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

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Current Events

Time Location Details

Future Events

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04/06/2019 -

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

10/06/2019 -

0900 - 1600
Early Careers Forum

AWE, Berkshire
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INCOSE UK ECF - Systems Engineering in Action

Following the success of the previous INCOSE UK - ECF event
hosted by Atkins (Bristol) in November 2018, the next Forum
has been planned. AWE has kindly offered to host the Forum on
behalf of INCOSE UK - ECF at their Aldermaston site, the event is
now open to applications from INCOSE UK members.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 35 conference delegates only.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are
subject to meeting security clearance requirements.

While the Systems Engineering of complex solutions may initially present the inexperienced engineer with an overwhelming array of variables to consider and problems to solve, in practise specific aspects of the systems engineering process will be more important to realising the final system solution than others; understanding of the problem space, operational environment, system interfaces or system operation for example.

This event will focus on Systems Engineering in action, speakers from AWE and Lockheed Martin will present on projects that illustrate the importance of different aspects of systems engineering in realising a good system solution.

This event will be hosted at AWE Aldermaston. Maps and details for travel will be provided to delegates when their registration is complete.

AWE is a nuclear licensed site; as such all delegates must comply with AWE’s security requirements in order to gain site access. Following registration, you will be contacted via email to provide personal information to AWE’s security team. This information is required to arrange site access and will be handled in accordance with GDPR regulations. AWE reserves the right to refuse site access to applicants.

Please express your interest in attending this event by registering here or by email to If you would like to visit the Educational Collection please state this also.

To book for this event, please click here.
10/07/2019 -

09:30 - 16:00
Model Based Systems Engineering

ZF Technical Centre - Shirley, Birmingham
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MBSE Interest Group

Further Details TBC

16/07/2019 -

Full Day

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UKAB Meeting

11/09/2019 -

Full Days

Biarritz, France
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Human Systems Integration Conference (HSI2019)

INCOSE International Conference on Human Systems Integration, HSI2019, will be held in Biarritz, France on September 11-13, 2019. HSI emerges from the combination of human-centred design (HCD) and Systems Engineering (SE) as a highly participative and incremental process.

For more information visit

01/10/2019 -

Full Day

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UKAB Meeting

10/10/2019 -

Full Days

Utrecht, Netherlands
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This year's theme is LEF Future Center

19/11/2019 -

Full Days
UK Chapter

Royal Armoury, Leeds
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2019 (ASEC2019)

Information will be released in the coming weeks.
21/11/2019 -

Full Day

Royal Armoury, Leeds
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Joint Meeting of INCOSE UK Council and UKAB PoCs

Past Events

Time Location Details
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




  • 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


24/04/2019 -

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 or 07403 293935. Please let me know of any special requirements before the event.

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


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10/04/2019 -

Bristol Local Group

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09/04/2019 -

Full Day

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

08/04/2019 -

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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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:


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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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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 -

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