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Dinner/Lecture 19 Sept 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Complexity Theory and Systems Engineering
Presentation: Systems news frequently mentions complexity. Systems engineers wonder how complexity theory relates to the increasing complexity of the systems they are being asked to develop. Is complexity theory related to other new concepts such as network-centric systems and swarms? Dr. Sheard posits that systems engineering has always been about complexity, showing how newer sciences of chaos and complexity relate to the kind of complexity encountered in systems engineering practice, textbooks, and standards. As systems development focuses more on systems-of-systems, standard practices must be extended and changed. Dr. Sheard shows which aspects of complexity are relevant to different kinds systems engineering, and how this should change in the future.
Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)
Join us for Salad Night: Bistro Steak Salad and Honey Mustard Chicken Wonton Salad Buffet, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and iced tea
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Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Parsons Auditorium
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 email@example.com.
Did You Miss Last Month?
Systems Engineering and the Amelia Earhart Mystery
Gundars Osvalds and George Anderson co-authored a comprehensive 107 page report entitled; “A Systems Engineering Approach to Creating a Search Strategy for Locating the Lockheed Electra Model 10E Aircraft, Registration NR16020.” The purpose of their paper was to provide a systems engineering analysis and develop a process for locating the remnants of Amelia Earhart’s missing Lockheed 10E aircraft. This lecture was Gundars providing a summary of their work.
2012 marks the 75 anniversary of the Earhart disappearance and a great deal of public interest is focused on her career as well as a recent expedition that hoped to find evidence of the doomed flight.
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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