Calendar

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

INCOSE Calendar
September 2018
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Successful Systems Approaches in Cross-Disciplinary Healthcare Improvement

Bristol Local Group

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

18:30 for 19:00 start to 20:30

SSE Meeting

Service Systems Engineering

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

10:30 - 14:30

Comparing and Contrasting Requirements Management across Aerospace and Nuclear Industries

North West

BAE SYSTEMS Warton, PR4 1AX, Theatre Lecture

17:30-20:00

Applying the INCOSE SE Competence Assessment Framework in the Rail Sector

Railway Interest Group

SNC-Lavalin Atkins’s offices in Euston Tower 286 Euston Road London NW1 3AT

17:00-18:45

1st working meeting of the group

Energy Systems Interest Group

Newcastle upon Tyne

09:30 - 17:00

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Current Events

Time Location Details
05/09/2018 -
05/09/2018

09:30 - 17:00
Energy Systems Interest Group


Newcastle upon Tyne
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1st working meeting of the group


Following the successful launch of the Interest Group in April 2018, this will be our first working meeting.

 

If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact us via email on Michael.Gainford@es.catapult.org.uk

 



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11/09/2018 -
11/09/2018

17:30-20:00
North West


BAE SYSTEMS Warton, PR4 1AX, Theatre Lecture
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Comparing and Contrasting Requirements Management across Aerospace and Nuclear Industries


 

Abstract

 

The systems developed by both BAE Systems in the defence industry and Sellafield in the nuclear industry have many common characteristics, including complexity, socio-technical aspects and a focus on dependability and safety. This profile leads to challenges in Requirements Management in both domains.

 

In this event, notable presenters from both industries will deliver a 20 minute presentation on the Requirements Management approach in their respective sector, answering questions that include: why they do it, how they do it, and their biggest challenges.  The presentations will be followed by a Q&A and open discussion session.

 

 

Suitable for: Systems Engineers of any level of experience who have an interest in Requirements Management.

 

 

Bios:

 

Tony Gibson: Tony is a Chartered Nuclear Engineer and INCOSE member (ASEP) who is the Requirements Management lead for Sellafield Limited and Deputy Head of Project Engineering Management. Tony’s nuclear career spans more than 30 years covering all stages of projects from studies, R&D and concept design through to implementation, plant handover, and asset management.

 

Katy Pilkington: Katy a Certified Systems Engineering Professional who has worked for BAE SYSTEMS for 10 years.  She has significant experience in Configuration and Requirements Management within the Aerospace industry.  Currently, she is part of the Typhoon Weapon System Requirements Management team.

 

 

Venue instructions…. If you would like to attend, please pre-register by emailing Dave Burton at d.burton@fnc.co.uk with your full name, company, DOB, nationality, and country of residence, no later than Wednesday 5th September so that we can estimate numbers and arrange site admission.  On arrival please report to main gate reception at BAE Systems, Warton.

 

 



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17/09/2018 -
17/09/2018

18:30 for 19:00 start to 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Successful Systems Approaches in Cross-Disciplinary Healthcare Improvement


UK Healthcare is facing many challenges: an ageing population with increasing complexity of multiple long term conditions; improvements in medical care which can treat a larger number of conditions, and continued budget pressures and raising expectations. Healthcare is a complex socio-technical system, and identifying and devising interventions with clear net benefits is a challenge: a classic ‘wicked problem’. 

This talk is a presentation of a paper by Johnson, Harding, Smith and Beck that recently won Best Paper award at the 2018 INCOSE International Symposium in Washington DC USA.  It covers an outreach project that took place last year to support, through a series of facilitated workshops using systems approaches, a multidisciplinary project led by the NHS in Shropshire to improve services for the frail elderly.  It will explain the context, the nature of the workshops and techniques applied, and the outcomes, including a coherent prioritised work programme, with buy-in from all stakeholders.   The approaches used included, Systemigrams, Causal Loop Modelling, N2 Diagrams, Class Diagrams and others.

The presenter, Julian Johnson (INCOSE CSEP), was one of the 3 strong outreach team.  He has been an active member of INCOSE since 1997 and contributed to OMG Systems Modelling Language (SysML). From 1987-2015 he held roles in BAE SYSTEMS focussed on systems process improvement He is now Director of Holistem Ltd., a systems engineering consultancy focussing on early-phase systems engineering activities.

 

24/09/2018 -
24/09/2018

10:30 - 14:30
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


Agenda

- Review poster  for ASEC 2018

Plan for SEE ession at ASEC2018

-Use of Architecture Frameworks

Updates to draft handbook

 

26/09/2018 -
26/09/2018

17:00-18:45
Railway Interest Group


SNC-Lavalin Atkins’s offices in Euston Tower 286 Euston Road London NW1 3AT
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Applying the INCOSE SE Competence Assessment Framework in the Rail Sector


1700H Doors Open, 1725H-1845H Event

Finding people with the right skills to perform railway Systems Engineering (SE) is a challenge that is frequently discussed at RIG meetings. The INCOSE SE Competence Framework cannot solve that problem but it can contribute to a solution by providing an objective means of assessing SE competence which, in turn, can underpin recruitment and staff development.

The Framework was originally developed by organisations in the defence sector but is being increasingly applied in the rail domain. This event will provide an opportunity for those curious about the Framework to understand not only what it is and how it works but also to learn how it can deliver value, what the challenges are and how these challenges may be overcome.

Kevin Gedge of Network Rail and Jane Sanders of Bombardier Transportation are both involved in deploying the Framework within their organisations, They will introduce the Framework, describe their experience of using it, outline some of the challenges that their organisations have faced and describe how these challenges have been overcome.

Ian Presland of Charterhouse Systems is Professional Development Director at INCOSE and a key member of the INCOSE International Competency Working Group. Ian will introduce the recently-released internationally-agreed version of the Framework, describing how it was developed and a pilot project to use competency as a basis for assessing applications for Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) status.

This event is being allocated a slightly longer slot than normal to allow others to contribute their experiences and views with the aims of starting to form an industry view on the Framework and to establish a network of people interested in the Framework in order to foster further exchange of experience. 

The meeting will take place at SNC-Lavalin Atkin's offices in Euston Tower 286 Euston Road London NW1 3AT.  There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance.  To book, obtain directions or to ask any other questions, please contact RIG Organiser, Michael Morua at m.morua@fnc.co.uk or call 07763455171.

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government

The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group has been formed: 

  • To provide a forum for those interested in Systems Engineering in rail to network in a less formal environment, to exchange good practice and to provide mutual support in an area which can require some sustained perseverance;
  • To promote, improve and share the practice of Systems Engineering within the rail industry;
  •  To foster connections with other professional bodies within rail and thereby promote cross fertilisation of knowledge and experience across sectors and community disciplines; and
  • To promote awareness of INCOSE UK and encourage membership within the rail industry.

For further information about the RIG, see www.incoseonline.org.uk and follow the ‘Groups’ link.



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Future Events

Time Location Details
04/10/2018 -
04/10/2018

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


tbc
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UKAB Meeting


23/10/2018 -
23/10/2018

17:00 - 19:00
Railway Interest Group


55 Broadway London SW1H 0BD
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Progressive Assurance and how it Applies to Digital Railway


 

Complex projects are becoming the norm, interdisciplinary projects coupled with advanced digital technologies are making the assurance landscape more challenging.  From managing requirements and assuring system interfaces to providing proactive integration, verification and validation of the solutions; only progressive assurance, unifying the suppliers and client in joint delivery, provides the necessary guarantee of success.

 

Tim Whitcher is Solution Lead (Digital Railway) for WSP UK. He brings more than a decade of professional engineering experience within safety critical industries, from assistant tester to technical authority having led, managed and delivered advanced, and SIL-rated, control and infrastructure implementations valued in the low thousands to the multimillions.

 

The meeting will take place at TfL’s offices in 55 Broardway, London SW1H 0BD. There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance. To book, obtain directions or to ask any other questions, please contact RIG Organiser Karl King on k.king@fnc.co.uk or 07403 293935.

 

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government

 

The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group has been formed:

 

  • To provide a forum for those interested in Systems Engineering in rail to network in a less formal environment, to exchange good practice and to provide mutual support in an area which can require some sustained perseverance;

  • To promote, improve and share the practice of Systems Engineering within the rail industry;

  • To foster connections with other professional bodies within rail and thereby promote cross fertilisation of knowledge and experience across sectors and community disciplines; and

  • To promote awareness of INCOSE UK and encourage membership within the rail industry.

    For further information about the RIG, see www.incoseonline.org.uk and follow the ‘Groups’ link.

 



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20/11/2018 -
21/11/2018

Full Days
UK Chapter


Vincent Building, Cranfield University
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INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2018 (ASEC2018)


The Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) is INCOSE UK's flagship annual event and brings together a wider range of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, with the common interest of building up their Systems Engineering knowledge and sharing ideas with their peers. The theme for this year's ASEC is based around the Year of Engineering. We want people to be inspired by what they are doing in their work, whether they are new to Systems Engineering or have many years of experince. For more information please visit the ASEC2018 website


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Past Events

Time Location Details
25/07/2018 -
25/07/2018

10:00 - 16:00
Early Careers Forum


Leonardo, Luton
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Summer Meeting


Earlier this year we made plans for 2018 and the next event in the calendar will be our summer meeting on the 25th of July 2018. Leonardo have kindly agreed to host us at their Luton site, with a number of items on the agenda from senior engineers talking about their career paths, to a walk about tour of some of Leonardo’s sensing products leading into their integration lab where they perform integration tests of one of their most important products.

This is a great chance to get more involved with the Early Careers Forum (ECF), meet a number of your peers as well as industry experts and senior engineers. We will also be discussing the ECF’s priorities and taking forward a number of objectives we’d like to achieve in the near future.

If you are able to join us, please confirm your attendance to emmah@dot-the-eye.com by the 20th of July2018, providing your full name, company and nationality. Leonardo have kindly offered to supply us with lunch so please can you also specify any dietary requirements when you contact us.



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16/07/2018 -
16/07/2018

10:30 - 14:30
Service Systems Engineering


Babcock International, Devonport House, Durley Park, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT
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Service Systems Engineering Group Meeting


Review of Service Systems Engineering Handbook

- Where have we got to where are we going

- Definitions of Characteristics

- Guidance for early Lifecycle Stages - taken from ASEC18 paper

07/07/2018 -
12/07/2018

Full Days
International


Grand Hyatt Washington DC 1000 H Street NW - Washington, D.C., USA, 20001
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28th Annual INCOSE International Symposium


25/06/2018 -
25/06/2018

18:30 for 19:00 start to 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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The Viable System Model & Moral Modality Framework– How Organisations Really Work


The Viable System Model (VSM), created by Stafford Beer over 40 years ago, has become one of the best known and widely used cybernetic and systems thinking approaches.  It is a powerful tool for the practical process of diagnosing problems in organisations, and helping to improve their functioning. 

 

Trevor Hilder, our speaker, is a long time Systems Thinker and VSM practitioner and has worked in, owned and managed businesses in the field of ICT since 1974.  He has applied the VSM in a wide variety of roles; ranging from training programmers, systems programming, creating one of the first database products to run on PCs, writing manufacturing systems, to building an Enterprise Resource Planning system for a convenience store chain.

 

Trevor had the good fortune of knowing Stafford Beer well, and was given the great complement of being told he is among the finest communicators of the concepts that underpin the model; including Ashby’s Law of Requisite Variety.

 

Building on and going beyond the VSM, Trevor has developed his own approach to understanding organisational and individual behaviours and relationships he has called the Moral Modality Framework.   This talk is an opportunity to learn about this powerful new approach as well as the VSM and to gain practical insights into their application.



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21/06/2018 -
21/06/2018

09:30 - 16:00
Model Based Systems Engineering


Thales UK, 350 Longwater Avenue, GreenPark, Reading RG2 6GF
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June MBSE Interest Group Meeting


For the agenda, furhter details and/or if you wish to attend (and you're not in our google group) please email the chair (details on contacts page)

19/06/2018 -
19/06/2018

18:30
South Coast Local Group


QinetiQ, Portsdown Technology Park Portsmouth PO6 3RU
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Talk on: Architectural parallels between biological and engineered defence and security solutions


Presenter: Gary Smith, Airbus

Synopsis: Bio-mimetics have often provided a useful means of inspiration for engineering design, for instance in the fabrication of materials for aerospace. One more recent area of interest, from the perspective of cyber security has been in the remarkable ability of the immune system to cope with the diversity and evolution of threats such as bacteria and viruses. The focus of this talk reflects on the architectural parallels between biological systems and engineered solutions in defence and security. Systems thinking and conceptual modelling are the tools utilized in examining the architectures and the capabilities of the biological systems such as anticipation, adaptability and self-respect. In performing such an examination, greater understanding arises with implications for system science and systems engineering.

Time will be allowed for Q&A after the presentation

Prerequisites: In order to attend please send the following information to TJRABBETS@qinetiq.com no later than COP Thursday 14th June 2017:

- Full name;

- company affiliations; 

- contact telephone number;

- contact  email;

       

Bring along photo ID (e.g. driving licence or passport) on the evening.

 

Attendees are requested to turn up after 18:30 for a 19:00 start

 

06/06/2018 -
06/06/2018

Full Day
UK Chapter


Marsh Farm Hotel, Coped Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8ER
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INCOSE UK Training Day 2018


INCOSE UK is offering six courses for the 2018 Training Day on Wednesday 6th June 2018. This year INCOSE UK also offers the opportunity for any current or potential SEP programme candidates to sit the paper version of the certification examination on-site at Marsh Farm. For more information on the courses offered,please look here


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21/05/2018 -
21/05/2018

10:30 - 14:30
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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Service Systems Engineering SSE Group Meeting 30


Agenda

- Review paper for ASEC 2018

-Use of Architecture Frameworks

-Definition of Characteristics

Updates to draft handbook

14/05/2018 -
14/05/2018

18:30 for 19:00 start to 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Systems Engineering Project Management: INCOSE/APM Working Group


The Systems Engineering / Project Management (SEPM) Joint Working Group (JWG) was established in 2013 between APM and INCOSE UK to foster better integration of project management and systems engineering. This has been successful to the point that APM has made it one of their Specific Interest Groups (SIG) – and run jointly with INCOSE UK. These Groups have a standing within APM that gives access to APM resources and influences APM thinking.

From the outset the JWG looked to build a shared understanding of mutual dependencies and promote the benefits of systems thinking.  SE and PM both focus on the achievement of business goals through successful delivery, but each has different perspectives and priorities which can result in inefficient and sometimes ineffective delivery.  The presentation will focus on two of the main SEPM JWG outputs:

·       SEPM life cycles models and processes: Andrew Gray will focus on the work the group undertook to compare and categorise life cycles and processes within the two disciplines, analyse subsequent touch points, overlaps tensions and fusions as indicators of the wider synergies that can be achieved. Information presented will be drawn mainly from the papers published at ASEC 2015 and the INCOSE International Symposium 2017.

·       SEPM roles & responsibilities:   David Cole will describe the JWG work to develop an integrated view of SE and PM roles and responsibilities, consider how these evolve through the life cycle, the sources of potential conflict and how this conflict can be addressed. Information presented will be drawn mainly from the SIG Guide to SEPM Roles & Responsibilities document and a paper published at ASEC 2017.

Andrew and David are both experienced portfolio, programme and project managers and consultants who have worked primarily with technically focussed private and public-sector organisations to both directly manage and advise on the management of their portfolios, programmes and projects. Both are Chartered Engineers, members of APM, and members of the INCOSE UK/ APM Systems Thinking SIG committee.  



