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A better world through a systems approach

C-NO Chapter Meeting May 2014

  • Date:
    May 27, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Address: 7989 Columbia Rd
  • Location: Olmsted Falls, OH USA
  • Venue:
    Moosehead Hoof and Ladder
  • Contact: Carl Dister
Topic:  Complexity and its Implications to the Systems Engineering Process

Presenter:  Dr. Brian Castellani, Professor of Sociology, Kent State University, Head of the Complexity in Health Group 

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Abstract:  Systems Engineers are moving ahead with various initiatives to enable Model Based Systems Engineering. But these initiatives may not be capturing the idea that these systems are Complex. INCOSE and ISO-15288 process areas capture best practices to address complicated systems, but that there are additional methods require to address the emergent behavior found in Complex Systems. This presentation will discuss some of the deficiencies in the current ISO-15288 processes, then provide an overview of the SACS Toolbox approach to viewing a complex system.

About the Presenter:
  Brian Castellani, Ph.D. is a professor of sociology at Kent State University and an internationally recognized expert in statistics, mixed-methods, and the development of computational and complexity science methods, as well as their application to a variety of topics in health and health care and communities and cities. He is also known for his development of the SACS Toolkit, a case-based, mixed-methods, computationally-grounded framework for modeling complex systems.