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Call for Participation

The chapters of the INCOSE Great Lakes Region invite you to participate in the 11th Annual INCOSE Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC11). GLRC11 will feature important topics from critical sectors such as aerospace, agriculture, automotive, biomedical & healthcare, defense, education, energy, government, information infrastructure, safety & security, space, and transportation.

Building upon last year’s conference, GLRC11 will again feature an INCOSE SE Professional Development Day (SE-PDD). The SE-PDD will be a virtual extension of the conference, with the featured sessions broadcast from Minnesota to several satellite sites on Friday the 13th of October. New this year will be STEM demonstrations from area youth during the conference banquet and reception.

The Program Committee for the 11th Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC11) of the International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE) invites you to improve the theory and practice of Systems Engineering by submitting a proposal for a

●   presentation,
●   panel discussion, or
●   tutorial
on the theme: Superior System Solutions for Today’s Complex Environments

Initiating the second decade of successful Systems Engineering (SE) conferences in the Great Lakes region, GLRC11 will have keynote and featured presentations from SE thought leaders, papers from SE practitioners and academia, panels on important SE topics, and world-class tutorials from SE experts.

Building upon last year’s conference, GLRC11 will again feature an INCOSE SE Professional Development Day (SE-PDD). This will be a virtual extension of the conference, with featured sessions broadcast to several satellite sites. Some accepted submittals may be invited to participate in the SE-PDD track.

Proposals for 30 minute presentations are sought that will help improve systems engineering. Presentations may have accompanying papers which will be published as part of the conference proceedings.

Proposals for 90 minute panel discussions are sought on significant or controversial subjects in systems engineering, about which different points of view are held. Proposals for panel discussions should nominate knowledgeable, eloquent, polite members who can forcefully and succinctly advocate different positions on the panel topic. 

Proposals for half- or full-day tutorials are sought that will teach systems engineering skills, tools, techniques, and knowledge. Proposals for tutorials should specify what will be gained by those attending. 

Important GLRC11 Proposal Dates

24 July 2017 Notification of Proposal Acceptance
19 August 2017 Deadline for Initial Presentation Submittals toEasyChair
9 September 2017 Feedback on Initial Submittals
29 September 2017 Deadline for Final Presentation Submittals toEasyChair
12-13 October 2017 GLRC11 Keynotes, Presentations, Panel Sessions
13 October 2017 GLRC11 SE-PDD Live Virtual Broadcasts to Satellite Sites
14 October 2017 GLRC11 Tutorials and INCOSE CSEP/ASEP Exam

August Meeting
Cyber Security
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Come join us on August 10, 2017 at the Eden Prairie Hennepin County Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 for a look into Cyber Systems Security.  

6:15 pm Networking with Pizza
6:45 pm Welcome and Chapter Updates by President Michele Zoromski
7:00 pm Cyber Security Talk by Eugene Nelson
8:30 pm Adjourn

You can join us from a remote location:
Please select the ticket with GlobalMeet on the end.

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The ServiceFrame Infrastructure Product is designed and implemented to help prevent a system from being compromised. This presentation describes how the product, OS, network, and system servers can work together to achieve better overall security.

Eugene Nelson has more than 40 years of experience as a software inventor, designer, and implementer. His softwareexpertice includes:
- Design and implement the SoftEcoSDK software system.
- Design and helped implement substation automation product SICAM PAS. Deployed at more than 7000 electrical substations worldwide.
- Helped design and implement an electrical utility control system.
- Helped design and implement commercial products such as a network router, a commercial OS, a telephone system, and a remote monitoring system of multiple telephone systems.

Ambassador Program 

Fall Ambassador meeting, 6:30 to 9:00, on September 21st, 2017 at Grumpy's 1111 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Learn about INCOSE Ambassadors and the variety of things we do.

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Working Groups

INCOSE working groups are a great place to meet individuals who are looking to overcome similar challenges.  These groups often span multiple regions and industries, so we can really look at these topics in a broad, informed way.   In the North Star Chapter, we have several members Chair/working in different groups like the Measurement, SE in Very Small Enterprises (VSE), Handbook as well as others. There are many topics to choose from.  Finding the groups and joining is easy!

To join any working group:

1. Login to your account at INCOSE.ORG

2. Click on the “Profile Home” link at the top of the page.

3. Scroll down to “My committees/Working Groups and click on the link “Browse/Join a Working Group”

4. This will result in a list of Working Groups under the header Committees.  (The terms are interchangeable)

5. Scroll down until you see find a committee that you are interested in.  Click the link and then on the right click on the (view) link.

6. This will result in a roster of current WG members.  

7. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and under “Committee Tasks” click on "Join this Committee"

Working groups are a great way to learn more about a subject, grow your network, and share your knowledge about a subject. 

Get Started TODAY with this link to the Working Groups page!



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