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30/04/2018 -
30/04/2018

10:30 - 14:30
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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Service Systems Engineering meeting 27


 

Agenda

 

·         General discussion

·         Review updated sections of Handbook for Services

 

·         Stakeholder analysis

 

30/04/2018 -
30/04/2018

17:00 - 18:30
Railway Interest Group


Mott MacDonald 10 Fleet Place London EC4M 7RB
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SAFECAP - Automating SSI Data Testing Using Formal Methods


Dominic Taylor, Systra Scott Lister

Alexei Iliasov, University of Newcastle

Thursday, 1st March, London 1700H Doors open, 1730H-1830H Presentation

The increasing complexity of modern railway signalling systems, both in terms of geographic coverage and of functionality, poses a major challenge to verification of compliance with safety requirements. The challenge is exacerbated by the scarcity of skilled resources to undertake verification activities in proportion to the number of projects underway. Automation of design and / or verification of configuration data for signalling systems has been proposed as a means of addressing this challenge.

This presentation presents a practical approach to automated verification that uses computer science formal methods to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of verification activities whilst integrating with existing processes.

Formal methods are mathematical techniques for the specification, design, analysis and verification of software and hardware systems. They have been successfully used in several industrial domains, including transport, defence, telecommunications and nuclear power. Recent advances in formal methods are making it possible to successfully apply them in developing a range of complex applications. Development of computerised railway signalling systems is an area in which formal methods are now becoming widely used.

The meeting will take place in Mott MacDonld's office in 10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RB. There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance. To book, obtain directions or to ask any other questions, please contact RIG Organiser Karl King on k.king@fnc.co.uk or 07403 293935.

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government

The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group has been formed:

  • To provide a forum for those interested in Systems Engineering in rail to network in a less formal environment, to exchange good practice and to provide mutual support in an area which can require some sustained perseverance;
  • To promote, improve and share the practice of Systems Engineering within the rail industry;
  • To foster connections with other professional bodies within rail and thereby promote cross fertilisation of knowledge and experience across sectors and community disciplines; and
  • To promote awareness of INCOSE UK and encourage membership within the rail industry.

 For further information about the RIG, see www.incoseonline.org.uk and follow the ‘Groups’ link.

24/04/2018 -
24/04/2018

17:00 - 18:30
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail, James Forbes House, 27 Great Suffolk, London, SE1 0NS.
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Practical Lessons in Writing a System Specification


As soon as a project to deliver a system is born, the team to procure and deliver the system will be assembled. Those key to building the specification are:
1. The eventual users (the customer) of the system in question such as operators and maintainers,
2. The project tasked with delivering the system itself, and
3. A few experienced technical ‘side-cars’ with the knowledge of what other similar operators ask for and what comparable systems can do.
 
After constructing a thorough, systematic contract development process, this team will then set out on the road to building up the most perfect system requirements specification ever written.
 
This highly motivated and enthused team will race into action with much energy but may start to struggle when it becomes clear that each of the three corners of the triangle of expertise has differing points of view and different areas of concern e.g. existing practices, safety, operational flexibility, cost, safeguarding, reliability, innovation or risk control. The apparently perfectly prescribed processes for procuring the obvious solution can become clouded in confusion, disagreements and uncertainty. The momentum may slow, the programme may slip, costs can escalate and, most worryingly, the stakeholder may start to question the project and its ability to deliver.
 
The challenge becomes one of turning the customer’s remit, scope and general concept of operations for the new system into a comprehensive, precise, verifiable and ‘correct’ specification for supply of that system, whilst wading through dozens of new terms, variously-grasped models, strategies, processes and deliverables including high-level principles, plans and concepts.
 
This study aims to use recent experiences in identifying and refining requirements for a system, in the lead-up to and immediately after a contract for supply has been awarded. It is hoped that these will demystify the process of moving from the customer’s aspirations and project goals to clear, specific requirements for the system being procured. These lessons can be used by future projects to chart a path to the specification which gives those overseeing its creation more confidence that the journey will not take longer than expected, cost more than was budgeted for and be a rougher ride than is necessary.
 
The ideas presented here focus on recurring topics observed by the author and the lessons which can be learned from them, so that the case can be made for a more robust process for getting a solution that is fit for purpose, and no more and no less than what is needed by the eventual users.
18/04/2018 -
18/04/2018

18:30-20:30
Scottish Local Group


Frazer-Nash Consultancy Fifth Floor, The Athenaeum, 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT, UK
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Scottish Local Group April Meeting


The Scottish local groups next meeting has now been arranged and will be held in Glasgow on the 18th April. There has been some new interest in the group and so likely to be some new faces, all are welcome.

 

The main focus on this meeting will be around how we take the local group forward, focusing on what systems engineering means to each of us.

 

Light refreshments will be available.

 

Please note that due to building restrictions it’s necessary to provide citizenship information in advance of the meeting. Therefore if you have not already done so before please provide this information and your name in an email to paul.wylie@uk.thalesgroup.com.

10/04/2018 -
10/04/2018

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


tbc
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Joint Meeting of UK Council and UKAB


10/04/2018 -
10/04/2018

09:00 - 17:00
Energy Systems Interest Group


London
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INCOSE UK Energy Systems Interest Group Kick-Off Meeting


Initial kick-off meeting of new Interest Group - INCOSE UK Energy Systems



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09/04/2018 -
09/04/2018

18:30-21:00
Bristol Local Group


Armstrong Room, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Plus Ca Change; Developments in Architectural Frameworks in Defence


Architectural Frameworks in Defence are changing. Tom Riley and Paul Handisides will give an overview of the new NATO Architecture Framework v4.0 and discuss its impact of current practice.

Practioners in Defence are being encouraged to move from MODAF to NAF v4.0, which introduces a more coherent organisation of views, an Architecture Development Method, and an alternative notation - Archimate.



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28/03/2018 -
28/03/2018

1700
Railway Interest Group


Atkins, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Rd, London NW1 3AT
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System Safety in the Big Data World


 

System Safety in the Big Data World
Julian Stow, Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield 

 Wednesday, 28th March 2018,

 Atkins, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Rd, London NW1 3AT
1700H Doors open, 1730H-1830H Presentation

The paper outlines research being undertaken at the University of Huddersfield Institute of Railway Research to understand how the big data revolution might be applied to enhance railway system safety with the eventual goal of moving from lagging indicators to real-time or even possibly leading safety indicators. The paper will examine the most promising applications identified to date and will illustrate these with examples from research projects currently underway at the University. These include automating analysis of free text records of safety ‘close calls’, developing tools to count red approaches to signals on a national basis to aid understanding of SPADs and approaches to integrating big data into safety bow ties. It will discuss the parallels between big data to enhance safety and operational performance and it will briefly consider the possible impacts on the staff who have to deliver the daily operation of the railways in the future. The paper concludes with the authors personal views on the potential future developments in this field.

Julian Stow is Assistant Director at the Institute of Railway Research at the University of Huddersfield. He has 18 years’ experience in the rail industry specialising in rail vehicle dynamics and wheel-rail interface engineering and he has led a wide range of projects for the GB rail industry in these areas. He is currently responsible for the delivery of a programme of research work under the strategic partnership between RSSB and the University of Huddersfield. Julian is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The meeting will take place at Atkins, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Rd, London NW1 3AT. There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance. To book, click book button on the INCOSE Calendar for this event or contact the RIG Board Member, Mike Morua at m.morua@fnc.co.uk.

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government

The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group has been formed:

  • To provide a forum for those interested in Systems Engineering in rail to network in a less formal environment, to exchange good practice and to provide mutual support in an area which can require some sustained perseverance;
  • To promote, improve and share the practice of Systems Engineering within the rail industry;

  • To foster connections with other professional bodies within rail and thereby promote cross fertilisation of knowledge and experience across sectors and community disciplines; and

  • To promote awareness of INCOSE UK and encourage membership within the rail industry.

    For further information about the RIG, see www.incoseonline.org.uk and follow the ‘Groups’ link.



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15/03/2018 -
15/03/2018

18:00 - 20:00
North West


Network Rail, Square One, 4 Travis Street, Manchester, M1 2NY
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Requirements Engineering in Rail


Ahead of a Institute of Rail Signalling Engineers (IRSE) conference in April, Adam Rixon (WSP) and Kevin Gedge (Network Rail) will look at how requirements engineering is used within the rail industry.

Adam will focus on how requirements engineering can be taught to non-systems engineers with a dry-run of an interactive workshop and a discussion on how domain specialist engineers can be encouraged to write and recognise good requirements.

Kevin will look at how Goal Structured Notation (GSN) has been used in the context of requirements engineering within Network Rail projects.

Network Rail's Manchester office is easily accessible from Manchester Piccadilly station and light refreshments will be provided. If you intending to arrive by car, please email Receptionsquareone@networkrail.co.uk 48 hours before the meeting with their name, car registration and the meeting details (Room 3.7/3.8, INCOSE NWG, Starting at 18:00 on 15th March).



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26/02/2018 -
26/02/2018

10:30 - 14:30
Service Systems Engineering


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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Service Systems Engineering Meeting 28


Reports on appliction of ideas and ways forward.

Review of work on sections for handbook.

12/02/2018 -
12/02/2018

18:30 - 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Armstrong Room, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Whose Line is it Anyway? Using MBSE in the Management and Acceptance of the Defence Lines of Development


Our speaker is Matthew Dent.  He is a Chartered Engineer with a Masters in Systems Engineering from Loughborough University, and is now an independent consultant with recent experience implementing MBSE in the defence industry.

In this talk he will summarise a research paper he presented last summer at the 27th Annual INCOSE International Symposium (IS 2017) in Adelaide, Australia. It focuses on the application of MBSE and the development of a Knowledge Model to manage and integrate complex capability, across disparate stakeholder groups within a large organisation. He will also discuss some of the key insights from IS 2017 and he hopes to promote discussion on some of the MBSE adoption challenges that we face today.

 

25/01/2018 -
25/01/2018

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


Atkins Hub, Bristol
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UKAB Meeting


20/01/2018 -
23/01/2018

Full Days
International


Jacksonville, FL USA
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INCOSE IW 2018


16/01/2018 -
16/01/2018

between 18:30 to 18:45 for a 19:00 start
South Coast Local Group


Eagle conference room, QinetiQ, Portsdown Technology Park Portsmouth PO6 3RU. The site is located off the B2177 Cosham to Southwick Road
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MBSE and how it is applied to real engineering challenges within Airbus Defence and Space


MBSE and how it is applied to real engineering challenges within Airbus Defence and Space.

 

How we improved our engineering effort by adoption of model based techniques. The MBSE implementation enhanced the planning, requirements engineering, design and testing aspects of the design lifecycle. The presentation will also touch on how to monitor progress of the model based engineering effort.

Speaker: Dennis Gilman

 

To attend, please provide Dennis (dennis.gilman@airbus.com) by COP Thursday, 11th Jan 2018 with 

a.       Full name;

b.      Company affiliations;

c.       Contact telephone number;

d.      Contact email;

Bring along photo ID (e.g. driving licence or passport) on the evening

11/12/2017 -
11/12/2017

10:30 - 14:30
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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Service Systems Engineering Group Meeting


Main Items:

Feed back from ASEC 2017

Headings/skeleton for Guidance for Systems Engineering for Services

Populating the Guidance

 

Notes on previous meetings on the Service Systems Engineering Wiki

23/11/2017 -
23/11/2017

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


Scarman, Warwick Conferences
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Joint Meeting of the INCOSE UK Council and UKAB


21/11/2017 -
22/11/2017

Full Days
UK Chapter


The Slate, Warwick Conferences
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ASEC 2017 - Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2017


The Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) is INCOSE UK's flagship annual event and brings together a wide range of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, with the common interest of building upon their Systems Engineering (SE) knowledge and sharing ideas with their peers.

INCOSE UK hosted its first annual conference in 2010, with the aim of creating the premium annual SE conference in the UK. Now in its 7th year, ASEC has indeed grown to become the UK’s foremost SE conference.

This years theme is "Pushing the Boundaries of Systems Engineering".

For more information please visit www.asec2017.org.uk



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15/11/2017 -
15/11/2017

1700
Railway Interest Group


Room 309, Roberts Building, University College London, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE
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Railway Control & Safety Systems as a Closed-Loop Negative Feedback Control System


As part of his academic research into producing a Systems Engineering Framework for Railway Control and Safety Systems, Karl King has produced a generic functional model for these systems which he has concluded can be modelled as a closed-loop negative feedback control system. Karl proposes that utilising this system model and approaching the Railway Control and Safety System from the point of view of a closed-loop negative feedback system will make it more clear what sub-systems are responsible for achieving and maintaining a required number of trains per hour from the service and therefore enable a more targeted approach to railway upgrades.

This presentation will describe the development of Karl's model and explain how it can be shown to be analogous to a negative-feedback control system as well as how this will enable a more targeted approach to upgrading Railway Control and Safety Systems to achieve improvements in line capacity

There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance. To book, obtain directions or to ask any other questions, please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott at bruce.elliott@altran.com or on +44 (0)7970 694043.

23/10/2017 -
23/10/2017

18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub, 500 Park Avenue Aztec West Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Industry 4.0? Even more need for Systems Thinking 1.0


The 4th industrial revolution embraces issues around automation, digital, data exchange and “smart” systems. It includes cyber-security, virtual representation and the Internet of Things. It is claimed it will revolutionise and change the world.  This talk will explore and discuss how the fundamental systems principles of understanding functionality, connections and emergence will still apply.  Systems will become more complex rather than merely complicated, and their scope and impact will expand. This implies an evolution in Systems Engineering practice. At the core of this will be the need to apply Systems Thinking well, and so there will be an even greater need to overcome the barriers to Systems Thinking.

Richard Beasley joined Rolls-Royce in 1986 and after working on Integration Aerodynamics, Safety, Reliability and Life Cycle Engineering, became the Global Chief of Systems Engineering and in 2011 was made a Rolls-Royce Associate Fellow in Systems Engineering.  Richard is a great champion of Systems Engineering and from 2014 to 2016 was President of INCOSE UK.



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04/10/2017 -
04/10/2017

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


BAE Systems, Frimley
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UKAB Meeting


26/09/2017 -
26/09/2017

10:00 - 16:00
Model Based Systems Engineering


Changan UK R&D Centre, Birmingham
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MBSE Interest Group, September 26th Meeting


Dear all,

I am delighted to announce details of our next 'Interest Group' meeting:
 
Date: Tuesday 26th September
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Hosts: Andy Howells & Ian Aitchison, Changan UK
Location: Changan UK R&D Centre, Building 3500, Parkside, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham, B37 7YG 
 
An agenda will be published shortly
 
If you wish to attend please contact: james.towers@scarecrowconsultants.co.uk
 
 
19/09/2017 -
21/09/2017

Full Days
EMEA


Congress Center Rosengarten Rosengartenplatz 2 68161 Mannheim Germany
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EMEA Workshop


The INCOSE EMEA Workshop 2017 is the event for Systems Engineers from the EMEA region to contribute to the state of the art in Systems Engineering. Unlike the International Symposium and the national conferences, there are no paper, panel or tutorial presentations. Instead, attendees spend three days working alongside fellow Systems Engineers who are there to make a difference. Systems Engineers at all levels and from all backgrounds are encouraged to engage in working sessions, and to contribute their knowledge and experience to take the discipline forward.

The objective of this workshop is to meet with experts from different domains of Systems Engineering and different countries from around the world. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to exchange your ideas and experience to move forward on the selected Systems Engineering topics.

19/09/2017 -
19/09/2017

10:00-16:00
Architecture Working Group


Rolls-Royce Leisure Association, Derby, United Kingdom
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Architecture for Complex Systems


This event is in partnership with the IET

About this event

Discuss the challenges associated with developing architectures for complex multidisciplinary systems that are diverse and heterogeneous in nature. In particularly the design approaches that consider emergent behaviours and aim to achieve particular system level attributes. I’m especially interested in scenarios where architectures are typically developed independently by discipline but there is a functional relationship apparent at the system level e.g. the performance of a modern F1 race car may be dependent on the interactions of aerodynamics, handling, power and the control philosophies. How can these diverse and complex disciplines be managed to achieve the optimum integrated system level
performance?

