CESAM is a systems architecture and modelling framework, developed since 2010, by the CESAMES Association, in strong interaction with major industrial players.


This framework, intended for system architects, engineers and designers, aims to help them master the complex integrated systems on which they work on a daily basis.

CESAM has 4 specificities that make it an architectural framework and a unique tool for companies:


  • CESAM has mathematical foundations that allow to have a shared and rigorous understanding of all the architectural concepts that it presents => real and effective understanding between the different stakeholders involved in the design of a system.
  • On this basis, the architectural vision proposed by CESAM represents the "just necessary" to model any integrated system => this specificity guarantees the completeness of a system model developed according to the CESAM method while ensuring that there is no unnecessary modeling work done.
  • CESAM is easy to make operational by system architects but also by system modelers => CESAM has already proved itself on numerous types of systems in various sectors of activity (aeronautics, automobile, defense and security, energy , Transport ...)
  • The CESAM architecture framework, thanks to its right level of abstraction, can be implemented and used with all system modeling frameworks and software tools on the market.


Finally, CESAM's objective is to propose a generic architecture framework but also, in fine and gradually, to offer frameworks of high level systems architectures, specific to the main industrial fields of application (the first will be Aerospace and automotive). This is to facilitate the work of system architects within these activities.


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