Calendar

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

INCOSE Calendar
March 2017
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Systems Research Showcase

Bristol Local Group

Room 1.15 Queens Building, University Walk, Bristol. BS8 1UB

18:30 for 19:00, till 21:00

Innovation in Infrastructure: the railway as a socio-technical system

Railway Interest Group

Atkins, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3AT

1700 for 1730 to 1830

Presentation from Dr. Dan Slipper, MIRA

Midlands Local Group

Loughborough University (Room TBC)

18:00

Meeting 24

Service Systems Engineering

Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT

11:30 - 15:30

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Current Events

Time Location Details
13/03/2017 -
13/03/2017

18:30 for 19:00, till 21:00
Bristol Local Group


Room 1.15 Queens Building, University Walk, Bristol. BS8 1UB
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Systems Research Showcase




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16/03/2017 -
16/03/2017

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University (Room TBC)
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Presentation from Dr. Dan Slipper, MIRA


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21/03/2017 -
21/03/2017

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


Atkins, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3AT
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Innovation in Infrastructure: the railway as a socio-technical system


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The railway system is continually developing and changing. In long-established infrastructure systems, like the railway system of Great Britain, development is often complex. Innovation in these systems is both important and difficult to understand; it comes in many forms and through many different routes. This presentation is on research into how mature infrastructure systems develop and change; using social science theories on socio-technical systems the case of Great Britain’s railway system is examined. Privatisation of this system, initiated outside the railway system, has led to a series of different organisational arrangements directing system operation and development over a relatively short period. Examining these developments using socio-technical systems theories highlights ways in which innovation can be, deliberately and unintentionally, shaped and it shows connections between the social and the technical forces in play. Reflecting on privatisation and its aftermath can provide lessons for directing future development in the railway system. Improved understanding of processes around system development can be valuable to both practitioners and policymakers concerned with generating, or responding to, innovation.

Dr Kat Lovell is a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Having trained in Engineering, Kat began her work on railways as part of a project on railway systems within the Rail Research UK consortium. This work inspired her PhD in Innovation Studies at Imperial College Business School researching the case of privatisation of Great Britain’s railway network. Kat’s research at SPRU is part of two interdisciplinary and interuniversity projects on UK infrastructure: International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF) where Kat’s work looks at business models for infrastructure development and ITRC-MISTRAL (Multi-scale Infrastructure Systems Analytics) researching infrastructure governance and development at different scales. Kat’s research focuses on infrastructure systems and how they change and for the future she is working with SPRU colleagues to develop ideas around inclusive infrastructure.

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27/03/2017 -
27/03/2017

11:30 - 15:30
Service Systems Engineering


Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT
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Meeting 24


Workshop to develop framework that covers/relates major aspects: lifecycle, process, artefacts, stakeholders, lines of development etc.


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Future Events

Time Location Details
05/04/2017 -
05/04/2017

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail, One Eversholt Street, London, NW1 2DN
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How not to do Requirements Management with Civil Engineers


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The application of requirements management to civil engineering-led, rail related, multi-disciplinary design and build projects has had varied success in recent years.  Key UK Rail clients have their own requirements management processes and the challenge for designers has been to find the right processes to facilitate demonstrating compliance of design, for more than 10 different disciplines, with swift approvals, fixed construction deadlines and without introducing significant addition cost.

 

 

In this presentation, Anne Bearne of Arup shares her experiences in delivering requirements management which meets the needs of client, and project managers and which design teams can efficiently embed within their design processes and outputs. This entails a tailoring of requirements management processes to respond to the way in which railway projects, and in particular largely civils based railway projects, are delivered.  

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24/04/2017 -
24/04/2017

18:30 for 19:00, till 21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins The Hub 500 Park Avenue Aztec West Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Embracing Complexity: Managing Organisations in a Volatile and Complex World



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26/04/2017 -
26/04/2017

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University (Room TBC)
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Global Strategic Trends - Paul Norman, Futures Team, DCDC, Shrivenham


 

The need for the MOD to set out the future strategic context was articulated in the 1998 Strategic Defence Review. To meet that requirement, the Strategic Trends Programme was started in 2001 and the first edition of Global Strategic Trends (GST) was published in 2003. Subsequently, GST, along with the Future Operating Environment have been key elements of the MOD’s contribution to both the National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review – and we expect them to play similar roles in the future. 

GST is the first step in a series of MOD long-term planning activities. By providing a global context, further work will then be able to examine its implications and develop policy and capability options to meet the resulting challenges. While GST is produced principally for MOD it has utility for others involved in long-term planning. The program has benefited from considerable engagement with those outside MOD – from academia, business and government both domestically and internationally. In so doing, we have deliberately attempted to avoid a single, subjective perspective.

The presentation will discuss the starting point for the next version of GST and the way trends are being identified. It will discuss some of the analysing techniques used and the process upon which the next version of GST is being produced.

 

Paul Norman

 

 

Paul currently works for the Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre as the Technology lead for the strategic trends program. He received aMaster of Physics degree from the University of Manchester in 2000. After graduating he worked in the finance industry where he was promoted to the head of the offer and completions department within Alliance and Leicester. In 2003 Paul decided to change career and began working for the Defence Ordnance Safety Group where he worked as a numerical modeller and explosive effects scientist. In 2009 Paul studied for a Masters Degree in Explosive Ordnance Engineering at the Defence Academy. After graduation Paul decided to stay at the Defence Academy where he now works within the Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre.

