GLRC 2018 call for proposals deadline extended to 10 June!

May 30, 2018, 14:06 PM by Danielle DeRoche

The Program Committee for the 2018 Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC2018) of the International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE) is excited to open the GLRC2018 conference with a call for proposals to this year’s theme:  Systems at the Crossroads.


We live in evolving times with ever increasing access to knowledge and data. New and emerging technologies are expanding and enhancing engineering and scientific capabilities.  Many challenges exist in security, increasing speed to market, increasing reliability, better safety, greater sensitivity to environmental needs, and optimizing system costs. A wide range of industries  have these challenges from aerospace, to manufacturing, to healthcare and are at various stages of utilizing a systems approach. We are at an exciting time with many "Systems at the Crossroads".

GLRC2018 invite participants to submit proposals for: 

Presentation(Individual presentations 30 min long including a 5 min Q&A)
Proposals for presentations are sought that will help improve systems engineering discipline or practice. Presentations may have accompanying papers which will be published as part of the conference proceedings. For last year’s GLRC11 proceedings please click here
Panel discussion(Moderated discussion with 2 to 4 panel members 1 hour long)
Proposals for 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.
Tutorial(hands on/didactic sessions can range from half to full day session)
Proposals for tutorials (half- or full-day) are sought that will teach systems engineering skills, tools, techniques, and knowledge. Proposals for tutorials should specify what will be gained by those attending.


GLRC2018 will feature keynote presentations from SE thought leaders, papers from SE practitioners and academia, panels on important SE topics, and world-class tutorials from SE experts.  Those delivering content will cover a breadth of information around key decisions or 'cross-roads' that are common in multiple product domains and applications.

GLRC2018 will also 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. Last year over 45 people beyond the on-site conference attendees participated in the INCOSE SE Professional Development Day (SE PDD).  INCOSE Past President David Long was a key note speaker and topics spanned from SE fundamentals, risk management, systems of systems, MBSE, to the work of INCOSE on an ISO Standards initiative.  The SEP Knowledge Exam will be administered at the conference for those seeking certification. Proposal submittals are also invited to participate in the SE PDD track as the technical program is formed.

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