Designing and developing complex multi-domain systems such as embedded systems is not only a creative but also a systems engineering challenge. Current systems engineering methodologies are unsuitable, as a multi-domain systems require the knowledge of several domains and comes with its own set of requirements and challenges. Thus we introduce a new model-driven systems engineering methodology, called the Rotary Dial Model (RDM), whose functioning is inspired by the standard telephone rotary dial. The RDM model is intended to provide both robustness and flexibility for the system design process.
Arun Prakash, Ina Schieferdecker, Michael Wagner, and Christian Hein, “Rotary Dial Model – A Model-Driven Methodology for Autonomic Network Design” in 4th International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services (MENS) , IEEE GLOBECOM 2012