 


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27/04/2017 -
27/04/2017

09:30 - 16:00
Model Based Systems Engineering


Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB, Oxfordshire
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MBSE Interest Group Meeting - April 17


 

This is a regualar meeting of the MBSE Interest Group and will include (subject to availability) presentations from Changan UK (automotive), Jaguar Land Rover (automotive), UKAEA (power generation) and possibly a tour of some of the facilities at Culham.

Attendees must pre-regesiter to attend and will require photographic id to gain access to the site.

Location details can be found here and public transport details here

 

 


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17/05/2017 -
17/05/2017

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


Room C308, Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB
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The Special Theory of Holes: A Systems Thinking methodology applied to the exercise of power


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Kindly hosted by

Systems and Control Research Centre
School of Mathematics Computer Science and Engineering

City, University of London

 

Bio

After starting his career as a train driver, Scott Meadows moved into operations and performance at Network Rail where he worked with cross-industry groups to improve the industry’s safety and reliability performance. He is currently a principal consultant at Altran, working on the Programme and Systems Integration team for the Thameslink programme. Drawing on the doctoral research he started at Leeds University at the Institute of Transport Studies, he has written a systems model of power based on his experiences in the UK Railway Industry.

Synopsis

Power is like gravity and electricity. We know it exists through its effects; we often however, explore its consequences rather than the medium itself. We all work in or for organisations where the perception of power is distributed among many actors and, when we get that distribution wrong, the effects are adverse.

How do we explore power, its nature and basis, then? Can we use systems thinking to understand the power environment and to predict and prevent problems that may arise from the perception of power distributions?

The answer is yes: through system dynamic modelling. Here we can start to model our power environment, explored through three recognised faces of power, how power is developed and exercised. But we can also add a fourth face of power, in terms of system feedback, an element that is often overlooked.

This is the Special Theory of Holes. It is a systems dynamic model of the exercise of power, taking the inputs to ‘A’ who exercises (Overt, Covert and Latent power), over ‘B’, who has power exercised over them, to achieve something, classed as an output. However nothing exists in isolation. ‘B’ sometimes responds in ways we don’t account for or fully understand: this is their feedback to the system of power exercised by A. If we want to improve working conditions and the efficiency and efficacy of our organisations, dismissing system feedback can be costly. It is here where modelling the power environment can help us understand the exercise of power in play, and identify if it is reducing our overall capability.

 

Scott hopes that the presentation will offer systems thinkers a vision of how they may be able to use their skills to deal with problems at work that they previously thought that systems thinking could not reach.

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07/06/2017 -
07/06/2017

Full Day
UK Chapter


Engineers House The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
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2017 Training Day


INCOSE UK is offering six one day courses for the 2017 Training Day. All of these provide an opportunity to update or extend your Systems Engineering (SE) skills, under the guidance of acknowledged experts in the application of SE. For more information about the event please click here.
07/06/2017 -
07/06/2017

10:00 till 13:00
UK Chapter


Engineers House The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB
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SEP Examination


Running in conjunction with our Training Day this year will offer the opportunity for any current or potential SEP programme candidates to sit their examination on-site at Engineers' House. The exam will run from 10:00 - 13:00. For more information click here
17/07/2017 -
20/07/2017

Full Days
International


Adelaide, Australia
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INCOSE International Symposium 2017


'Unlocking Innovation through Systems Engineering' INCOSE’s Annual International Symposium is the largest worldwide annual gathering of people who do systems engineering for six days of presentations, case studies, workshops, tutorials and panel discussions. The program attracts an international mix of professionals at all levels, and includes practitioners in government and industry, as well as educators and researchers. The benefits of attending the Symposium include: the opportunity to share ideas; network; build competency; pursue certification; contribute to the advancement of the profession through collaboration on tools, processes and methodologies; learn about new offerings in training and education; and forge new partnerships. For more information click here
20/01/2018 -
23/01/2018

Full Days
International


Jacksonville, FL USA
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INCOSE IW 2018


Past Events

Time Location Details
28/02/2017 -
28/02/2017

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0XH
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Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements


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In the presentation “Eating the Elephant: ETCS Requirements for GB railway”, John Alexander of Network Rail described the Reference Design process that was implemented to elicit the GB specific requirements for the configuration of the ETCS product. This involved the production of some 31 documents to describe various aspects of operation on the GB railway and the ETCS capabilities to be applied to those. From these 31 documents 5 requirement sets were consolidated.

This presentation, by Alison Danahay, a Principal Systems Engineering and Integration Consultant at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, follows on from John’s and describes several toolsets developed by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to support and automate the processes for consolidation and documentation of the Reference Design itself and subsequent requirement specifications.

Alison Danahay is a professional Systems Engineer with 26+ years experience in engineering. She has been working with the Network Rail Safety Technical Engineering team on the definition of requirements to migrate current UK signalling and operations to ETCS Level 2.