Speakers

Our speakers for the event include:

  • Mike Wilkinson - Niteworks
  • Stuart Mitchell - Yorkshire Water
  • Jonathon Holt - Rolls Royce
  • Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan - Sheffield University
  • Tim Rabbets - QinetiQ

To registration for this event please go to the IET website site

18/09/2017 -
18/09/2017

1745H-1930H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground 55 Broadway London SW1H 0BD
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Operational Concept to Working Railway: Developing an effective collaboration between operators and engineers on a major railway upgrade project


Effectively engaging operations personnel in the very earliest stage of railway projects is essential if we are to avoid extensive rework or having to live with operational workarounds for sub-optimal decisions at the beginning.

Michael Coultharde-Steer, Lead Operational Development Manager at LU, will describe how and where significant benefits accrue from involving Operational input in the context of major upgrade programmes and how User Requirements Specifications are derived by a small team that includes operational end-user representatives and LU’s system engineers.

For further details pleasee see attached flyer.

The presentation is being arranged by the South East Branch of the Institution of Railway Operators (IRO) in collaboration with the INCOSE UK Railway Interest Group.

There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to those who are not INCOSE or IRO members but places must be booked in advance.

BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT IS VIA THE IRO.

Please book by emailing se.comms@railwayoperators.co.uk. To ask any other questions, please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott at bruce.elliott@altran.com or on +44 (0)7970 694043.



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18/09/2017 -
18/09/2017

18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Bristol Local Group


Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
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Drone Systems: How bad could it be?


Dr. Steve Wright is a senior lecturer in Avionics, Systems, and Electronics in the Engineering Design and Mathematics Department at the University of the West of England, with special interest in drone technologies.

Steve will explain how the evolution and convergence of a number of separate technologies allowed for a revolutionary step change in consumer/prosumer drone capability and affordability.

Each of these technologies and how they are integrated will be described, as will the emergent challenges for system reliability. In particular, the difficulties posed by the different technical heritage these drones have compared to conventional aerospace.

We hope to provide both a static and flying display of a selection of drones.

Please note this event will be held at BAWA, and not our regular venue.

 



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11/09/2017 -
11/09/2017

10:30 - 14:30
Service Systems Engineering


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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Meeting 26


Reports on:

- SeBOK and Systems Engineering Handbook relatig to Services

- Proposed skeleton for service engineering handbook

- Review of standard stakeholders for Systems - do they apply for Services

Way forward to issuing guidance

18/07/2017 -
18/07/2017

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


TBC
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UKAB Meeting


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
29/06/2017 -
29/06/2017

19:00hrs
South Coast Local Group


QinetiQ, Portsdown Technology Park Portsmouth PO6 3RU
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Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering - Same but Different?


Presenter: Niki Jobson

 

Presentation title: Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering - Same but Different?

 

Presentation  synopsis: The presentation will explore the role of systems thinking (ST) in developing a shared understanding of a complex, dynamic, multi-stakeholder problem space and characterising the nature of the challenges in order to provide a firm foundation for solution development.  It will seek to tease out the similarities and differences of applying ST during problem understanding and system engineering, and will provide a high level overview of underpinning ST concepts, laws, methods and tools and an emerging competency framework.  



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22/06/2017 -
22/06/2017

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


QinetiQ, Farnborough
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UKAB Meeting


15/06/2017 -
15/06/2017

17:00 for 17:30 to 18:30
Railway Interest Group


RSSB (Royal Scott room, 4th Floor) The Helicon 1 South Place London EC2M 2RB
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Getting the most out of innovation with a systems approach and an open mind


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There is currently a whirlwind of excitement and anticipation around innovation related to intelligent infrastructure, internet of things and smart cities. Much of this is technology-led and predicated on ‘more data equals more benefit’.

Whilst an element of this future is reliant on more open and shared data, other fundamental keys to unlock benefits quickly reside in vision, outcomes and business models. 

In this presentation, Rakesh Gaur of Transport for London explores how the skills to resolving these parameters are positively aligned to those who can apply a whole systems engineering approach; focusing on key requirements, understanding trade-offs, managing risk and knowing how to deal with the unintended. 

He will describe how the Transport for London approach blends both challenge and vision-led innovation and explores the potential consequences when a systems approach is not followed.

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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
05/06/2017 -
05/06/2017

10:30 - 14:30
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 25


To review work on Service Definition for Military Vehicles and comparison with other work of the group. 

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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10/05/2017 -
10/05/2017

18:30 - 20:30
North West


Electricity North West, Hartington Road, Preston, PR1 8AF
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Civic Resilience - A Systems Problem?


At 2245 on Saturday 5th December 2015, the primary substation in Lancaster was inundated with flood water from the River Lune following heavy rain as part of Storm Desmond, cutting power supplies to 61,000 properties. Managing the effect of the extreme weather was an operational challenge for Electricity North West, but what was more notable was severe the impact the loss of supplies had on other services across the the city, highlighting the reliance of modern society on a reliable electricity supply.

Since a series of recent floods, resilience has become a hot topic within the utilities sector, and in 2014 BSI published BS 65000 on Organisation Resilience. The Rockefellar Institute have also developed the 100 Resilient Cities programme (of which Bristol and Glasgow are a part) to look at how a city become resilient to a range of challenges.

Do system engineers have a role to play in developing civic resilience, and how could systems engineering techniques be used to enable communities, towns and cities to respond to major shock, natural or otherwise?

This session will start with a some scene-setting, but then open up into an extended discussion-come-workshop to share ideas on what resilience means from a systems perspective, and how this can be applied to a community, town or city.



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09/05/2017 -
09/05/2017


South Coast Local Group


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Meeting


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 - 27th April 2017


 

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. Registration closes on 17 April 2017.

Location details can be found here and public transport details here

 

 

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.

 

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: Adaptive management in a volatile and complex world


Jean will describe what it means to say the world is complex and explore what that implies for managing organisations and projects, and how to balance the tensions between efficiency and adapting, between standardisation and customisation.

Jean, lead author of Embracing Complexity is a strategy and organisation consultant and academic. She was Head of Engineering Operations for BAe Commercial Aircraft (1989-92), and she has been chair and non-executive director of a number of other organisations, and has consulted many blue chip companies and charities.

Her background in theoretical physics coupled with her practical engagement in the fields of management and social research give her a multi-faceted, informed and practical perspective on the implications of embracing complexity and managing in a volatile, uncertain and complex world.

For more about Jean’s excellent book see:
 
We welcome everyone to our events and always appreciate help with promoting them.  If you are able to, why not print off a copy of the attached flyer and put it up on your staff noticeboard, or forward this email to colleagues and friends you think might enjoy the talk.

As ever, this Bristol Local Group talk is open to INCOSE members and non-members alike.  We look forward to welcoming you.



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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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05/04/2017 -
05/04/2017

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


IBM, Hursley House
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Joint Meeting of the INCOSE UK Council and UKAB


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.

23/03/2017 -
23/03/2017


South Coast Local Group


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Meeting


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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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


To follow

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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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?

 

12/01/2017 -
12/01/2017

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


QinetiQ Malvern
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UKAB Meeting


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


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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
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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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12/10/2016 -
12/10/2016

Full Day
UKAB


tbc
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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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28/09/2016 -
28/09/2016

10:00 to 16:00
UKAB


Thales Reading
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Joint Meeting of the INCOSE UK Council and UKAB


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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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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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


Click here to register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-enterprise-architecture-delivery-programme-and-needs-tickets-25454921355

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.

Click here to register via Eventbrite: 
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06/07/2016 -
06/07/2016

Full Day
UKAB


TBC
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UKAB Meeting


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


Please click here to register via Eventbrite: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/delivering-the-rts-applying-systems-thinking-for-technology-development-tickets-25040638223

 

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 -
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

06/06/2016 -
10/06/2016

All Day
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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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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.

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


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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.

Register to attend

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
 

Register to attend

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

13/04/2016 -
13/04/2016

Full Day
UKAB


tbc
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Joint INCOSE UK Council and UKAB Meeting


11/04/2016 -
15/04/2016

All Day
PPI Advertising Entry


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04/04/2016 -
08/04/2016

All Day
Certification Training International Advert


Birmingham, 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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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
PPI Advertising Entry


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Systems Engineering Management 5-Day Course


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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

All Day
PPI Advertising Entry


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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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29/02/2016 -
04/03/2016

All Day
PPI Advertising Entry


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Systems Engineering Management 5-Day Course


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23/02/2016 -
23/02/2016

17:00 - 19:00
Railway Interest Group


Transport Systems Catapult, 170 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 1BP
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Mobility as a service: Requirements and validation


EVENT IS POSTPONED NEW DATE  TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

A new paradigm is emerging in transport for intelligent mobility, integrating transport data and customer data to create seamless end-to-end journeys, with transport systems responding dynamically to meet changing demands.

This visit to the Transport Systems Catapult facilities in Milton Keynes will include two sessions exploring how Systems Engineering can respond to the paradigm shift towards mobility-as-a-service.

  • Requirements for mobility-as-a-service – most systems engineering practice in rail draws the system boundary around the railway. This session will explain the fundamentals of the intelligent mobility and its implications for rail as a connected transport mode within a system of systems. 
  • Visualisation for design-based validation – virtual reality, augmented reality and real-time simulation are now becoming accessible to most consumers. This session will include hands-on demonstration of these technologies and explore how we might tailor SE to make best use of visualisation throughout the project lifecycle.
18/02/2016 -
18/02/2016

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Sir David Davies Building, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
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INCOSE UK MBSE 2013 survey and recent analysis


The INCOSE UK Chapter MBSE WG performed a survey of its members in spring / summer 2013 of topics relevant to modelling, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and simulation. Analysis of the majority of the question responses to the first two topics was presented by James Towers Of Object Flow Ltd at INCOSE UK ASEC in Autumn 2013: “MBSE: The State of the Nation”. That analysis focussed on the outcomes from the multi-answer, ‘closed’, questions, and revealed – amongst other things – that MBSE adoption was in early stages of industrial adoption. More recently, two of the open-questions have now been analysed: “In your opinion, what are the 3 main [1: advantages of MBSE; 2: challenges for MBSE]?” This presentation will reprise a subset of the results presented by James, and show the additional outcomes on challenges and suggested objectives for the MBSE WG from the recent analysis. Key outcomes include a focus on business case evidence, and a need for practical guidance, case studies, examples and reduced entry-level cost.



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11/02/2016 -
11/02/2016

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


WH28, Centre for Systems Engineering Cranfield University/ CDS, Shrivenham, SN6 8LA United Kingdom
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4th Meeting of the HCSEWG


03/02/2016 -
03/02/2016

18.30 for 19:00 till 21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub, 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4RZ.
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Understanding Services: Understanding Stakeholders


Iain Cardow, Project Systems Engineer with Rolls-Royce and active member of the INCOSE National Working Group for Service Systems Engineering, will present an update on the work the group has been undertaking. The Service Systems Working Group was established in 2013 to look at how systems engineering approaches might best be applied in the design and provision of services, covering the full lifecycle, including; specification, contracting, provision, use, maintenance and decommissioning. To date, the group’s focus has been on establishing exactly what services are, and how they differ from other forms of production. The answer to this is more complex and elusive than the group had imagined when they started their journey and this talk will bring to light many of those challenges. Anyone interested in gaining new perspectives on systems and services, systems thinkers and systems engineers, service providers, commissioners, procurement managers, and service managers. As ever, this Bristol Local Group event will provide an open and welcoming forum for the sharing of ideas, knowledge and experiences and all are welcome. The talk itself will last under an hour, following which, there will be ample time for questions and discussion.


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30/01/2016 -
02/02/2016

Full Days
International


Marriott, Torrance, CA, United States
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International Workshop (IW)


INCOSE kicks off each year with its annual gathering of the membership to discuss and advance the state of the art of systems engineering. Spend several days of intense activities centered around technical content with volunteers who meet electronically during most of the year. This is the time to collaborate and celebrate in person. The prestigious Working Group Award winners are named at IW, as is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins INCOSE scholarship; and, newly elected officers and directors are installed. The gathering is capped off with an annual INCOSE Foundation Wine Tasting to raise money for Foundation activities. For more information visit the IW2015 Website
28/01/2016 -
28/01/2016

17:30 - 19:00
Railway Interest Group


District Room London Underground 7th Floor 55 Broadway London SW1H 0BD
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Modelling the future railway: ERTMS and related technologies


Please note the date of this event has now changed from original advertisement due to the proposed Tube driver strike.

Railways around the world have begun to embrace the digital age in order to address the capacity challenge, with 25% predicted passenger increase over the next 10 years on the mainline railways. At the same time there is also a drive to lower the capital and operational cost of the railways, improving asset performance, and assuring its continuing environmental competitiveness.

A range of studies have been delivered on behalf of the Department for Transport, Network Rail and RSSB, which have underpinned the Rail Technical Strategy and Digital Railway future plans by demonstrating the business case for a shift towards digital technologies. Steve Denniss, Technical Director Rail, of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will introduce the main principles of integrated railway performance modelling which has supported these studies on projects including:

  • ERTMS Level 3 Risks and Benefits
  • Low cost signalling
  • ETCS Benefits to train operators

There is no charge for attendance and this event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance.

Please arrive from 1730 for an 1800 start. Basic refreshments will be provided.



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13/01/2016 -
13/01/2016

6:00 PM
Midlands Local Group


: Sir David Davies Building, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU (Please note that the post code takes you to a different part of campus, not directly to the building)
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Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach


When Systems Engineering might not be the best approach

Presented by Duncan Kemp

Duncan will present work undertaken by a mixed team of academics and practitioners looking at the impact of applying systems approaches in different situations. Based upon the Cynefin framework, Duncan will describe the impact of applying systems engineering to simple, complicated, complex and chaotic situations. He will discuss the results of a 2014 survey of project professionals that looked at their preferred problem solving styles for different situations. Duncan will describe how Systems Engineer’s and Project Manager’s beliefs and organisational cultures are driving them to adopt the wrong approach for the situation they are facing.

Duncan will then describe how successful practitioners are applying a two stage tailoring approach to ensure that their approach is matched to the problem situation. He will describe the critical first step of working out the problem situation and selecting an appropriate response. Duncan will present a functional failure mode of this first stage and illustrate the failures with a range of case studies. Finally Duncan will propose mitigations to reduce the likelihood that organisations will select the wrong approach.

Duncan Kemp has over 25 years' experience as a systems engineer, including roles as Chief Systems Engineer in the UK Ministry of Defence and Department for Transport. Duncan was the lead author of the INCOSE UK Capability Systems Engineering Guide and was one of the authors of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Vision 2025. Duncan is a regular presenter at Systems Engineering conferences, including three best paper awards an INCOSE international conferences. Duncan is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is currently the INCOSE UK Academic Director.

Venue

Venue is Room W1.30
This is in the Sir David Davies Building
(For those who have visited us before, please note that this is NOT on Holywell Park, but it is on the main campus)
You should park in Car Park 1, if arriving by car (the security guard on the gate will guide you). The West entrance is the closest to the location.
You can use the interactive campus map by clicking on: http://maps.lboro.ac.uk/.
Or see the attached image: follow the red line to the entrance, then follow signs inside the building. W1.30 is on the first floor.

This event is open to non-members and there is no charge

For more information, Contact Professor Michael Henshaw (m.j.d.henshaw@lboro.ac.uk)

13/01/2016 -
13/01/2016

Full Day
UKAB


TBC
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UKAB Meeting


13/01/2016 -
13/01/2016

19:00
North West


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The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group - A case study


11/01/2016 -
11/01/2016

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


Service Systems Engineering QinetiQ Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX
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Meeting 18


Review of reactions, responses and inputs from ASEC2015

Full Agenda to follow.

 

Please book event before 8 January so we can get you on the access list.

