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Press Release: International Symposium Best Paper award announced

in the Modeling Simulation and Analysis Category

by Christine Kowalski | Jun 29, 2022

Press Release

SAN DIEGO (28 Jun 2022) – INCOSE is pleased to announce that the best paper award in the modeling, simulation and analysis category has been presented to Jeremy Ross, Chris Craft, Chris Caron, Stephen Pien, and Ashishkumar Prajapati of the Ford Motor Company and Michael Vinarcik from the University of Detroit Mercy for their paper, Applying Model-Based Systems Engineering Methods to a Novel Shard Systems Simulation Methodology.

The paper discusses the application of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methods to the definition of a shared systems architecture. It offers a novel methodology for extending the model-based approach from the system definition space into the system simulation and analysis domain. It presents an approach for the interface management of design properties between a model-based architecture and system simulation. The effectiveness of the methodology was assessed with trade study simulations of a novel human lunar habitat architecture.  

149 papers were submitted for consideration by INCOSE for the International Symposium. All papers were subjected to a rigorous selection process including a double-blind review by experts from the systems engineering disciplines to ensure that papers meet the high standards required for the largest worldwide annual gathering of systems engineering professionals.

A further review by Technical Operations leadership selects the best papers from the 75 papers selected for the symposium, which are then presented to the Technical Director who finalizes the 4-6 best paper choices.

Chris Hoffman, INCOSE Technical Director says, “The authors should be proud of this significant achievement. I continue to be impressed by the quality of the papers that are submitted and I can’t stress how significant it is within the systems engineering community to be a recipient of one of the best paper awards at our International Symposium.”

Jeremy Ross, one of the authors says, “It was a privilege to present our paper at the International Symposium and to share our ideas with a globally diverse audience of our peers. To be recognized as one of best papers at the symposium is an honor and as a team we are delighted to receive this recognition.”

The INCOSE International Symposium is taking place in Detroit from June 25-30 with the theme of The Power of Connection, and features experts in aerospace, energy, healthcare, transportation, the Internet of Things, AI, and Cyber-Physical Systems.

The annual symposium attracts an international mix of professionals at all levels, including practitioners in government and industry, as well as educators and researchers. Attendees include representatives from BAE Systems, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, GE, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, Medtronic, Network Rail, Roche, Rolls-Royce and many more.

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