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22/02/2017 -
22/02/2017

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Room W1.31, Sir David Davies Bldg
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An Evaluation of the Viable System Model with Supporting Cybernetic Tools as an Aid to Capability Acquisition in a Modern Gas Turbine Manufacturer by Peter Holloway, Design Sciences, Rolls Royce


 

Abstract: Stafford Beer’s Viable System Model is a cybernetic tool for modelling organisational structures and assessing their viability. It has been described as a conceptual tool for understanding organisations, redesigning them and where appropriate supporting the management of change.

 

The VSM is supported by a set of concepts and methodological tools which assist in the understanding of organisational complexity. The application of these tools is not trivial. While many of the concepts are simple in theory, their application relies heavily on shared understanding between groups of stakeholders with a variety of interests and degrees of commitment.

 

An evaluation of the VSM was conducted using the engineering capability of a major aerospace developer as a subject.  The study coincided with organisational restructuring allowing a comparison of recommendations and an assessment of the utility of the model and methods.

 

The results of the study show that while the VSM can be challenging to employ, due largely to its conceptual content, it has proven to be a useful tool for understanding the regulatory functions of organisations of this type.  

 

Author: Peter Holloway is an employee of Rolls-Royce plc. He has worked for the Engineering Capability sub-organisation and its predecessor for the last five years, specializing in the engineering of design & simulation systems for gas turbines.  He has worked for a variety of engineering firms in the United Kingdom: from technology start-ups to top tier defence suppliers. His postgraduate studies include robotics and cybernetics. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce he spent six years in the MoD where he applied systems principles to socio-cultural research in operational theatres.

 

02/02/2017 -
02/02/2017

1730
Railway Interest Group


Arup, Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ
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Embedding Systems Engineering in NR Infrastructure Projects


 

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Network Rail (NR) Infrastructure Projects Engineering function (IP‐ENG) was established in January 2016 to improve and provide consistency in engineering leadership and assurance, responding to the lack of a whole systems approach to engineering across NR IP.

Kevin Gedge, Systems Engineering Discipline Manager, will introduce the development of the IP-ENG function of 1,500 engineers, embedding Systems Thinking and Engineering practice through policy, standards, and SE competencies.

Kevin will also introduce Network Rail’s integrated engineering lifecycle (iELC) with its approach to engineering assurance to address key project delivery risks including:

  • Inadequate requirements management and governance
  • Lack of scalable end to end engineering processes
  • Lack of integrated engineering approach and SE interfacing with the supply chain

iELC introduces a configurable phased lifecycle approach, which aligns with the policy for management of Network Rail projects (GRIP), ISO/IEC15288:2015 as well as improving integration between engineering and non-engineering activities and alignment with the collaborative working approach introduced within Building Information Management (BIM).

Arrive from 17:00 for a 17:30 start.

 

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31/01/2017 -
31/01/2017

18:00 - 20:30
North West


Network Rail – Square One, 4 Travis Street, Manchester, M1 2NF (3rd Floor – Room 7 and 8)
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Systems Engineering In Rail


The first North West Group event of 2017 will be a double header exploring the application of Systems Engineering in the rail sector:

Kevin Gedge will talk about how Systems Engineering is being used on Network Rail's Major Infrastructure Projects.

Andy Jenkins (Systems Engineering Manager - Thales) and Alan Knott (Principal Professional Associate - WSP|Parsons Brinkerhoff) will explore aspects of Systems Engineering applies to the Manchester Metrolink Extension Programme.


Refreshments (including pizza) will be provided from 1800 with the prograsmme getting underway at 1830.

 

Square One is most easily accessed from Manchester Piccadilly railway station.



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30/01/2017 -
30/01/2017

18:00 for 18:30 start to 21:00
Bristol Local Group


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


What is “InDevelopment”? 

InDevelopment is a new type of working group event BLG is piloting.  We will collectively look at 3 separate real life project and organisational scenarios from systems perspectives, drawing on each other’s expertise in a friendly and constructive atmosphere.  We will discuss each scenario in small groups and brief our findings across the groups.  All who attend will agree to maintain discretion over anything discussed.

What will you get out of attending? 

We will use a collaborative problem-solving approach that leads to a shared learning experience for all, not just those whose topics are being worked on.  It will provide an opportunity to work and learn with fellow systems folk.  We hope that all will deepen their understanding of Systems Thinking, and their own problem solving and decision making behaviours.

What’s the approach? 

We will examine each of the 3 scenarios through the lens of Systems Thinking, and in particular from the perspective of the personal qualities and attributes a Systems Thinker might have.  We have been inspired by two (relatively) recent BLG talks; one by Kevan Boll on the subject of Daniel Kahneman’s work and the second by Gary Smith, on an approach to Systems Thinking he has developed with Brigitte Daniel Allegro, that they call the Systems Thinking Tree.

 

Preparing for the session: 

 

Recommended preparation for attendees will be to read and watch the following:

 

Systems Thinking Fast & Slow: Presentation by Kevan Boll:  www.bit.ly/BLG-FastSlow

Systems Tree in action:  Presentation by Gary Smith:  www.bit.ly/BLG-Sepsis

Examples of Kahneman and Tverksy’s heuristics and biases: www.bit.ly/KahnemanAnimation

 

 



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23/01/2017 -
23/01/2017

11:30 - 15:30
Service Systems Engineering


Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT
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SSE Meeting 23


To update and review current work:
 
 
 

Competencies for Services

Findings and Conclusions from Case Studies

Stakeholder analysis - applying to Services via the Case Studies

Expanding the groups' participation

Does Services use the same processes but different language?

