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Webinar 15:00 UTC: "The Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering" – Dr. Art Pyster

INCOSE Webinar: "The Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering"
 
Date: 16 November 2011
Time: 15:00 UTC
Presenter(s): Dr. Art Pyster
 
General Webinar Details:

Abstract:
The Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE™) project began in 2009 to develop a guide to the Body of Knowledge for Systems Engineering (SEBoK) and a Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE™). Led by Stevens Institute of Technology and the Naval Postgraduate School, the project is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, with dozens of volunteer authors worldwide and strong support from INCOSE and the IEEE Computer Society. BKCASE has published two interim releases of the SEBoK and is nearing publication of the second interim release of GRCSE. It is anticipated that INCOSE and the IEEE Computer Society will become the stewards of SEBoK and GRCSE at the end of 2012 when version 1.0 of both products are released.
 
SEBoK 0.5, released in September 2011 as a wiki, includes more than 100 articles on systems engineering topics, recommendations on which references are the most important in the field for each topic, and definitions of important terms in systems engineering. If successful, SEBoK will influence systems engineering practice, professional certification, career paths, education and training, and research.
 
GRCSE 0.5, to be released in December 2011 as a PDF document, is a series of recommendations to systems engineering graduate programs on such topics as curriculum content, what students should know and be able to do when they enter a graduate program and what they should know and be able to do when they graduate. If successful, GRCSE will influence systems engineering graduate program content and structure throughout the world and place both employers and students in a better position to understand and influence what graduate programs offer.
 
This webinar will explore the motivation for BKCASE, how it operates, the results so far, and plans for the future.
 
Biography:
Arthur Pyster is a Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology and the Deputy Executive Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center, a Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Center. Before joining Stevens in March 2007, he served as the Senior Vice President and Director of Systems Engineering and Integration for SAIC. Earlier, he served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Federal Aviation Administration and held several other executive, management, and technical roles in systems and software engineering. Dr Pyster is an INCOSE Fellow and is currently the INCOSE Director for Academic Matters. During 2008-2009, Dr. Pyster was the Chairman of the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board. He has a PhD in computer and information sciences from Ohio State University. His recent research interests include improving the systems and software engineering workforce and integrating the systems and software engineering disciplines. He recently completed an international project that created GSwE2009: Curriculum Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering. Those guidelines have been adopted by both the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery. He now leads the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE) Project with co-lead Dr. David Olwell from the Naval Postgraduate School. BKCASE is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense with primary support from INCOSE, the IEEE Computer Society, and dozens of volunteer authors from around the world.
The Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE™) project began in 2009 to develop a guide to the Body of Knowledge for Systems Engineering (SEBoK) and a Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE™).