Calendar

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

INCOSE Calendar
September 2011
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Capability Management – by Andrew Daw

South Coast Local Group

Xyratex Technology Limited Langstone Road Havant, PO9 1SA

19:00 - 21:00

How can systems engineers and asset managers work together better?

Railway Interest Group

University of Birmingham

1000H to 1600H

The Rise and Fall of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle

Bristol Local Group

Room 1N05 (TBC) UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol

18:30

Death, Taxes and a Political Dimension

Midlands Local Group

Loughborough University, Systems Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC), Garendon Wing, Holywell Park, Leices-tershire, LE11 3TU

18:00

General Meeting

Capability Working Group

Atkins, The Barbican, East Street, Farnham GU9 7TB

10:30

CWG Meeting

Capability Working Group

Atkins, Farnham

10:30 - 16:00

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Current Events

Time Location Details
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
23/09/2011 -
23/09/2011

10:30
Capability Working Group


Atkins, The Barbican, East Street, Farnham GU9 7TB
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General Meeting


  • Actions from previous meeting
  • Communications (D Kemp)
    • Communication Artefact(s) (C Holland)
  • Ontology (H Dogan/J Johnson)
  • Literature review (J Davies)
  • Why do CSE? (A Harding)
  • CWG material for ASEC 2011 (M Henshaw)
  • White paper update (lead: M Henshaw)
  • Future plans for the group (M Henshaw)
  • AOB


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
23/09/2011 -
23/09/2011

10:30 - 16:00
Capability Working Group


Atkins, Farnham
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CWG Meeting


28/09/2011 -
28/09/2011

18:30
Bristol Local Group


Room 1N05 (TBC) UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol
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The Rise and Fall of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle


Kicking off the new BLG season, this workshop style event will examine how the nature of systems engineering changes across development lifecycles, how organisational roles and responsibilities adapt to suit, and what happens when there are mismatches between them.


There are 3 Documents for this event, click here to view

Future Events

Time Location Details
04/10/2011 -
04/10/2011

17:30 - 20:00
London Local Group


BIS 1 Victoria Street, London, 
SW1H 0ET
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Accelerate Innovation in Rail


The Technology Strategy Board will shortly be announcing a £4M competition for collaborative R&D projects to accelerate innovation in Rail. The TSB are particularly looking for innovations that apply a systems approach, and this short event is an excellent opportunity to hear from a TSB person about the competition and its scope, and also meet and discuss what systems opportunities might arise. Register at http://tinyurl.com/3cjvn7k


There are 5 Documents for this event, click here to view
17/10/2011 -
17/10/2011

1530H - 1700H
UK Chapter


Milton Room, Halcrow Group Ltd Elms House 43 Brook Green London W6 7EF
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Systems Engineering Meeting to review the capability of Small and Medium sized Enterprises to utilise System Engineering


Many larger businesses utilise Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME's) to carry out work on their own products or services either internally or for development on behalf of clients. Many SME’s, be they external contractors or specialist teams within an organisation, provide essential and high value services which compliment the range of activities that larger organisations can offer within an integrated Systems Engineering approach.

This apparent integration belies the fact that the SME's are asked to operate under the burden of a System Engineering process created for the larger enterprise. The reality may be that a more tailored approach by the larger organisation could help them to better utilise high value SME input; or that SME's could define a “Systems Engineering Light” model, better defining the aspects of Systems Engineering relevant to their project roles..........



There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
18/10/2011 -
18/10/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Finmeccanica, 39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0EU
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A Duffer's Guide to TRAK


You may be heartily sick of hearing people bang on about systems architecture. Why should the RIG be any different...

TRAK's mission is to make doing systems architecting simple. Even I can do it!

In this 30 minute, fun-filled session Colin Wood, co-creator of TRAK (he doesn’t speak highly of the other one), will explain how the least amongst us can quickly get up to speed and produce some quite natty models that the MD will fall over backwards for, at least if he's in a good mood. Bring him along if you can.



There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
09/11/2011 -
09/11/2011

17:30 - 18:30
UK Chapter


Scarman Training and Conference Centre, Warwick Conferences, University of Warwick
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AGM 2011


The Annual General Meeting of INCOSE UK Ltd


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
There is 1 Photograph for this event, click here to view
09/11/2011 -
10/11/2011

Full Days
UK Chapter


Scarman Training and Conference Centre, Warwick Conferences, University of Warwick
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2011 (ASEC2011)


Information on the event will be released in the coming months and a Call Presenters will be issued in the Spring of 2011.


