Calendar

Below is the Calendar showing Chapter events, Working and Local Group events, as well as International Events.

INCOSE Calendar
October 2013
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The 8th IET International System Safety incorporating Cyber Security Conference

INCOSE Associates

Radisson Blu, Cardiff, UK

Full Days

The 8th IET International System Safety incorporating Cyber Security Conference

INCOSE Associates

Radisson Blu, Cardiff, UK

Full Days

The 8th IET International System Safety incorporating Cyber Security Conference

INCOSE Associates

Radisson Blu, Cardiff, UK

Full Days

MBSE - is there any substance behind the hype?

Railway Interest Group

CH2M Hill's offices in Elms House, 43 Brook Green, LONDON W6 7EF

1700H for 1730H

Fourth Meeting of the SSE Working Group

Service Systems Engineering

Qinetiq Farnborough GU14 0LX

10-00 for 10-30

3rd Meeting of Enterprise Systems Engineering Interest Group

Enterprise Systems Engineering

Defence Academy, Shrivenham Room WH21

6.30 for 7.00 pm

Land Open System Architecture (LOSA), Now and for Army 2020

Bristol Local Group

Atkins, The Hub, 500 Park Avenue Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4RZ

6.30pm for 7pm till 9pm

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Current Events

Time Location Details
03/10/2013 -
03/10/2013

10-00 for 10-30
Service Systems Engineering


Qinetiq Farnborough GU14 0LX
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Fourth Meeting of the SSE Working Group


Full agenda to follow,  To cover the following:

Presentations for ASEC13

Use Cases

Characterisation of Services

Bibliography

Related documents

Potential Methodologies

 

Directions are at

http://www.qinetiq.com/contact/Pages/SiteDetails.aspx?SiteId=1

You need to registeer and bring photo id for this meeting.  Also let john.davies3@btinternet.com know if you do not have a British passport..

07/10/2013 -
07/10/2013

6.30 for 7.00 pm
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy, Shrivenham Room WH21
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3rd Meeting of Enterprise Systems Engineering Interest Group


A framework for the study of Systems of Systems Engineering

 

Prof Mike Henshaw, Loughborough University

 

Summary of Talk

 

The concept of systems of systems (SoS) as a particular level of abstraction is well-established but research into the challenges of SoS are still at an early stage.  Often they require technical, social, and commercial issues to be addressed simultaneously.  They are characterised by dynamic behaviour and high degrees of uncertainty, sometimes making even specification of the problem space difficult.

 

In a project, recently sponsored by the European Commission, we have identified twelve main themes for research in SoS Engineering.  These are: characterisation and description of SoS; theoretical foundations for SoS; emergence; multi-level modelling of SoS; measurement and metrics for SoS; evaluation of SoS definition & evolution of SoS architecture; prototyping SoS; trade-off in SoS; security in SoS; human aspects of SoS; energy efficient SoS.  The presentation will cover these themes and seek to provide a direction for research in SoSE.  It will also consider the challenges of conducting SoSE research  per se, and suggest approaches for making progress on the most significant aspects of the research agenda.

 

The above themes provide a framework to distinguish what is currently understood about SoSE from that which needs attention.  Furthermore, it also provides a framework for identification of key contributions in the field that should be referenced in the SoSE knowledge area of the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK). The presentation will open a discussion about the essential knowledge that should be captured in the SEBoK and the distinctions to be made between SoSE and ESE.

 

This group has already established a strong and loyal following, but is very keen to attract new members who may wish to join us in exploring this interesting and far-ranging topic of growing importance.

 

Prior booking is essential. In order to provide names to the reception, could you please do so before end of business on Friday 4th 

 

08/10/2013 -
08/10/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


CH2M Hill's offices in Elms House, 43 Brook Green, LONDON W6 7EF
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MBSE - is there any substance behind the hype?


To book for this event please contact Bruce Elliott bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk



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10/10/2013 -
10/10/2013

6.30pm for 7pm till 9pm
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub, 500 Park Avenue Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4RZ
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Land Open System Architecture (LOSA), Now and for Army 2020


For this event, the Bristol Local Group is pleased to welcome Graeme Peacock, the LOSA Programme System Architect and Simon Masley, Programme Manager for the LOSA Research, Experiment and Demonstration events. LOSA is an open architecture approach to Land Warfare system acquisitions and upgrades.


