Systems Engineering for Earth’s Future

Join us for the 30th Annual INCOSE International Symposium

Systems Engineering for Earth’s Future
Uniting Technology and Grand Challenges through Systems Engineering

Premier Systems Engineering Conference

Message from the President

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our members, contractors, and alliances remain our highest priority. Thus, in response to the global situation, our premier event, the International Symposium (IS) 2020, will still be held, but not as a physical event. We will be bringing you INCOSE IS 2020 as a VIRTUAL event.

We will be able to connect amazing people, provide a great program, and enable participants to come together. By moving to a virtual environment, we will be able to try new things with the INCOSE IS program, while maintaining the excellent knowledge exchange and social networking that makes the INCOSE IS a unique experience.

The INCOSE IS 2020 virtual event will be held on 20-22 July 2020. It will now be a three (3) day event offering three (3) parallel tracks. Outlined below are some of the benefits you will receive when you register to participate in our virtual INCOSE IS 2020 event.

You will be able to –

  • Participate in real time in any of the sessions.
  • Access recorded sessions should the time of the session not be suitable for you.
  • Interact with the presenters through chat rooms and follow-up discussions.
  • Hear first hand our keynote speakers. We will schedule these sessions at a time where we have the greatest opportunity to support the majority of participants to “watch live.”
  • Witness the honours and awards bestowed on fellow members, colleagues, and champions of systems Engineering.
  • Network across virtual social functions.
  • Interact with exhibitors and sponsors through virtual exhibit halls and chat rooms.
  • Receive a copy of the proceedings.

To address some operational aspects -

  • The registration fee for INCOSE IS 2020, the virtual event, will be discounted from the original fee.
  • Registration will open in May.
  • The program schedule will be based on South Africa’s time zone, where we originally intended to host the INCOSE IS 2020.
  • In the coming days, we will contact everyone with an accepted paper, panel, presentation or tutorial to manage the specifics. We plan to publish all accepted papers for INCOSE IS 2020, even if they are not delivered virtually, unless the author indicates otherwise.
  • Exhibitors and sponsors will be contacted directly to work the details.

Further information will be made available over the coming weeks on the INCOSE IS 2020 website, via social media, and other communication means. If you have any general questions relating to this message, please contact us at

I am really proud of the efforts of our volunteers and members in continuing to support the INCOSE community. This “we can make it happen” attitude under these trying times is very heartfelt and appreciated.

To everyone - we hope you can join us at the INCOSE IS 2020, our first fully virtual premier event.

Keep well, keep safe.

Signature KL

Kerry Lunney
INCOSE President