Calendar

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

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What an EngD in Systems did for me...

Bristol Local Group

Knowledge Exchange Suite, Merchant Venturers Building, University of Bristol, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB

17:30 for 18:00 - 20:00

INCOSE UK Tutorial Day - 18 May 2011

UK Chapter

Lydiard House, Swindon

Full Day

Nimrod and the MoD: missed opportunities and lessons for rail - Nigel Murphy, Followed by Local Group Meeting

Midlands Local Group

Systems Engineering Innovation Centre, Garendon Wing, Holywell Park, Loughborough University.

18:00

“The value of an EngD in Systems – what an EngD did for me”

Bristol Local group

Room 1.01-1.01a, Merchant Venturers Building University of Bristol, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB.

5.30pm for 6pm till 8pm

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Current Events

Time Location Details
18/05/2011 -
18/05/2011

Full Day
UK Chapter


Lydiard House, Swindon
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INCOSE UK Tutorial Day - 18 May 2011


The Tutorial Day will constitute a choice of one of the following:

  • Problem Solving as a Holistic System lead by Adrian Terry
  • Model-based Requirements Engineering lead by Jon Holt & Simon Perry
  • The Semantic Web and its Potential in Systems Engineering lead by David Price
  • Systems Engineering for Interfaces lead by Paul Davies & Hazel Woodcock


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
24/05/2011 -
24/05/2011

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Systems Engineering Innovation Centre, Garendon Wing, Holywell Park, Loughborough University.
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Nimrod and the MoD: missed opportunities and lessons for rail - Nigel Murphy, Followed by Local Group Meeting


6:00 PM Nigel Murphy, Technical Director of Atkins Systems Consultancy, will be relating the findings from a review conducted for the Dept. for Transport, which examined transferable lessons from experience in the defence sector, including the recent Nimrod inquiry, of the management of safety and integrity for the delivery of major complex programmes in the rail sector. Increasingly aged legacy systems, together with current economic circumstances pose significant challenges for systems engineers in the rail sector. The Atkins review team comprised a cross section of defence, rail and systems specialists as well as transport economics and planning professionals. It promises to be a stimulating and thought provoking insight into how we might learn from failure and the sacrifice of others. 6:45 PM Refreshments, Cheese and Wine will be served 7:15 PM Local Group Meeting There will be a short meeting of INCOSE members and prospective members to determine enthusiasm for establishing a programme of activities and re-establishing an active INCOSE local group in the Midlands. The discussion will be led by Professor Michael Henshaw, Academic Director for INCOSE UK.


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
24/05/2011 -
24/05/2011

5.30pm for 6pm till 8pm
Bristol Local group


Room 1.01-1.01a, Merchant Venturers Building University of Bristol, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB.
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“The value of an EngD in Systems – what an EngD did for me”


Want to know more about the Engineering Doctorate in Systems? In a spirit of inclusivity, this INCOSE BLG event forms part of the University of Bristol’s Second Annual Research Conference for Engineering Doctorate in Systems, and will include refreshments on arrival, a poster session by 50 Research Engineers, talks from two Research Engineers who have recently completed their EngD courses, and a Q&A session with the Systems Centre staff.

Delegates wishing to attend the main University of Bristol event can find more information here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/eng-systems-centre/events/2011/conference-engd.html. The University of Bristol has kindly reserved 20 places for delegates who usually attend INCOSE BLG meetings, but these are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the main event needs to be done directly with the University of Bristol, not INCOSE UK.



There are 3 Documents for this event, click here to view
24/05/2011 -
24/05/2011

17:30 for 18:00 - 20:00
Bristol Local Group


Knowledge Exchange Suite, Merchant Venturers Building, University of Bristol, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB
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What an EngD in Systems did for me...


Ever wondered what an EngD in Systems involves, and how the research is exploited back into the SE community? This event will feature some of the first cohort of the EngD students from the Bristol Systems Centre sharing their findings and explaining the journey that they went on to get there.

Future Events

Time Location Details
07/06/2011 -
07/06/2011

All Day - 10:30am start
Capability Working Group


BMT Hi-Q Sigma Ltd Offices Taylormade Court Jays Close Viables Business Park Basingstoke Hampshire RG22 4BS Tel: +44 (01256) 302270
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Capability Working Group Meeting 3


Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to review progress of tasks currently being executed by the group; to clarify outputs and timescales; and to consider further tasks as appropriate.