They will provide an overview of LOSA from a programmatic, systems engineering and technology development perspectives.

Please note that pre-registration is essential for this event.



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15/10/2013 -
17/10/2013

Full Days
INCOSE Associates


Radisson Blu, Cardiff, UK
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The 8th IET International System Safety incorporating Cyber Security Conference


Full all the information about this event please visit the IET's website. The link to the website is http://conferences.theiet.org/system-safety/index.cfm?origin=incose.

As INCOSE UK is a supporting organisation, our members can save £100 by registering at the IET Member rate.

Future Events

Time Location Details
12/11/2013 -
13/11/2013

Full Days
UK Chapter


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park Resort, Enstone, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX75UE (postal purposes only) or OX7 5UF (SatNav).
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2013 (ASEC2013)


The programme has now been agreed and the brochure is available for download. You can now book your place at ASEC2013 using our online booking system.


There are 16 Documents for this event, click here to view
12/11/2013 -
12/11/2013

17:30
UK Chapter


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park Resort, Enstone, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX75UE (postal purposes only) or OX7 5UF (SatNav).
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AGM 2013


The Annual General Meeting of INCOSE UK Ltd


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
13/11/2013 -
13/11/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


The offices of BAE Systems Detica in the Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 OTA
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How the rail industry is working together to drive down the cost of managing the infrastructure


A terrific opportunity to see how system-thinking is being applied at the highest level - the level of the entire national network. For more details see the flyer attached. Booking is now open.



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25/11/2013 -
25/11/2013

18-30
South Coast Local Group


Langstone Technology Park (South Entrance), Langstone Road, Havant PO9 1SA
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South Coast Local Group Meeting


Challenges to the Adoption of a Systems Engineering Approach

Laurence Harvilchuck, CEng MIED

R&D Process Architect, Xyratex Ltd., Havant PO9 1SA

 

Abstract:

Small businesses often seem to begin with an informal ‘Just Do It’ [JDI] approach to development activities that ‘gets the job done’ in the name of agility or efficiency. There may be a failure to appreciate that the JDI approach may not scale up from the relatively flat development teams found in small organisations to the multiple levels of organisation often necessary in development. Several factors can challenge the adoption of scalable systems engineering techniques. In this talk, we will discuss the risks to adoption as well as the value that a systems engineering approach can bring to the business of development.

27/11/2013 -
27/11/2013

11:00 - 16:00
Service Systems Engineering


University College London
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Service Systems Engineering: Fifth meeting


Room 217, Chadwick building, Gower St, WC1E 6BT.

 
The Chadwick building is the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering. It is located on Gower St to the right hand side of the entrance to UCL's main quadrangle. However, to enter it is best to go into the quadrangle itself and then enter the building from there rather than directly from Gower St. You can find a campus map here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/downloads/campus-map-2012.pdf
 

Draft Agenda

1. Notes from the SSE Meeting 4 on 3 October
http://www.incosewiki.org.uk/Service_Systems_Engineering/index.php?title=SSE_Meeting_4

2. Getting a Chairman

3. Review of the Draft Plan - from SSE Meeting 2 - and way forward.

4. Washup on ASEC13 workshop and follow on work
        Feedback on the presentation
        Ideas from the workshops
        Lists of potential variables and services to consider
        What to do with the presentation?

5. Product-Service Systems
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_service_system

6. Analysis of '76 things that make services complex' from the Cambridge Services Alliance
    http://www.cambridgeservicealliance.org/uploads/downloadfiles/Alliance%20Paper_June%202012_Complexity%20in%20Services.pdf

7. Date and host for next meeting

28/11/2013 -
28/11/2013

18:00 for 18:30
Midlands Local Group


Room: W002 Building: Sir David Davies Loughborough University
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Steampunk Systems of Systems Engineering: A case study of successful System of Systems engineering in 19th century Britain



The British rail network evolved from 150 independent railways in 1830s into a single, large and integrated networked system by 21st century. The presenter will show how the system evolved from virtual System of Systems (SoS), through collaborative SoS to a directed SoS.


