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Wednesday, 19 Sept 2012: Complexity Theory and Systems Engineering

by Communications Team on August 18, 2012  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Complexity Theory and Systems Engineering

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Sheard; President of Third Millennium Systems

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

>>Download the Meeting Flyer Here<<


Paying online with PayPal: Go to our Registration Page can pay on line via credit card. In order to make sure we have enough food please register for the event even if you plan to pay at the door.

Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Parsons Auditorium

But please register for Lecture Only Option: There could be a big turnout for this event, for planning purposes please RSVP via our registration webpage even if you don’t plan on joining us for dinner.

The purpose of the Chesapeake Chapter is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. In light of that goal, every month at our dinner meeting we have a drawing for the latest in Systems Engineering literature. So come on out for a chance to win.
Sept’s door prize is:
Door Prize for this month
Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World

by Yaneer Bar-Yam

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