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As a result of our activities and contributions of 2020, our chapter received the Bronze level Chapter Circle Award.

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14th Annual INCOSE NC and Great Lakes Regional Conference (NC-GLRC14)

  • Date:
    April 9, 2021 - April 17, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST | Till 8:00 PM EST on some days.
  • Address: The NC-GLRC14 is an on-line virtual event
  • Location: On-line virtual,
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    On-line virtual
  • Contact: Jack Stein
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  • Phone: 248-890-2855
    The 14th Annual INCOSE Americas Sector North-Central and Great Lakes Regional Conference (NC-GLRC14) has expanded, and has been restructured and rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously planned as a hybrid (in-person + virtual) conference, it has been re-planned as an all-virtual Spring Conference and Workshop on Systems Engineering Capability and Competency. It will feature select content on the theme "Mobility Systems - Land, Sea, Air and Space" in addition to general SE-related content. 
    The NC-GLRC is a mid-size regional systems engineering (SE) conference that provides a forum for SEs to advance their practice through presentations, panels, tutorials, and workshops. It is hosted by different INCOSE Chapters each year, and since 2007 has been held in ten locations in five states with the name "GLRC."
    In 2021 the NC-GLRC is hosted by the INCOSE Michigan Chapter along with participating INCOSE Chapters from the 12-Chapter INCOSE Americas Sector North Region. In this 14th year we welcome the addition of the Canada Chapter and expanded territories in other Chapters.
    For details on the conference program, registration and sponsorship visit the conference website at

SE Handbook 5th Edition - Invitation to Review

Members of  the Michigan INCOSE Chapter are invited to review the first draft of the 5th Edition of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook. This 5th edition draft of the SE Handbook has been developed to ensure that the handbook content reflects the current state-of-the-good-practice and reflects the key systems engineering related standards and references, including the concurrent revision of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, System Life Cycle Processes.  Additionally, this revision is addressing comments on the current 4th Edition and the stakeholder and user feedback received over the past 18 months.

Members wishing to participate in the review should send an email to

To participate in the review of the SE Handbook, each participating chapter POC will need to complete the steps outlined in this document. The deadline for submitting feedback is June 21, 2021.

31st Annual INCOSE International Symposium

Accelerating through Adversity

July 17 to 22, 2021
 Virtual Event
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"Democratizing" MBSE with the open-source tool Capella

June 30, 2021 View The Recorded Presentation

Abstract :

MBSE aims at transitioning the Systems Engineering practice from a document-centric approach to a model-centric approach. It is envisioned to be the next shift enhancing significantly our systems engineering capacities, in order to cope with the steadily growing systems' complexity. Although MBSE has been a trending topic over the last few years, its adoption among systems engineers is still growing slowly.

In this presentation, Stephane Lacrampe will introduce some challenges in MBSE adoption and will explain how the Arcadia method and the Capella tool are enablers for accelerating MBSE adoption among the systems engineering community.

Stéphane Lacrampe - Obeo Canada director
Stéphane Lacrampe co-founded Obeo in 2005 in France. Obeo is an independent software vendor with a global reach, leading in open-source modeling software for system and software engineers, enterprise architects, and domain modeling experts. He acted as the CEO of the company for the last 12 years, and is now director of Obeo Canada and is in charge of the business development in North and South America for the company. Stephane LACRAMPE is also the co-chair of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Tools DataBase Working Group.

Broadening the Reach of the MBSE Process Beyond the Systems Engineer

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May 26, 2021 - View The Recorded Presentation

This presentation introduces an Excel-based tool for knowledge sharing and collaboration  through the Systems Model. Join Maple soft representatives Bharani Mohan and Paul Goossens for a session which will highlight the ease with which non-SE stakeholders can use Maple MBSE to collaborate effectively with the SE through the systems model, on the Teamwork Cloud platform. In this way, Maple MBSE has been proven to accelerate the systems engineering process by simplifying information-entry and reducing the risk of errors for all stakeholders, thereby increasing engagement with the process, and facilitating design collaboration across the enterprise.

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