 

14/12/2016 -
14/12/2016

18:00 - 19:30
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University
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The Magic of Engineering - Prof. Jon Holt


 

In this family lecture Professor Jon Holt will be exploring the power of science and numbers and the impact that they have on Engineering, our everyday lives and why they are so important for STEM. Take a walk through a typical Systems Engineering project and learn how we can use science and numbers to predict the future, read minds and influence our lives. Explore how we can also use numbers for the greater good and not-so-greater good! Expect an evening of wonder with plenty of audience participation, terrible jokes and some mind blowing magic. This performance is suitable for children and adults of any age.

 

All this, plus a special appearance by the Engineer in the Hat!

 

05/12/2016 -
05/12/2016

18:30 for 19:00, till 21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins The Hub 500 Park Avenue Aztec West Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Nimrod AEW3 – A Cautionary Tale


 

 

 

December 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the cancellation of the Nimrod Airborne Early Warning aircraft, arguably the most traumatic event to befall the post-war defence systems community.

The technological difficulties are relatively well known and certainly played a part. Less publicised are the many causes of failure resulting from the nature of the system, how it was specified and developed and how procurement was conducted.

This talk will be given by systems community leading lights Peter Brook & Mike Parnell; two people who had a ringside seat at various times and in different roles in the 10 years leading up to cancellation:

The story will be told from start to finish, and lessons drawn which are still relevant today to anyone involved in commissioning, procurement and systems more generally.



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01/12/2016 -
01/12/2016

10:00 - 15:30
Human Centric Systems Engineering WG


Leonardo Offices, Westminster, London
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HCSEWG #007


Seventh Plenary Meeting of the HCSEWG
28/11/2016 -
02/12/2016

All Day
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London, UK
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Requirements Analysis & Specification Writing 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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21/11/2016 -
21/11/2016

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT
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SSE Meeting 22


To discuss findings from ASEC2016

To develop focuse on Stakeholders and Msnagement of Services

To discuss what we ca release now

17/11/2016 -
17/11/2016

18:00 - 19:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Sir David Davies Bldg, Room W1.30
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Systems Engineering and the Innovation Landscape - Dr Andy Powell, KTN


 

Systems Engineering and the Innovation Landscape

Andy will talk about how systems engineering is vital in any innovation before moving on to describe the support offered to companies in the UK who want to develop new products and services.  This will be in the context of the newly created Department for Business, Employment and Industrial Strategy.  He will talk about the funding available for innovation development and how systems engineering helps to improve bid writing.  Lastly, he'll explain the free support that the Knowledge Transfer Network can offer to anyone trying to innovate.

 

 

Dr Andy Powell BEng, PhD, FIMechE, MAPM

Andy started his career with a Systems Engineering Degree from the University of Bath and started working at Brush Traction as a vehicle dynamics engineer.  He moved to Loughborough University to work on a mechatronics project funded by Bombardier Transportation looking at active control of rail vehicle suspensions.  He held various roles in the rail industry including project and department management over a number of years and in more recent years has worked in the aerospace and space sectors.  He currently works for the Knowledge Transfer Network, a not for profit company funded by Innovate UK to help accelerate innovation, where he covered the Space sector for two years before moving to the Defence and Security Sector in July 2016.

 

15/11/2016 -
16/11/2016

Full Days
UK Chapter


Scarman House, Warwick Conference Centre, Warwick University
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) 2016, 15-16 November,


This year’s theme is ‘Building on Success’ to follow on from last year’s 21st anniversary. Now is the time to think about contributing to the event as an author or a reviewer, for more information look at the documents below or visit the conference website www.asec2016.org.uk


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08/11/2016 -
08/11/2016

18:30 - 20:15
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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NiteWorks Architecture Process and an update on the Architecture Working Group


 

We have the pleasure of having Mike Wilkinson, former INCOSE UK President, give a presentation on the NiteWorks Architecture Process. Mike is Technical Director at NiteWorks and he has oversight of all NiteWorks projects and outputs.  Effective architecture process provides a means to readily share data, visualise findings and to exploit dependencies.  Mike will cover how NiteWorks manages these activities.

 

Mike will also provide a short update on the activities of the Architecture Working Group.  This group has been very influential across many business domain.  Mike will be free to answer questions from the audience.

We will have Mike’s presentation start by 18:45 so that he can leave by 20:00.



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31/10/2016 -
04/11/2016

All Day
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17/10/2016 -
21/10/2016

All Day
Certification Training International Advert


London, UK
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CSEP Exam Prepration 5-Day Course


Certification Training International (CTI) offers a CSEP (Certified Systems Engineering Professional) Preparation 5-Day Course focused on preparing you to successfully sit the CSEP examination conducted by INCOSE. CTI is focused on equipping you with the knowledge to comfortably sit certification examinations. Our training stands out as having been scientifically designed to this end, employing leading edge adult learning principles and techniques to assist delegates to absorb and recall the information needed in the fastest possible way.
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12/10/2016 -
12/10/2016

18:30 - 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Digital Rail Presentation & Chapter AGM


18:30 Arrive for a 19:00 Start.

Coffee, Tea and Donuts will be provided.