08/12/2015 -
08/12/2015

1645H-1830H
Railway Interest Group


James Forbes House, 27 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0NS
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Visit to Thameslink Systems Integration Laboratory


Here is something new: a site visit, in this case the systems integration laboratory where the Thameslink project is integrating and testing new ETCS and ATO technology in a simulated rail environment in Southwark. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the other phases of testing in the Hertford Loop and in the Thameslink core. We are grateful to Network Rail for the opportunity to explore the right hand side of the 'V' lifecycle and to demonstrate that it is possible to get one's hands dirty with more than whiteboard marker ink while doing systems engineering.



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27/11/2015 -
28/11/2015

Full Days
UK Chapter


NEC, Birmingham
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The National Engineering and Construction Recruitment Exhibition


INCOSE UK are exhibiting in the Professional Development Hub advising on Professional Registration/Certification as well as the benefits of INCOSE UK membership.
25/11/2015 -
25/11/2015

– 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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Sepsis and Systems Thinking: Systems Approaches to Complex Medical and Healthcare Problems


 

  • Gary Smith, INCOSE UK ESEP and INCOSE Healthcare Ambassador will present work he’s undertaken in collaboration with Brigitte Daniel Allegro of INCOSE France.
  • 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.


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17/11/2015 -
18/11/2015

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 2015 (ASEC2015) - 'Systems Engineering comes of age'


Last year was the 20th anniversary of the formation of INCOSE UK. This year, we are celebrating the “coming of age” of Systems Engineering in the UK, looking at contemporary art and practice, putting the discipline on a professional footing, and exploring how Systems Engineering can both apply in new areas, and learn from them in the process. For more information and to book visit the ASEC site - asec2015.org.uk .


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17/11/2015 -
17/11/2015

Afternoon
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 2015




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02/11/2015 -
06/11/2015

All Day
PPI Advertising Entry


Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Systems Engineering for Technology-Based Projects and Product Developments


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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19/10/2015 -
19/10/2015

10:00 to 16:00
UKAB


Thales Reading
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UKAB Meeting


12/10/2015 -
16/10/2015

All Day
PPI Advertising Entry


Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Systems Engineering Management


Over many years, experience has shown that projects have difficulty in delivering solutions to stakeholders on time, on budget and satisfying needs. The greater the problem complexity, solution complexity, problem novelty, solution novelty and diversity of stakeholders, the greater the challenge has proven to be.This 5-day course provides in-depth coverage of how to manage engineering projects to maximise project success,within the project’s given constraints. The course establishes principles and provides methods for successfully managing projects, and getting the best out of people, individually and in teams.


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06/10/2015 -
06/10/2015

1730H-1830H
Railway Interest Group


Arup, 13 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ,
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Management of Interfaces in the Rail industry


Paul has held senior positions in INCOSE, academia and the defence and rail sectors, which gives him an unusually broad viewpoint on good and not-so-good practice in managing interfaces. Paul will point out some some quite basic gaps in the way in which we manage interfaces and outline some specific problems about managing interfaces in rail before suggesting some best-practice heuristics and principles that may guide improved practice.



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30/09/2015 -
30/09/2015

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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Everything you wanted to know about Sys Eng Professional Development, but were afraid to ask


  • Ian Presland, INCOSE UK Professional Development Director and Lynn Davis INCOSE UK Professional Development Co-ordinator will be on hand with comprehensive advice about INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional Development and more. Highlights of the evening are:
  • Presentations by Ian and Lynn
  • Opportunities to ask questions and share experiences
  • Learn the latest on how to apply for Certification and Professional Registration through INCOSE UK
  • Meet other like minded professionals


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29/09/2015 -
29/09/2015

10:00 to 16:00
UKAB


Hilton St Anne’s Manor, London Rd, Wokingham RG40 1ST
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Joint INCOSE UK Council and UKAB Meeting


The main focus of this meeting will be professional development
28/09/2015 -
28/09/2015

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX
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Service Systems Engineering WG Meeting 16


Agenda

Progress on actions.

Progress against Plan

ASEC2015

  paper

  presentation

  poster

28/09/2015 -
01/10/2015

All day
Certification Training International Advertising Entry


Birmingham, UK
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CSEP Exam Preparation 4-Day Course - based on Handbook V3.2.2


This course combines a mixture of presentations, workshops and practice examinations. In particular the Q&A sessions ensure that any unclear topics are answered in a format that provides adequate time for the content to be mastered. All our courses are facilitated by world-class, reputable, qualified, expert leaders, who are highly experienced and knowledgeable in dealing with all aspects of the CSEP training. This interactive course will place you in the best position to pass your CSEP examination on the first attempt.
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19/09/2015 -
19/09/2015

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


Filton
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SSE Meeting 20


To review work so far, work for ASEC2016 and preparation of formal outputs.

17/09/2015 -
17/09/2015

1730H for 1745H
Railway Interest Group


Atkins, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3AT
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How could systems thinking help rail adopt new technology and improve faster? Oliver Bratton, MTR Corporation Ltd


Please note the slightly non-standard start time.

Oliver Bratton is Operations Director, European Business, for MTR Corporation Ltd and will provide his personal point of view about how systems thinking may be used to leverage rail technology to get the best outcome for passengers.

If you are thinking of coming along, do try and get there at 1730H for for AGM. Our AGMs are quick and low-peril - no-one gets dragooned onto the committee - but they are your opportunity to hold us to account. If you might want to join the committee, however, we should be pleased to hear from you in advance - give me a call.



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12/09/2015 -
25/09/2015

All Day
PPI Advertising Entry


Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Systems Engineering for Technology-Based Projects and Product Developments


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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09/09/2015 -
09/09/2015

10:00 to 16:00
UKAB


Thales, Reading
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UK Advisory Board Meeting


CANCELLED Meeting moved to 19 October 2015
08/09/2015 -
08/09/2015

Full Day
International


Kongresshaus Zürich
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The Swiss Society of Systems Engineering Day


SWISSED is the Annual Symposium of the Swiss Systems Engineering Society (SSSE), also acting as the Swiss Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

We are offering a 1-day event bringing together first-class presenters and practitioners from across Europe, to share knowledge and experiences on how to plan, develop and manage systems in an efficient and successful way.

We will be covering subjects including:

  • Systems Thinking, Decision Management and Concurrent Engineering
  • Requirements Management, Verification and Validation and Systems Architecting
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering

For more information please visit http://ssse.ch/node/195



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07/09/2015 -
07/09/2015

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


Loughborough University Keith Green Building, Room KG222, University Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK LE11 3TU
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3rd Meeting of the HCSEWG


12/08/2015 -
12/08/2015

13:00 - 14:00
Service Systems Engineering


Phone in
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Service Systems Engineering WG Meeting 15 - Phone-in


Agenda

Dealing with review comments on the SSE ISEC2015 paper

Progress against plan

Actions for next meeting

 

13/07/2015 -
13/07/2015

11:00-15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX
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Postponed ----Meeting number 15


This meeting has been postponed due to other commitements.

New date being sorted.

Agenda to follow

13/07/2015 -
16/07/2015


INCOSE Central


Seattle, WA
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INCOSE 25th Annual Symposium IS 2015


Don't miss out on the 25th celebration! Mark your calendar for the silver anniversary symposium year! Visit the website for updates: http://www.incose.org/symp2015
07/07/2015 -
07/07/2015

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


at the offices of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence in the Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0TA
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Systems Engineering Considerations for the Application of Augmented Reality in an Operational Railway Environment


Augmented Reality mixes virtual and actual reality by supplementing a view of the real world with added computer generated sensory inputs in the form of graphics, video, sound and location data. Neil Hall of TfL and Chris Lowe of Liv Systems Ltd will describe how SE can facilitate the successful introduction of this exciting new technology into the operational railway environment, drawing upon research that they have recently carried out.  More details are in the attached flyer.



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01/07/2015 -
01/07/2015

6.30pm for 6.45pm till 8.30pm
Bristol Local Group


Defence Capability Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, SN6 8LA
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Systems Engineering in Practice


  • Cranfield University and the Defence Academy invites INCOSE UK local working groups to its defence vehicle hall in the Defence Capability Centre to receive a guided tour and see systems engineering research and work presented by current research engineers.
  • There will also be opportunities to see and meet other staff at Cranfield University and to question, review, and find out more about the leading systems engineering work taking place there.
  • When booking please tell us the following
  • Title

    First Name (in full)

    Surname

    Service Number (if military)

    Organisation

    Nationality



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23/06/2015 -
23/06/2015

10:30 - 16:30
Model Based Systems Engineering


Network Rail, Swindon
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MBSE WG June Meeting


This is the June meeting of the MBSE WG where we will be updating the members on our current activities and progressing our work items.

17/06/2015 -
18/06/2015


UK Chapter


Loughborough University
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Research Grand Challenges for Systems Engineering


Systems-NET is organising a one and a half days workshop/conference on the Research Grand Challenges for Systems Engineering to take place at Loughborough University on 17-18 June 2015. This workshop is completely free to attend for members of Systems-NET You are invited to attend this workshop and contribute with a presentation or a poster in any of the above topics. Please register your interest to participate by filling in the form in the link: Research Grand Challenges for Systems Engineering. Please register before 17th of March 2015.
15/06/2015 -
19/06/2015

All Day
PPI Advertising Entry


Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Requirements Analysis and Specification Writing


15 - 19 June 2015 RASW - Requirements problems are at the top of the list of reasons why projects go wrong. Commercial, military, other government, consultants... users, acquirers, product designers, suppliers. You will learn, in Requirements Analysis, systematic, effective ways to capture and validate requirements to a measurable and appropriate standard. In Specification Writing, a two day module, you will learn how to structure a specification of requirements and how to best express those requirements in natural language (English). Both the Requirements Analysis and Specification Writing modules apply to both products and services. Examples are oriented towards products.


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10/06/2015 -
10/06/2015

Full Day
UK Chapter


Lydiard House Conference Centre near Swindon SN5 3PA
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2015 Tutorial Day


INCOSE UK tutorial days provide an excellent opportunity to extend or reinforce your Systems Engineering skills by learning from acknowledged experts. The day focuses on subjects that are of practical use in an SE environment by covering topics that are established SE processes and techniques to add to your SE ‘tool-box’. There tutorial options will be published shortly.


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08/06/2015 -
12/06/2015

All Day
PPI Advertising Entry


Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Systems Engineering for Technology-Based Projects and Product Developments


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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04/06/2015 -
04/06/2015

Full Day
UK Chapter


Dot-The-Eye Ltd, First Floor, The Dyers Building, 21 Silver Street, Ilminster, TA19 0DH
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Professional Registration Workshop


This workshop is open to all INCOSE UK members who are interested in achieving their professional registration via INCOSE UK and the IET. Members who would like INCOSE UK to assist them through the Professional Registration process and would like to attend a workshop can secure a place emailing Lynn on the profdev@incoseonline.org.uk
03/06/2015 -
03/06/2015

10:00 to 16:00
UKAB


Jaguar Land-Rover,53G/23/7 B540, Gaydon, Warwick
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UK Advisory Board Meeting


02/06/2015 -
02/06/2015


Human Centric Systems Engineering WG


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2nd Meeting of the Working Group


22/05/2015 -
22/05/2015

10:00-15:00
Architecture Working Group


Atkins, Aldershot
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AWG Meeting


Agenda

1.     Minutes & outstanding actions (previously circulated)
2.Updates: International AWG, Standards, Competencies
3.     Discussion on SEBoK proposal (previously circulated)
4.Discussion on ‘polemic’ paper (update attached)
5.     AOB

12/05/2015 -
12/05/2015

1700H Doors open, 1730H-1830H Presentation
Railway Interest Group


CH2M Hill’s offices in Elms House, 43 Brook Green, London W6 7EF
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Moving Modelling into the Mainstream


It is a particular pleasure to welcome Nigel back. We have had a few presentations on the modelling work going on at Network Rail and each presentation adds real progress and new ideas to the one before. Not only has each been fascinating in its own right, the progression has made me feel more optimistic about the world. I commend Nigel's presentation to you. If you want to attend, there is no charge but please book your place by emailing me at at bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk.



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11/05/2015 -
11/05/2015

11:00-15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX
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SSE 14th Meetings


Agenda:

The Plan and Progress

Worlds Views

Use Cases

Definitions

Characteristics

Outputs

Publications

 

please book and send car details for John.Davies3@btinternet.com

23/04/2015 -
23/04/2015

10:00 - 16:00
Model Based Systems Engineering


iKnowledge Easter Park Aldermaston Berkshire
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April 2015 Meeting


The MBSE Worging Group will be holding it's second meeting of 2015

22/04/2015 -
22/04/2015

10:00 to 16:00
UKAB


TBC
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Joint INCOSE UK Council and UKAB Meeting


31/03/2015 -
31/03/2015

Full Day
UK Chapter


City University London
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Engineering Sustainable Systems


INCOSE UK is joining forces with the IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics Systems and City University London to run this one day event on "Engineering Sustainable Systems". Further information and registration via: www.city.ac.uk/events/2015/march/engineering-sustainable-systems


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23/03/2015 -
23/03/2015

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ, 1st Floor, 36 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH
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Service Systems Engineering WG 13th Meeting


Meeting to review and progress current work including:

World Views

Further Use Cases

Stakeholder Analysis and Relationships

Literature Update

Definitions

Links to STEM

19/03/2015 -
19/03/2015

Full Day
Project Management and SE


Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
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APM Project Management Conference 2015


Conference Theme is 'Myth Busting – dispelling the myths to improve project delivery success'
APM Project Management Conference sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight has a long-held reputation for bringing together the world’s most influential and thought-provoking speakers from your profession.
You can learn directly from their experiences of working on the most ground-breaking projects and ensure you implement the key learning points for greater project delivery success.
APM Project Management Conference 2015 will expose the great myths that cloud both the perception of the profession and the delivery of successful projects, programmes and portfolios in the UK and around the world.
There is a presentation at the event on SE and PM by the APM and INCOSE UK SEPM joint working group.
For more information and prices click here .
10/03/2015 -
10/03/2015

6.30pm for 7pm till 9pm
Bristol Local Group


The Systems Centre, Ground Floor, Merchant Venturers Building University of Bristol, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB
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Systems Research Showcase


Once again, the Industrial Doctorate Centre at the University of Bristol invites the INCOSE UK BLG to The Systems Centre in Woodlands Road to see more systems engineering research presented by current EngD research engineers.

There will also be opportunities to see some of the work at the Systems Centre, and to question, review, and possibly even contribute to the ongoing research activities.



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10/03/2015 -
10/03/2015

10.00 - 16.00
UK Chapter


IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
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INCOSE UK Professional Registration Workshop


This workshop is open to all INCOSE UK members who are interested in achieving their Professional Registration via INCOSE UK .The event is being held in London for the first time and includes presentations from INCOSE UK and the IET and 1:1 session with a PRA. It is an invaluable start for those embarking on Chartership. The cost is £35 +VAT which includes all refreshments and lunch. For more information or to secure a place call 01460259934 or email Lynn on the profdev@incoseonline.org.uk
25/02/2015 -
25/02/2015


Human Centric Systems Engineering WG


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inaugural meeting


11/02/2015 -
11/02/2015

Full Day
UK Chapter


Lydiard House, Swindon
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INCOSE UK Council Meeting


Members of the INCOSE UK Council will be holding their 99th Meeting and first of 2015.
04/02/2015 -
04/02/2015

10:00 to 16:00
UKAB


Lydiard House, Swindon
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UK Advisory Board Meeting


04/02/2015 -
04/02/2015

0900H-1700H
Railway Interest Group


Charing Cross Hotel, London
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Railway Operations and Systems Engineering Workshop: Putting whole railway conception into practice on railway projects


Cancelled due to insufficient bookings. We hope to rearrange the workshop for another date.

