Calendar

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

INCOSE UK Calendar
March 2019
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MBSE Interest Group

Model Based Systems Engineering

Frazer-Nash Bristol

09:30 - 16:00

RIVA: A Rigorous Approach to Business Process Management

Bristol Local Group

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

18:30-21:00

Collective Intelligence through Structured Dialogue

Bristol Local Group

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

18:30-21:00

Introduction to the Viable System Model (VSM)

South Coast Local Group

Future Technology Centre, University of Portsmouth

19:15 - 20:45

Creating digital twins for operational and strategic decision support at scale

Railway Interest Group

Nova North, 11 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5BY

17:00 - 18:30

Route Migration Strategies – Who Needs Them!

North West

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

1800 to 2000 hrs

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Current Events

Time Location Details
11/03/2019 -
11/03/2019

18:30-21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Collective Intelligence through Structured Dialogue


 

Systems Engineers often need to engage with stakeholders and address complex or wicked problems.  Structured Dialogic Design is a methodology that evolved from the field of Interactive Management in the US starting in the 1980s. In its various forms (and under different names) it has been widely applied across the globe in enabling groups to tackle wicked problems and complex challenges, but is not well known in the UK. The Bristol team were therefore delighted when Peter Miles accepted our invitation to talk with us about Structured Dialogue and his experience of applying it in the UK, with clients including the MoD, Rolls Royce and NHS. This presentation will outline the methodology, its provenance, and the current state of practice.

 

 

 

Peter Miles is based in Manchester and is an associate of Demosophia LLC in the US. He is also Vice-chair of Stockport & District Mind, an RSA Fellow, and until recently a non-executive director of SCiO, a community of systems thinking practitioners. Peter has worked in process consulting since 2004, when he set up a business to bring the collaborative processes developed by John Warfield and Aleco Christakis to clients in the UK. Prior to that he was CEO of a division of Teradyne Inc., a business he helped to develop from a start-up. Peter has BSc. and MSc. degrees in Electronics and is a Chartered Engineer.

 



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12/03/2019 -
12/03/2019

17:00 - 18:30
Railway Interest Group


Nova North, 11 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5BY
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Creating digital twins for operational and strategic decision support at scale


 

Creating digital twins for operational and strategic decision support at scale

 

Dr Nicolas Le Glatin, OpenSpace

 

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, London
1700H Doors open, 1730H-1830H Event

 

The use of digital twins to provide operational and strategic decision support are gaining popularity as computing networks, integrated databases, visualisation technology and improved software tools enable their use. Visual data fusion platforms can be used to unite the disciplines of design and operation of spaces, putting the movement and experience of people at the heart of the process. The platform integrates a variety of data sources to allow practitioners to unify the lifecycle of the asset from dynamically evaluating, refining and communicating designs at an early design stage through to monitoring, analysing and forecasting the usage once the space is operational.

This presentation will cover the use of visual data platforms, in particular, OpenSpace to conduct advanced real-time pedestrian simulations to 'fill in the gaps' between known data points in order to deliver a complete overview of the system.  This modular approach allows for early decision making to be conducted before more complex and expensive system-of-system modelling is to be undertaken. Visual data platforms can combine in-depth operational insight with strategic tools delivering whole life-cycle benefits, to the following capabilities: 

 ·       Design - Evidence based design decision making derived from operational data

 ·       Operate - Real-time current system performance data, e2e across the network

 ·       Optimise - System-of-system performance, maximise retail opportunities & improve customer experience

 ·       Innovate - Discover & test new scenarios, business models and service designs

As part of Innovate UK’s First Of A Kind in Rail competition “Demonstrating tomorrow’s stations and a greener railway”, this presentation will discuss OpenSpace’s use as a data-driven simulation for the Thameslink core stations. This digital twin will, for the first time, will provide Thameslink Programme with a holistic picture of station operations delivering true insight into the operation (e.g. dwell time performance), movement and behaviour of people and their integration into the rail network.