We are holding our annual AGM. Items to be discussed include:

  • Intro to Bristol Local Group,
  • ASEC 2016,
  • Ideas for Future Events
  • BLG Membership Review.

The presentation for this evening is "Digital Railway: Enterprise Architecture Delivery Programme and Needs" by Colin Brown (Network Rail) Principal Architecture Phase 3 and Mike Brownsword (Atkins) Phase 3 Target State Lead.

Abstract: As with any SE journey few of us would choose to start where we do, the beginning is preferable but rarely realistic, Digital Railway (DR) is no different, it brings with it a history as long as the rail industry itself. This presentation will focus on how the programme is moving forward from where we are today using a System of Systems approach.

The Digital Railway challenge is to compress a 50-year capability development into 15-years. To do this we are trying to innovate the approach to capability readiness and delivery across the industry, we say trying as to do this the Digital Railway programme is working in partnership with the whole industry to maximise the potential of digital technology.

This paper will focus on the both the small changes we are making within the team to deliver high levels of performance through to the whole industry challenges which affect both the traditional SE community and the SoS movement and the way we work together across technical and business systems.



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04/10/2016 -
04/10/2016

19:00 - 21:00
North West


Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Malt Building, Wilderspool Business Park, Greenalls Avenue, Warrington, WA4 6HL
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INCOSE NWG - Wicked problems, complex decisions, and Babel Fish


Over the last century our society has developed a range of methods to tackle and resolve complicated challenges and decisions, especially across the various domains of Engineering. However these ’traditional’ approaches can break down when faced with complex situations, where feedback and interaction is significant (often because people are in the loop).

The good news is that there are also methods, tried and tested but less well established, to tackle this real world of complex, messy, human situations.

This talk will cover:

  • A brief outline of Systems Thinking with an introduction to SCiO, a group of systems thinking practitioners
  • Wicked problems, and how to recognise them
  • Decision Conferencing – the use of software models as a basis for sense-making with multiple stakeholders including the Synplex process for tackling wicked problems (with an example) and multi-criteria modelling for collaborative decision-making (with an example)

Presented by Peter Miles - Consultant at Catalyze

 

Refreshments provided.



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03/10/2016 -
07/10/2016

All Day
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Systems Engineering Management 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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26/09/2016 -
26/09/2016

10:00 - 15:00
Agile Systems Engineering WG


IBM, Warwick
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Agile Systems Engineering Working Group


Following the very successful paper at INCOSE IS in July, this session of the working group will be continuing to develop our thinking around how to apply Agile Systems Engineering.
19/09/2016 -
19/09/2016

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


Rolls-Royce plc Whittle House WH73 PO Box 3, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7QE, UK Sat nav postcode - BS34 6QA
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SSE Meeting 21


To review work for use at ASEC2016 and formal publication.

19/09/2016 -
23/09/2016

All Day
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Systems Engineering 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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12/09/2016 -
12/09/2016

Full Days
Swiss Chapter


Kongresshaus Zürich
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SWISSED 2016


The Swiss Systems Engineering Day 2016 (SWISSED 2016) will take place at Kongresshaus Zürich again on Monday, September 12th 2016.

This year, international guests can indulge in almost a whole week of interesting topics, since SWISSED 2016 will be held in conjunction with the 4th European STAMP Workshop (Tuesday, September 13th until Thursday, September 15th 2016). STAMP intruduces a systems approach to safety and security.

You can sign up jointly for both events for special rates, see here .

09/08/2016 -
09/08/2016

10:00 - 15:30
Human Centric Systems Engineering WG


QinetiQ Portsdown Technology Park, Southwick Road Cosham, PO6 3RU
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HCSEWG Plenary Meeting #006


08/08/2016 -
12/08/2016

All Day
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Southampton, UK
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Systems Engineering 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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18/07/2016 -
21/07/2016

Full Days
International


Edinburgh, UK
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26th Annual INCOSE International Symposium


INCOSE’s Annual International Symposium is the largest annual gathering of people who do Systems Engineering for four days of presentations, case studies, workshops, tutorials and panel discussions. The program attracts an international mix of professionals at all levels, and includes practitioners in government and industry, as well as educators and researchers. For more information, visit the event website .


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13/07/2016 -
13/07/2016

1700 - 1830
Railway Interest Group


Atkins - Euston Tower 286 Euston Road, London, NW1 3AD
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Digital Railway Enterprise Architecture Delivery Programme and Needs


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As with any SE journey few of us would choose to start where we do, the beginning is preferable but rarely realistic, Digital Railway (DR) is no different, it brings with it a history as long as the rail industry itself. This presentation will focus on how the programme is moving forward from where we are today using a System of Systems approach. 

The Digital Railway challenge is to compress a 50-year capability development into 15-years. To do this we are trying to innovate the approach to capability readiness and delivery across the industry, we say trying as to do this the Digital Railway programme is working in partnership with the whole industry to maximise the potential of digital technology.

This paper will focus on the both the small changes we are making within the team to deliver high levels of performance through to the whole industry challenges which affect both the traditional SE community and the SoS movement and the way we work together across technical and business systems.

