Regional Mini-Conference 2016 Agenda
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Start Stop Activity Rm  (LSB = Life Sciences Building, PER = Periera Hall (Engineering)
7:00am 5:00pm Exhibitor Setup Ahmanson Hall (North End)  
7:00am 5:00pm Registration Opens Hanson Courtyard Tent  
7:30am 9:00am Breakfast Served Ahmanson Hall North  
9:00am 10:00am Opening Plenary  LSB RM 120 Welcome and Logistics:  Dick Emerson and Terry Rector 
Opening Remarks:   Dr. Barclay Brown, IBM,
Keynote Spearker:   Dr. Azad Madni, USC
10:00am 10:30am Morning Break Hanson Courtyard Tent  
10:30am 12:00pm Panel Discussion LSB RM 120 MBSE: Making System Modeling Relevant
Moderator: Rick Steiner
Panel Members:     Dr. Barclay Brown, Dr. Heidi Davidz, Ryan Noguchi, Bjorn Cole, Stephen Guine, and Stephanie Sharo Chiesi
12:00pm 1:30pm Lunch Lair in Ahmanson Hall        
    Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
    LSB Rm 120    PER Rm 104 PER Rm 109 PER Rm 121 PER Rm 206
    Requirements   Agile MBSE, Research Architecting, Tradespace Process
1:30pm 2:00pm 7, Wellington Olivera and Scott Jackson, Developing Quality Aviation Systems  20, Phyllis Marbach et al, The Role of SE in Large Scale Agile Projects 8, Heidi Davidz et al, Linking Reliability Analysis to the Model-Based Ecosystem 18, Michael Martin, Architectural Structure and Ambiguity: The SE Vision 2025 Challenge 24, Edward Dou, Leveraging Automation in Complex Radar System Development
2:00pm 2:30pm 26, Malcolm Currie, How Can Requirements for Requirement Statements be Satisfied?   23, Laurie Buss, Six Thinking Hats® and Lateral Thinking® value to Systems Engineers and Business Leaders 17, Randy Woolley, Using SE to conduct Transportation Research 28, Natalie Davila-Rendon, Shoreline Surveillance and Defense Architecture Against Rockets 34, Kamal Andrawis and Saeideh Fallah-Fini, Process Improvement at Vinyl Technology Inc
2:30pm 3:00pm 1. Bohdan Oppenheim, The Faustian Bargain of Requirements Management   22, Phyllis Marbach and Laurie Buss, Identify Value with Six Thinking Hats® in Agile Meetings Julia White, Introduction to Test Like You Fly (TLTF)Process 19, Karen Grothe, Applying the SE Process to a Conceptual Mercury CubeSat Mission 41, Andrew LeValley and Jeremy Homan, Process Thinking in Small Systems
3:00pm 3:30pm Afternoon Break Hanson Courtyard Tent   Student Poster Session
3:30pm 5:00pm Panel Discussion LSB RM 120 SE Career Path (Student and Early to Mid-Career)          
Moderator: Stephanie Sharo Chiesi
Panel Members:  Cheryl Dematteis, Rick Hefner, Edwin Ordoukhanian, and
Capt. Jeremy Homan USAF
5:30pm 7:30pm Reception Ahmanson Hall North   Student Poster Session
Regional Mini-Conference 2016 Agenda
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Start Stop Activity Rm  (LSB = Life Sciences Building, PER = Periera Hall (Engineering)      
7:00am 3:00pm Exhibitor Setup Ahmanson Hall North  
7:30am 5:00pm Registration Desk Opens Hanson Courtyard Tent  
7:30am 8:30am Breakfast Served Ahmanson Hall North, Networking, visit vendors  
8:30am 10:00am Panel Discussion LSB RM 120 Integration of MBSE Tools
Moderator: Dr. Mark McKelvin
Panel Members:   Dr. Curtis Iwata, James Horejsi, Steven Jenkins, and Dr. Barclay Brown
10:00am 10:30am Morning Break Hanson Courtyard Tent        
    Session 6  Session 7 Session 8 Session 9 Session 10
    LSB Rm 120 PER Rm 140  PER Rm 109 PER Rm 121  PER Rm 206
    Critical Infrastructure   Empowering Women Big Data Best Practices Human Systems Engineering
10:30am 11:00am 4, Scott Jackson, Creating Resilient Systems in Crisis Environments   Moderator: Stephanie Sharo Chiesi
Phyllis Marbach
Roz Lewis
12, Dr. Kenneth Preston, Big Data Analytics/Role of Analytics in Systems Engineering 15, Richard Emerson, Infrastructure Systems Characteristics and Implications 9, Susan Gabriele, Advancing Human Systems Engineering
11:00am 11:30am 40, Margaret Glasscoe et al, Decision Support for Hazard Analysis and Disaster Response Empowering Women in Systems Engineering and INCOSE 38, Mike Trelinski, Big Data Analytics: “Lean Thinking”  29, Geraldine Chaudhri and Gail Johnson-Roth, Best SE Practices for Ground Segment Acquisition  32, Susan Gabriele, The Hard Facts of Soft Social Systems
11:30am 12:00pm TBD   Open Discussion TBD 14, Melody Schiffano et al, A Systems Approach to Predicting Healthcare Failures 10, Jorg Largent, Systems Engineering Xenophobia: the Cure
12:00pm 1:30pm Lunch Lair in Ahmanson Hall, Networking        
Start Stop Activity Rm  (LSB = Life Sciences Building, PER = Periera Hall (Engineering)
    Session 11   Session 12 Session 13 Session 14 Session 15
    LSB Rm 120   PER Rm 140 PER Rm 109 PER Rm 121 PER Rm 206
    ITS   UAVs/ Drones  SysML Agile Process, Integration
1:30pm 2:00pm Jesse Glazer, FHWA
Phyllis Marbach
Randy Woolley
Andy Von Stauffenberg,
Harrison Wolf
Ryan Moriarty  
39, Rick Steiner, The Future of Modeling Requirements in SysML 21, Laurie Buss, GROUP FLOW: The Genesis of Innovation 37, John Silvas et al, The Enterprise Integration Process:
2:00pm 2:30pm Agile Software Development for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)   Using SE in the commercial UAV industry, development of commercial UAVs  13, John Wood and David Schrunk, A New Application for SE: The Science of Laws 33, Adriana Posadas et al, Value Based, Lean, Agile SE for Captive Machine Shop Operations 36, William Chang et al, SE Practice on Gaming Development
2:30pm 3:00pm ITS Projects Open Discussion  Panel Discussion TBD 11, Greg Placentia, Adapting Systems Engineering to the Legal System TBD
3:00pm 3:30pm Afternoon Break Hanson Courtyard Tent     Networking  
3:30pm 4:45pm Panel Discussion LSB Rm 120 Systems Engineering and Project Management Interaction
Moderator:  Marliee Wheaton
Panel Members:  Elliot Axelband, Michael Cameron, Paul Gill, Steven Martin
4:45pm 5:00pm Closing Remarks   Closing, Thank-You(s):  Dick Emerson and Terry Rector 

Subject to change without notice


The Technical Director the University of Southern California’s Systems Architecting and Engineering Program, Dr. Azad Madni, will be the Keynote Speaker for RMC16.