompanying SEBOK Sandbox, available at, lets members of the public edit copies of existing SEBoK articles, submit new material, recommend structural changes, and submit comments.

The Sandbox will be monitored by the SEBOK Editorial Board and submissions will be folded into future iterations of the SEBOK as appropriate. Any member of the community wishing to provide contributions to the SEBOK is encouraged to register for a Sandbox account and reach out to the appropriate editor(s) for their areas of interest. For instructions, go to

SEBOK consists of seven parts broken into 26 knowledge areas with 112 topics, as well five use cases, seven case studies, and six vignettes to illustrate the contents. It includes a 363-entry glossary and 224 primary references, plus hundreds more additional references. The Guide represents contributions from 70 authors around the world and comments from hundreds of reviewers.

The SEBoK update was supported by partner organizations the International Council of Software Engineering (INCOSE), IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Systems Council, Association for Computing Machinery, National Defense Industrial Association, and the Systems Engineering Research Center.

IEEE Computer Society representatives on the project were Kenneth E. Nidiffer, Director of Strategic Plans at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; and Dick Fairley, principal associate at Software & Systems Engineering Associates and chair of the IEEE Computer Society Professional Activities Board Software and Systems Engineering Committee.

The US Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, through its Systems Engineering Research Center, provided primary funding, with significant contributions in kind coming from the authors' home organizations.

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