This session will be presented by three speakers from Digital Railway:

  • Colin Brown (Network Rail) Principal Architect Phase 3, 
  • Mike Brownsword (Atkins) Phase 3 Target State Lead, 
  • Jon Linsdell (BAE Systems) Systems Engineer, Ops & Mtce.

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29/06/2016 -
29/06/2016

1700 - 1830
Railway Interest Group


To be confirmed
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Delivering the RTS: Applying systems thinking for technology development


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In 2012 the Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) for the UK rail industry was published.  This landmark document set out a 30 year vision for the railway that is radically different to today.  What has been happening in the intervening years and how can the RTS vision of a high capacity, low cost, sustainable railway become a reality? 

RSSB and Network Rail are working together on behalf of the railway industry to apply whole systems thinking to the delivery of the RTS - by combining R&D and technology demonstration programmes together, from a variety of domains, to develop new capabilities for the railway.  

Many challenges lie ahead including: aligning the industry in the development of system-wide capabilities; engaging the supply chain in developing the required technologies; and identifying opportunities to deploy new technology into the railway.

 

Trevor Bradbury is the Rail Technical Strategy Delivery Manager for RSSB.  Trevor’s role is to work with the industry to translate the Rail Technical Strategy into deliverable programmes. Trevor will look back on existing accomplishments, set out the latest thinking and the prospects for the RTS going forward.

 

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13/06/2016 -
13/06/2016

10:00 - 15:00
Agile Systems Engineering WG


Abbey Wood, Bristol
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Agile SE Working Group


Following on from the successful White Paper: 50 Shades of Agile, this meeting of the Working Group will take that work forward to generate the guidance on how to undertake Agile Systems Engineering. Kindly hosted by Duncan Kemp
13/06/2016 -
13/06/2016

18:00 for 18:30 start to 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Systems Thinking: Thinking Fast and Slow


The phenomenal New York Times Bestseller by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow1 offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.

 

In his book, Kahneman describes two different ways the brain forms thoughts and makes choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking.

 

In this session, Kevan Boll (Principal Systems Engineer, Atkins) explores what we can learn and apply from Kahneman by drawing on examples from the text to enable us to make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything we do.

 

For those who have read this already, bring your ideas along, for those who haven’t yet, after this session you will.



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08/06/2016 -
08/06/2016

Full Day
UK Chapter


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2016 Training Day


2016 Training day will offer Individuals the chance to select a day long course from up to five options. More information on the Training Day will be available in February 2016.


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07/06/2016 -
07/06/2016

17:00 - 19:00
Railway Interest Group


TBC
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Managing Complexity: Signalling interoperability for Engineer’s Vehicles


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London Underground has increased its fleet mileage by almost 40% since the year 2000 but productivity of track renewal has not improved at the same rate. The Engineering Fleet of 270 vehicles is being modernised with new vehicles and innovative new mechanised maintenance solutions requiring an interoperable signalling solution to maximise the versatility of these specialised assets.

To deliver more productive track interventions with fewer closures, engineer’s vehicles need to get to site earlier and reliably to maximise productivity by inter-running with the passenger service.

There are currently 4 different signalling systems but 2 more are planned so the engineering vehicles need to be interoperable between legacy fixed block and multiple CBTC signalling systems.

This presentation will introduce the project and describe how LU is managing the complexities through a phased architecture description database using the TRAK framework, with contextualised requirements and responding to assurance requirements.

Alan Wilson, Project Manager for the EV Signalling Concept Design stage, and Jorrel Dawoodi, a Systems Engineer supporting the Track Plant portfolio will present their practical methodologies used to manage the complexity of signalling interoperability.

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06/06/2016 -
10/06/2016

All Day
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06/06/2016 -
06/06/2016

12:00 - 16:00
Service Systems Engineering


Rolls-Royce plc Whittle House WH73 PO Box 3, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7QE, UK Sat nav postcode - BS34 6QA
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SSE Meeting 20


Agenda

 

Applying ideas to Case Studies

Presentation at IS2016

Submission to ASEC2016

12/05/2016 -
12/05/2016

10:00 - 16:00
Human Centric Systems Engineering WG


Cranfield Defence & Security, Shrivenham
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HCSEWG #005 Plenary Meeting


Please contact the HCSEWG Chair if you wish to attend this event.

12/05/2016 -
12/05/2016

18:00 - 19:30
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Sir David Davies Building, Room W1.30
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“Sepsis and Systems Thinking: Systems Approaches to Complex Medical and Healthcare Problems” Gary Smith, INCOSE UK ESEP and INCOSE Healthcare Ambassador


 

Each year in the UK, it is estimated that more than 100,000 people are admitted to hospital with sepsis and around 37,000 people will die as a result of the condition.

 

It is a highly complex condition and spans many systems - biological, healthcare, medical technologies, as well as social and economic systems.

 

This free event is open to all, and in particular to anyone interested in solving complex problems, systems engineers, healthcare practitioners and commissioners.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and meet like-minded professionals.

12/05/2016 -
12/05/2016

17:00 - 19:00
Railway Interest Group


To be confirmed
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Eating the Elephant: Reference Design for ETCS


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Introducing the European Train Control System (ETCS) to the GB rail network is a challenging task with so many stakeholders to satisfy and European legislation to follow. Most people assume that since the system is defined at the European level then it should be a case of buying it, plugging it in and off you go. The reality is that it is designed to operate in many different situations and is continually being developed to meet the needs of the European industry.