Dr Nicolas Le Glatin is the founder and CEO of OpenSpace and an expert in the application of People Flow modelling & simulating technology. With  a  keen  eye  for  what  is  needed  to  meet  the  industry’s  needs  for  rapid,  intuitive  and  powerful simulation  tools,  Nicolas’s  career  has  seen  him  drive  some  of  the  most sophisticated  crowd  flow modelling  tools  in  the  industry (e.g. Legion) and real-time  optioneering  tool  to optimise  circulation  spaces.

The meeting will take place at Nova North, 11 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5BY (Arrive at the lobby and identify yourself at the security. Someone from SNC-Lavalin will escort you to the 3rd floor).

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 on m.morua@fnc.co.uk or 07763 455171. Please let me know of any special requirements before the event.

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. 


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25/03/2019 -
25/03/2019

18:30-21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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RIVA: A Rigorous Approach to Business Process Management


A clear and rigorous description of an organisation’s business processes is a key prerequisite of many outputs in the Systems Engineering field and related disciplines. Bristol Local Group is delighted to welcome Martyn Ould to discuss the novel Riva method. Unlike many of the alternatives, Riva combines a rigorous notation with a practical analytical method, one that is currently being used in parts of the Defence and Research community to good effect.

 With concurrency and collaboration at its heart, Riva is grounded in organisational theory rather than driven by the constraints of software modelling tools. It uses business concepts to describe businesses, rather than distorting the world to fit inappropriate software concepts. That said, it has strong formal underpinnings that ensure rigour and transparency in the resulting descriptions, more so than many other approaches that come from software engineering.

 Martyn is the author of Business Process Management – a rigorous approach. During a varied career in Software Development, including teaching at Oxford University and University of West of England, Martyn became increasingly involved in Business Process Management, applying Riva in assignments with major organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland, and with both national and local government. Now pretending to be retired, he was a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.

The text of Martyn's book Business Process Management – a rigorous approach is available as a PDF on his website www.veniceconsulting.co.uk, along with other supporting materials

 

 

 



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26/03/2019 -
26/03/2019

1800 to 2000 hrs
North West


3rd Floor Room 7 and 8, Network Rail – Square One, 4 Travis Street, Manchester, M1 2NF
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Route Migration Strategies – Who Needs Them!


Route Migration Strategies – Who Needs Them!

We invite you to a free-to-attend talk on Systems Engineering Methods with respect to Rail industry Route development.

The talk will take place on Tue 26 March 2019, 1800 to 2000 hrs at Network Rail – Square One, Manchester (address below).

Non-members welcome!



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26/03/2019 -
26/03/2019

09:30 - 16:00
Model Based Systems Engineering


Frazer-Nash Bristol
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MBSE Interest Group


Agenda TBC

If you wish to attend or have something to present to the group then please contact a member of the committee 

27/03/2019 -
27/03/2019

19:15 - 20:45
South Coast Local Group


Future Technology Centre, University of Portsmouth
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Introduction to the Viable System Model (VSM)


Practitioners of systems thinking use the viable systems model (VSM), the minimum combination of systems laws to describe the necessary functions and conditions required for any organisation to independently survive and thrive within a changing environment by understanding and reacting to complexity inside and outside the organisation.


Existing viable systems can be diagnosed using VSM to identify  weaknesses predict issues and risks. New systems can be designed using VSM to improve efficiency, effectiveness and the ability to cope with complexity, thereby increasing the chances of surviving in a dynamic environment.


Two systems thinking practitioners, Dr. Niki Jobson (DSTL) and Jonathan
Higginbottom from Southampton City Council will discuss the “why, how and what” to use VSM in your work.