Systems Engineering is intrinsically a collaborative discipline. INCOSE UK has organised successful workshops in collaboration with various other institutions. For example, we held a joint workshop with the Associate for Project Management in January 2013, which marked the beginning of a very fruitful collaboration.  We are now delighted to be working with the Institution of Railway Operators (IRO) - an organisation whose members are used to conceiving the whole railway as a system - to organise a workshop to explore how we might integrate technical and operational assets of railway projects better.  This is a timely opportunity to tackle a topic of huge importance and a symbol, at the start of INCOSE UK's third decade, of our continuing outward-looking and collaborative nature.   The workshop is focussed the rail industry but participants from other sectors that are also interested in fostering more productive relationships between systems engineers and operators are welcome. For  further information and details of how to book, please see the attached flyer.


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24/01/2015 -
27/01/2015

Full Days
INCOSE Central


Torrance CA
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INCOSE IW 2015


23/01/2015 -
23/01/2015

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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Meeting 12 of the SSE WG


To review current work on Use Cases etc.

Work on Ontology

SSE addressing services and systems engineering for the industrial internet / internet of things?

UK Government IT Services

 

If you are attending, can you please e-mail your details: car reg and nationality to

john.davies3@btinternet.com

so we can get you logged into the RR reception system.


Thanks

20/01/2015 -
20/01/2015

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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“Model Based Systems Engineering – Duelling Banjos


Dan Wilson from Frazer-Nash and Steve Lilleyman from Purple Secure Systems will present their views and experiences with Model Based Systems Engineering.


Both Dan and Steve gave presentations at INCOSE ASEC conferences. Dan’s presentation is titled “Applying Systems Engineering to Service Delivery”. Steve presentation is titled “MBSE, a Realists Perspective”.


Both will provide both theoretical and practical aspects to MBSE. Their viewpoints and recommendations will both encouraging and enlightening to his emerging area. Recommended for the experienced and novice on this subject.



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09/12/2014 -
09/12/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, Templar House, 81 87 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NU
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The Systems Engineering Approach taken on the Northern Hub and Electrification Rail Upgrade programme


The RIG always likes to hear back from projects that we have heard from before and find out how the story continued. This will be a fascinating opportunity to get an update on a project that we already heard about. Further details are provided in the flyer attached.

Bookings are now open. To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact me at bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk or on +44 (0)7970 694043.



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18/11/2014 -
19/11/2014

Full Days
UK Chapter


Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2014 (ASEC2014)




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17/11/2014 -
17/11/2014

15:00-17:00
Agile Systems Engineering WG


Park Inn Hotel Telford
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Agile Working Group Soft Systems Perspectives Retrospective


AgileWGLogoA short get together ahead of the ASEC conference. We do have a meeting room booked, in which to go over the work undertaken at our last meeting, and to set the agenda for the next meeting. This is also an opportunity to learn how to log on to the wiki and edit pages if you are unsure. The ASEC Icebreaker Reception starts at 17:30 so there will be time to drop of laptops and check emails.

Please register here if you intend to attend so that we can find a suitable location for the numbers. If you turn up late and unannounced you will be welcome.

The room is booked from 2pm so anyone arriving early will have somewhere to go.

 

06/11/2014 -
06/11/2014

All Day
Promotional


Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA
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IBM Developer Connect 2014


Discover. Develop. Connect. Get ready for the UK’s premier event for software and systems developers at Twickenham Stadium, London on 6 November.

Software development and systems engineering drives innovation – and innovation drives business success. Talented developers and engineers are increasingly taking their rightful place at the heart of modern business.

Join IBM, our partners, customers and industry experts at DeveloperConnect 2014 to explore leading development trends, technology and techniques.

Event highlights:

  • Hear from our three keynote speakers: Gary Barnett (Ovum Chief Software Analyst and CTO of startup DeliverChange.Org), Rob Lamb (Head of IBM Software Development Labs) and Dan Hartveld from Red Ant – winner of the 2014 IBM Watson Developer Challenge, deploying cognitive computing technology to disrupt the in-store experience of today’s retail consumer
  • Choose from 15 break-out sessions giving you the opportunity to: discover how DevOps results in winning innovation; learn how Continuous Engineering can accelerate the delivery of smart and connected products; watch the live deployment of a mobile app; and see how IBM developers are innovating in the Cloud
  • See IBM Watson™ as you’ve never seen him before with new demos and a showcase on the future of cognitive computing
  • Learn all the latest from IBM and our business partners in the Solutions Zone
  • Discover IBM Bluemix – the platform that offers you the instant services, runtime and infrastructure you need to push your innovation

  • Test our special app-controlled Liberty car and take control from your own mobile device
  • Gain free IBM certification through pre-booked exams*
  • Finish your day with canapés and cocktails created by IBM Watson™ at the cocktail bar, while you explore the Solutions Centre and network with fellow delegates

This is a free, one-day event – the UK’s premier event for software and systems innovation.

For More Information & Registration Link: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/uk/itsolutions/connectevents/developerconnect/agenda.html?S_TACT=C21406AW

03/11/2014 -
03/11/2014

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ, 1st Floor, 36 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH
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SSE Meeting 11


The aim of this meeting will be to look at Use Cases and how they fit into the template and do they tell us the information we need to support Systems Engineering of services.

Notes from Previous Meetings are at

http://www.incosewiki.org.uk/Service_Systems_Engineering/index.php?title=Main_Page

03/11/2014 -
03/11/2014

14.30 (Coffee from 14.00)
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Loughborough University Keith Green Building Room 109
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Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach


 

The ESE Interest Group and Midlands Local Group joint forces to bring you the last talk in the 2014 series, given by Dr James Martin – the distinguished US author and key contributor to the field.

 

Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach

Summary

Enterprise Systems Engineering (ESE) is an emerging doscipline that can be used to more confidently and rapidly create the essential changes for the mdoern enterprise to survive in these days of enormous economic and social uncertainty. This presentation describes a set of principles and concepts which enable more effective application of the systems approach to drive enterprise transformation. The systems approach includes technical activities of course, but it must also provide a robust apprach for addressing the unique leadership and managerial challenges involved. 

James Martin is an enterprise architect and systems engineer affiliated with The Aerospace Corporation developing solutions for information and space systems.  He was a key author on the BKCASE project in development of the SE Body of Knowledge (SEBOK), contributing articles on Enterprise Systems Engineering. He wrote a chapter on “Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach”  in the book Beyond Alignment: Applying Systems Thinking in Architecting Enterprises.

Dr. Martin led the working group responsible for developing ANSI/EIA 632, a US national standard that defines the processes for engineering a system.  He previously worked for Raytheon Systems Company as a lead systems engineer and AT&T Bell Labs. His book Systems Engineering Guidebook, was published by CRC Press in 1996.  Dr. Martin is an INCOSE Fellow and was leader of the Standards Technical Committee. He received the INCOSE Founders Award for his long and distinguished achievements in the field and is currently leading INCOSE’s Systems Science initiative.

Booking is not essential, but those wishing to attend are requested to inform Peter Brook on dashwoodbrook@aol or Luminita Ciocolu on L.Ciocolu@lboro.ac.uk 

Those trevelling to the University are advised to enter by the West Gate (closest to Junction 23 M1). 

An interactive university map can be found on http://maps.lboro.ac.uk,  or a downloadable version at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/media/wwwlboroacuk/external/content/abouttheuniversity/downloads/campus-map.pdf

Keith Green (building 16 on the map) is very close to Burley Court Hotel and access is from the green/parking area behind David Davies. 

 

03/11/2014 -
03/11/2014

14.30 (Coffee from 14.00)
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University Keith Green Building Room 109
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Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach


 

The ESE Interest Group and Midlands Local Group joint forces to bring you the last talk in the 2014 series, given by Dr James Martin – the distinguished US author and key contributor to the field.

 

Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach

Summary

Enterprise Systems Engineering (ESE) is an emerging doscipline that can be used to more confidently and rapidly create the essential changes for the mdoern enterprise to survive in these days of enormous economic and social uncertainty. This presentation describes a set of principles and concepts which enable more effective application of the systems approach to drive enterprise transformation. The systems approach includes technical activities of course, but it must also provide a robust apprach for addressing the unique leadership and managerial challenges involved. 

James Martin is an enterprise architect and systems engineer affiliated with The Aerospace Corporation developing solutions for information and space systems.  He was a key author on the BKCASE project in development of the SE Body of Knowledge (SEBOK), contributing articles on Enterprise Systems Engineering. He wrote a chapter on “Transforming the Enterprise Using a Systems Approach”  in the book Beyond Alignment: Applying Systems Thinking in Architecting Enterprises.

Dr. Martin led the working group responsible for developing ANSI/EIA 632, a US national standard that defines the processes for engineering a system.  He previously worked for Raytheon Systems Company as a lead systems engineer and AT&T Bell Labs. His book Systems Engineering Guidebook, was published by CRC Press in 1996.  Dr. Martin is an INCOSE Fellow and was leader of the Standards Technical Committee. He received the INCOSE Founders Award for his long and distinguished achievements in the field and is currently leading INCOSE’s Systems Science initiative.

 

Booking is not essential, but those wishing to attend are requested to inform Peter Brook on dashwoodbrook@aol or Luminita Ciocolu on L.Ciocolu@lboro.ac.uk 

Those trevelling to the University are advised to enter by the West Gate (closest to Junction 23 M1). 

An interactive university map can be found on http://maps.lboro.ac.uk,  or a downloadable version at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/media/wwwlboroacuk/external/content/abouttheuniversity/downloads/campus-map.pdf

Keith Green (building 16 on the map) is very close to Burley Court Hotel and access is from the green/parking area behind David Davies. 

 

29/10/2014 -
29/10/2014

3.30pm
INCOSE Associates


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Continuous Engineering: A vision for the future of engineering. A conversation between INCOSE and IBM


Continuous engineering describes the essential capability that engineering organisations must foster to successfully develop the increasingly sophisticated and connected products and systems that markets and customers now demand. Continuous engineering isn’t a wholesale replacement of systems engineering or existing techniques such as agile and lean; instead it is rethinking of the key practices needed to scale development to meet future engineering demands—practices such as continuous verification, unlocking engineering knowledge and strategic reuse.

If you want to join the conversation about a better way to do things, then join this webcast on 29th October to hear Jon Holt of INCOSE and Greg Gorman & Barclay Brown of IBM discuss continuous engineering and its relevance to the systems engineering profession.

To register click here



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27/10/2014 -
30/10/2014

Full Days
INCOSE EMEA


Cape Town, South Africa
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INCOSE EMEA Sector Conference


The EMEASEC is the continuation of the biennial European Systems Engineering conferences (EuSEC). The name of this ninth conference has changed from EuSEC to EMEASEC in order to better represent the geographical and cultural scope of the EMEA Sector of INCOSE. For more information http://incose-emea.org/.


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16/10/2014 -
16/10/2014

18:00
Midlands_Local_Group


Loughborough University, W1.30 Sir David Davies Building
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What is the value of Systems Engineering?


Award winning presentation: Quantification of the Value of Systems Engineering, and the influence of the organization by Prof. Paul Davies MA(Cantab), C.Math, C. Eng INCOSE Systems Design Engineer, Network Rail For more information view the flyer.


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16/10/2014 -
16/10/2014

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, W1.30 Sir David Davies Building
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Quantification of the Value of Systems Engineering, and the influence of the organisation


In 2000, Sarah Sheard and Chris Miller published “The Shangri-La of ROI” on the subject of the value provided by Systems Engineering (SE). In the opening paragraph, they summarized: “This paper shows that: 1) There are no “hard numbers”; 2) There will be no hard numbers in the foreseeable future; 3) If there were hard numbers, there wouldn’t be a way to apply them to your situation; and 4) if you did use such numbers, no one would believe you anyway.”#However, time has moved on, and recent studies by Eric Honour and by the National Defence Industries Association (led by Joseph Elm) have started to quantify the correlation between SE practices and business benefit. Sheard and Miller’s points (1) and (2) are  therefore seen to have been overcome. However, the study results need careful interpretation and consideration of the organizational context in which they apply. This presentation will cover some empirical rules for consideration of point (3), and start to address the barriers to adoption of point (4).

An outline of the presentation is as follows:
- Different models for the business value of SE
- The conclusions of the relevant studies, and implications for the ROI in SE
- The dependence of the business benefit correlation with  project complexity
and individual / organisational competence
- The evolution of maturity in SE praxis, by individuals and organisations
- A possible interpretative structural model of achieving maximum value of SE through improvement of praxis

 

For more information and to book please contact Luminita Ciocoiu
Tel: 01509 635 208
Email:L.Ciocoiu@lboro.ac.uk

10/10/2014 -
10/10/2014

09:30 - 17:00
Agile Systems Engineering WG


Thales, Reading
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Workshop to understand different perspectives on agile SE


At the inaugural INCOSE Agile SE working group, the group identified that there was no clear and universally agreed definition of Agile Systems Engineering. The group agreed to hold an initial workshop to understand what is meant by ‘Agile SE’. This workshop will use Soft Systems Methodology to understand the different worldviews of Agile SE, and if time permits to analyse the differences between worldview. The workshop is open to all INCOSE UK individual and CAB members. We are interested in people who have applied agile SE methods, who have a business need to apply agile SE or just an interest in the subject. No prior experience of Soft Systems is required.

This is a working session of the Agile SE working group rather than a training event of management session. Participants will be expected to work together to develop a series of alternative views of what Agile SE is.

Duncan Kemp has kindly offered to facilitate this workshop and Thales are providing a great location.


We will need to know your nationality and your company name and address if you intend to attend. Please register through this site and we will pick up the other details in follow up conversations.

29/09/2014 -
29/09/2014

7.00 pm (coffee from 6.30)
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy Shrivenham Marlborough Hall Room 105
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Enterprise Systems Engineering IG


The SESAR Enterprise
 
We pick up after summer break with an Invited talk by John Lomax of Airbus Defence & Space, who will join us from his office in Brussels.
 
Synopsis: A programmatic overview will be given of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management System Development Programme (SESAR) - with observations on the application of Systems Engineering in the context of the new paradigms of Enterprise Systems and Systems of Systems Engineering (ESE and SoSE). The presentation will include a summary of the of the programme scope and objectives, with special emphasis on key challenges, including its size and complexity and the emerging SE responses.  The talk will be illustrated by slides and an audio-visual presentation. Ample time will be allowed for discussion of points arising. 
 
Presenter: John Lomax is a Systems Engineer with Airbus Defence and Space with over 28 years experience that include international assignments across five different countries. He has a degree in Control Systems and an Advanced Systems Engineering Diploma and is an INCOSE CSEP and Senior Certification Application Reviewer. Previous notable positions includes the lead requirements and systems engineering role for the Prognostics and Health Management System of the Joint Strike Fighter Programme. John is currently on assignment as one of the 'Technical Coherence Coordinators' of the Industrial Support Team at the SESAR Joint Undertaking European Commission Agency located in Brussels.
 
Although the talk continues the on-going exploration of enterprise-related issues, it will undoubtedly be of interest to those who have not previously attended the IG and who wish to gain some insight into complex multi-national programmes. 
 
[Please note that are currently planning a session from 4pm for those involved in the presentation on ESE & SoS for ASEC 14. Details to be confirmed nearer the time.]
 
In order to comply with Defence Acedemy's rules for visitor access, we ask those wishing to attend to register by close of play on Friday 26th September, either on line - ie below - or by contacting Peter Brook on dashwoodbrook@aol.com , 
 
10/09/2014 -
10/09/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


RSSB, Block 2, Angel Square, 1 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NY
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Whole Life Cost Modelling for the Tube


I am pleased to announce our first event for the Autumn session:

Whole Life Cost Modelling for the Tube, Stephen Jones, LU, 1700H for 1730H, Wednesday, 10th September 2014, RSSB, Block 2, Angel Square, 1 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NY.

