2024 INCOSE Western States Regional Conference

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Registration opens June 3!

 Note: Refunds are available up through Sept. 8, 2024 minus a $50 cancellation fee.

Abstract Submission date extended to May 7!

Welcome to the seventh annual Western States Regional Conference (WSRC)

Hosted by the Enchantment Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

September 19 - 21, 2024
Central New Mexico Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113 (map)

 

The WSRC is a 3-day event showcasing presentations, keynotes, tutorials, and tours all focusing on topics related to systems engineering. The WSRC is not just for INCOSE members or systems engineers. It's an opportunity for project managers, educators, technology professionals, and others who have a 'systems thinking' mindset to share with one another about how to apply systems approaches to solve challenging problems. You can even take your INCOSE System Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification Exam during the event! Please join us!

The WSRC 2024 program will be posted when available (August 2024 timeframe).

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Event Information

WSRC 2024 Theme

Building a more secure world through systems engineering 
Live, In-Person and Hybrid Event
On site: Central New Mexico Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Systems Engineering plays an even more crucial role in the challenges presented by a tightly integrated, information-rich and politically-charged world. This year we recognize the importance of taking charge and leading the way in developing innovative solutions and deploying them in real-world applications to tackle the challenges in safety and security at the local, regional, national and international levels.

We seek a diverse group of experts from academia, industry, and government to share their perspectives and experiences. We encourage experts from different fields including Project Management, Quality Management and Human Systems Integration to  share their experience and stories. We invite you to join us for a thought-provoking and inspiring event!

Register to meet like-minded folks who are applying systems engineering to their operations today!

 

 

 

 

Building a more secure world through Systems Engineering!

 

 

 

Keynote Speakers

Keynote addresses start each morning with a high-level discussion from industry leaders. Keynote speakers will be announced as they are finalized.

 

Conference Overview 

Seventh Annual Western States Regional Conference

Building a more secure world through systems engineering

Systems Engineering plays an even more crucial role in the challenges presented by a tightly integrated, information-rich and politically-charged world. This year we recognize the importance of taking charge and leading the way in developing innovative solutions and deploying them in real-world applications to tackle the challenges in safety and security at the local, regional, national and international levels.

In this 3-day conference, hear from a diverse group of experts from academia, industry, and government from diverse fields including Project Management, Quality Management and Human Systems Integration who will share their perspectives and experiences. We invite you to join us for a thought-provoking and inspiring event!

Our presenters (talks, tutorials and posters) will showcase how they are leading the charge in their respective fields in product development, from enablers including process, analytical and transformational, to application domains. We will explore the latest developments and cutting-edge approaches that are shaping the future of Systems Engineering.

 We look forward to seeing you at WSRC!

Agenda topics include: 

Digital Transformation

Critical Infrastructure

Sustainability

Cross-Domain Solutions

Information Communications Technology (ICT)

Cyber Security

Systems Reliability & Resiliency

Systems Engineering/Education

Innovation

Systems Engineering & Agile

SE in Early-Stage Research and Development

Prototyping and deployment

Human Systems Integration

Artificial Intelligence (AI) opportunities and risks

Machine Learning models and uses in SE

Operational Technology (OT)

Case studies (experience of success and failure)

Energy management

Clean energy

System of Systems

Safety management



 

KEY DATES INCLUDE:

Abstract Submission Due: 7 May 2024

Notification of Acceptance: 3 June 2024

Final Presentation Due: 10 August 2024

 

Presentations and tutorials when submitted will use this template and be evaluated using the criteria contained in this evaluation template.

To Submit an Abstract With EasyChair: WSRC 2024 EasyChair

Submit an Abstract with EasyChair

   

Call for Presentations

Presentations provide the opportunity for practitioners to share their work, novel approaches, or interesting problems addressed without writing a formal paper. We encourage authors to submit detailed abstracts for high quality presentations addressing challenges in the key domains and emphasis areas above. Sessions are 40 minutes: 30 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes for Q&A.

Initial submissions for presentations include an abstract of no more than 1000 words and should be submitted using the submission site for Presentations. The submission should include the following elements:

  • Title and an overview of the topic
  • Clearly identify specific related industries
  • Provide what the audience will take away from the presentation
  • Provide background on the presenter and their qualifications to provide the talk

Each abstract will be peer reviewed and judged on key aspects: originality, topic relevance, technical soundness, and contribution to the practice of systems engineering. Presentations must not be used for the promotion of any commercial product or interest, and further must not promote or voice an opinion on political or religious matters. Presentations must be original work that has not previously been presented to INCOSE (if it has been previously presented elsewhere, this should be noted). Joint authors must nominate a single point of contact. Presentations must use the presentation template (available in the downloads section of the WSRC 2024 webpage); if not used, the presentation may be rejected without review. Evaluation Criteria is contained in the Reviewer Evaluation Workbook template. Please note that accepted presentations will be posted on the INCOSE Paper and Presentation Library but are not included in the Proceedings of the Symposium nor in the Wiley Online Proceedings Library. The link will be provided to registered participants.

      

Call for Student Posters

Students in all phases of education are encouraged to submit a student poster presentation at WSRC 2024. We expect a range of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level submissions.
The student poster submission must include (in English):

• Poster Title
• Author(s)’ name, affiliation, contact information
• A short abstract that clearly identify the main points of the poster

Poster information must be submitted through EasyChair and use the poster template (available in the downloads section of the WSRC 2024 webpage).
Posters will be peer reviewed for topic relevance and technical soundness. Accepted posters are expected to be printed and presented in person by the authors. 

