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IW2024 Focus

Safer Complex Systems

Safer Complex Systems at the INCOSE 2024 International Workshop, promises to be a nexus for industry leaders and experts aiming to address the escalating challenges in ensuring the safety of intricate systems. As technology advances and systems become more complex, the demand for systems engineers capable of exerting influence over safety parameters has never been more critical. This abstract provides a glimpse into the event's focus on strategies to cultivate skilled professionals who can navigate and mitigate risks in the dynamic landscape of complex systems.

The event will underscore the pivotal role of stakeholder engagement as a fundamental tool in enhancing system safety. By bringing together diverse perspectives, Safer Complex Systems aims to foster collaboration and collective problem-solving. The inclusion of narratives in system safety discussions will be explored as an effective means to communicate complexities and potential risks to stakeholders, facilitating a shared understanding that is crucial for informed decision-making.

Narrative building and stakeholder engagement will be complemented by an exploration of consensus-building strategies. In the face of multifaceted challenges posed by modern complex systems, the event recognizes the significance of reaching consensus among diverse stakeholders to implement effective safety measures. Attendees will delve into case studies, best practices, and interactive sessions to develop a nuanced understanding of consensus-building processes tailored for intricate systems.

Safer Complex Systems seeks to empower systems engineers with the knowledge and skills required to proactively address safety concerns in an ever-evolving technological landscape. Through a holistic approach that combines stakeholder engagement, narrative building, and consensus-building, this event aims to equip participants with practical tools and insights to navigate the complexities of ensuring safety in the design, implementation, and operation of complex systems.

FuSE - Shaping the Future of Systems Engineering

The Future of Systems Engineering (FuSE) team is set to play a transformative role at the INCOSE 2024 International Workshop, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of systems engineering. We invite active participation in planned sessions that will specifically target the development of the 2024 product and services portfolio. As we collectively embark on this significant endeavor, the aim is to shape the foundations, vision, methodologies, and applications of systems engineering, propelling the discipline into the future. 

The INCOSE 2024 International Workshop serves as a crucial platform for professionals, practitioners, and thought leaders to converge and contribute their expertise to the dynamic evolution of systems engineering. The FuSE team's dedicated focus on key sessions ensures that participants engage in discussions that not only address current challenges but also anticipate and prepare for future advancements in the field. 

The planned sessions will delve into the strategic planning of the 2024 product and services portfolio, emphasizing the collaborative effort required to define the trajectory of systems engineering. By actively participating in these sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the discipline, influencing its methodologies and applications in innovative ways. 

We call for active involvement, encouraging attendees to contribute their unique perspectives and insights. FuSE aims to foster connections and create a collaborative environment where the collective intelligence of the systems engineering community is harnessed to drive meaningful change. Join us in this transformative journey at the INCOSE 2024 International Workshop, where together, we will shape the future of systems engineering.

MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) Workshop

During our last INCOSE Symposium MBSE Lightning Round, Dr. Tom McDermott gave a high-level talk on Systems Engineering Research Center's (SERC) progress in Digital Engineering (DE); however, the 18-minute time limit did not allow him to share all of the details.  We’ve asked Dr. McDermott to come back and kickoff the MBSE Workshop on Saturday, 27 January, to share those details hoping we can focus on addressing a variety of issues that are impeding our progress in implementing MBSE in our organizations.

After a break we will have our Working Group Round Robin where various working groups will be sharing their MBSE related progress, followed by an update on the INCOSE Systems Engineering Tools Lab, and wrap up with an MBSE Open Forum. This forum will allow open Q&A exchange on MBSE concerns, lessons learned, and advice from experts on various MBSE topics to share their knowledge and experience.

Sunday 28 January will include an all-day SysML v2 Transition workshop intended to assist organizations and practitioners in their transition from SysML v1 to SysML v2.  With the imminent release of the SysML v2 standard the timing of this workshop is perfect to provide information on implementing the new system modeling standard.

Sunday evening is our MBSE Social which includes the coveted Propeller Hat Awards for this year.

On Monday & Tuesday are many MBSE related working groups (NAFEMS, SE Tools Database, MoSSEC, OOSEM, and many others) you may want to participate in.  Inside the workshop app or online web agenda, select “MBSE Workshop” under the "Filter by topic" to see MBSE related content in the IW program.  Given so many things going on in parallel during the MBSE Workshop, we apologize in advance that you can’t attend them all.  Some of the sessions will be recorded for future playback.