Stephen Jones is a Systems Engineer at London Underground. He will describe how systems thinking is being applied to whole life cost and some of the practical problems encountered. The presentation will examine the enterprise-level requirement and will review different solutions taken from UK history and overseas practice. For the New Tube for London, Stephen will describe how LU are scaling the whole life cost approach up to line level and how this can focus development on those key activities that drive cost over the programme and asset life cycles.

There is no charge for attendance at this event but places must be booked in advance. Bookings for this event are now open. To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact me at bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk or on +44 (0)7970 694043.

08/09/2014 -
08/09/2014

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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Service SE Meeting #10 Please note change of venue


Agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Notes from Last Meeting 21 July 2014

3. Issues with scope and content of work.

4. World views of Services

5. Scope of Working Group

6. Use Cases – updates

7. Characteristics – updates

8. Threefold – Strawman

9. ASEC14 presentation/contribution

02/09/2014 -
02/09/2014


Model Based Systems Engineering


Rolls Royce
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Model Based Systems Engineering WG Mtg


07/08/2014 -
07/08/2014

10:00 - 1600
Agile Systems Engineering WG


IBM United Kingdom Limited Birmingham Road Warwick Warwickshire
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Agile Working Group inaugural meeting


The first meeting of the INCOSE UK Agile Working Group will be at IBM Warwick on Thursday 7 August starting at 10am and with an intended finish of 4pm. I know that is not convenient for everyone; I will try to ensure that any important points are captured so that we can share them with anyone unable to attend.

Please can you let me know if you intend to attend, or if you are sending someone else.

I would appreciate it if you could come prepared. Some things I would like you to have thought about in advance are:

  1. What is the driving force behind your interest in Agile for Systems Engineering (what need are you addressing)
  2. What do you want to get out of the Working Group
  3. What are your current references for understanding Agile
  4. What I hope to get out of this first meeting is a goal statement for the working group and a plan for starting work on at least one output (possibly a z-guide)

    If you have any really good references, then it would be really helpful if you could print out some notes, links, abstracts, references, or whatever you have, with enough copies to go around. I am hoping that by the meeting, I will have a plan for a collaboration space, either on the INCOSE UK domain, or elsewhere, so that we can share information easily.

    I will have some information about the INCOSE UK expectations of a Working Group, and we will have an update from the INCOSE International Agile Systems Working Group.

    Hazel Woodcock

    click here for a link to directions

21/07/2014 -
21/07/2014

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ, 1st Floor, 36 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH
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Service SE Meeting #9


The aim of this meeting will be to consolidate where we are and get to a point where, at the next meeting, we can finalise the characterisation variables and Use Cases we are going to use in our analysis of techniques etc.

1.       Review plan and current status
2.       Review and agree characterisation variables
3.       Review and agree service type categorisations
4.       Review existing Use Cases
5.       Review Use Case template
6.       Discuss generic Use Case examples
7.       Discuss output format
8.       Agree actions for next meeting

Notes from Previous Meetings are at

http://www.incosewiki.org.uk/Service_Systems_Engineering/index.php?title=Main_Page

15/07/2014 -
15/07/2014

18:30 -21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub, 500 Park Avenue Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4RZ
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A Systems Approach to Nuclear Safety”


For this event, the Bristol Local Group is pleased to welcome Gideon York, of the Office of Nuclear Regulation, to discuss a Systems Approach to Nuclear Regulation.

Gideon will present an overview of the issues of nuclear safety, introduce the role of Office of Nuclear Regulator and its changing approach and conclude with a couple of Case Studies. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss role of governance and oversight across the Systems Engineering field

This event is free, and refreshments will be provided, however for site security requirements and to ensure appropriate catering arrangements can be made, please register online

07/07/2014 -
07/07/2014

6.30 for 7.00 pm
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy Shrivenham Room 107 Marlborough Hall
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ESE Interest Group


After two workshop meetings, we return to presentation-mode with a talk from one of INCOSE UK's most influential members, who will speak on issues of direct concern to Enteprise Systems Engineering.

 

“Addressing Root Causes through Enterprise-level Collaboration”.

 
The talk will be based on the presenter's experience from Niteworks and the development of its White Papers, including Continuous Capability Evolution and Architecting Styles (but will also mention Complex Systems Interventions and Capability Coherence). It will focus the major part of the briefing on the first two of these as exemplars. 
 
Presenter:
 

Mike Wilkinson is the Technical Director of Niteworks, where he is on secondment from Atkins. He has a first degree in physics and a PhD in theoretical physics from King’s College London. He is past president of the UK Chapter of INCOSE and is currently their Academic Director. He is co-chair of both INCOSE’s UK and International Architecture Working Groups. Within Atkins he is a Technical Director in the Defence Business Unit and was first chair of the Atkins Systems Technical Network. He is a visiting professor at the University of Loughborough, where he is associated with the Engineering System of Systems (ESoS) group.

This topic should be of interest to a wide cross-section of INCOSE membership, who are encouraged to attend even if they have not previously been involved with the ESE Interest Group. There wil be ample opportunity for discussion with Mike and between attendees. If previous meetings are any guide, this will be lively, informative and stimulating.

Time wil be taken at the end of the meeting to discuss future plans, in particular the way ahead for the workshop topic: ESE vs SOSE. 

The usual rules for booking in apply: to be admitted at reception, please book in via this site by close of business on Friday 4th July

03/07/2014 -
03/07/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Mott MacDonald’s offices in 10 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RB
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HS2 Systems Architecture


Eddie will describe how a systems architecture is being constructed and used on the HS2 project to identify all high level interfaces and to align activities concerned with RAM, safety, requirements, commissioning and overall systems demonstration and assurance. For more details see the flyer attached.


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01/07/2014 -
01/07/2014


Model Based Systems Engineering


Dassault Systèmes
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Model Based Systems Engineering WG Mtg


27/06/2014 -
03/07/2014

Full Days
INCOSE Central


Henderson, NV, USA
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INCOSE International Symposium


INCOSE's International Symposium brings together senior leaders and practitioners from industry, universities, and organizations to deliver the latest global perspective on systems engineering along with sponsors and exhibitors from across the global systems engineering community.

Four industry tracks are included in the Technical Program:

  • Automotive Industry Track
  • Biomedical & Healthcare Industry Track
  • Energy & Infrastructure Industry Track
  • Ground Transportation Industry Track

This year's programming focuses on relevant industry themes and challenges - including increasing SE capability and SE competency within these domains; increasing the effectiveness of SE change programs across organizations; reuse and SE PLM (product lifecycle management) strategies and SE implementation case studies. Industry Roundtables and working sessions allow industry exchange of current SE practices and approaches to addressing SE challenges.

For more information visit http://www.incose.org/symp2014/?page=welcome.


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11/06/2014 -
11/06/2014

Full Day
UK Chapter


Lydiard House Conference Centre near Swindon SN5 3PA
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2014 Tutorial Day


INCOSE UK tutorial days provide an excellent opportunity to extend or reinforce your Systems Engineering skills by learning from acknowledged experts. The day focuses on subjects that are of practical use in an SE environment by covering topics that are established SE processes and techniques to add to your SE ‘tool-box’. There tutorial options will be published shortly.
29/05/2014 -
29/05/2014

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Garendon Wing (door L) Hollywell Park
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From IED's to bovine TB: Applying Systems Methods to Real World Problems


Science and technology has played an important role in supporting UK Government interests for
many years ranging from challenges within the UK to deployed operations abroad, such as Operation
HERRICK in Afghanistan since 2002. These challenges can be characterised by a high degree of
complexity, significant costs, major logistical demands and many severe technical obstacles that need
to be addressed, especially where there is a threat to livelihood or even threat to life such as in Op
HERRICK.


This presentation will comprise three elements. Firstly, the presentation will introduce some of the
complexities presented by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which became one of the touchstone
issues in Op HERRICK. IEDs have presented UK forces and coalition partners with extraordinary
challenges and treating them merely as a technical threat could only be part of a wider approach.
Secondly, the presentation will extend to introduce some systems approaches (including Soft
Systems Methodology SSM) currently being used within the Department for the Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), specifically in the domains of animal and plant health, and also bovine TB
in the UK. Effective interventions are necessary and systems methods are proving to be a vital way of
understanding long-term, complex sets of interconnected issues. Finally, the presentation will explain
how IEDs and animal/plant health/bovine TB are linked at all …


Neil Lindsay works in DSTL, the organisation providing scientific and technical support to the Ministry
of Defence. Following a period of in-depth materials research, Neil has undertaken a number of senior
roles within DSTL beginning with Chief Scientist (Naval Systems). For the last five years Neil has
developed innovative systems-based techniques to understand and counter complex enterprises and
threats.

 

Contact Information: Luminita Ciocoiu
L.Ciocoiu@lboro.ac.uk (01509 635 208)

19/05/2014 -
19/05/2014

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


University of Bristol The Systems Centre, University of Bristol, Faculty of Engineering, Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)117 331 5421
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Service Systems Engineering. Meeting 8


Agenda

1 Introduction / Attendees
2 Working Group Member Outcome Requirements and Schedule to complete
3 Previous minutes and outputs / Review and discussion of work being done
3.1 Risk in Service Provision
3.2 Characterisation of Services
3.3 Product-Service Systems
3.4 Review of Cambridge Services Alliance Documents
3.5 Review SEBoK entries
3.6 Update of Plan
4 Communications
5 Dates for future meetings
6 AOB

13/05/2014 -
13/05/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


UCL’s Roberts Building in Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE.
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The Atkins/UCL MSc in Rail Integrated Design Management: Developing the Skills to Deliver Multi-discipline Design Solutions


Bob will describe the integrated programme and its syllabus, reflect on the experience with it to date and suggest lessons that can be drawn for teaching system-related skills in the rail sector. For more details see the flyer attached.



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12/05/2014 -
12/05/2014

19.00 (Coffee from 18.30)
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy Shrivenham Marlborough Hall Room 107
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ESE and SoS: Integration vs Differentiation


Following the workshop session on this topic at the last meeting, we propose to continue with our investigation into the relationship between Enterprise Systems Engineering (ESE) and Systems of Systems (SoS). 

The drivers here include a desire to continue a debate which so far has been lively and informative, the opportunity to inform the next iteration of the SEBoK chapters, and a serious attempt to shed light on two areas which arguably define the frontiers for Systems Engineering.

Based on the work already undertaken an abstract was submitted to ASEC 14 for a paper representing the views of the ESE IG as a whole. (A copy can be seen here) This has now been accepted for development to the next stage. Whether or not it is finally selected for presentation, it is already clear that material arising from this discussion could be considered for wider dissemination.

Whether you have been a contributor to the debate so far, or simply want to catch up with latest thinking, you have the chance to make a contribution and have your voice heard. 

As usual there are stringent conditions arising from the need to register names beforehand with Defence Academy. With that in mind, it is essential that attendees make on-line booking no later than close of business on Thursday 9th May

12/05/2014 -
12/05/2014

1800-2000
Bristol Local Group


The HUB (Atkins offices) 500 Park Ave, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Meeting the challenges of Cyber using Agile Systems Engineering


 

Emmet C.  Eckman III (“Rusty”), the Director of Programs in Northrop Grumman’s Intelligence Solution Unit of their Cyber Solutions Division will discuss some of the challenges of developing effective solutions in a rapidly changing cyber environment.  Rusty is an Expert Systems Engineering Professional and a Certified ScrumMaster ® with significant experience in the delivery of mission critical systems in agile environments. Rusty will describe the specific challenges of developing cyber solutions, and how Northrop Grumman has adopted Agile Systems Engineering approaches to meet one of the greatest security challenges of the 21st Century.



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12/05/2014 -
12/05/2014


Model Based Systems Engineering


Transport Systems Catapult
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Model Based Systems Engineering WG Mtg


01/05/2014 -
01/05/2014

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Lecture Theatre 2Q49, Q Block, Frenchay Campus, University of West England, Coldharbour Lane BS16 1QY
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Autonomous and Complex Systems: Context, Methods and Future Directions in Control and Monitoring


Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan will provide an overview of the Sheffield Control Engineering Department and its research to provide context. He will give details of the tools and techniques used in control and systems engineering - specifically for health monitoring, decision support systems and data analytics and provide an outline of the current directions in autonomous and complex systems research.

This is a joint event organised by the IET Bristol Network and supported by the INCOSE Bristol Local Group, and was originally scheduled for 3rd February 2014.

Refreshments will be served at 18:30.

Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan is Head of Department and Director of the Rolls-Royce supported UTC (University Technology Centre) in Control and Systems Engineering at the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield.

Please register using the IET website:

http://tinyurl.com/ohj8727

Details of the UWE Frenchay campus can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/UWEMaps



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03/04/2014 -
03/04/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff's offices, 6 Devonshire Sq, London EC2M 4YE
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Crossrail 2 - History and transport planning case: Are we talking the same language - planners and engineers?


Richard is Modelling Manager at TfL. He will be talking about how TfL decide which places to connect and how and the extensive modelling undertaken to provide decision support.  The talk will look at the challenge in the context of real case study. Further details will follow.



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25/03/2014 -
25/03/2014

6.30pm for 7pm till 9pm
Bristol Local Group


Knowledge Exchange Suite, Ground Floor, Merchant Venturers Building University of Bristol, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB.
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Bristol Local Group Systems Research Showcase


Once again, the Industrial Doctorate Centre at the University of Bristol invites the INCOSE UK BLG to its Knowledge Exchange Suite in Woodlands Road to see more systems engineering research presented by current EngD research engineers.

There will also be opportunities to see some of the work at the Systems Centre, and to question, review, and possibly even contribute to the ongoing research activities.

Staff will be available at the reception desk in the Merchant Venturers 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. As with all local group events the main purpose of the evening is to allow INCOSE members (and potential new members) to meet, ask questions and share their views on the chosen topics.



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24/03/2014 -
24/03/2014

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


Maritime Composite Training System (MCTS)

Neil Turner, BAE Systems.

 

BAE Systems Maritime Composite Training System is a world class warfare operator training solution which supports operational capability by ensuring that individuals and teams have the knowledge and confidence required to operate and fight their ships at sea.

 

This lecture provides an overview of MCTS and how it provides a cost-effective training system for the Royal Navy.  It will explain how functional fidelity is preserved in addition to achieving representative physical fidelity and looks at some of the challenges that had to be overcome.

 

17/03/2014 -
17/03/2014

11:00 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


QinetiQ 1st Floor, 36, Broadway London SW1H 0BH
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Seventh Meeting


Agenda

Introductions

Working Group Proposal (from Techncal Director)

ASEC 2014 Proposal (from Technical Director)

Review / status of actions

  • Plan for the SSE work and what we are doing
  • Risk and associated issues
  • Review aspects of characterisation
  • Review SEBoK entries
  • Review Cambridge Services Alliance papers for relevance.
  • Product Service Systems

New actions

AOB

12/03/2014 -
12/03/2014

08:45am - 17:30pm
INCOSE Associates


The Forum, IBM, 76/78 Upper Ground, Southbank, London, SE1 9PZ
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IBM Rational Software & Systems Engineering Symposium


Register for the Rational® Systems and Software Engineering Symposium to learn how IBM® Rational is helping to lead the innovation agenda in smarter product development.

This event will focus on IBM Rational solutions for systems and software engineering covering the core processes of requirement management, architecture and design, collaboration, change and configuration management, reporting and test and quality management.

As well as delivering key insights into the latest trends and solutions for smarter product development, this event provides a great opportunity to network with other customers, discuss challenges and ideas with industry experts, and meet IBM Partners.

Confirmed guest speakers who will be covering a range of topics are as follows:

12/03/2014 -
12/03/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Arup’s offices in 13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
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Progressive Defence in Depth: Prioritising and Managing Risk in Transport


Robin and Peter will be describing methods of measuring some important characteristics of in-service systems: the safety of transportation systems and the maturity of safety management systems. For more details see the flyer attached.
Note that, for this event only, we are trialling a slightly longer format so the presentable will finish at 1900H instead of the usual 1830H (all of the other presentations are an hour long as usual).



