Calendar

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

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September 2013
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A Strategic Research Agenda for Systems of Systems Engineering (SoSE) By Dr. Huseyin Dogan

South Coast Local Group

PG19, Pool House, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB.

18-30

The Great Western Electrification Programme - Collaborating for Success

Railway Interest Group

Qinetiq's offices at 53 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS.

1700H for 1730H

SSE third meeting

Service Systems Engineering

Phone In

13:15 - 15:00

The illusion of Model Based System Engineering

Midlands Local Group

Loughborough University, Garendon Wing (door L), Holywell Park, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

18:00 for 18:30

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Current Events

Time Location Details
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

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.



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

Future 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.



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

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

Past Events

Time Location Details
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.



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



There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view
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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11/06/2013 -
14/06/2013

Full Days
INCOSE Associates


Wyboston Lakes Hotel, Bedfordshire, UK
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The 21st IET Safety Critical Systems Professional Development Course


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31/05/2013 -
31/05/2013

Full Day
Service Systems Engineering


Thales Research and Technology (TRT), Worton Drive Reading, RG2 0SB
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Service Systems Engineering - NEW WORKING GROUP - CALLING NOTICE


This was introduced by the INCOSE UK Technical Director Andrew Farncombe (see agenda below), and followed by six ‘think pieces’ (below) on various topics, intended to stimulate discussion and provide some structure to the remainder of the session. The attendees were then divided into three breakout groups and invited to provide feedback by answering five questions on the working group, its activities and its members. This feedback was then presented to the other breakout groups, followed by Q&A and a general discussion/wrap up.


There are 12 Documents for this event, click here to view
22/05/2013 -
22/05/2013

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus (North), Bristol
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The robots are coming!


We are delighted to invite you to an event at the Bristol Robotics Lab on the North side of the UWE Frenchay Campus, looking at robotic technology R&D, and investigating some of the systems issues related to the procurement, development, acceptance and operational use of robots and unmanned systems.  This event will include a tour of the BRL facilities prior to the presentations.

Delegates are advised to arrive in good time for the event in order to get through the security procedures.



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21/05/2013 -
21/05/2013


Railway Interest Group


London
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The changing face of London and Southeast Railway Architecture


Tony Ramanathan, Network Rail, 1730H, Tuesday, 21st May 2013, RSSB's offices at the Angel, London. Tony will discuss GRIP and Network Rail's approach to railway scheme design in the context of schemes that are under way and planned.



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