The group will discuss reports on:

  • Communications (lead: D Kemp)
  • Ontology (lead: M Henshaw)
  • White paper update (lead: M Henshaw)
  • Why do CSE? (lead: A Harding)
  • What does good CSE look like? (lead: L Oliver)
  • Literature review (lead: J Davies)
  • Worked Examples (lead: P Lister)

Other items for discussion will include

  • Dissemination mechanisms and group interactions
  • Important new conclusions about CSE
  • Presentation to INCOSE International Symposium
  • CWG material for ASEC 2011

There is no charge for attending the workshop but you are asked to register by clicking on the link so that we can scale the catering. PLease note that numbers are limited to 20 people. Also limited with parking so most people will need to park on the road.

07/06/2011 -
07/06/2011

1000H to 1500H
Railway Interest Group


Euston, London
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Responding to the whole system challenges of the McNulty rail value for money study


The McNulty report is due to be published in mid-May, proposing a range of changes to GB mainline rail. It is expected to recommend the need for a more whole systems, whole life approach to managing railway assets and enhancement programmes.

Whilst this is excellent news for systems engineers, implementation of the study recommendations is not a ‘done deal’ and will require concerted effort by railway organisations and individuals.

The aim of the workshop is to explore the McNulty recommendations and inform the systems engineering profession’s response to them. This is a chance for you to help shape that response and to meet key members of the McNulty study team and key systems engineering decision-makers.

The event is free but you do need to book. Please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott on +44 (0)7970 694043 or bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk to book of if you have any questions.



There are 2 Documents for this event, click here to view
14/06/2011 -
14/06/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Arups offices at 8 Fitzroy Street, London,W1T 4BQ in the Emmeson Room
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A Systems Solution for Mid Tunnel Vent Shafts (LU Cooling the Tube Programme)


A previous presentation by David Steward discussed organisational options for embedding systems engineering into the team. Since then there have been significant changes to the programme and team structure. This presentation looks at how systems engineering has been embedded and addresses some of the key system issues for the programme. It will also present and example of systems definition of one of the programmes key deliverables, i.e., a Mid Tunnel Vent Shaft Upgrade.

The session covers:

  • How systems engineering was incorporated into the organisation
  • Outline definition of a Mid Tunnel Vent Shaft as a system
  • Revision of the requirements structure
  • Managing interfaces
  • Validation / Assurance


There are 2 Documents for this event, click here to view
20/06/2011 -
23/06/2011

All Day
INCOSE International


Denver, Colorado USA
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21st Annual International Symposium


The International symposium of INCOSE is in its 21st year leading the way into the future with the largest Systems Engineering event in 2011.

Continue your professional development by being on the cutting edge of Systems Engineering technology. There are 35 paper sessions with 96 papers (including invited papers from SoS experts & IEEE colleagues), 6 panels debating various unresolved issues, 16 practical tutorials and 4 leading keynote speakers and so much more.

For full details visit the https://www.incose.org/symp2011/

Questions about IS2011: symposium@incose.org.

Questions about registration: Symposium_registration@incose.org.

06/07/2011 -
06/07/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


UCL, London
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Crossrail: making the right decisions, picking the right technologies


Crossrail will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow, through 21 kilometres of new twin-bore tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. It will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes commuting distance of London's key business districts. When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration across the capital, helping to secure London's position as a world leading financial centre, and cutting journey times across the city.

As Crossrail transforms from development to delivery, the time has come to make the big decisions that will either make or break the project. This presentation examines some of those big decisions, the issues surrounding them and why they are so important to get right at this point.



There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
07/07/2011 -
07/07/2011

Full Day
UK Chapter


Scarman House, Warwick Conference Centre
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INCOSE UK Tutorial Day - Scarman House


The Tutorial Day will constitute a choice of one of the following:

  • Quick Systems Engineering lead by Dr Stuart Burge and Dr John Weaver
  • Model-Based SE using MathWorks Tools lead by Chris Hayhurst
  • Understanding Requirements by Colin Hood
  • Enterprise Architecture Overview lead by Robbie Forder & James Fielder


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
13/07/2011 -
13/07/2011

18:30
Bristol Local Group


Room 1N05, Frenchay Campus, UWE, Bristol
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The Final Step - Getting Systems Into Service


Why does the final part of getting a system into service often follow a more protracted path than expected? This event will look at this important part of the lifecycle from both a systems and a project management perspective to examine some of the pitfalls and issues that can occur, and some of the approaches that are used to mitigate against them.


