Systems Engineering of Complex Systems Conference
NECSI and INCOSE are co-sponsoring
a conference on the Systems Engineering of
Complex Systems in association with the International Conference on
Complex Systems 2007 to be held in Boston Oct 28 - Nov 2, 2007.
Recognizing the potential impact of complexity and complexity science
on the continued evolution and maturation of Systems Engineering, and
the need for venues for the presentation and distribution of active
research and practice in this area, INCOSE is soliciting papers on the
Systems Engineering of those systems often described with the terms
system of systems, ultra-large systems, mega-systems, and enterprises.
We are particularly looking for thoughts, scholarship, and experiences
in the areas where multiple, independent stakeholder communities
collide; or where the "system" under study is not under the control of
a single entity; or where the character of the social, cultural, or
business aspects impact the technical.
Topic area examples include:
- Implications of complexity considerations on standard process
areas, e.g. Configuration Management / Insight, Standards and
standardization, Testing, Change Management, Risk & risk management,
Architectures and architecting, Design.
- Convergence Points & Protocols
- Variety and Selection
- Mechanisms of evolution in engineering systems
- Nature and mechanisms of emergence
- Implications of emergence
- Emergence insight and management
- Systems assembly and composition
- Systems ecology
- Closure of side-effects over collections of systems
- Collective non-designed behavior
- Indirect Engineering
- Patterns of systems / Patterns among systems
- Effects of change and environmental pressure
- Value assessment and selective pressure
- The description and nature of enterprises
- Regimens for complex systems engineering (cSE)
- Field reports on the use of Regimens in cSE
- Balancing Stakeholder interests within a complex engineered
To submit an abstract, please visit the ICCS abstract submission page. Under the "Field" heading, please select "Systems Engineering of Complex Systems".
For more information, contact Doug Norman (AD for Enterprise Sector,
Douglas.Norman@incose.org); Brian White
(AD for Systems Science Enabler Group, Brian.White@incose.org); or
Sarah Sheard (INCOSE Fellow, Sarah.Sheard@incose.org).