In this case study, the British Rail network system has been evaluated against three basic frameworks, the US DOD classification, the UK MOD SOSA approach and the UK Department of Transport (DfT) engineering assurance framework. The analysis showed that the DoD framework was a useful descriptive approach but wasn’t predictive and the SOSA framework and DfT questions assumed a directed or acknowledged SoS. However, none of the frameworks addressed the need for clear economic benefit to systems owners for using both system and SoS. It was found that this factors, more than technical standardisation, drive the pace and depth of SoS effectiveness.


Much like the artistic genre of Steampunk, the British railway network case study is a mixture of familiar SoS concepts and approaches in an unfamiliar Victorian setting. Unlike Steampunk this case study is not only amusing and entertaining, it is also educational.


About the Presenter

Duncan Kemp is the engineering skills development team leader in Defence Equipment and Support in MOD where he is responsible for developing 5000 engineers from graduates and apprentices up to senior fellows. Duncan is also responsible for systems engineering policy, process and development.


Previous he was chief systems engineer for rail in the Department for Transport, where he initiated the work on the Rail Value for Money study and led the study's work on the asset management, supply chain management and whole system asset management. Duncan is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He was co-chair of the INCOSE Transportation Working Group from 2009 until his return to defence in 2012.

To book please contact Luminita Ciocoiu

Tel: 01509 635 208
Email:L.Ciocoiu@lboro.ac.uk

02/12/2013 -
02/12/2013

6.30 for 7.00 pm
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy, Shrivenham Malborough Hall Room 107
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4th Meeting of Enterprise Systems Engineering Interest Group


 Tools for Thought

Dr Rob Collins

entelecheia Ltd

 About his talk, Rob writes:

The following quotes have been noted during discussion at previous meetings of the Enterprise Systems Engineering Interest Group:

 “There is something missing. ..Something we don’t have in our toolset which would help us solve these problems”

“What is not there are ways of thinking

“Its easy to ask for traceability, but in practice it difficult to manage linkages”

During this session I will present a potential solution to these and other issues. I will describe a related set of concepts, tools and methods that can be customised and specialised to support various problems facing Systems Engineers in general, and Enterprise Systems Engineers in particular.

I have been exploring these tools and techniques in my own work for some years. There is also a significant body of work describing application of these tools in fields as diverse as Enterprise Strategy, Systems Assurance, Software Design and modelling of the business environment for scenario analysis.

My thesis is that there is a significant opportunity for further application of these tools in our domain of interest. In particular I will argue that these tools provide an excellent basis for:

 ·      Collaboration and Consensus building between diverse teams

·      Documentation of Rationale and Explanation

·      Alignment from Enterprise Strategy to Systems Design

 I plan to provide enough information and context to enable some of these concepts, tools and techniques to be deployed directly and pragmatically into Systems Engineering projects. Additionally I hope that this presentation will be a stepping-off point for further discussion and development within the Interest Group.

Rob Collins

Rob is a Lean Six-Sigma Black-belt with huge experience of process improvement. He is recognised as a high-energy change agent with the ability to make measurable improvements to processes, plans, procedures, tools and methods.??

He has worked across multiple industries in his roles as both internal and external consultant: Financial Services, IT and Systems Engineering, He is well known as being able to translate theory into solid, pragmatic work at the coal face. ??Rob has a rare ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences, and has presented hundreds of training sessions to industry and academia, most recently in his highly regarded “Fast Track to Systems Engineering” course at Oxford University.

 Rob has presented at board level and ‘pitched’ technology investment opportunities to venture capital houses. He also pitched to the Dragons on BBC’s Dragon’s Den during rehearsals for the show.?? Specialties include: Lean Six-sigma, Process improvement, Systems, IT, Business Strategy, Safety, Architecture and Architectural Frameworks: MODAF, DoDAF, TOGAF. Requirements Engineering and CMMI.

The talk will be followed by demonstration by Peter Bryant of the new ESE IG wiki and a discussion about how members can use this for on-line debate on issues of interest.