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27/02/2014 -
27/02/2014


Model Based Systems Engineering


Dstl
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Model Based Systems Engineering WG Mtg


Presentation by Prof Bob Madahar,Chief Scientist, Information Management Department, DSTL. For more information visit the wiki.
17/02/2014 -
17/02/2014

6.30 for 7.00 pm
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Room MH 107 Defence Academy Shrivenham Nr Swindon Wilts SN6 8LA
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ESE and Systems of Systems


Enterprise Systems Engineering and Systems of Systems

Since its inception nearly a year ago, the ESE Interest Group has based its meetings around talks by guest speakers which have allowed us to explore the subject from a number of different viewpoints.

For the next meeting, we intend to try something different by running a workshop in which we attempt to answer the question ‘What are the differences and overlaps between ESE and SoS’.  The question is timely, since the SEBoK knowledge areas for both subjects will be undergoing revision in the next year or two and there are clear opportunities for influencing wider thinking.

The workshop will be facilitated by Ivan Mactaggart, who will introduce the subject using material drawn from previous work by the ESE IG, the INCOSE SoS Working Group,  SEBoK and his own research.

Assuming adequate progress is achieved, we will publish the output on the ESE Wiki to stimulate further debate across the INCOSE community.

 Ivan Mactaggart CEng MINCOSE MIET MSOE

Ivan is a Lead Systems Engineer in the Engineering function of AWE PLC. In addition to working on cross enterprise projects as part of AWE’s contribution to UK Defence, Ivan is also part of a small team working on the future development of AWE’s SE Capability. An active member of INCOSE UK, Ivan chairs the UK Advisory Board and is a member of the MBSE and Capability Working Groups and the Enterprise Systems Engineering Interest Group. Ivan is currently researching an MSc Thesis “Identifying and Mitigating the Issues that Prevent Effective Enterprise Systems Engineering”.

 As usual for this venue, it is essential that those wishing to attend regisgter beforehand using the on-line booking system - if possible by close of business on Friday 14th. This will avoid possibly lengthy delays at reception. 

03/02/2014 -
03/02/2014

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Lecture Theatre 2Q49, Q Block, Frenchay Campus, University of West England, Coldharbour Lane BS16 1QY
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Autonomous and Complex Systems: Context, Methods and Future Directions in Control and Monitoring


Regretably this event has been cancelled due to the speaker being ill.  We will try and reschedule for a later date.

Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan will provide an overview of the Sheffield Control Engineering Department and its research to provide context. He will give details of the tools and techniques used in control and systems engineering - specifically for health monitoring, decision support systems and data analytics and provide an outline of the current directions in autonomous and complex systems research.

This is a joint event organised by the IET Bristol Network and supported by the INCOSE Bristol Local Group.

Refreshments will be served at 18:30.

Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan is Head of Department and Director of the Rolls-Royce supported UTC (University Technology Centre) in Control and Systems Engineering at the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield.

More details are available on the IET website:

http://www.theiet.org/events/local/193725.cfm

 

Registration information

Pre-registration is required for popular events where limited capacity is available and/or to comply with the security policy stipulated by the hosting organisation. Please register on the IET's website - IET's website .

16/01/2014 -
16/01/2014

13-00
Service Systems Engineering


Phone-in
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Fifth meeting


Agenda

Introductions

Review / status of actions

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

New actions

AOB

10/12/2013 -
10/12/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


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


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


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10/12/2013 -
10/12/2013

1830-2100
Bristol Local Group


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


 

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

 



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02/12/2013 -
02/12/2013

6.30 for 7.00 pm
Enterprise Systems Engineering


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


 Tools for Thought

Dr Rob Collins

entelecheia Ltd

 About his talk, Rob writes:

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

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

“What is not there are ways of thinking

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

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

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

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

 ·      Collaboration and Consensus building between diverse teams

·      Documentation of Rationale and Explanation

·      Alignment from Enterprise Strategy to Systems Design

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

Rob Collins

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

28/11/2013 -
28/11/2013

18:00 for 18:30
Midlands Local Group


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



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


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


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


About the Presenter

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


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

To book please contact Luminita Ciocoiu

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

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

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.

14/11/2013 -
14/11/2013

Full Day
UKAB


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park Resort, Enstone, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX75UE (postal purposes only) or OX7 5UF (SatNav).
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Joint INCOSE UK Council and UKAB Meeting


Agenda will be issued closer to the meeting
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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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


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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
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.

10/10/2013 -
10/10/2013

6.30pm for 7pm till 9pm
Bristol Local Group


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


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


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

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



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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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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 

 

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..

18/09/2013 -
18/09/2013

10:00 till 17:00
UKAB


UCL
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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

11/09/2013 -
11/09/2013

18:00 for 18:30
Midlands Local Group


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


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



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10/09/2013 -
10/09/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


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


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



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09/09/2013 -
09/09/2013

13:15 - 15:00
Service Systems Engineering


Phone In
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SSE third meeting


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

To discuss/decide:

- Contents of Use Cases

- Possible Characteristics of Services

- Session at ASEC 2013

22/07/2013 -
22/07/2013

7pm
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy, Shrivenham
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ESE Interest Group Meeting


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

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

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

‘Transforming the Enterprise - Challenges and Lessons Learned'

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

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

16/07/2013 -
16/07/2013

17:30
Railway Interest Group


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


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



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15/07/2013 -
15/07/2013

10:00 - 17:00
Service Systems Engineering


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


11/07/2013 -
11/07/2013

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


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


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

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

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



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04/07/2013 -
04/07/2013

11:00 - 15:30
Model Based Systems Engineering


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


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

Full Day
UK Chapter


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


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


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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


tba
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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15/05/2013 -
15/05/2013

10:00 till 17:00
UKAB


Shrivenham
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UKAB Meeting


13/05/2013 -
13/05/2013

18.30 for 19:00
Enterprise Systems Engineering


Defence Academy, Shrivenham
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The inaugural meeting of the Enterprise Systems Engineering Interest Group


Using Multiple Perspectives to Design Resilient Systems for Agile Enterprises

by Jeremy Hilton, Cranfield University

This paper proposes an approach to improve the resilience of systems in the design stage by considering a framework of resilience to inform the system’s requirements. We suggest that, in addition, one should consider the regulatory needs, not only of the system, but also the management of the engineering and project/program management processes. Finally we propose a link between the unstructured problem space and the structured engineering and project management space through the consideration of multiple dimensions of the system’s needs.

 

Since this is the inaugural meeting, some time will also be allocated to reviewing the aims of the Interest Group and gathering views from those attending on topics for future sessions.

Light refreshment will be provided.

 

Please note that if you wish to attend you must book by close of play on Friday 10th May, to to allow names to be given to the venue prior to the event.  Please bring some form of identity, such as photographic driving licence or passport to show at reception. The event is free to attend.

07/05/2013 -
07/05/2013

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Garendon Wing (door L), Holywell Park, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
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The illusion of model based systems engineering


Please note this Seminar has been Postponed



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01/05/2013 -
01/05/2013


Railway Interest Group


London
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Integrating Systems Engineering and Systems Safety Engineering


Dr Robert Davis and Paul Cheeseman, TPD, 1730H, Wednesday, 1st May 2013, LU's offices in Holborn, London. A review of experience in preparing systems safety handbooks for the rail industry and a look at the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating good practice in Systems Safety Engineering with good practice in Systems Engineering.



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22/04/2013 -
22/04/2013

18-30 for 19-00
South Coast Local Group


Roke Manor Research, Romsey, SO51 0ZN
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Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)


Steve Lilleyman, Purple Secure Systems.

 

MBSE offers plenty of promise, tempting architects and system designers with opportunities to improve quality at reduced cost through a rigorous methodology and the possibility of reuse. In reality, it can be difficult to know how to apply this modern paradigm to organisations that have long established ways of working with more traditional approaches to product development. 

This presentation addresses these issues by identifying common problems faced by a range of projects of different types, as experienced by systems engineering consultants working both in the defence industry and in other public and private ventures, and sets out some ways to apply the model based paradigm to good effect.

 

 

Note: INCOSE UK South Coast Meetings are open to both INCOSE members and non-members at no cost. 

11/04/2013 -
11/04/2013

11:00 - 15:00
Model Based Systems Engineering


The University of Birmingham - Centre for Railway Research and Education
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MBSE WG


This is the regular meeting of the MBSE working group.

Its purpose is to review and progress all outstanding actions and provide a forum for the members to pursue the objectives of the WG.

Joining Instructions:

Host: Christopher Bouch c.bouch@bham.ac.uk

 

Location: Room N123, Gisbert Kapp Building (G8 on the plan)

 

On arrival visitors should report to reception and where Chris will come to meet you.

 

Transport:

 

Parking is just across the road in the North Car Park; drivers have to stop at the barrier and contact security to gain access.  

 

Anyone attening by car should contact Chris with their  postal addresses so he can send you a parking permit.

 

If traveling by train, the venue is only a pleasant 10 minute walk away from University station (service every 10 minutes to Birmingham New Street).

 

Contacts:

 

If you are planning on attedning please contact either

 

c.bouch@bham.ac.uk or james.towers@object-flow.com no later than the 9th of April so we can finalise numbers.

 

 

Any member unable to attend, but still wishing to contribute to this meeting, can make a submission to the committee who will ensure their viewpoint is represented.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th.

 

 

20/03/2013 -
20/03/2013

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Knowledge Exchange Suite, Merchant Venturers' Building, University of Bristol
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Systems Research Showcase


Once again, this event offers the opportunity to find out what another year of EngD Systems students have been researching, and get an insight into their results and findings.



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14/03/2013 -
14/03/2013

Full Day
UKAB


BAE Systems, Farnbrough
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Joint INCOSE UK Council and UKAB Meeting


meeting
13/03/2013 -
13/03/2013

one day seminar
INCOSE Associates


IET London, Savoy Place
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The 4th IET Safety Assessment: Human factors issues for safe systems


Website:http://conferences.theiet.org/safety-assessments/.

About the seminar:

Increasingly, human factors issues are being considered fundamental to ensuring the integrity of safe systems. This seminar will bring human factors centre-stage from the periphery of engineering safety-critical systems by illustrating how they should be included within a good safety management system, examined in a similar way to any other risk control system. Seminar presentations from human factors experts working in a selection of industries will demonstrate how human factors issues can be mitigated to ensure safe systems.

IET would be delighted to extend to INCOSE members the special IET Member booking rate, please use this link to book and secure the special rate http://conferences.theiet.org/safety-assessments/index.cfm?origin=INCOSE
27/02/2013 -
27/02/2013

All Day
Railway Interest Group


One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ
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Has 3rd Rail Had its Day? The Conversion of the SR 3rd Rail Network to 25kV Overhead.


This event is organised by the Railway Engineer's Forum, not INCOSE, but tackles a very system-oriented topic and may be of interest to INCOSE members.

For further details please click the link below to see the event flyer.



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19/02/2013 -
19/02/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff’s offices in 6 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YE
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What is going on in UK rail systems engineering?


A useful side benefit of regular attendance at RIG events is building up a picture of what is going on in UK rail systems engineering but it does take a little while for the picture to emerge. This session is focussed on building that picture in one hour. We invite you to come along and talk for no more than 3 minutes about what your organisation is doing in rail SE. You are encouraged to send me one slide in advance which we will have ready for you to speak to but you can talk without a slide if you want to. (And you can just listen as well.)

If the RIG membership doesn’t let us down (and it never has in the past), participants will leave the session with a more comprehensive overview of who is doing what in UK rail systems engineering than anyone else on the planet.



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18/02/2013 -
18/02/2013

18:30 for 19:00
South Coast Local Group


Langstone Technology Park (South Entrance), Langstone Road, Havant PO9 1SA
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Developing Systems Understanding Using Virtual Learning Environments -Ivan MacTaggart, AWE


As with many defence organisations AWE has undergone significant transformation in the last ten years as a consequence of changing stakeholder requirements, increasing system complexity and an ever reducing defence budget. Systems Engineering is increasingly embraced within AWE as the key to managing this complexity through life. However, embedding Systems Engineering practice requires more than implementation of the process to be successful, it needs commitment across the enterprise from all business functions.

In order to deliver the company vision and continue to be successful in to the future, the people of AWE need to develop an awareness of what Systems Engineering means to the organisation and also to their individual and team roles. The message that Systems Engineering is not just for systems engineers is key, and that the benefits of Systems Engineering practices can be realised across all AWE functions.

To date much of the Systems Engineering training and education within AWE has been delivered to specific groups with specialist needs rather than creating awareness at the right level of abstraction across the entire enterprise.

The aim of this talk is to demonstrate how a collaborative partnership involving academia, industry and AWE has used a virtual learning environment to develop, design and implement an introduction to Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering that can be understood by all employees regardless of their role in the development of complex systems.

13/02/2013 -
13/02/2013

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Room 1N05 University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
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Introducton to BKCASE


This event will feature Rick Adcock from Cranfield providing an in-depth overview of the BKCASE project.

The BKCASE project produced its final version of a guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) in September 2012. This will become an INCOSE-hosted product. This presentation will consider what is covered in the SEBoK and will focus in particular on areas of contention or challenge. These cover knowledge areas in which a better shared understanding is needed and those where we need to improve current practice and opportunities for Systems Engineering to expand into new areas. This will help us understand where Systems Engineering needs to go to develop further its knowledge and relationships in the future.

16/01/2013 -
16/01/2013

10:00 till 17:00
UKAB


ATKINS Aztec West
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UKAB Meeting




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15/01/2013 -
15/01/2013

Full Day
UK Chapter


Thales UK, The Quadrant, 4 Thomas More Square, Thomas More Street, London, E1W 1YW
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Systems engineering and project management - partners in successful projects


There is an emerging recognition within the project management and systems engineering communities that there is potential for putting the ideas of project management and system engineering to work better together. The Association for Project Management (APM) and the UK chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE UK) intend to work together to help realise this potential.

So on Tuesday 15th January 2013, we are holding a joint workshop in London, places are limited

The workshop will be an early activity in an extended programme of co-operation between the two organisations; a programme which the workshop will help to shape.

The workshop is intended to help projects deliver better systems, more reliably, more quickly and at lower cost. The primary objective of the workshop will be to identify specific areas which the systems engineering and project management communities can profitably explore and to start to identify what needs to be done in these areas. The workshop will also promote communications and the sharing of ideas between the project management and systems engineering communities.

For more information and to register please visit the Association for Project Management (APM) website.

11/12/2012 -
12/12/2012

Full Days
INCOSE Associates


Strand Palace Hotel, London
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Safety integrity levels… challenges and solutions - an IET event


In this era of economic constraints there’s an ever increasing need for operating assets to function to their maximum potential – and that’s true across any sector – but just as important is the need for these assets to continue to perform safely.

The invited speaker seminar day on 12 December is preceded on 11 December by a selection of pre-bookable workshops.

Visit the IETs about page to see this year's programme and speaker line-up.

Information about registering can be found at http://conferences.theiet.org/sil/register/index.cfm.



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05/12/2012 -
05/12/2012

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


The Refectory, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
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Festive Fun


We thought that it was about time that we did something a bit more informal and, dare we say it, fun for the December event. Expect to have your systems engineering knowledge challenged and tested, compete to come up with the best techniques and processes to really screw up a systems engineering project, and on a more positive note, come up with suggestions for how to identify genuinely good systems engineers.

Prizes will be awarded, and there will be a free drink for every attendee.

This event will be held in the refectory next to the upstairs bar above the shop.



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19/11/2012 -
19/11/2012

18:30 for 19:00
South Coast Local Group


Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road, Havant PO9 1SA
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What can we learn from the IT Sector?


