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Highlights & Specialties

Certification Exam | Student Award | Best Practice Circle (BPC) | Technical Tours

Certification Exam

certification

Individuals, who are not currently INCOSE ASEPs, CSEP, or ESEPs, are invited to take the INCOSE Certification knowledge exam at the EMEA conference.

There is no fee for this exam. There are, however, some differences from the exam offered at computer testing facilities. The exam at the IW will be taken on paper rather than a computer. Results will be sent by email within four weeks of the exam completion.

Those who pass the exam will be allowed to use their results toward INCOSE ASEP or CSEP certification if they apply for that certification within a year.

No test participants are required to apply for certification, but those who do apply will have to pay all standard application fees and be INCOSE individual members.

On exam day, participants will need to provide photo identification and confirm their email address. No talking or reference materials are allowed during the exam, except for a translation dictionary for those whose mother tongue is a language other than English. Candidates whose mother tongue is not English may also have an additional thirty minutes to take the exam. They must request this extra time before the exam begins.

Information about the INCOSE knowledge exam based on the INCOSE Handbook version 4 was presented at IS 2015 and is published here.

Additional details about the INCOSE Certification Program are here.

Session at EMEASEC:
Mon, 5 Nov: 14:00-16:30

Student Award

The German Chapter of INCOSE (GfSE) awards since years the best Systems Engineering Bachelor/Master theses within the German speaking countries which were finished within the last 12 months. The student award board awards monetary prizes in the amount of 1500 € (1st prize), 800 € (2nd prize) and 500 euros (3rd prize). The 4th and 5th place will receive 300 € each.

This year the GfSE extends the price to the best Systems Engineering theses in the INCOSE EMEA sector.

The student award consists of 2 main parts:
Submit a summary of the theses (not the complete one) to the student award board which will be reviewed and judged by the board. The board committee consist out of Systems engineering experts from research and industry.

The best 5 submitted summary papers, selected by the student award board, will present their theses on 7th of November 2018 in a special student award track in front of a jury. The session is open for EMEASEC participants as well. The award ceremony will take place at the plenary session of the EMEASEC.

Session at EMEASEC:
Special Track: Wed, 7 Nov: 10:00 -14.00
Award ceremony: Wed, 7 Nov 16:00 – 16:30

Best Practice Circle (BPC)

(Limited to producing industries of highly complex cybertronic systems)

The SE-BPC (Systems Engineering – Best Practice Circle) is an industry working group and a communication platform in the German Chapter of INCOSE (GfSE e.V.) for practitioners from different industry sectors across the D-A-CH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) – producing industries of highly complex cybertronic systems, in particular OEMs and suppliers from automotive, rail, utility and farming vehicles, machinery and plant engineering, aerospace, medical, defense and more. The trustful cooperation is predominant within this group. SE-BPC work product releases and status communication is only done after the reconcilement and clearance or approval of it through the SE-BPC participants and through the GfSE. The agreed language of the SE-BPC is German.

Consultancies, tool vendors and universities are not participating. They may be invited for specific issues and presentations. The SE-BPC is focused on the evolvement of the core methods on Systems Engineering (SE) and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). The link to the state – of – the – art and method support is given by the Fraunhofer IEM, Paderborn. They coordinate and organise the SE-BPC and ensure the communication into the GfSE e.V. as well as to other subject relevant organisations like ProSTEP iViP and the BMBF-Spitzencluster, like its-OWL.

An open session for producing industries of highly complex cybertronic systems to exchange best practices and how to deal with challenges is offered on Monday at the tutorial day.

Session at EMEASEC:
Mon, 5 Nov: 16:30-18:30

Technical Tour

The EMEASEC conference will follow the INCOSE conference tradition to offer some technical tours. Several local companies from Berlin are offering a view behind the curtains on Thursday. As it is after the official closing of the EMEA conference the travel to and back must be self-organized. Guidance will be provided.

The space is limited and first come first serve will be applied.

Please read it carefully before you register to a tour, as some constraints may arise from the companies from foreign persons (passport number is needed in advance, limited access for competitors, etc)

The registration is separate to the conference registration to handle it carefully.

The tour details will provided soon.
Tours sessions: Thu, 8th Nov with individual schedule