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
06/09/2011 -
06/09/2011

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Systems Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC), Garendon Wing, Holywell Park, Leices-tershire, LE11 3TU
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Death, Taxes and a Political Dimension


A personal review of the increasing role being played by a political input in the award and implementation of major engineering projects over the last decades, with particular reference to the defence arena. The presentation represents an attempt to identify the techniques used by mainly government procurement agencies to achieve the political imper-atives they are instructed to meet, whilst placing the totality of the risk on the contractor.

The talk is illustrated by examples from the past 30 plus years of experience working on several large HMG projects....



There are 2 Documents for this event, click here to view
20/09/2011 -
20/09/2011

1000H to 1600H
Railway Interest Group


University of Birmingham
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How can systems engineers and asset managers work together better?


Traditionally, Systems Engineering (SE) and Asset Management (AM) have been separate disciplines: SE has focussed on building optimal systems while AM has focussed on delivering business objectives throughout the asset lifecycle.

The aim of the workshop is to help practitioners of the two disciplines work together better. At the end of this workshop, participants will have developed a shared understanding of:

  • The overlaps between SE and AM
  • How the two disciplines (processes, standards and tools) relate to each other
  • How SE supports AM throughout the asset’s lifecycle

The workshop is also an opportunity for participants to network and broaden their horizons.

The workshop will start with scene-setting presentations and participants will then work together to identify opportunities for SE and AM practitioners to work together better and to formulate actions to exploit these opportunities.



There are 5 Documents for this event, click here to view
21/09/2011 -
21/09/2011

19:00 - 21:00
South Coast Local Group


Xyratex Technology Limited Langstone Road Havant, PO9 1SA
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Capability Management – by Andrew Daw


Whereas 'Capability' came to prominence within the MOD, it is now recognised as key to most if not all industries and hence of interest to all systems engineers. Andrew is Head of TLCM Services for Harmonic; previously a Senior Consultant Systems Engineer with BAE Systems Insyte. He supports the MoD Acquisition initiatives, particularly TLCM, through project support and the joint Ministry - Industry Working Groups. He is immediate Past President of the UK Chapter of INCOSE and a member of the Capability Working Group. Meet at 19:00 for refreshments and networking. Formal meeting starts 19:30.


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view

Past Events

Time Location Details
30/03/2011 -
30/03/2011

18:30
Bristol Local Group


Knowledge Exchange Suite, Merchant Venturers Building, University of Bristol, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB
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Systems Research Showcase


Once again, this event will provide a chance to see some of the latest postgraduate research in the systems arena being conducted in the south west. This event will take place at the University of Bristol.


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
22/03/2011 -
22/03/2011

19-00 for 19-30
South Coast Local Group


NATS Corporate and Technical Centre, 4000 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hants PO15 7FL, (off Junction 9 of the M27)
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First Meeting of the South Coast Local Group


This new group of INCOSE UK is being set up on the South Coast, aiming to cover the Southampton and Portsmouth areas of Hampshire and extending into Dorset and Sussex. The area has a lot of organisations involved in systems engineering and universities involved in teaching and research.

The group will provide a meeting place for systems engineers to share ideas, concerns and knowledge, on a regular basis at a convenient local location.

The meeting will consist of a short introduction to INCOSE, the UK Chapter and Local Group, a talk on 'Emergent Properties: the good, the bad and the ugly', from George McConnell of Selex, and a chance for everyone to discuss the way forward and contribute to the group. Further meetings are planned for May, September and November.

To get on the mailing list email john.davies3@btinternet.com.