Systems Engineering concepts are mature, well-established and implemented in many organisations. Many of these concepts are in use in other areas of engineering including IT. However, IT has a much larger community and a larger direct market place than Systems Engineering and has advanced quicker and further in its concepts, standards and implementations than ‘Good Old Systems Engineering’. This talk will look at three areas of IT: Cloud Computing, Interface Evolution and IT Capability and see what lessons we could learn for further developing the discipline.
14/11/2012 -
14/11/2012

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff’s offices in 6 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YE
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Experience of System Engineering in Rolling Stock Development (A Manufacturer’s View)


Bombardier has been employing System Engineering techniques for a number of years to bring improvements in the integrity of the design and ensure timely product approval.

This has been undertaken in an industry environment where customer needs and the regulatory framework have been subject to significant changes. This presentation will focus on some of SE techniques employed and challenges faced in their implementation. Charles and Paul will describe their practical experience of:

  • Performing SE within short product design and build cycles
  • Managing stakeholders: Customers, Infrastructure Managers, Regulators
  • Implementing Requirement Management techniques


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07/11/2012 -
08/11/2012

Full Days
UK Chapter


Scarman Training and Conference Centre, Warwick Conferences, University of Warwick
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2012 (ASEC2012)



INCOSE UK’s Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC2012) will offer two days of presentations, tutorials and workshops. Our theme is “Building a Better Future” which was chosen to appeal to all of the industries and domains represented by our members. The theme also encourages a focus on how Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking can be used to underpin the future success of organisations and the projects that they deliver.


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07/11/2012 -
07/11/2012

17:30 to 18:00
UK Chapter


Scarman Training and Conference Centre, Warwick Conferences, University of Warwick
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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of INCOSE UK Ltd



All members are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of INCOSE UK.


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17/10/2012 -
17/10/2012

17:00H
Railway Interest Group


University College London
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Deep Left Shift – SE and the Future Tube Upgrades


London Underground has already engaged in significant upgrades to the Victoria Line, Jubilee Line and the Sub-surface Lines, which commenced under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreements. Work does not stop there however and LU is now exploring programmes for possible upgrades of other deep tube lines; an opportunity for ‘left shifting’ and engaging system engineering right at the front of the lifecycle according to all the text books and SE protagonists.

Those deep tube lines yet to undergo a major upgrade (the Bakerloo, Piccadilly and Northern Lines, and, later, the Central Line) offer a variety of unique challenges. The desire for ever increasing levels of capacity, reliability and automation beyond anything ever undertaken on any previous line upgrade, within the constraints of topography, heat and the need for continuous service operation, makes it paramount to get the system design (assets, processes and people) right.......



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16/10/2012 -
16/10/2012

18:00
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University, Garendon Wing (door L), Holywell Park, Leicesteshire, LE11 3TU
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CREATING THE ULTIMATE SPORTS ENVIRONMENT: Integral Planning and Co-ordination for Team GB at Loughborough University


In the lead up to the Olympics, Loughborough University hosted Team GB for their preparaton for what turned out to be a hugely successful campaign and a record medal haul. This involved 550 athletes, 450 coaches and 300 volunteers passing through the campus for a series of events including sports training camps, media days, Olympic torch relay and the kitting out of the whole team.



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15/10/2012 -
18/10/2012

Full Days
INCOSE Associates


Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh, UK
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IET System Safety Conference incorporating the Cyber Security Conference


10/10/2012 -
10/10/2012

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Room 1N05, UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol
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The State of Systems Engineering in Defence Procurement


We are delighted to welcome Steve Hyde, the outgoing Head of the Systems Engineering and Integration Group at the Ministry of Defence, giving us his thoughts and reflections on how Systems Engineering has moved on in MOD during his time in post, and how it is expected to develop in the future.


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17/09/2012 -
17/09/2012

18:30 - 20:30
South Coast Local Group


Northrop Grumman, 4600 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7AZ -----------------------------------------------Event full, bookings now closed.
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The Cyber Test Range: modelling large scale network/system architectures


In October 2010 using technology transferred from its operations in the United States, Northrop Grumman opened the UK’s first commercially available cyber test range at its facility in Fareham. Up to that point the concept of the cyber test range to accurately model large scale network/system architectures was relatively new outside of the US. Since that time, the Fareham range has been used to create a wide variety of novel test environments – not always ‘cyber’ related. The evening will provide an informative introduction into the system engineering processes involved in using cyber test ranges. This will include a tour of the Fareham cyber test range facility, a leading example of its type.
11/09/2012 -
11/09/2012

17:00H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground’s offices at Templar House, 81-87 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NU
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Rail Interest Group AGM to be followed by The State of (Rail) Systems Engineering


There was a considerable rail contingent at the INCOSE international symposium in Rome in July 2012, including several RIG members. Rhianne, David and Bruce will present some considered reflections on the event. It won’t be a trip report. Instead they will analyse their experience to propose conclusions about:

  • Where SE is, in the rail sector and more generally;
  • Where it seems to be going; and
  • What this means for those interested in embedding SE ideas within rail organisations.

Audience participation will be encouraged so that we can pool our experience and form the most accurate picture of the state of rail SE. The conclusions will be refined in the light of contributions from the floor.



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17/07/2012 -
17/07/2012

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Arup’s offices in 13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
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Systems Engineering: Railway Operators get it too!


Systems Engineering techniques are increasingly applied with success in rail engineering design. Rail operating professionals, seeing the advantages, have grasped the essentials with alacrity.

Nigel Murphy and Steve Roberts set out some examples of such applications, illustrating how time, cost and risk have been reduced and performance and operability improved, in ‘softer’ operational design of the rules, methods of working and competence management systems necessary to deliver the railway for customers. They will draw upon examples over the last 12 years in the UK, and reference global examples for further illustration. They will argue that SE practitioners should view railway operations professionals as advocates, champions and co-practitioners and that System Engineering must embrace operational design in a systematic way rather than as an afterthought. The presentation will show that use of SE approaches by operators is a successful model for others to adopt and provoke debate on practical steps that SE practitioners should consider when developing new projects.



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11/07/2012 -
11/07/2012

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


CFMS, Bristol Business Park
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Event Cancelled: System Modelling


Apologies to those who planned to attend. This event has been cancelled due to lack of available presenters, but we hope to hold the planned event in the 2012-2013 programme.
09/07/2012 -
12/07/2012

Full Days
INCOSE International


Rome, Italy
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INCOSE International Symposium 2012 (IS2012)


The INCOSE International Symposium is the premier international forum for Systems Engineering. Participants network, share ideas, knowledge and practices, and learn more about the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and issues in Systems Engineering.

The call for presenters has been issued. People who wish to submit papers, panels and tutorials must do so by the 8th November deadline. For more information use the following link http://www.incose.org/symp2012/ and then go to the Submissions page.

08/07/2012 -
12/07/2012

All Day
Railway Interest Group


ROME, ITALY
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Transportation Working Group




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20/06/2012 -
20/06/2012

All Day
UK Chapter


BAWA, Bristol
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INCOSE UK Tutorial Day 2


Tutorial days provide an opportunity for INCOSE members to explore new topics and extend their knowledge of Systems Engineering practice.

Subject Tutorial Leader
Model-based Requirements Engineering Jon Holt & Simon Perry
Systems Engineering for Interfaces Paul Davies & Hazel Woodcock
Architecture – an introduction Peter Brook & Tom Riley

Places are limited, so to book your place, please click here



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12/06/2012 -
12/06/2012

18:00 HRS
Midlands Local Group


Loughborough University
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Engineering for Service :A talk by Paul Roycroft - Rolls Royce


On behalf of the INCOSE UK Midlands Local Group Organising Committee* you are cordially invited to attend this event entitled, "Engineering for Service" which will be presented by Paul Roycroft, Design for Service Analist at Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce design and maintain products and systems with long in-service life cycles which are increasingly supported through long term service agreements. So, if you are interested in design for in-service, or the service phase of long life cycle products this event will be of interest.

Paul Roycroft has been with Rolls-Royce for 25 Years in a number of roles including Life Cycle Cost, Design for Service and Integrated Logistic Support across the Civil and Military Aerospace and Naval Marine Sectors supportting both New Product Introduction and Legacy Products.



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12/06/2012 -
15/06/2012

Full Days
INCOSE Associates


Wyboston Lakes Hotel, Bedfordshire, UK
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IET Safety Critical Systems Course 2012


The IET's 20th Safety Critical Systems course will take place in June. This highly popular course provides an extensive and authoritative account of the requirements for functional safety. For more information please use the following link www.theiet.org/scs.
23/05/2012 -
23/05/2012

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Room 1N05, UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol
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Nuclear Power - how can a systems approach help?


This event will explore the interface between civil nuclear power & system engineering in an “Any Questions?” style format with a panel of three speakers representing some of the different perspectives on system engineering and nuclear power, with panellists expected from the Office of the Nuclear Regulator, EDF Energy and the SE research community (in the shape of Paul Davies, visiting professor to Loughborough University, Head of Innovation at Thales, and past INCOSE UK President). In order to make this event format effective, we are keen to solicit questions from the audience in advance. Suggested questions should be sent by email to Colin Brain at cjb@sevalidation.com before the 9th May to allow the panellists the opportunity to prepare their responses. Such questions could be along the lines of “Are the major system risks and assumptions different for nuclear power?”, or “What is 'Plan B' if there are too few engineers to support future nuclear aspirations?”


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03/05/2012 -
03/05/2012

13:30
Capability Working Group


Farnborough, Hertford House, room G01
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CWG Meeting on Outputs


The meeting will focus soley on exploitation of the CWG outputs.
24/04/2012 -
24/04/2012

18:30 for 19:00
South Coast Local Group


Roke Manor Research Romsey Hampshire SO51 0ZN
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Local Group Meeting


The event will consist of two presentations:

1. INCOSE UK Architecture Working Group – An insight to its activities
Brian Hepworth, the group’s secretary
and

2. What INCOSE does and how membership can benefit you
Andrew Farncombe, the INCOSE UK Technical Director

As there are road closures, you need to check directions at:
http://www.roke.co.uk/location.html

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND, PLEASE BOOK USING THE LINK BELOW AS WE WILL NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR DETAILS TO ROKE MANOR SECURITY.



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21/03/2012 -
21/03/2012

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


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


Once again, the Industrial Doctorate Centre at the University of Bristol invites the INCOSE UK BLG to its Knowledge Exchange Suite in Woodlands Road to see more systems engineering research presented by current EngD research engineers:
• “Organisation change, systems and software engineering” (Jim Stamp, Thales)
• “Systems and the Smart Grid” (Dave Saraansh, Toshiba)
• “Enabling quality in manufacturing - a metrologist's perspective” (Per Saunders, Rolls-Royce)


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19/03/2012 -
22/03/2012

Full Days
INCOSE Associates


Hilton St Louis at the Ballpark,
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10th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2012)


14/03/2012 -
14/03/2012

All Day
UK Chapter


Lydiard House Conference Centre, Swindon
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INCOSE UK Tutorial Day 1


Tutorial days provide an opportunity for INCOSE members to explore new topics and extend their knowledge of Systems Engineering practice.

Subject Tutorial Leader
Model-Based SE from Requirements Capture to Systems Integration Chris Hayhurst
Software Test Management – verify upstream, reduce costs downstream Angelina Samaroo
Understanding Requirements Colin Hood
Introduction to TRAK Mike Brownsword

Places are limited, so to book your place, please click here



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09/03/2012 -
09/03/2012

10:30 – 16:00
Capability Working Group


Loughborough University
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CWG Meeting


Venue: SEIC Loughborough University To locate the venue use the link: http://maps.lboro.ac.uk/ and enter 'Garendon' as the search term; this will show location and the door pictured in the pop-up box is the one to use (SEIC, glass) please call Sharon Want or Michael Henshaw on the telephone to gain entry (list next to telephone). Agenda Review of completing activities Discussion and actions for communication of WG outputs


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07/03/2012 -
07/03/2012

17:30H - 18:30H
Railway Interest Group


Atkins's offices in Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3AT
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UK Railway System Reliability - Modelling the future - a case study


Nigel Best of Network Rail has agreed to talk to us on the topic above on Wednesday 7th March 2012, 1730H-1830H. The presentation will take place at Atkins's offices in Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3AT.


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23/02/2012 -
23/02/2012

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail’s Offices, Square One, 4 Travis Street, Manchester, M1 2NY
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Managing Complexity in the North West and Integrating the Northern Hub


The Northern Hub Programme comprises a collection of infrastructure projects which come together to increase the capability of the railway system in the north-west of England. The purpose of the Northern Hub is to provide the network capability for train service enhancements necessary to facilitate economic growth across the north of England. The Northern Hub Programme is set against a backdrop of significant rail investment in the North, including major electrification programmes, significant re-signalling and re-control works and journey time improvement schemes.


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22/02/2012 -
22/02/2012

18-30
South Coast Local Group


NATS Corporate and Technical Centre, 4000 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hants, PO15 7FL
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Systems Engineering at National Air Traffic Services – CANCELLED!


NATS provide air traffic control services for aircraft flying in UK airspace and the

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to the building being refurbished.

eastern part of the North Atlantic. Last year they handled 2.1 million flights carrying over 200 million passengers safely and efficiently. NATS policies and practice ensure the safety of aircraft operating in some of the world’s most complex airspace. This presentation will provide an overview of the operation and engineering of systems and services needed to make this happen, and demonstrations of those systems in use. Please register for this event as it is needed for access.
15/02/2012 -
16/02/2012

Full Days
INCOSE Associates


Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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Systems Approaches for Future Defence Capability


The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham is hosting a symposium on Systems engineering for Defence, sponsored by the Director of Safety and Engineering, who is responsible for MOD’s engineering Strategy. The event, organised by the Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering of Cranfield Defence and Security at the Defence Academy, is one of the series of Symposia at Shrivenham, to be run on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th February 2012 in the Defence Capability Centre Conference

For more information please visit www.symposiaatshrivenham.com/sed .



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25/01/2012 -
25/01/2012

18:30 for 19:00
Bristol Local Group


Room 1N05, UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol
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Understanding the Enterprise - how architectural principles help


A lot of effort has been put into developing ways and means of describing the architecture of systems, systems of systems, and enterprises, each of which has come from a different context, usually with a subtly different approach. This event will provide an overview of some of the more common approaches, and seek to understand the extent to which the various methods are interchangeable and interdependent as you move up and down from subsystems to enterprises and back again.


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24/01/2012 -
24/01/2012

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail’s offices at 40 Melton Street, London, NW1 2EE
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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.



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08/12/2011 -
08/12/2011

10:30 - 16:00
Capability Working Group


The Park Centre Farnborough Aerospace Park
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Capability Working Group review meeting


Since the last meeting there has been substantial work on the ontology and the literature review. These topics will form the main items for the meeting.

Your input to help validate the ontology work will be greatly appreciated.

The Agenda for the meeting is:

  • Review of activities during 2012 (A Harding)
  • Capability Ontology (H Dogan)
  • Presentation from John Davies on capability in the IT sector
  • Literature review (J Davies)
  • Communications activiites (D Kemp)
  • White Paper update (M Henshaw)
  • AOB

Please make sure to book your attendance on the link below so that Alan will know how many to expect.

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.


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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.


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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.



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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.

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



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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


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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.


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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.



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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..........



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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


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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.


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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


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23/09/2011 -
23/09/2011

10:30 - 16:00
Capability Working Group


Atkins, Farnham
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CWG Meeting


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.


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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.



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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....



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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.


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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


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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.



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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


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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.



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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.
18/05/2011 -
18/05/2011

Full Day
UK Chapter


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


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

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


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30/03/2011 -
30/03/2011

18:30
Bristol Local Group


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


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


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22/03/2011 -
22/03/2011

19-00 for 19-30
South Coast Local Group


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


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

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

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

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



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21/03/2011 -
21/03/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


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


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

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



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04/03/2011 -
04/03/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


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


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


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11/02/2011 -
11/02/2011


Architecture Working Group


TBC
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Steering Committee meeting


07/02/2011 -
07/02/2011

All Day
Capability Working Group


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


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