Workshop Sessions

In total we had 20 workshop sessions programmed in 5 parallel tracks. You can find the content of the sessions in the table below. To have a look at the information presented or the results of the session, please jump to the presentation-materials page.

   Track 1  Track 2  Track 3  Track 4  Track 5  Track 6
Oct 10 morning  Automotive I
chair: Alain Dauron
co-chair: Brian Rooney
Full Vehicle System Architecture: Innovative Standard & Functional modelling
We shall visit and discuss two initiatives triggered by complexity & need for standardization:
- Group-wide System Breakdown Structure, first step towards an "Automotive ATA100"?;
- Abstract modeling methodology allowing neutral and rich specification before entering Software implementation decisions.
Architecture I
chair: Alexander Haarer
co-chairs: Christian Lalitsch-Schneider & Klaus Rödel
Hands-on System Architecture Framework (SAF) I
Getting familiar with the System Architecture Framework (SAF) and the background. The participants are developing based on a show case their own model description using SAF and simplifying the complexity of engineering documentation by using a dedicated set of model elements. 
PM-SE Integration
chair: Jean-Claude Roussel
co-chair: John Lomax
Project Management - Systems Engineering Integration
Identify contributions from the EMEA Sector to the PM-SE Integration Working Group in term of either new initiatives or support to the existing ones. What are the objectives of the INCOSE PM-SE Integration WG created in 2016? What are the different initiatives/tasks which have been launched in that WG? How can I contribute to one of these or propose a new one? 
chair: Jon Holt
co-chair: James Towers
How do we identify and disseminate the benefits of MBSE to all key MBSE stakeholders
This session will begin with a short presentation that details the concept of defining a benefits context and then move into a workshop that will allow attendees to split into small groups, each of which will:
- Identify key MBSE stakeholders;
- Define a context for each;
- Identify key evidence needed to demonstrate satisfaction of benefits.
chair: Rüdiger Kaffenberger
Small Business System Engineering
Preparation of “Deployment packages” has stalled for some time and shall now be restarted based on SW deployment packages.SE specific examples and are still needed. The group shall discuss or help VSEs in shaping their business and processes to become sucessful.
Oct 10 afternoon Automotive II
chair: Yann Chazal
co-chair: Alain Dauron
Cooperative and intelligent transportation systems: support of reference architectures
Cooperative and intelligent transportation systems are not out of reach from now on. Reference architectures (like ARC-IT) do exist to make their dissemination easier. However, the automotive industry may not have yet assimilated them extensively. 
Architecture II
chair: Alexander Haarer
co-chairs: Christian Lalitsch-Schneider & Klaus Rödel
Hands on Systems Architecture Framework (SAF) II

Continuation of morning session.
chair: Ian Presland
The New INCOSE SE Competency Framework
Review of the draft evaluation guide for the new INCOSE SE Framework (2018).  Participants will contribute to defining the way the agreed knowledge, skills and experience in each competency area in the new framework will be assessed.  An opportunity to both understand and contribute to an influential new INCOSE document.
chair: Kirsten Helle
How to simulate real-world behavior?
System Thinking
chair: Gary Smith
Integrating system science, thinking and acting
To explore the current status of system science, thinking and acting expressed through a set of key viewpoints.
This builds upon work done at the INCOSE IW Jan2019 and the IFSR conversation “What is system science?” 
Certification Paper Exam
chair: Frederic Autran
co-chairs: Danielle DeRocheCourtney Wright
free of additional charge

(different location)
Oct 11 morning Future of Systems Engineering
chair: James Martin
co-chairs: David RousseauPaul Schreinemakers
Foundations for SE (F4SE)

FuSE is aimed at ensuring the ongoing relevance of SE despite rising system complexity and new technology introduction in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This first part of the session will provide an overview of current FuSE projects and future development plans.  The second part will give a detailed overview of the FuSE project “Foundations for SE (F4SE)” incorporating the results of a recent planning summit. Feedback and input from the audience will be very welcome.
Human System Integration
chair: Jean-Claude Roussel
Discussing and Designing an effective HSI description
This HSI workshop will be dedicated to advancing HSI content toward writing up a new SE Handbook HSI chapter. We will have a few presentations, including a debriefing of INCOSE HSI2019 conference (held in Biarritz, France on Sep 11-13, 2019), and other advances coming from various academic and industrial organizations. This HSI workshop will be devoted to discussions and effective design of the targeted chapter.
Reliability Engineering
chair: Albertyn Barnard
co-chair: René Oosthuizen
Modelling as enabler of Reliability
To focus on existing and new software and other capabilities that will influence the future practice of reliability engineering.
Product Line Engineering
chair: Guillermo Chalé-Gongora
State of the practice of PLE in industry – Where are we? And where should we go?
The purpose of this interactive panel is to share with the audience the best practices and main challenges to put in place a Product Line Engineering (PLE) approach in an organization. The audience and panel members will share and learn about  the smarter approaches and the pitfalls to avoid  when trying to implement PLE, stemming from the return of experience of panelists from different companies.
System Integration in Rail
chair: Michael Morua
co-chair: Jan Verbeek
Challenges for system integration in Rail
Investigate issues in the decentralized rail system from a Systems and System-of-Systems Engineering view and identify potential improvements and their benefits.
Understand the complex interdependencies from programme management, systems engineering, enterprise architecture and asset management and their contribution to effective railway lifecycle  capability and service management. 
Explore different approaches for System Integration in the various European countries.
Oct 11 afternoon Young INCOSE
chair: Michiel Loonen
Short presentation about the Dutch Incose working group 'JongINCOSE'. This includes lessons learned and tips and trics for setting up a working group by and for young incose members (<35 years)
Kowledge Management
chair: Juan Llorens
Expand and promote the application, education and theory of knowledge management for Systems Engineering as laid out ISO 15288.
Presenting and discussing work at the Knowledge Management Working Group.
- Knowledge Management approach: EU project REVAMP;
- Knowledge Management primer.
Configuration Management
chair: Adriana d’Souza
State of the art and Body of Knowledge in CM
WG purpose is to ensure that the state of the art and the body of knowledge in CM be used to enhance the state of the art and the body of knowledge of SE; and vice versa. Session will be an induction session into the topics we have proposed so far as well as an opportunity to start contributing to the working group.
System of Systems
chair: Tom McDermott
co-chair: Tom McDermott
If everything is a system of does that change how we describe systems? And educate systems engineers?
Oil & Gas
chair: Jeroen Veen / Tone Kiste
co-chair: Philippe Bouteyre
Requirements Management through the Oil & Gas value chain
Create alignment and understanding of the benefits of the Digital requirements management building on the outcomes of Paris workshop held on April 2nd and 3rd at Technip FMC.

The 2-day workshop weren’t just passive listening sessions. Session facilitators from LEF Future Center facilitated work forms in which everyone could contribute actively. Active methods maximize results. (what you read - you will forget; what you hear - you will understand; what you do - you will remember!). In terms of session topics you were able to choose from typical SE related issues, domain specific topics and a session with our Young INCOSE group, as listed above.

In addition we offered a plenary warming-up workshop for creating visualizations of the session outcomes. As our brain is much better utilized in remembering visualized information! We had a market place at the end of the second day at which these visualizations were exhibited as a nice representation of all creative activities.