The talk is free and anyone interested in systems thinking and systems engineering is invited to attend



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Future Events

Time Location Details
04/04/2019 -
04/04/2019

18:00 - 19:30
London Local Group


Suite 103, Engineering Front Building UCL, TORRINGTON PLACE London, WC1E 7JE
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Talk: What is a DAL? An introduction to safety in Avionics


Organised by the INCOSE UK London Local Group with the aim of providing a local meeting point for people interested in Systems Engineering and stimulating open dialogue.
 
Through the important notion of "DAL", this presentation introduces safety notion, architecture principles and guidance used in avionics.
 
Presentation by Gilles Laplane ESEP INCOSE, Thales.
 
To register, please contact Helena Andrés Hilarión: h.hilarion@ucl.ac.uk
 

 



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08/04/2019 -
08/04/2019

18:30-21:00
Bristol Local Group


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


Living Business Models through Systems Dynamics; A core Systems Engineering Capability

Living Business Models (LBMs) exploiting the system dynamics method are quantified, time-based simulations of any enterprise, function, issue or project. They not only replicate changes over time to system-performance but also changes occurring to all elements of the system generating those results. Building on rock-solid theoretical principles, the process and tools required are not technically complex. Indeed, building LBMs is easier, faster and more reliable than attempting the same task with the spreadsheet tools most often employed for time-based business modelling. With INCOSE promoting adoption of model-based systems engineering (MBSE), LBMs offer an opportunity to extend system engineers’ influence and contribution in many aspects of enterprise management.

The event will include an interactive demonstration, connectivity permitting. So please bring a laptop or tablet, if you wish to take part. This talk was presented at the Annual System Engineering Conference in 2018.

Kim is an experienced strategy professional, teacher and publisher of online courses and teaching resources on business modelling – fast becoming a main-stream capability for executives, consultants and business students. He is the author of the prize-winning Competitive Strategy Dynamics (Wiley, 2002), a major strategy textbook Strategic Management Dynamics (Wiley, 2008), and summary e-book now widely used in MBA and executive teaching – Strategy Dynamics Essentials (Kindle, 2011). He is also co-founder of Strategy Dynamics Ltd, which publishes "serious games" and other dynamics-related learning material for management, and the user-friendly modelling application, Sysdea.

 



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09/04/2019 -
09/04/2019

Full Day
UKAB


TBC
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Joint Meeting of the INCOSE UK Council, UKAB POC's, Group Chair and the ECF


10/04/2019 -
10/04/2019


Bristol Local Group


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11/04/2019 -
11/04/2019

09:00 - 16:00
Railway Interest Group


EEF, Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NS
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Digital Signalling Upgrade Symposium: Beating The Challenges


Building on from last year's joint conference between the IRSE and INCOSE UK, Karl King and Mike Morua of Frazer-Nash Consultancy will lead a structured workshop to identify the fundamental needs and requirements of an example digital signalling upgrade project. This will demonstrate a robust and concise process of extracting significant volumes of requirements information in an organised and recorded fashion.

This event will be of interest to anyone interested in the capture and development of requirements for complex systems including project managers, designers, operators, engineering managers and sponsors. Participants at this event will leave with a clear picture of good practice in this area and of the gaps between this and their own organisation's practice.

This event is available to IRSE and INCOSE UK members at £115 + VAT and non-members at £130 + VAT

Event Facilitators

Karl King is a Chartered Electronic Systems Engineering Manager with extensive experience of safety critical control technology, particularly in the Railway industry on both mass transit and mainline systems, including Automatic Train Control systems as well as Rolling Stock and Depot Operations.

 

Karl has worked on the requirements development and management for many large complex projects including Cambrian ERTMS Early Deployment Scheme, Victoria Line Upgrade, ETCS Retro-fitment of Rolling Stock fleets, Sydney Train ETCS Upgrade, Thameslink Upgrade, HS2 Enabling Works and Development of a High Voltage Coupler.  He has worked on large railway projects in numerous countries throughout the world including the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Canada, USA, Brazil, India, Malyasia, South Africa, Mozambique, Guinea and Australia.