The variety of solutions available and already implemented leads to misunderstanding and misconceptions of how the system will operate. The lack of clarity means that it is hard for the various users to establish what they want, what they need and what they can afford. It also leads to high expectations with politicians and government believing the “hype” and then being disappointed when it cannot be fulfilled.

Network Rail, on behalf of the industry, have been analysing how to apply ETCS to establish the requirements using a process known as the Reference Design. The process has been around dividing the problem into manageable chunks, undertaking analysis, collaborating and eating that elephant a bit at a time – bring your knife and fork!

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11/05/2016 -
11/05/2016

19:00 for 19:30
North West


Frazer-Nash Consultancy, 5th Floor Malt Building, Wilderspool Business Park, Warrington, WA4 6HL
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North West Group: 2nd Meeting (Canceled)


I am pleased to announce the second INCOSE UK North West Group meeting.

The agenda of the meeting is:

  1. A technical presentation titled "Train Zero: Applying a Model Based Design Approach to the Development of Bombardier's Crossrail Rolling Stock" (45 - 60 mins)
  2. Local Group business will be a discussion on how and where best to meet

There is no charge for attendance at these events but places must be booked in advance. To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact me at s.taylor2@fnc.co.uk or on +44 (0)1925 404018.

Can members please confirm there attendance by 12:00 Monday 10 May 2016. Otherwise if there are not enough members planning to attend, the meeting will be cancelled.

09/05/2016 -
13/05/2016

All Day
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CSEP Exam Prepration 5-Day Course


Certification Training International (CTI) offers a CSEP (Certified Systems Engineering Professional) Preparation 5-Day Course focused on preparing you to successfully sit the CSEP examination conducted by INCOSE. CTI is focused on equipping you with the knowledge to comfortably sit certification examinations. Our training stands out as having been scientifically designed to this end, employing leading edge adult learning principles and techniques to assist delegates to absorb and recall the information needed in the fastest possible way.
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27/04/2016 -
27/04/2016

1700 - 1830
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail One Eversholt Street, London, NW1 2DN
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Systems Engineering Framework for Railway Control & Safety Systems


Now fully booked

Gone are the days of classical signalling systems where the control centre, interlocking and signalling schemes could be developed and delivered in isolation from each other.

Modern Train Control Systems are increasingly complex, using networked communications and distributed computer systems to achieve their performance and capacity requirements. But this complexity imports great risk to the cost and schedule of projects and to the safety and reliability of systems.

Karl King from Mott MacDonald has been conducting doctoral research at the University of Birmingham to develop a Systems Engineering Framework that can be applied across the fragmented development of Train Control Systems.

Karl will be presenting the latest findings in his research and his progress towards developing an approach that is cognisant of traditional signalling and train control system project governance to improve the uptake of SE for developing future systems.

 

22/04/2016 -
22/04/2016


Architecture Working Group


London
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AWG meeting


22/04/2016 -
22/04/2016

10:00-16:00
Architecture Working Group


Atkins, Euston Tower, London
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AWG Meeting


To attend this meeting please contact one of the co-chairs, Mike Wilkinson or Tim Rabbets.

14/04/2016 -
14/04/2016

08:30 - 16:50
Railway Interest Group


The University of Birmingham
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IRSE Seminar & Workshop (with INCOSE UK RIG): Systems Engineering for Train Control and Communications: People, Process and Product


The increasing complexity of train control and communications systems, and the growing extent to which they are integrated with other railway sub-systems, makes a structured systems-based approach to engineering essential. A basic grounding in the discipline of systems engineering is now a vital component of the education of train control and communications engineers.

In this seminar, organised with the help of of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), expert speakers will explain why systems engineering is so important, what the fundamentals of systems engineering are and how these fundamentals may be applied to train control systems projects, illustrated with case studies from ETCS in Europe, Docklands Light Railway and elsewhere. The seminar will consider the people, process and product aspects of systems engineering, and in facilitated break-out sessions we will discuss the challenges and benefits of applying systems engineering to railway projects. In addition to hearing from the experts, there will be an opportunity, in facilitated breakout sessions, for delegates to discuss the challenges and benefits of applying systems engineering to railway projects and to contribute to the debate on how best to apply SE to train control and communications projects.

The seminar is suitable for railway  train control and communications engineers and other railway professionals with an interest in train control  and communications at all stages of their careers.

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For more information and to register please visit the IRSE website event page: http://www.irse.org/events/Lists/Calendar/DispEvent.aspx?List=dce14d1c-69ec-4c8e-b381-70b8e5cfdda6&ID=433

Programme

8:30 Arrival / Coffee
 

9.00 Welcome and Introductions – Francis How, IRSE
 

9.10 Keynote Presentation: Network Rail’s view on System’s Engineering – Jon Shaw, NR

Jon will outline the systems engineering approach now being adopted by Network Rail for its £24Bn Railway Upgrade Plan for stations and infrastructure enhancements

9.40 What is Systems Engineering? – Bruce Elliott, Altran

Bruce will briefly review the history of SE before summarising the view of SE taken by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He will acknowledge the existence of superficially different views about what SE is but he show that there is very broad underlying agreement on some core ideas

10.10 Break
 

10.40 Docklands Light Railway – Geoff Mitchell, DLR and Karl King, Mott MacDonald

Geoff and Karl will explain the importance and value of systems engineering in the delivery, delivery and continual asset management of a modern CBTC system using the Docklands Light Railway as an example.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of a clearly defined Concept of Operation and its central role in the system lifecycle.

