Cleveland - Northern Ohio Chapter

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Welcome to The Cleveland-Northern Ohio Chapter

Welcome to the home of the Cleveland-Northern Ohio chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).  Come, join us as we explore the application of Systems Engineering to solve complex problems.  We seek to attract participation from the entire northern Ohio region, and build a robust organization that interacts in practical ways with local industry, government, and academia.

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Chapter Events & Projects

Current Chapter Events

Past Chapter Events

INCOSE Cleveland-Northern Ohio: June 2024 - Systems Engineering C-NO Café #3

North Olmsted, USA

INCOSE Cleveland-Northern Ohio: May 2024 - Systems Engineering C-NO Café #2

Bay Village, OH, USA

INCOSE Cleveland-Northern Ohio: April 2024 - Systems Engineering C-NO Café #1

North Olmsted, OH, USA

Chapter Supported Projects

SySTEAM Initiative

INCOSE Cleveland Chapter participated in a SySTEAM event in northeast Ohio in conjunction with the NSBE's STEM initiatives -  The event was held at CWRU on Satuday, December 9, 2023.  INCOSE members from NASA, Vitamix, and Klinger Engineering Services volunteered their time.  Vitamix sponsored a breakfast and engaged the students by having them perform demonstrations with blenders.  Anyone interested in helping out with future activities, please contact Bill Klinger ([email protected]) or Carl Dister ([email protected]) for more information and to get involved.

Embedded Systems Certification Working Group - Currently on hold

The purpose of the Embedded Systems Certification Working Group is to work within the Chapter to establish INCOSE as a professional society that recognizes excellence in “Embedded Systems” Engineering, especially in the current era of Internet of Things interconnected as Systems of Systems with heightened importance of Cybersecurity practices from the Cloud to the Electronics.  With a goal of establishing an INCOSE specialty certification, experts from the field of Embedded Systems can share the proven Systems Engineering model and how it applies to their work making complex systems of systems comprising one or many interconnected Internet of Things.  The Working Group's Co-Chairs are Bob Scaccia and Roger Chaplin.

Community Resilience

For the past few years, the Chapter has supported members involved with the ReliabilityFirst and the Ohio State University Extension project to help communities become more resilient. The Project applies a proven systems-engineering appraisal framework to communities in an effort to benchmark current resilience efforts and highlight areas for improvement.  See the flyer (linked here) for details on the project, methods utilized, and expected results.  For more information reach out to the listed contacts, or visit the project page on the ReliabilityFirst website (linked here).


Past Regional Events

2023 Energy & Mobility Conference & Expo

The mission of The Energy & Mobility Conference & Expo is to draw together the brightest minds of today to address the challenges of tomorrow, in particular the need to transition to more sustainable and efficient energy sources. This transition will have ripple effects that radiate throughout the technology, systems and value chain infrastructure, creating unprecedented challenges and opportunities for those with an eye to the future. If you want to be a part of that future, join us in Cleveland to learn about the latest advancements in the fields of energy and mobility, while taking advantage of the opportunity to network and collaborate with industry leaders.


Where: Cleveland IX Center
When September 12-15, 2023

2023 Energy & Mobility Conference & Expo

Chapter News

Chapter Circle Awards

The Cleveland-Northern Ohio Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) began organizing activities during the latter part of 2007, and received charter status from INCOSE during January 2008. As a result of our activities that first year, we received the Bronze level Chapter Circle Award.  We have received a Chapter Circle Award every year since.

2014, 2021

2009-2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020


2008, 2017

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