There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
21/03/2011 -
21/03/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Invensys Rail’s offices at Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD.
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Performance and Risk Modelling - Lessons from 30 years


Dick Vote is Chairman of the IMechE Safety and Reliability Group and a founder member of the Safety and Reliability Society where he is a member of Council. After several years doing front line engineering at sea he has increasingly specialised in performance and risk modelling. He was one of the very first users of the MoD Systems Availability Model and carried out the first validation of the predictions while also responsible for the machinery design project. His experience since then has been principally in oil and gas but also has carried out modelling for power generation and distribution systems, building services. The models have included “dynamic simulation” interactive mimics, reliability, availability and integrity assessments together with maintenance and support strategies. Aspects such as economics and revenue, from first principles are also described!

While it would be impossible to describe all this in detail in an hour, this presentation will describe the journey, the successes and the lessons learned and show how modelling using commercially available spreadsheets can be of advantage to the reliability and safety professional.



There are 2 Documents for this event, click here to view
04/03/2011 -
04/03/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground’s offices at 55 Broadway. London SW1H 0BD
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The Systems Engineer of the Future: A View from the President-Elect


John A. Thomas is president-elect of INCOSE and a Senior Vice President and chief systems engineer of Booz Allen Hamilton. He leads teams that plan and execute multi-million dollar complex system programs. His clients include U.S. government and industries worldwide. John’s current focus is supporting complex systems development activities for the U.S. federal government. John will discuss the skills and wisdom required from future system engineers to operate successfully across the roles demanded within the program management organizations, responsible for development and deployment of complex programs.


There are 3 Documents for this event, click here to view
11/02/2011 -
11/02/2011


Architecture Working Group


TBC
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Steering Committee meeting


07/02/2011 -
07/02/2011

All Day
Capability Working Group


BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS347RG
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CWG Workshop


The primary objective of the workshop is to plan and launch the next round of CWG activities. For various reasons (which will be explained at the workshop) the plan is to progress the next round of activities between now and September 2011. Discussions during and after ASEC10 have established that there are two key aspects, technical activities and comms / exploitation, that need to be pursued. There may be other threads that should be pursued, however all activities are contingent on there being a quorum (nominally 4 to 10 people) who have the motivation and capacity to work on a particular thread.

A full agenda and directions can be found in the document link below. There is no charge for attending the workshop but you are asked to register by clicking on the link so that we can scale the catering.



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31/01/2011 -
31/01/2011

1300H-1800H
Railway Interest Group


venue to be advised in central London
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INCOSE International Workshop: Transportation Working Group (London Satellite Session)


The RIG has strong connections with the INCOSE Transportation Working Group (TWG) and many RIG members are also TWG members. The TWG is an international working group, established to promote the development and tailored application of Systems Engineering (SE) best practices to ground transportation systems, with emphasis on roadways, rail, bus and metro. Generally its business is done by email and teleconference but INCOSE runs an International Workshop every year which provides an opportunity for working group members to meet face-to-face and accelerate progress. This year the International Workshop is being held in Phoenix, Arizona between 29th January and 1st February and the TWG will be there.

The RIG is pleased to offer the opportunity for UK members who cannot get to Phoenix but can get to London to participate in one of the TWG's workshops remotely. This is a rare opportunity to gain an insight into what is happening in SE in ground transportation at an international level and to work with key players to influence the direction of this work.


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29/01/2011 -
01/02/2011

All Day
INCOSE International


Phoenix, Arizona USA
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International Workshop 2011 (IW 2011)


INCOSE's International Workshop is the event of the year for systems engineers to contribute to the state of the art. Unlike INCOSE's annual International Symposium and other conferences, there are no paper, panel or tutorial presentations. Instead, attendees spend 4 days working alongside fellow systems engineers who are there to make a difference. Systems Engineers at all levels and from all backgrounds are encouraged to engage in working sessions, and contribute their knowledge and experience to take the discipline forward. For more information visit http://www.incose.org/newsevents/workshop/index.aspx
26/01/2011 -
26/01/2011

18:30
Bristol Local Group


Room 1N05, Frenchay Campus, UWE, Bristol
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Systems Thinking


This event features Patrick Godfrey, the author of the recent Systems Thinking Z Guide, explaining what Systems Thinking is and how it is essential to the work that we do as Systems Engineers.


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
15/12/2010 -
15/12/2010

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


licensed premises tba, London
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A Lighter-Hearted 'End-of-term' event

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled