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Cleveland-Northern Ohio

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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Cleveland-Northern Ohio Chapter Events

The following are upcoming Chapter Events.  See the Chapter Past Events page for events that have already occurred.
  • "Spectacular Views of the City: A Comparison of Smart City Models," Jon Mooney, Virtual, 7-8:30pm CDT

    Tues May 11, 2021 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
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    Presentation Abstract - As the INCOSE Smart Cities Initiative prepares its first work products, it is finding seemingly diverse points of view in several practicing definitions of the Smart City. There is no right or wrong model. Each model has a spectacular view of the city, and each model can offer valuable information (from its limited viewpoint) on how the city operates and how it could improve. When modeling, analyzing and optimizing the operations of a complex system, its important to model the system from various viewpoints. This, of course, is a lesson from the ancient fable of ‘the blind men and the elephant’; that we cannot claim an absolute truth based on one true but limited viewpoint while ignoring other equally true but limited viewpoints. Models are used in MBSE to map and keep track of the myriad butterfly effects caused by design and operational changes in complex real systems. But a single model is only a limited viewpoint, for the very reason that the real system it attempts to model is so complex. Comparing the complex system from various MBSE modeling viewpoints can help bring clarity. In this presentation, we compare the viewpoints of two prominent Smart City definitions; Deloitte's viewpoint based on the idea that Smart cities emerge as the result of many Smart Solutions across all sectors of society, and TUSS's viewpoint based on the idea that a Smart city is a city that has the ability to identify its problems and its root causes promptly and remove the root causes by generating, and processing engineered quality data in a continuous and inclusive manner. A comparison graphic illustrates how these are just two of the many views of the same elephant.

Great Lakes Region and General Events

The following are Great Lakes Region or INCOSE-wide Events
  • INCOSE-LA Chapter Speaker Meeting: Systems Engineering at the Hello – Systems Engineering in Early Stage R&D Working Group

    May 11, 2021 - 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • "Spectacular Views of the City: A Comparison of Smart City Models," Jon Mooney, Virtual, 7-8:30pm CDT

    Tues May 11, 2021 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
    CT

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    Presentation Abstract - As the INCOSE Smart Cities Initiative prepares its first work products, it is finding seemingly diverse points of view in several practicing definitions of the Smart City. There is no right or wrong model. Each model has a spectacular view of the city, and each model can offer valuable information (from its limited viewpoint) on how the city operates and how it could improve. When modeling, analyzing and optimizing the operations of a complex system, its important to model the system from various viewpoints. This, of course, is a lesson from the ancient fable of ‘the blind men and the elephant’; that we cannot claim an absolute truth based on one true but limited viewpoint while ignoring other equally true but limited viewpoints. Models are used in MBSE to map and keep track of the myriad butterfly effects caused by design and operational changes in complex real systems. But a single model is only a limited viewpoint, for the very reason that the real system it attempts to model is so complex. Comparing the complex system from various MBSE modeling viewpoints can help bring clarity. In this presentation, we compare the viewpoints of two prominent Smart City definitions; Deloitte's viewpoint based on the idea that Smart cities emerge as the result of many Smart Solutions across all sectors of society, and TUSS's viewpoint based on the idea that a Smart city is a city that has the ability to identify its problems and its root causes promptly and remove the root causes by generating, and processing engineered quality data in a continuous and inclusive manner. A comparison graphic illustrates how these are just two of the many views of the same elephant.
  • Systems Exchange Café: Oak Café

    May 12, 2021 - 8:00AM - 9:30AM
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  • Wasatch Chapter Meeting -- “Career Progression and Possibilities for Systems Engineers”

    May 13, 2021 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
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    Virtual
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    Utah

    Join us in May for an interactive discussion on career progression and possibilities for Systems Engineers. Please come and participate in this discussion.
  • SESE Tour 2021 (Southern European Systems Engineering Tour 2021)

    May 18, 2021- May 20, 2021
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    Five INCOSE Southern European chapters (Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland) are organizing a series of INCOSE EMEA events in a virtual mode, from May 18 to 20.
  • Webinar 150: Systemic Leadership and the Systems Thinking Round Table

    May 19, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    The webinar will be of value to graduate students, engineers, teachers, managers, leaders, and anyone interested in being more effective, satisfied, and appreciated at work and in their daily lives.

INCOSE News

The following is General and Regional News from INCOSE