 

Michael Morua is a highly motivated leader and implementer of new concepts and ideas. He has proven systems engineering in Rail and Defence industries, especially in the areas of complex and time critical projects and programmes.  He has experience in multiple business domains and includes projects with Network Rail, London Underground, the Australian Rail industry, Australian DoD, UK MOD, US DoD, the US Navy and the London 2012 Olympics.

 

Michael specialises in concept development, requirements management and verification/Validation and Interface/Integration management areas.  He has served in Network Rail’s ETCS Strategy and Plans team for UK ETCS national deployment and Network Rail’s Lead Design Organisation for the East West Railway and Wales/Romford Regional Operational Centre Traffic Management schemes. His area of expertise is in the application of systems thinking and system of systems approaches to complex requirements and integration activities in a multiple supplier environment.

 

For further details, including how to book, please see http://irse.info/digsigupgrade18

 



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24/04/2019 -
24/04/2019

17:00-18:30
Railway Interest Group


SYSTRA 5 Old Bailey London EC4M 7BA (Arrive at the lobby and identify yourself at Security. Someone from SYSTRA will escort you to the 3rd floor).
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Cyber Security & the Digital Railway


Current and future Systems will become ever more dependent on digital technology, wireless connectivity and access to shared data. As this type of system architecture grows so the dependability of the system, whether this is delivered through Service Availability, Intrinsic Reliability or Safety Integrity, depends increasingly on protection against the threat of cyber attack whether malicious or random.

In rail this is becoming ever more the case due to:

  • Dependence on Digital technology for train control
  • Geographic spread and interconnectivity of network elements
  • Linking of legacy systems to new systems

Features once controlled directly such as signals and points are now potentially networked and open to attack. Increasing level of wireless technology and even IP in signalling and communications opens the Train Control system to infiltration. Entertainment and advertising systems are potentially on same network as train control which opens a path to system disruption. Current UK TRUST/TD-net system is already in the public domain and once central data is linked could provide path to Train Control.

There have been numerous recent examples of major cyberattacks on public infrastructure e.g. NHS. Rail has not been immune to these forms of attacks with a whole range of occurrences on railways causing financial loss, actual loss of train control, threat to the security of customer details and intellectual property, and denial of service. To counter the threat Network Rail has developed a Security Assurance Framework.

This presentation outlines the threats and countermeasures to be deployed

Steve Denniss is a Technical Director at WSP. He provides systems expertise and leadership worldwide on major mainline, metro and light rail projects. He has extensive knowledge of the application of new and novel technologies and currently leads System Assurance on the Digital Railway and HS2. He has led Cyber Security assurance at the whole system level.

Klaudia Pawlowska is a digital railway engineer and is a member of WSP’s Specialist Services Group. A graduate of the Universities of the West of Scotland and Strathclyde, she began her career with J.J. Campbell and Associates before joining WSP in 2017. She is now investigating the grounds for cross-industry deployment of smart technologies. Her major professional interest is cyber security in various industry sectors; she is determined to contribute to wide application of cyber security principles across industries. 

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. Please let me know of any special requirements before the event.

29/04/2019 -
29/04/2019

10:00 - 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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Meeting 35


 

Agenda

 

  • Can we use MBSE for Service-Centric Analysis and Design - Is it useful?
  • Service Lifecycle Representations and Harmonisation

 

 Apply via INCOSE UK Calendar before 19 April.  Security ID required

 

22/05/2019 -
22/05/2019

All Day
Agile Systems Engineering WG


Leonardo
8-10 Great George St
London, SW1P 3AE
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Problem Structuring Workshop


Following a first meeting of the reconstituted INCOSE Agile SE Working Group, one of the priorities identified was how we can ensure that Agile Systems Practitioners are competent. We are therefore holding a problem structuring workshop to better understand the situation.

The workshop will take place on May 22nd in London, and will be facilitated by Duncan Kemp of DE&S. We would like a broad cross-section of participants from industry, academia, and different domains at the workshop so that different perspectives can be captured for further investigation and development.

