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

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25/11/2019 -

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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Service Systems Engineering

To report on work at ISEC2020


Reaction to work on SSE and MDSE and Group Poster

Report on Chirs meeting

Way Forward

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21/11/2019 -

Full Day

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

19/11/2019 -

Full Days
UK Chapter

Royal Armouries, Leeds
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Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2019 (ASEC 2019)

ASEC 2019 takes place on the 19th and 20th of November 2019 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. Use #ASEC2019UK across Twitter and LinkedIn to get the latest news about the event as the programme develops.

Booking is now open!

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12/11/2019 -

Full Days

Leganés (Madrid), Spain
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Artificial Intelligence for Systems Engineering Workshop

Welcome to the first workshop on the application of Artificial Intelligence for Systems Engineering, November 12-13, in Leganés (Madrid), Spain.

The event is directly promoted by INCOSE at large, EMEA Sector and INCOSE Spain. Get the latest insights and skills from technology leaders and practitioners shaping the future of systems engineering and artificial intelligence. Immerse yourself with the new tools, tech, and experiences that matter, and hear the latest updates and ideas directly from the experts. Provide feedback and influence the future of the discipline.

AI4SE is designed to be the meeting point for industry and academia to share promising on-going or relevant past experiences where AI is applied to improve Systems Engineering processes, methods or tools, with a clear focus on practical applications.
30/10/2019 -

Bristol Local Group

BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
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Engineering Connected Systems


 The world of systems and projects is joining up at such a pace that there is now a danger of practice running ahead of established theory. This problem is already evident in the field of Systems of Systems (SoS), where definitions have become problematic, and the distinction between systems and SoS increasingly hard to sustain.

 This talk will illustrate the problem with reference to examples drawn from real-world systems, and put forward a new synthesis which places interdependence at the centre, rather than other more usual factors such as independence. What emerges is a more integrated treatment, in which product families, componentisation, supply chains and operationally connected systems form part of a broad continuum, sharing a number of common features, with differences caused by such factors as point of integration, scale and intentionality. There will be some discussion of architectural issues, enterprise collaboration and emerging life cycles. The talk will conclude with some speculation about the boundaries for traditional systems engineering and what might lie beyond.

 Peter Brook Biography

 Peter has worked for over 40 years in the world of large-scale distributed systems, mainly in defence and security. He was Director of Systems Engineering for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) in the late 1990s before being seconded to MOD to establish and run the Integration Authority, responsible for ensuring joined-up operation in a networked environment. Since then he has consulted widely across Government. In 2015-16, he undertook a series of NATO lectures on Systems of Systems, alongside Dr Judith Dahmann and Prof Mike Henshaw, focusing on Architecture and Enterprise issues.

 He is also a long-standing member of INCOSE having served on the Board of Directors between 1996-2000. He has been visiting professor at the Defence Academy, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an INCOSE Fellow.


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30/10/2019 -

19:30 - 21:30
South Coast Local Group

Future Technology Centre (FTC) University of Portsmouth
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INCOSE Certification and Chartered Engineering

Considering certification or professional registration but unsure if it is right for you, how to go about it and what is needed?

Ian Presland’s talk will explain what INCOSE offers regarding professional
development in the UK and in particular the relationship between professional registration and certification. Ian will give an overview of the new Competency Framework and how that can help with personal professional development.

Join the growing community of INCOSE certified Systems Engineers and finally get your competency recognised.

The talk is free and anyone interested in systems engineering, professional development and certification is invited to attend

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11/10/2019 -

09:30 - 12:00
Railway Interest Group

EMEA Workshop LEF Future Centre Ultrecht, NL
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EMEA Rail Integration Workshop - Challenges for System Integration in Rail Chaired by Mike Morua and Jan Verbeek

This year at the INCOSE EMEA workshop in Utrecht there will be a workshop session titled: Challenges for System Integration in Rail. The session will be chaired by myself, Mike Morua from Frazer-Nash. and Jan Verbeek from ADSE.
The Rail Integration workshop session will address problem areas within current and planned rail and urban/suburban transit schemes which will include:
 - Systems integration across the whole to include other transport networks and operating environment and their standards;
 - Changes to Environmental policies, CO2 reduction standards and population growth patterns;
 - Differences between "Green" and "Brown" sites;  - Increased digitalisation of rail operations, maintenance and passenger lifestyles;
 - Need to develop simulations and digital twins as part of the programme that are based on BIMS and other data architectures;
 - Need to work together despite large stakeholder groups and working over large distances.
 - Other areas that might come to mind.
The workshop session will also address a variety of integration issues and attempt to identify a Generic System Integration Framework that can be applied to these projects.  The Framework will consist of architecture, governance, migration strategies and processes that allow effective and reduced risk management of these complex projects.
We will focus on the Dutch Railway and mass transit capability however, our principles and summaries will be applied in a more general environment that will have ramifications for mass transit in the UK and other global locations.
The workshop session is not a RIG event and this notification is not an invitation to take part. Instead, I am writing to make you aware of this session and to provide you with an opportunity to send me your comments or observations that you would like us to address at the workshop. Please send any comments to . 
I propose to make a presentation to the INCOSE RIG at a date to be determined in London later in October.  I will highlight  outcomes of the Rail Integration Workshop session. An email invitation will be sent when the date of that presentation is set.
10/10/2019 -

Full Days

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

10/10/2019 -

10:00 to 16:30
Energy Systems Interest Group

Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordhire, OX14 3DB
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4th Working Meeting

Hot topic: Can Systems Engineers help to make stars?

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02/10/2019 -

17:30 - 18:30
Railway Interest Group

Jacobs 20 George Hudson Street, York YO1 6WR
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Systems Integration for Delivery: A Network Rail Programme for Change

Systems Integration for Delivery: A Network Rail Programme for Change

 Kevin Gedge, Network Rail

 Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, York
1700H Doors open, 1730H-1830H Event

Delivering integrated railway infrastructure in the environment of increased complexity, coupled with commercial pressures is difficult at the best of times. On top of this, ethical issues, timescales, cost, societal expectations, resources, competencies, business needs, legislation and standards all appear to be conflicting energies unleashed on project teams.

Over the past year, Network Rail has been embarking on a change programme entitled Systems Integration for Delivery (SI4D), this is vital to improving passenger experience and to delivering a reliable, safe, secure, operable, maintainable and performing railway. This change programme embeds Systems Integration capability across the industry to improve the delivery of capital projects including provision of supporting processes, procedures, tools, guides and training. In his presentation Kevin Gedge intends to outline the SI4D framework, its application to projects and how it will impact individuals on projects from sponsors and project managers through to suppliers and third parties.

Kevin Gedge is a Network Rail Principal Engineer and Network Rail Technical Fellow. Kevin works within the discipline of Systems Integration and is both a Chartered Engineer and Certified Systems Engineering Professional. Kevin’s experience spans Defence, aviation and most recently the railway industry; where after working as a systems engineer on the Northern Hub programme, his recent work has been within the engineering headquarters organisation. This has been focused on the development, roll out and application of the Systems Integration for Delivery framework to projects, programmes and portfolios of work for Network Rail.

The meeting will take place at Jacobs, 20 George Hudson Street, York YO1 6WR. Arrive at the lobby and sign in for Jacobs – Photo ID will be required

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 or 07763455171. Please let me know of any special requirements.

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 and follow the ‘Groups’ link.