Capella Day

What is Capella Day?

Join us for Capella Day, a full day dedicated to Capella and Arcadia.

On June 20th at EPITECH, we'll welcome all who are interested in model-based engineering and the community of users and developers behind the Capella project.

What is Capella? Based on a graphical modelling workbench, Capella provides systems, software and hardware architects with rich methodological guidance relying on Arcadia, a comprehensive model-based engineering method.

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Why you should attend

Capella Day is your opportunity to meet the Capella ecosystem and to learn from their expertise. We've invited all the actors of the project ecosystem: creators of the solution, providers of Capella add-ons and services, industrial users (Thales, Airbus Safran Launchers, Continental) and MBSE experts. Deepen your knowledge of the Capella workbench or, if you're new to the community, discover the latest plugins and extensions that will unleash the potential of Capella, from documents generation to collaborative work for your team.

Capella Day is free of charge and takes place in conjunction with EclipseCon France. And, of course, we can't forget that it takes place in the beautiful city of Toulouse.

You can be part of this unique day. Register today!

Register and be a guest of the sponsors

Thales and Obeo are sponsoring a number of attendees for the Capella Day on a first come, first served basis. To get your free registration to the Capella day (including all breaks and refreshments), complete the Capella Day Registration.


Capella Day Agenda



ATL2 Modernization : When MBSE keeps its promises


Tony Soquet

Tony Soquet joined Thales Airborne Systems in 2000 as a software developer on the Mirage 2000-9 project. He joined the maritime patrol domain in 2002 and alternately worked as a systems engineer and bid manager, in particular on the Meltem program. Starting from 2013, he has been an active contributor to the definition and implementation of an MBSE process for the ATL2 program. He is now working on the deployment of this MBSE process on the AMASCOS product.

Guillaume Journaux

Guillaume Journaux joined Thales Service in 2002 as a software developer on the Horizon program, for which he held various positions that allowed him to address all the stages of the V-cycle before concentrating on software engineering. He joined Thales Airborne Systems in 2007. Since then, he has been working on the improvement of engineering practices on major programs (AMASCOS, ATL2, ...) through a pragmatic and effective deployment of MBSE.


Driving Intelligent Transportation Systems with Capella

Capella is currently in use in 6 different Continental Automotive organizational units, located in 10 different locations in the world (Europe, Asia, US).
A new system engineering workbench based on Capella has been defined:

  • enabling engineers to access different tools (Pure::Variants, Jira,..) in one Integrated Development Environment (IDE),
  • Enabling development of new capabilities (additional specialty engineering extensions, integration within ALM and PLM solutions, further performances and customizability improvements, etc…)
  • Sharing an engineering environment within large multi-partners projects

Jérôme Montigny

Jérôme MONTIGNY is working in the Continental Automotive company since 2005. As System Technical Project Leader, he is developing new generic platforms for Smart Access Systems using MBSE solutions like Capella.

Why are Arcadia and Capella relevant for MBSE?

Pascal Roques

Pascal Roques is a Senior Consultant with more than 25 years of experience in consulting and training in modeling with SADT, OMT, UML, SysML and Arcadia. Co-founder of the SysML France association, and author of the first book in French on SysML, he is also a regular trainer for Thales on Systems Modeling with Arcadia and Capella. Since 2008, he has led more than 120 courses in France and Europe for more than a thousand Thales engineers

Designing a virtual test mean alla Capella

In a certain way, simulation follows the same evolution than software development has during the past decades. Starting from something that could be globally apprehended by a single mind, it has become more and more complex with many skills and expertise involved. At some point, it is necessary to describe the system at a higher level of abstraction that allows to make the necessary trade-off between the different possible solutions and to structure the development cycle between the involved teams. Nowadays in system engineering or software development, these activities are almost systematically led and there is a common agreement on their benefits.

We consider that this approach should be extended to virtual test mean / simulation engineering. Polarsys – and Eclipse ecosystem on a larger basis - fosters very good candidates to tackle some of the challenges that come with this objective.

You’ve done a nice design work with Capella, and development teams are about to start implementing. It is now time to start thinking about how and when the work shall be validated. What if you could just point and click the elements you want to validate and deduce what should be embedded in the virtual test mean, then handover the work to your favourite / most relevant modelling tool?

Benoit Viaud

Systematic reuse of Capella assets with pure::variants– how to capitalize on your assets

Compared to single product development, developing and maintaining a portfolio of related products comes with additional challenges. A systematic approach is needed to realize a high reuse rate that minimizes the maintenance effort and maximizes the productivity.
Dr. Simone Di Cola will present how these challenges can be tackled for all assets of the development lifecycle using pure::variants, focusing on its integration with Capella.

Simone Di Cola

Simone Di Cola is solution architect PLE- Enterprise at pure-systems He holds a BsC, a MsC and a PhD in Computer Science with a thesis on PLE at the University of Manchester. Before joining academia, he worked several years with IBM and Accenture where he was involved in several PLE projects.


Q&A Arcadia

Stéphane Bonnet

Stéphane Bonnet is in charge of Thales Corporate MBSE Coaching and Design Authority of the Capella open source modeling solution.
For the last ten years, he has led the development of Capella and has been an active contributor to the Arcadia model-based method for systems, hardware and software architectural design.
In Thales, he is animating a wide community of modeling experts from all domains and countries to investigate low-maturity modeling topics, capture end-user needs, and orient method and workbench roadmaps.

Jean-Luc Voirin

Jean-Luc Voirin is Director, Engineering and Modeling, in Thales Defense Missions Systems business unit and Technical Directorate. He holds a MSc & Engineering Degree from ENST Bretagne, France. His fields of interests include architecture, computing and hardware design, algorithmic and software design on real-time image synthesis systems. He has been an architect of real-time and near real-time computing and mission systems on civil and mission aircraft and fighters. He is the principal author of the Arcadia method and an active contributor to the definition of methods and tools. He is involved in coaching activities across all Thales business units, in particular on flagship and critical projects.

Towards an industry driven open collaboration framework: The creation of the Capella IC

In the last few decades, companies have developed business models around open source providing services, extensions, courses and so on: Business friendly ecosystems around open source technologies like Linux, Eclipse, Apache have developed. In the late 2000's, the Eclipse Foundation started to replicate the best practices that made the success of the Eclipse platform to new domains, and to integrate industry players that were seen as software consumers at the core of these new ecosystems. The main driver for these new form of consortia was to use open source as a framework for open collaboration and open innovation.
The presentation will briefly discuss the challenges that industries are facing (cross-company, cross-domain, long-term availability, open innovation). After that, I’ll focus on the creation and history of PolarSys and the Capella Industry Consortium.

Gaël Blondelle

Gaël Blondelle is Director of European Ecosystem Development at the Eclipse Foundation. Gaël Blondelle has accumulated specialized experience with Open Source communities since 2002. Since 2010, he has been manager of OPEES, a european project whose key result is the creation of PolarSys, the Eclipse Working Group dedicated to Open Source tools for Embedded Systems.
Since he started in the software industry in 1996, Gaël has been working primarily in Telecommunications, IT and Embedded Systems industries. Gael has managed the PolarSys working group, led the Eclipse Foundation contribution to several European projects and contributes to the development of the Eclipse ecosystem in Europe.




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