The venue for the workshop will be:
Leonardo
8-10 Great George St
London, SW1P 3AE


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22/05/2019 -
22/05/2019

17:00 - 18:30
Railway Interest Group


Arrive starting at 17: 00 at Jacob’s London office at Cottons Centre • London SE1. Visitors should introduce themselves at Ground floor reception, and they will be given a pass up to the second floor. Please wait at the second floor lobby to be escorted to the room. The presentation will commence at 17:30 and finish by 18:30.
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Whole Systems Modelling / Digital Twins of UK Railways


Digital twins are the fashion now it seems, with the concept first cited as appearing around 2001. The roots of this though, go back to the emergence of cybernetics in the 1970s and the prescience of Cybersyn. For Network Rail the beginnings were more mundane, the simple question was “How do we assure the performance impact of the decisions we make?” The challenge is that this question naturally snowballs to involve a very large number of network rail activities and is inherently cross industry in its implications. This has been the focus of the Whole System Modelling Programme over the last two years, considering the range of decisions currently supported (or under-supported) by modelling and simulation, and building new capability.

To tackle this challenge we used TRIZ methods to systematically explore the complex system of interacting problems, then defined a range of work to target the key aspects of the this newly understood problem space. We made sure that we had internal and external perspectives and took inspiration from the most advanced practice in the modelling and simulation world and from universal systems evolution trends. As a result we have a different perspective on digital twins, starting from the purpose we want to put them to. We have achieved a couple of firsts for Network Rail along the way too, blazing new trails in procurement and intellectual property management.

To create detailed requirements at the project level and align these across the programme we used systems engineering methods, adopting an architectural approach. This exposed some challenges of applying these methods to large non compartmentalised systems. The work will contribute to a gradual move towards model based systems engineering as a way of working in the railway and as we start to connect operational simulation with infrastructure design with BIM. Some of our early outputs are already influencing wider activities and the first software solutions have been demonstrated.  We are now contracting for their final embodiment and roll out. The longer term implications are far more significant. We anticipate that this work will lead to significant changes to network code, resulting from changes and acceleration of timetabling processes, dramatic acceleration of infrastructure design and similar impacts for sale of access rights and franchising.

The talk will illustrate alternative ways to tackle complex interconnected problems – applying whole system thinking to complex system of systems challenges to identify, target and address dependencies that are non- obvious. We will consider current best practice in modelling and simulation of complex systems, the implications of this for decision support and for those promoting digital twins. It will highlight the extent of change we can expect to see in the coming years and provide a view of systemic needs and opportunities in railways and transport for this technology. It will also touch on some of the emerging thinking on public sector procurement and intellectual property.

All views expressed will be those of Dr Ford, and should not be considered to represent Network Rail’s official position or policies.

Ben Ford originally trained as a metallurgist but quickly moved on to become an alchemist, working in the innovation space to turn the “base metal” of current products and services into innovative, new solutions “gold”. After a spell in bid writing and consulting, Ben became increasingly involved in innovation skill training and coaching to prepare people to development innovative systems and services. Moving to the railway, he supported a range of projects and began the process of advancing the sectors’ thinking in this area.  He prepared the innovation chapter of the Network Rail technical strategy which was used to fund innovations such as automated signal sighting, wireless signalling systems, and maintenance robots. More recently Ben initiated the first use of the Network Rail’s Innovate UK Competitive R&D mechanisms and the first use of the innovation partnership procurement mechanism. He is now taking on a role in Systems Operations to drive innovation, research and development oriented towards operations and value delivery from rail.

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, Mike Morua on m.morua@fnc.co.uk or 07763 455171. Please let me know of any special requirements before the event.

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. 

04/06/2019 -
04/06/2019

10:00
UK Chapter


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue Aztec West Bristol BS32 4RZ United Kingdom
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SEP Examination


In order to gain ASEP or CSEP it is necessary for INCOSE UK members to sit the certification examination.

