Seminar “Architecture Modeling with NAF4.0 and ADMBw”


  • 28.11.2023 – 30.11.2023
  • 23.04.2024 – 25.04.2024

(On site at Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern)

This seminar is intended to help participants understand the architecture data model of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) called ADMBw, to get an overview of the use of architecture models in the Bundeswehr (Bw), and to understand the relevant basics of the NATO Architecture Frameworks (NAF).

The aim is to enable participants to model the viewpoints required for the operational architecture and for the system and service architecture in accordance with the current specifications. For this purpose, the different viewpoints and contents of the operational architecture and the system and service architecture will be taught by means of practical exercises based on a continuous example.

After completing this course, the participants will be able to

  • name the fundamental concepts of the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) v4
  • relate the fundamental concepts of NAF v4 to NAF v3.1
  • read and model NAF / ADMBw v4.0 viewpoints
  • understand architectural concepts, elements, and their interrelationships
  • have understood the architecture creation process in the context of the Bundeswehr
  • have understood the interaction of the architectures along the CPM (nov.)

The target group of this seminar includes:

Systems, software, solution, and application architects and engineers; company engineers; senior managers, managers, and team leaders; CIOs and senior IT managers; information, data, and systems engineers; business and system analysts; developers and engineers.

  • Introduction to NAF
  • Detailed training of the NAF /ADMBw viewpoints with supporting exercises
  • Use of architectures in accordance with Bw architecture management
  • Overview of the (cross-) architecture dependencies in CPM (nov.)
  • Integration of a customer’s system models into the Bw architecture environment


Participants should have basic knowledge of systems engineering methods.

UML or SysML are an advantage, but not absolutely necessary, as each viewpoint of the architecture will be explained with examples.

This course is intended to help participants understand the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) and the architecture data model of the German Bundeswehr (ADMBw) and to get an overview of the use of architecture models in the Bundeswehr (Bw).

The seminar is a 3-day on-site training. 

Day 1

Motivation and Introduction of the Example,
BW Context (Systems Engineering Framework, Methodology
Overview CPM)
Introduction to NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) NAF v4 Architecture Definitions
Terminology and Ontology
Wrap-up Day 1

Day 2

Recap Day 1, Outlook Day 2
Wrap-up Day 2

Day 3

Recap Day 2, Outlook Day 3
Interaction of the Architectures along the CPM
Wrap-up Day 3



In addition to teaching methodological knowledge, much emphasis will be placed on practical application of what has been learned. Many exercises and the exchange with experts will consolidate the knowledge acquired by the participants. After the seminar, participants will be able to use the approaches they have learned in their daily work.


3-day seminar Basics: 3,250 EUR per person


n-house training upon request


  • 28.11.2023 – 30.11.2023
  • 23.04.2024 – 25.04.2024

 (on site at Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern)


Included are all seminar documents, drinks, and lunch during the seminar days. Travel and accommodation costs are to be borne by the participants themselves.

Venue: Fraunhofer IESE, Fraunhofer-Platz 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern

Upon request, we offer individually designed seminars (in German and English) for your company, where the training content can be tailored specifically to your needs.

Dr. Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE
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Dr. Martin Becker is Head of the Department Embedded Systems Engineering (ESY) at Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern. His core competencies include strategic reuse with software and systems product lines, variability management, and structuring of modular reuse kits. He has been giving the lecture Product Line Engineering at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern for ten years.

Andreas Schäfer, Fraunhofer IESE
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Andreas Schäfer obtained his degree in mechanical engineering in 2019 with a diploma thesis entitled “Method for the Model-based Development of Multi-Disciplinary Systems in Small Enterprises”. Since 2019, he has been a researcher in the department Embedded Systems Engineering at Fraunhofer IESE, where he is working on the modeling of operational architectures and the development of modeling methods. In addition, he does research in the context of variation management on the model level.

Philippe Barbie, Fraunhofer IESE
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Philippe was born in 1989 and studied Applied Computer Science with a focus on Embedded Systems at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. At the beginning of 2022, he successfully completed his Master of Science degree. Since 2017, Philippe has been working at Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern. This has allowed him to work in various software development and system projects both as a software developer and as a systems architect. He has gained extensive knowledge in modeling using various meta-models and frameworks. His competence lies in his ability to successfully combine his programming skills with modeling tasks. His focus is on system modeling and system architecture as well as software development and software design.

Termin:28.11.2023 – 30.11.2023, 23.04.2024 – 25.04.2024 (Präsenz Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern)



If possible, we prefer giving an on-site seminar at Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern. If this is not possible due to the pandemic situation, we will switch to an online variant. This will be announced well in advance.

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