There are 31 Documents for this event, click here to view
There are 19 Photographs for this event, click here to view
16/11/2011 -
16/11/2011

All Day
INCOSE Associates


Bailbrook House Hotel, London Road West, Bath, BA1 7JD
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Off-The-Shelf (OTS): Making it work for the MOD


Commercial OTS, Military OTS or just plain OTS, and the desire to use as much ‘standard’ readily available kit is an attractive option in these times of heightened financial pressures. Going ‘off the shelf’ is surely a way to reduce costs? Of course, there are pros and cons to the use of any solution and OTS will undoubtedly offer both advantages and disadvantages. It is important therefore to establish as much background to the impact of OTS to ensure it delivers effective solutions and that decision makers' eyes are opened to the micro, macro, short term and long term impacts.

OTS is too important a subject to be the object of superficial examination. This industry workshop and consultation will draw on the knowledge that exists in the marketplace and attempt to identify clear tasks and responsibilities to provide constructive debate and decision making on the future use of OTS.

The workshop is being organised and facilitated by Niteworks, the MOD-Industry partnership, and sponsored by Dr Chris Mace, Director Defence Support Review at the



There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
22/11/2011 -
22/11/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD
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Decision Making from Data: Causes and Uncertainty


This talk describes a case study in the use of data and probabilistic modelling for decision making and the wider applications of the principles to other problems in Systems Engineering.

The case study, an on-going collaboration between Queen Mary University of London and RSSB, concerns the safety of rail passengers using stations. RSSB co-ordinates the Rail Industry's collection of passenger incident data and this data is used to track the risk of different categories of accidents. However, rather than 'what is the current risk?' what if we want to know 'How can the risk be reduced?'. For this, we need to model causally: how far would the risk be reduced by feasible safety improvements. We show that incident data alone is not sufficient for this: we need to integrate other sources of data and use probabilistic modelling to approximate complex relationships.



There are 2 Documents for this event, click here to view
22/11/2011 -
22/11/2011

19:00 - 21:00
South Coast Local Group


Xyratex Technology Limited Langstone Road Havant Hampshire PO9 1SA
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Complexity Science - by Dr Jason Noble


Complexity science looks at systems with many parts that interact to produce global behaviour that cannot easily be explained in terms of the behaviours of individual components but only as a result of their interactions. Complex systems include IT networks, ecosystems, brains, markets, cities and businesses. Recent developments in complexity research have brought together ideas from the study of complex adaptive systems, systems biology, physics, environmental sciences, engineering, and information technology to create exciting new research directions and innovative cross-disciplinary activities.

The push from industry to solve complexity challenges has produced a massive response from the UK research funding councils and the academic community. The University of Southampton's Institute for Complex Systems Simulation (ICSS) was launched in 2009 and is jointly funded by EPSRC (£6 million) and the University of Southampton and its partners (£6 million). The Institute brings together world-class simulation modelling research activities from across the University of Southampton and hosts Southampton's Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Complex Systems Simulation.

Dr Jason Noble is a research fellow at the University of Southampton and works in the Agents, Interaction and Complexity group. He has a D.Phil. in Cognitive and Computing Sciences from the University of Sussex and a B.A. in Psychology, from Macquarie University, Sydney. His career has included positions at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin and at the University of Leeds.

The talk will review the status of complexity science as an academic discipline, introduce the ICSS and describe the skill set we are imparting to our PhD students, and present a few examples of interdisciplinary complex systems research at Southampton.

29/11/2011 -
29/11/2011

1730H - 1830H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground's offices in 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD
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Defence in Depth - Identify Defence Elements within a Railway Transport System


The RIG is honoured and delighted to be able to announce that Alain Cointet of RATP has agreed to talk to us on the topic of "Defence in Depth: Identify Defence Elements within a Railway Transport System" on Tuesday 29th November 2011, 1730H-1830H. The presentation will take place at London Underground's offices in 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD.


There are 5 Documents for this event, click here to view
30/11/2011 -
30/11/2011

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Room 1N05, UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol
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Organisation and Behaviours - Systems Engineering within the wider enterprise


This event will feature Richard Beasley and will be based upon the relevant sections on SE and organisations from the public review version of the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) which can be found at www.sebokwiki.org, and has been developed as part of the BKCASE (Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering) project. Attendees will be invited to discuss and review the material so far, with the intention of feeding pertinent observations back into the public review process, acting as a sanity check from real-life practitioners.


There are 2 Documents for this event, click here to view

Past Events

Time Location Details
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
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
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
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.

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
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
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.


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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.



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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.