INCOSE UK are hosting a paper version of this examination in Bristol at 10am on 4 June 2019.

The examination is based on the INCOSE SE handbook V4 and consists of 100 questions.

Duration is 100 minutes.  

For background information on the certification process please reference INCOSE UK guide - U1 and The INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V4.

It is necessary for candidates to be INCOSE UK members in order to participate in the exam. For more details and fees contact profdev@incoseonline.org.uk

Past Events

Time Location Details
18/02/2019 -
18/02/2019

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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Meeting 34


 

Agenda

 

Moving forward from ASEC 2018

 

Types of service contracts, lifecycles etc.

 

- Updates to draft handbook

 

 

14/02/2019 -
14/02/2019

09:30 - 17:00
Energy Systems Interest Group


Manchester
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2nd working meeting of the group


The meeting will take place at the offices of WSP in Manchester, from 10:00 – 16:00. The address is

 

No 8 First Street Manchester  M15 4RP.

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



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11/02/2019 -
11/02/2019

18:30-21:00
Bristol Local Group


Atkins, The Hub 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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The Single European Sky - Challenges to Traditional SE Approaches


 

Bristol Local Group welcomes John Lomax, from Airbus, to kick off the first workshop in 2019. Enterprises are highly complex systems of people and technologies that are entities in their own right, which are prone to gross structural inefficiencies and failures to the extent of causing great societal harm and economic loss. Using the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) Programme as an example, John invites the Bristol Local Group to discuss and identify Systems Engineering approaches that work and areas where improvement and innovation is needed. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and open discussion session.

 

This talk was first given to North West Group on 4th December 2018.

 

John is a Programme Systems Engineer with over 30 years of experience gained mainly across the Aerospace, Defence, and Air-traffic Management Domains, and currently works for Communications, Intelligence & Security (CIS), AIRBUS, and previously at the SESAR Joint Undertaking. He has recently returned from a 7-year expatriation providing direct Customer Liaison to the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) European Commission Agency of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) Modernization Programme located in Brussels Belgium. He is an INCOSE CSEP and INCOSE CAR.



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01/01/2019 -
01/01/2019


Bristol Local Group


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12/12/2018 -
12/12/2018

18:00 - 19:30
London Local Group


University College London
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Relaunch event with Professor Alan Smith


Relaunch event with Professor Alan Smith 6pm – 7.30pm 12 December 2018

 

We invite you to join us at the relaunching event of the London Local Group with the aim to provide a local meeting point for people interested in Systems Engineering, and stimulate an open dialogue and exchange of perspectives

Featuring a talk by Professor Featuring a talk by Professor Alan Smith, UCL followed by a group discussion on the future of the London Local Group

Venue: 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens Bentham House  221 Hong Kong Room University College London London WC1H 0EG



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10/12/2018 -
10/12/2018

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 33


Agenda

 

- Reaction/response at ASEC 2018

- Follow on from last meeting

- Business case for using Services

- Effect on procurement and provision

- Updates to draft handbook

 

05/12/2018 -
05/12/2018

1700-1830
Railway Interest Group


1700H Doors open, 1730H-1830H Event WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1AF (meeting rooms 1-05/06)
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Migration Strategies – Who Needs Them!


A large number of route upgrade programmes that include projects covering disciplines such as signalling, the permanent way, stations, overhead electrification, ticketing, traffic management and other capability improvements are planned within control period 6 within the UK railway industry.  These individual improvement programmes shall lead to a step change in capability that require an integrated and united systems engineering process and migration strategy in order to realise their benefits effectively.

Programme management processes align project outputs to benefits so that benefit realisation can be managed, measured and delivered.  The programmatic, technical, time phasing and assurance approach and benefits realisation should be addressed in an effective Migration Strategy.  The Migration Strategy provides the vision and stakeholder agreed guidance to implement and put into service the new integrated capabilities so that objectives are met within the performance, cost, time and risk parameters agreed by stakeholders.