As usual, it is essential that those wishing to attend register beforehand - no later than close of business on Friday 29th November - to allow names to be given to Reception.  (In case of difficulty, please contact Peter Brook at dashwoodbrook@aol.com)

 

 

 

 

10/12/2013 -
10/12/2013

1830-2100
Bristol Local Group


Aztec Hotel, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4TS
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Bristol Local Group Festive Fun Evening


 

The Bristol Local Group is pleased to announce a repeat of last year’s successful evening of festive fun at the Aztec Hotel, Bristol.  This year, we will be running a quiz to test your logic, knowledge of music, famous faces and lots of random other stuff, plus – while stocks last – there will be a festive tipple on arrival.  This event will also be a great networking opportunity and a chance to get to know your BLG committee members.

 



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10/12/2013 -
10/12/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


venue to be advised in central London
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Panel discussion: SE and Money


We often run something light-hearted and different in December. This year we are running something deadly serious and different. The relationship between SE and money is at the heart of the value that SE can add to rail projects and yet it is a troubled relationship. Three speakers will present three different perspectives on the issue and then we'll work together to try and find some practical ways of making things better. Putting the world completely right may require continued work in the pub afterwards. There are still a few details to pin down, including the venue and I will write again when these are sorted but, if you see enough to whet your appetite, you are welcome to book now.


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16/01/2014 -
16/01/2014

13-00
Service Systems Engineering


Phone-in
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Fifth meeting


Agenda

Introductions

Review / status of actions

  • Steve A: Plan for the SSE work and what we are doing
  • Peter M: Risk and associated issues
  • Laura M: Review aspects of characterisation
  • Andrew F: Review SEBoK entries – what applies to Services, what needs changing, what is missing.
  • John D: Group characteristics, capture stuff in Wiki, review Cambridge Services Alliance papers for relevance.
  • Rachel F: Product Service Systems

New actions

AOB

Past Events

Time Location Details
16/09/2013 -
16/09/2013

18-30
South Coast Local Group


PG19, Pool House, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB.
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A Strategic Research Agenda for Systems of Systems Engineering (SoSE) By Dr. Huseyin Dogan


The large-scale complex Systems of Systems (SoS) are there to improve the provision of societal services. These are driven by global drivers such as population growth, aging, food security, energy security and climate change. However, a considerable number of SoS projects resulted in failures, causing detrimental economic impact.

This aim of this talk is to presents a set of results from an European Commission (EC) funded project called T-AREA-SoS (Trans-Atlantic Research and Education Agenda on Systems of Systems). T-AREA-SoS is part of a cluster of four Systems of Systems Engineering (SoSE) collaborative projects funded by the EC contributing to the Strategic Research Agenda. 

 This is a joint meeting with Dorset BCS.

Attendees need to report to the Pool House reception. The directions to the Talbot Campus and a campus map showing the location of Pool House are provided on the following web pages. Parking is free.

 

http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/transport_and_maps/getting_to_bournemouth_university.html

http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/transport_and_maps/maps/pdf/talbot-portrait.pdf

11/09/2013 -
11/09/2013

18:00 for 18:30
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Garendon Wing (door L), Holywell Park, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
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The illusion of Model Based System Engineering


This presentation looks at the realities of implementing MBSE in terms of ‘people, process and tools’ and suggests that any single one of these is simply not enough. We need effective processes to demonstrate capability, but we also need appropriately competent people and sharp tools to realise these processes successfully.



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10/09/2013 -
10/09/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Qinetiq's offices at 53 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS.
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The Great Western Electrification Programme - Collaborating for Success


A a collaborative approach to applying systems engineering presented by a collaborative team comprising Nassar Majothi of Parsons Brinckerhoff and Joe Silmon of Atkins.



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09/09/2013 -
09/09/2013

13:15 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


Phone In
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SSE third meeting


Book this event to get the phone-in number and passcode.

To discuss/decide:

- Contents of Use Cases

- Possible Characteristics of Services

- Session at ASEC 2013

22/07/2013 -
22/07/2013

7pm
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy, Shrivenham
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ESE Interest Group Meeting


Following the success of the first meeting of this new INCOSE Interest Group, we are holding a second on July 22nd at Defence Academy, Shrivenham, starting at 7pm (refreshments from 6.30).

