How electrical engineers start adopting UML

For my work, I have been involved in different activities related to IEC standards for electrical utilities, and in particular to:

The latter two have adopted UML as the language for the formal, normative specification of the CIM - Common Information Model. The first one has not adopted that approach, yet... So, in the last few years, I have been working on developing such a UML model of IEC 61850.

In one of my publications (and the associated presentation), you can find an introductory material comparing the first two standards and some issues on their integration. Search the same page for IEC to find other related publications.

All the above work and its products are hosted by the UCA user group. CIM-related standards, UML models and XML/RDF/OWL schemas are available with a guest account at the CIM user group site: