Calendar

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

INCOSE UK Calendar
April 2019
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Joint Meeting of the INCOSE UK Council, UKAB POC's, Group Chair and the ECF

UKAB

TBC

Full Day

Meeting 35

Service Systems Engineering

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

10:00 - 14:30

Systems Dynamics

Bristol Local Group

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

18:30-21:00

Talk: What is a DAL? An introduction to safety in Avionics

London Local Group

Suite 103, Engineering Front Building UCL, TORRINGTON PLACE London, WC1E 7JE

18:00 - 19:30

Digital Signalling Upgrade Symposium: Beating The Challenges

Railway Interest Group

EEF, Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NS

09:00 - 16:00

Cyber Security & the Digital Railway

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).

17:00-18:30

TBC

Bristol Local Group

TBC

12:00

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Current 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

12:00
Bristol Local Group


TBC
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TBC


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

 

Future Events

Time Location Details
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

10/06/2019 -
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 ecf@incoseonline.org.uk. If you would like to visit the Educational Collection please state this also.


To book for this event, please click here.
10/07/2019 -
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 -
16/07/2019

Full Day
UKAB


TBC
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UKAB Meeting


11/09/2019 -
13/09/2019

Full Days
International


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 www.incose.org/hsi2019

01/10/2019 -
01/10/2019

Full Day
UKAB


TBC
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UKAB Meeting


10/10/2019 -
11/10/2019

Full Days
International


Utrecht, Netherlands
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INCOSE EMEA WS 2019


This year's theme is LEF Future Center

19/11/2019 -
20/11/2019

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 -
21/11/2019

Full Day
UKAB


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


Past Events

Time Location Details
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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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 

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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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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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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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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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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15/11/2018 -
15/11/2018

17:00 - 18:00
Early Careers Forum


Atkins Offices Bristol 500 Park Ave, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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INCOSE UK ECF Committee Meeting


15/11/2018 -
15/11/2018

18:00 - 21:30
Early Careers Forum


Atkins Offices Bristol 500 Park Ave, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4RZ
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Early Careers Forum (ECF) Introduction to MBSE and CSEP


What: An Introduction to Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and An Overview of the Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) accreditation – Paul Sibson’s experience of the process.

When: 15th Nov 18:00 – 21:30.

Where: Atkins Offices Bristol - 500 Park Ave, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4RZ

How to sign up: Contact Amelia Jephson on Amelia.Jephson@atkinsglobal.com

14/11/2018 -
14/11/2018

17:00 - 18:30
Railway Interest Group


Mott MacDonald 10 Fleet Place London EC4M 7RB
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Systems Thinking, Innovation and Railways: Can We Make it Happen?


 

The Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) sets the UK’s vision of a technology-driven better railway system for the country, creating a framework for research and development. This is complemented by the recently published Capability Delivery Plan (CDP) defining the specific steps that need to be taken in order to achieve the vision. Similarly, and perhaps surprisingly, our European counterparts are following an equivalent approach with the publication of the Shift2Rail updated Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP) which includes a vision and a catalogue of railway innovation capabilities and a roadmap defining how to achieve these. In addition, this is mirrored at international level by the UIC producing a research and innovation strategy including a capabilities plan. Can all this alignment mean that we finally can have some joined up thinking on how to carry out research and innovation that is relevant and with real impact? Where does systems thinking fit in all this?

 

The talk will have two distinct parts. It will introduce and explore the aspects described above, followed by an overview of a practical example linked to one of the capabilities identified in these strategic plans. Specifically, an overview will be presented of a current UK research project developing a new braking system concept for overall system capacity improvements.

 

Roberto Palacin has 20 years experience as an academic working on research related to rail and transport systems. He is currently leading a Railway Systems Research Group at Newcastle University as well as being degree program director for mechanical and systems engineering. Roberto has been involved in research projects on subjects such as strategic development of transport systems, energy efficiency of urban and mainline rail systems, urban mobility and sustainability, development of innovative railway concepts, energy optimisation of rail systems, intermodality of the European rail network and development of modular concepts for high-speed. Roberto’s research interests revolve around two main aspects, application of a systems approach to energy conservation and human-systems interaction and include mobility and mass-capacity in the context of MaaS (urban and long distance), improving railways energy efficiency, connectivity and the development of ergonomic and design-led railway environments.



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31/10/2018 -
31/10/2018

19:00
South Coast Local Group


QinetiQ, Portsdown Technology Park Portsmouth PO6 3RU
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Talk on: Enterprise Architecture and Bi-Modal transformation


Presenter Jonathan Higginbottom (Enterprise Architect)

Jonathan will talk about his experience in designing and managing IT led transformations that use a combination of both waterfall and agile approaches and the issues of dealing with these two very different project methodologies in parallel.

Time will be allowed for Q&A after the presentation

Please use the INCOSE website for booking (the event is FREE)

Do not forget to bring photo ID (passport or driving license) on the evening to be able to enter the site. Please arrive at 1900 for a 1930 start.



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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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04/10/2018 -
04/10/2018

10:00 till 16:00
UKAB


tbc
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UKAB Meeting


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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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

 

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.

 



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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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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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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