However, implementation of these route programmes is not merely complicated, it is complex with multiple dependencies, interactions and emergent behaviours, requiring expensive and comprehensive testing programmes to mitigate the impact.

This presentation will highlight these areas of concern and provide systems engineering approaches that complement the programmatics so that major risks can be mitigated and benefit realisation maximised.

The System Engineering approaches covered in this presentation are:

1)  Modelling and Simulation;

2)  Architectural analysis; and

3)  Model Based Systems Engineering

The objective is to show how these methods could be implemented in a manner that is consistent with a route’s business and renewals strategy and are easy to communicate to stakeholders.

The speakers are Mike Morua and Karl King.  They are systems engineers and members of INCOSE and are both currently employed at Frazer-Nash Consultancy as Senior Consultants. Both have experience of the development and delivery of large rail projects involving infrastructure, signalling, telecommunications and rolling stock including such complex upgrade projects as ETCS and CBTC systems.  Mike has experience in defence telecommunications and energy infrastructure projects and has worked in the US and Australia.  Karl has worked on major rail projects, specialising in Command Control and Signalling Programmes, including ERTMS, CBTC and Traffic Management for projects such as Crossrail, Thameslink and the Victoria Line Upgrade Programme.  He has also worked on major railway upgrades in the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Mozambique, Guinea, Taiwan, India, Kuala Lumpur, Panama, Brazil, UAE and Israel.

The meeting will take place at WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1AF (meeting rooms 1-05/06). 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 on m.morua@fnc.co.uk or 07763 455171.

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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04/12/2018 -
04/12/2018

18:00
North West


Frazer-Nash Offices, 5th Floor, Malt Building, Warrington, WA4 6HL
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The Enterprise! The challenge and limitations of Traditional Systems Engineering Methods!


 

Abstract

 

Enterprises are highly complex systems of people and technologies that are entities in their own right, which are prone to gross structural inefficiencies and failures to the extent of causing great societal harm and economic loss. Systems engineering (SE) is an interdisciplinary methodology for understanding, designing and enabling system solutions for complex problems and, as such is uniquely suited to offer understanding and solutions in the domain of enterprises.

 

This presentation includes observations of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) Programme and the evolving demands for new approaches!

 

The presentation 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 Enterprise Systems.

 

 

John Lomax: John Lomax is a Programme Systems Engineer with over 30 years of experience gained mainly across the Aerospace, Defence, and Air-traffic Management Domains, and currently works for Communications, Intelligence & Security (CIS), AIRBUS. He has previously worked for BAE SYSTEMS and

 

for periods at Lockheed Martin and at the SESAR Joint Undertaking. He has worked in various countries including Saudi Arabia, USA, Belgium, and France. He has recently returned from a 7-year expatriation providing direct Customer Liaison to the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) European Commission Agency of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) Modernization Programme located in Brussels Belgium. He is an INCOSE CSEP and INCOSE CAR.

 

 

 



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21/11/2018 -
21/11/2018

(Day 2) 15:30 - 16:15
Early Careers Forum


Vincent Building, Cranfield University, Bedford, MK43 0HG
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ASEC 2018 - Early Careers Forum Meeting


“The Year of Engineering”

A two-day conference bringing together world-class presenters and practitioners and providing an excellent forum for professional networking. This remains the UK’s premier Systems Engineering event and will feature:

  • Keynote addresses will be given on each day
  • Technical presentations on contemporary Systems Engineering theory and practice
  • Tutorials run by leading Systems Engineering practitioners
  • Exhibition of Systems Engineering organisations presenting their products and services
  • An academic research showcase poster competition
  • The conference dinner, with an after-dinner speaker from the world of armoured defence vehicles.

The ECF will be hosting a meeting for all of its members attending ASEC this year. It will provide an opportunity to meet each other and discuss the Forum's priorities and future plans.

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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