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Dinner/Lecture 17 October 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Presentation: Advances in Information Technology have enabled the design of complex engineered systems, and systems of systems with large number of heterogeneous components and capable of multiple complex functions. These advances have at the same time increased the capabilities of such systems and have increased their complexity to such an extent that systematic design towards predictable performance is extremely difficult if not unfeasible today. Mr. Baras will describe a rigorous framework he and his team are developing for model-based systems engineering (MBSE), a system level design methodology that addresses these challenges. He will describe the three fundamental challenges for MBSE within this framework: (a) An integrated systems modeling hub built around SysML; (b) A methodology to link this modeling hub with tradeoff analysis tools for design space exploration; (c) Representation and management of requirements. He then will next describe applications of the framework to a few important current technological problems.
Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)
Join us for Dinner: Curried Chicken Served over Basmati Rice Fresh vegetable of the day, rolls and butter, dessert, including a small Fruit Plate, coffee, iced tea.
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Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Parsons Auditorium
Do you remember George Orwell’s book 1984? That book, published in 1948, portrayed a future where society is tyrannized by The Party and its totalitarian ideology. While this was required reading in my high school English class, probably some of you reading this had not been born yet. What about the year 2020? That’s eight years away and doesn’t seem that far into the future. What will the year 2020 be like? What will systems engineering be like in 2020? What will be the drivers of the systems engineering profession? INCOSE Technical Operations created a Systems Engineering Vision 2020 (members can log-in into Connect and download it >>HERE<<) in an attempt to answer these and other questions. It is projected that a key driver for systems engineering in 2020 will be “the continued evolution of complex, intelligent, global systems that exceed the ability of the humans who design them to comprehend and control all aspects of the systems they are creating” The role of modeling will mature to respond to this need. In fact, one long-time INCOSE member says that “In many respects, the future of systems engineering can be said to be “model-based.” Some studies show that the average teenager today sends between three and four thousand text messages each month. What will 2020 bring in terms of information, data, storage and access? Will everything be in the cloud? The INCOSE vision says that “management of product data throughout the lifecycle will be enhanced by improved support in the logistics and operations and maintenance phases using design data retained in common repositories governed by data exchange standards” What about platform based engineering? Capability on demand, systems embedded with organic adaption capabilities? Trusted systems design, design methods and tools for system assurance that detect malice or enable self-awareness? And the list goes on. What about you? What is your vision for systems engineering in 2020 and beyond?
Dave Fadeley, ESEP, is forming a Systems Engineering – Project Management (SE – PM) Working Group with the intent of working with PMI Baltimore chapter members in order to enhance overall program success through the improved integration of practices between the two communities. If you are interested in participating, please send Mr. Fadeley an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Miss Last Month?
Complexity and the Systems Engineer
Dr. Sheard presented, once again, a fascinating tour of the complex world we live in. From her research she showed the genesis, along with a timeline, of the engineering realm’s view of complexity. Now, this is not the V-model that most Systems Engineers are used to, but the areas that confound designers when involved with the development of new system. She pointed out that the definition alone is elusive, however, with her analysis, one walks away with a more concise view of what are the attributes a complex system.
This is the monthly newsletter for INCOSE Chesapeake, a local chapter of INCOSE International. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a forum for professionals practicing the art and science of Systems Engineering in the Northern & Central Maryland & Southern Pennsylvania area.
The Chesapeake Chapter is always looking for volunteers to speak at our upcoming meetings! Please contact our 2012 Programs Director, Mr. Erik DeVito, if you would like the opportunity to speak or can recommend someone.
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