Working Sessions
“Systems Engineering in a digital World”

The Systems Engineering topics will be carefully selected. By now the planed working sessions are:

  • Very Small Entities (VSE)
    What are the key success factors when setting up systems engineering processes in VSEs?
    - How SE build strategic advantage for SMEs? Or what SMEs could attempt from SE?
    - What are the main obstacles? Who or what can help? How to be prepared? What are the key success factors? How to adjust simplicity vs efficiency without risks?
    Chairs: Claudio Zuccaro, GER (HAW Muenchen); Stéphane Galinier, FR (THINKLINK)
  • Automotive & System of Systems
    How to accelerate the application of the System of Systems (SoS) methodology in Automotive industry considering the future breakthroughs turning the vehicle into an elementary System inside several SoSs (Transportation, Electric Grid, …)
    - Exposing Automotive examples & expectations + exchanging about Automotive SoS pains typologies
    - Presenting SoS good practices & ongoing methodology development in line with Automotive expectations, then making gap analysis and preparing next steps
    Chairs: Oliver Hoehne, USA ((WSP USA & INCOSE USA); Yann Chazal, FR (Renault & AFIS)
  • Human-Systems Integration (HSI)
    How can Human Systems Integration, as a Specialty Engineering discipline, be better integrated within Systems Engineering processes to produce a truly Human Centered Systems Engineering approach? Corollary question: How can we analyze and support the allocation of functions among technology, organizations and people to support the development of systems that are efficient and effective through the whole life cycle of a product?
    Chairs: Guy André Boy, USA (FIT); Michael Boardman, UK (MOD)
  • PLM4MBSE
    - What Data Exchange Format Standards are needed to support collaboration in MBSE using SysML and ReqIF - Landscape of MBSE tools and methodologies: survey of MBSE use cases in product development processes
    Chairs: Uwe Kaufmann, GER (ModelAlchemy Consulting); Michael Pfenning, GER (XPLM)
  • Project Management – Systems Engineering (PM-SE)
    tbd.
    Chairs: Jean-Claude Roussel, FR (Director, EMEA Sector, INCOSE); Rob Vingerhoeds, FR (ISAE)
  • Configuration Management - CM NextGen
    Updated CM section in a new version of the INCOSE SE handbook and discuss relationship with CM standards like ISO 10007 and SAE/EIA 649.
    Chairs: Dick Terleth, NL (ADSE)
  • Infrastructure
    How to minimize commissioning problems by the use of systems thinking in standardized definition of construction elements – basis for good Building Information Modelling (BIM).
    - Introduction of ISO/IEC 81346
    - Presentation of effective interface management using standardized elements definition
    - Elicitation and composition of library
    Chairs: Henrik Balslev, DK (Systems Engineering A/S); Ingo Treue, GER (R+S)
  • MBSE
    How can we adopt MBSE best practice to improve and enhance INCOSE across various Chapters?
    - In the first slot, we will share the experiences of INCOSE UK and the development and use of the INCOSE UK System Architecture. This will include discusses the rationale behind the work and the resulting Ontology and Framework. We shall then run a short workshop where we will use the INCOSE UK Ontology and each group will develop their own bespoke Ontology that can then be used a basis for defining a high-level common Ontology across various Chapters.
    - In the second time slot, we shall run a group brainstorming session (using the TeamStorming technique) where we shall understand the various stakeholders, what the expectations of each are and, from this, provide the basis for a forward-looking strategy.
    Chairs: Tim Weilkiens, GER (oose); Jon Holt, UK (Scarecrow Consultants)
  • Systems Architecture
    Why and how to architect systems in a Digital World.
    The goal is to sharpen the benefits of systems architecting and the means for successfully applying it.
    - What are the skills and competency to be an Architect?
    - What are the main procedures for System Architecture? (How to start? How to know this is finished?)
    - Why to architect systems? (What are the main benefits?)
    Do we need new answers to these questions in a world that is growing digital?
    Chairs: Jean-Luc Garnier, FR (Thales SA); Jesko Lamm CH/GER (Bernafon AG)
  • Oil&Gas (Energy)
    What is the case for change for and current status of the INCOSE Oil & Gas working group and why should I be interested to join? Where can EMEA contribute to, (or lead) global activities and what are potential new EMEA-led initiatives, that may become global in time?
    - Create guidelines and best practices for applying Systems Engineering in the Oil and Gas sector.
    Chairs: Folkert Visser, NL (Shell); tbc (GE)
  • System thinking / science
    In this workshop on-going efforts to improve the understanding of unifying concepts and paradigms are presented. The workshop will be presented in two Modules.
    - Unification has been a clear goal of the College Publication Systems Series that involves a cooperative effort involving the BCSSS as well as Stevens Institute of Technology. Highlights of some of the unifying concepts and paradigms that have evolved in the series will be presented.
    - An important unifying concept is the notion of the “systemist”. Characteristics of how a systemist deals with any situation, problem or opportunity are presented. The systemist approach is based on an innovative “Systems Tree” that identifies an epistemology, ontology and semantics of systems, as well as how to move from thinking to an effective value added action (axiology). In the workshop, highlights of this unifying innovative explanation of the role of the systemist is presented.
    Chairs: Gary Smith, UK (Airbus Defence and Space); Brigitte Daniel Allegro; FR (Senior Expert Adviser in Systems Thinking and Dependability)
  • Tool integration
    How to support the SE processes by a consistent Application and Data Infrastructure (ADIS)
    - (1) the secrets behind ADIS
    - (2) the integration within tools
    - (3) the integration between tools
    - (4) the PLM4MBSE requirements for tool integration.
    Chairs: Siegmund Priglinger, AT, Ralf Schuler, GER (Hochschule Esslingen)
  • Integration Verification and Validation
    Evolve and disseminate the state of the art about IVVT in the SE applicative fields, connect the practitioners, establish and maintain relationships with European and world-wide VVT organizations.
    - Complex Products (including services) lines V&V
    - Test Bench optimization all along the SoI life cycle
    - VVT along the overall System Life-cycle
    - Modeling for achieving and improve efficiency of IVTV processes.
    - INCOSE, ITEA common quest bench opportunities
    Chairs: Leardi Carlo, IT (AISE VVT Working Group); Vincent Chapurlat & Patrick Estève, FR (AFIS S2VS Technical Committee / IVVT Project Group)

The objective of these working groups is to foster discussions and cross-exchanges between experts and to accelerate the understanding and practice of systems engineering for the largest number of people.

The Systems Engineering topics are covered in 5 parallel sessions. Each working session will be led by two experts from different EMEA Chapters. Some working sessions will also be organized as a panel when several standpoints need to be presented and discussed.