Call for Tutorials

 

Tutorial proposals for the following types of classroom instruction will be considered:

  • Professional Development Tutorial: intended for both practicing systems engineers who want to expand their systems engineering skills and seasoned professionals who are new to INCOSE concepts of systems engineering. It is important not only to instill in the tutorial participants a new skill, but also to make it clear how that skill can add real value to the participants' enterprise.
  • Advanced Technology Tutorial: intended for practicing systems engineers. This introduces new technologies with potential to add real value to systems engineering practice although that potential has not yet been demonstrated.
  • Best Practices Implementation: intended for practicing systems engineers who are interested in understanding how to apply systems engineering best practices with a domain-specific emphasis.

The proposal must not contain a sales presentation for the presenter or the presenter's company, and shall not contain proprietary data. The tutorial proposal submission website can be found here. Abstract should include the topical outline and proposed duration as well as presenter(s)’ name, affiliation, contact information, and brief biography. If a tutorial is accepted, then one presenter will be eligible for a discounted event registration rate. No other compensation will be provided to the presenter. Each tutorial submittal is reviewed by at least three members of the INCOSE review team. Evaluation Criteria is contained in the Reviewer Evaluation Workbook template. Tutorials must use the presentation template (available in the downloads section of the WSRC 2024 webpage).


 

Registration opens June 3rd!

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Building a more secure world through systems engineering

 

Registration
Type
Student Early Bird     Regular  Virtual Early
Bird 
Virtual
Regular 
INCOSE Member $50  $350 $450  $350  $350 
Non-Member*  $75  $450 $550 $450  $450 
Senior Member    $300 $350  $300 $300 

- Banquet: $50
- Nuclear Museum Tour: $15

- SEP Exam: $30

 *Including CAB associates

Registration opens June 3rd!

 Note: Refunds are available up through Sept. 8, 2024 minus a $50 cancellation fee.


What’s Included

In-Person Participation

Includes access to all technical sessions, tutorials, admission to exhibits, lunches & breaks, receptions, and recordings during the event and for four weeks after the event. Recordings of all sessions will be made available to conference participants after the event.

Registration Process

  1. Early Bird registration will close on August 1; we encourage everyone to register early.
  2. We offer exceptional tutorials and open registration for each. All the tutorials are designed for in-person attendance; however, a link for a virtual-registrants will be provided. The organizing committee and tutors can’t guarantee equivalency to an in-person experience.
  3. We will offer the INCOSE SEP exam during the WSRC to all. Please use the same link below to register (selecting just the exam or full registrations with the exam option).
  • We offer tours to our conference participants and guests. You will select the tours you would like during the registration process.  
  • IMPORTANT: Registration for all tours will close on August 15.  

Virtual Participation

Includes access to the virtual technical program. Broadcasted sessions will be available live, with recordings available through the platform during the event and for four weeks after the event. Recordings of all sessions will be made available through the INCOSE website within 60 days post event.

Please contact [email protected] for any questions.

Hotel Recommendations

There are a number of hotels close to the Central New Mexico Workforce Training Center. See the Venue - Lodging - Transportation information on this website.

 
 

 

Take your INCOSE System Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification PAPER EXAM AT WSRC!!!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - 0700-0900

(Timing is subject to the exam proctor's schedule)

Test your knowledge and get certified!

Only $30 (conference registration not required)

SEP Exam Registration at the Conference registration site above.

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Venue - Lodging - Transportation

VENUE

The Central New Mexico Workforce Training Center is the venue for the WSRC 2024. It is located on the north side of Albuquerque, with easy access to I-25 and hotels.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Rental cars: The Sunport Rental Car Center is located at 3400 University SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 close to the Albuquerque International Sunport airport. Free car rental shuttles operate 24/7 every 10 minutes between the airport terminal and the Car Rental Center. The shuttle buses are handicapped-accessible.
  • Rideshare services: Uber and Lyft rideshare services are available in the Albuquerque metro area.
  • •Taxi cab services: A number of taxi cab companies are available in the Albuquerque metro area.

LODGING

Hotels in close proximity to the Central New Mexico Workforce Training Center include:

  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 5401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87113, 505-797-2291 (gov’t rate available with ID)
  • Quality Inn and Suites, 5601 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-858-1300 (gov’t rate available with ID)
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 5901 Holly Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-856-5910 (gov’t rate available with ID)
  • Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 505-821-3333 (gov’t rate available with ID
 

WSRC 2024 Committee Contacts

Please reach out to the following WSRC committee members for information and action:

Role Regional Location  Person (click to email)
Conference Chair  New Mexico Jose Parga 
Conference Co-Chair Seattle Metro
Kyle Zienin
Technical Program Chair New Mexico Cheryl Bolstad
Technical Program Co-Chair New Mexico  Ann Hodges
Sponsorship & Exhibits  Seattle, WA Paul Kostek
Sponsorship & Exhibits  Utah Paul White
Website  New Mexico
Ann Hodges
Website Support Colorado Jim Adams
 

Downloads

Technical Program

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WSRC 2024 General IP Form

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WSRC 2024 Government IP Form

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WSRC 2024 presentation or tutorial template

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WSRC 2024 poster template

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WSRC 2024 presentation and tutorial evaluation template

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