11.20 Beyond Systems Engineering in European ETCS Rollout – Oskar Stalder, OS Consulting and Markus Bolli, Suprexa

Oskar and Markus will discuss the practical challenges of the V-model considering roles and rules in the EU context to make ETCS a success. They will look at the challenges of managing the complex organisation approaches and management of the multiple engineering processes as well as experiences of different networks and their specific approaches throughout Europe, including how Systems Engineering can help to overcome these challenges.

12.00 Breakout Session: What are the potential benefits of Systems Engineering for signalling projects and what are the obstacles to applying Systems Engineering to signalling projects?

Split into syndicates of more than 10 people, each with an organizer acting as a syndicate facilitator. The facilitator should guide the group towards accumulating on a flip-chart or post-its, three lists:

  • potential benefits of SE for signalling projects
  • obstacles to applying Systems Engineering to signalling projects
  • other remarks

The facilitator consolidates the results from the syndicates onto a couple of slides

12.40 Lunch
 

13:30 Review of breakout session

We reconvene as one group. The nominated facilitator presents the consolidated output and facilitates a short general discussion to see if consensus can be reached on the principal benefits and obstacles.

14:00 Systems Thinking for Optimising Signalling Design – Clive Roberts NS Felix Schmid, University of Birmingham

The design of railway control systems involves many trade-offs and rule-based approaches tend to lead to suboptimal solutions since they do not make best use of all components of the system of systems. A number of national and international projects have developed system oriented modelling and simulation tools that allow optimisation at different levels of granularity. Clive and Felix will discuss the capability of some of the tools and will include case studies of small and large operations optimisation projects.

14.40 Good Practice in Systems Engineering – Peter Parker, Siemens Rail

Peter will present on examples of good practice of utilising systems engineering for delivering modern signalling systems from the perspective of an equipment manufacturer and supplier.

15:20 Break
 

15:50 Human Factors of Railway Systems – Elaine Thompson, Mott MacDonald

Elaine will cover the importance of integrating human factors into the design of railway sub-systems, and the risks of not considering the human element. Some case studies of previous work on both the in-cab and train control elements of the system will be presented.

16.30 Conclusions 
 

16.50 End / Networking
 

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For more information and to register please visit the IRSE website event page: http://www.irse.org/events/Lists/Calendar/DispEvent.aspx?List=dce14d1c-69ec-4c8e-b381-70b8e5cfdda6&ID=433

11/04/2016 -
15/04/2016

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04/04/2016 -
08/04/2016

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Birmingham, UK
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CSEP Exam Prepration 5-Day Course


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15/03/2016 -
15/03/2016

18:30 for 19:00, till 21:00
Bristol Local Group


Queens Building, University of Bristol, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB
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Systems Research Showcase


The Event: The System Centre at the University of Bristol invites the INCOSE UK BLG to hear about their latest systems engineering research activities.

Three existing PhD and EngD research students will present on their current work, providing attendees with opportunities to question, review, and possibly even contribute to their ongoing research activities.

Prof. Colin Talor of the Systems Centre will also provide an introduction to the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC). A collaboration of 14 UK Universities, which has secured a £138 million government investment "to develop new materials and engineering solutions that will deliver world-class infrastructure up and down the country.” This provides opportunities for the wider community through the research and investment in Bristol.

This Talk is For: Anyone interested in finding out more and potentially contributing tto the systems research currently being undertaken by the University of Bristol.

Extra Benefits: INCOSE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) units are also available for attending this event.

Directions: The Queens Building can be accessed from University Walk. Staff will be available in the Queens Building to direct you to the venue. Car parking is free in Woodland Road after 6pm and there is a multi-storey car park in Trenchard Street.



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09/03/2016 -
09/03/2016

17:00
Railway Interest Group


BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0TA
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Maintaining Crossrail - a systems approach


Trains will start to run through the new Crossrail tunnels in 2018. The Central section of Crossrail will become one of the most heavily traversed sections of railways in the country.

Customers demand dependable rail services and want to be able to use the railway without downtime for maintenance or failures. Achieving the required availability with the limited access available requires a systems approach and using the latest  reliability centred maintenance techniques.

Dr Martyn Chymera, Maintenance Performance and Reliability Manager for the Crossrail Operations Team, will describe the provisions being made for the remote condition monitoring of Crossrail, including infrastructure monitoring facilities and inspection trains.

The presentation will demonstrate how preventative and pro-active maintenance will be used to keep the railway running without downtime and with almost no failures.



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07/03/2016 -
11/03/2016

All Day
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Systems Engineering Management 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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07/03/2016 -
07/03/2016

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX
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Meeting 19


Agenda
 
Review of work against SEBok and SE Handbook v4.
 
Review against Use Cases
 
Reports on specific contacts
 
Way forward for roll-out

 

07/03/2016 -
11/03/2016

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Requirements Analysis & Specification Writing 5-Day Course


This 5-Day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organisations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines, which combine to optimise system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.
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