Location Marlborough Hall Room MH109 (different from last time!)

Our guest speaker will be Duncan Kemp, Engineering Skills Development Leader in MOD, and well known to INCOSE audiences as a lively and popular speaker. Drawing on his extensive experience in the leadership of change in MOD and Dept for Transport, he will address us on the topic of

‘Transforming the Enterprise - Challenges and Lessons Learned'

Time will also be set aside for a general discussion on members’ specific concerns, both personal and professional, to assist with guiding future activities of the group.

To allow names of attendees to be passed to the Academy’s visitor reception, it would be appreciated if those wishing to attend could book on-line by close of play on Friday 19th July.

16/07/2013 -
16/07/2013

17:30
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail's offices in 1 Eversholt Street, Euston
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Keeping London Moving During the London 2012 Games


Having seen how well London's tube, DLR, buses, trams and so on functioned as a joined-up system during last Summer's Games, I have been hugely curious to know to what extent that success was the product of good systems thinking and to what extent it was the product of good thinking of other varieties. I am therefore truly delighted that Mark Evers, who was TfL's Director of Games Transport at the time, has agreed to talk to us. Mark will speak on the topic of Keeping London Moving During the London 2012 Games at Network Rail's offices in 1 Eversholt Street, Euston at 1730H on Tuesday, 16th July 2013. You will find a few more details in the attached flyer.



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15/07/2013 -
15/07/2013

10:00 - 17:00
Service Systems Engineering


Mountbatten House Level 3 East, Conference Room 1, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4HJ
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SSE Working Group Meeting


11/07/2013 -
11/07/2013

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub, 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4RZ
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Papers past, present and future


For this event, the Bristol Local Group is pleased to welcome Richard Beasley (Rolls-Royce) and Duncan Kemp (MoD) who will present recent systems engineering papers.

Richard will present his paper “Barriers to System Thinking” whilst Duncan will be reprising his presentation to the INCOSE International Symposium on “Steampunk System of Systems Engineering: A case study of successful system of systems engineering in 19th century Britain

Pre-registration is essential for this event.  Please also note change of date & venue.



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04/07/2013 -
04/07/2013

11:00 - 15:30
Model Based Systems Engineering


REP Systems and Solutions, Teme House, Whittington Hall, Whittington Road, Worcester. WR5 2RY
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MBSE WG July Meeting


Your are cordially invited to the next meeting of the MBSE Working Group on the 4th of July in Worcester
 
Date: 4th July 2013
Time: 11:00 to 15:30
Host:Dr Jane Flower
Location:REP Systems and Solutions, 
Teme House,
Whittington Hall
Whittington Road
Worcester
WR5 2RY
 
Provisional Agenda:
 
Review of ongoing work
A) ASEC13 Submission
B) MBSE Survay
C) MBSE Patterns
D) MBSE Wiki
E) MBSE Definitions
 
Review of outstanding actions
 
Presentations:
A) MBSE Approach at Network Rail. By Tony Ramanathan
B) The Generic Metamodel. By George Caple
 
 
If you wish to attend (and have not already done so) please let me know by Monday the 1st as we will need to finalise numbers.
Do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions
 
Regards
James Towers
 
james.towers@object-flow.com
12/06/2013 -
12/06/2013

Full Day
UK Chapter


Lydiard House Conference Centre near Swindon SN5 3PA
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2013 Tutorial Day


INCOSE UK tutorial days provide an opportunity to extend or reinforce your Systems Engineering skills by learning from acknowledged experts. This year we have deliberately focussed on subjects that are of practical use in the SE workplace.
These include topics that are part of established SE processes and techniques to add to your SE ‘tool-box’. Here is some of the feedback from last year’s delegates:
  • “Good practical demonstration of topic through targeted appropriate exercises.”
  • “All training objectives were met. Very, very useful and allows me to now research further those areas that are particularly of interest or where I need more depth.”
  • “Excellent content extremely relevant and appropriate level of delivery.”
We are offering a choice of four full day tutorials that explore a range of Systems Engineering topics. At least 6 registrants are required for a tutorial to be run and there is a maximum of 15 places on each tutorial. You are recommended to book early to secure a place on your chosen tutorial.


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