System Complexity: Is Systems Engineering Effective in Complex Systems Development and Deployment [Agenda]


0745 – 0815 Registration, Coffee & Donuts

0815 – 0830 Welcome & Introductions George Orr, INCOSE Chapter President

0830 – 0900 Keynote Address– Joel C. Sercel, PhD: Emerging Technical Methods of Intelligence for the 21st Century at IEEE 3/1-8,2008 Joel Sercel, PhD, is a member of the research staff in Controls and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology.

0900 – 0930 Special Guest Presenter- “System Deployment and Use in Battle Zone Environments” David Sandvold, Major, USMC Retired, Consultant to G2 Operations, Camp Pendleton

0930 – 1000 “Understanding the difference between complicated and complex” (Presentation PPT) Jack Ring, Systems Thinker, INCOSE Fellow

1000 – 1030 “Defining Systems Complexity from A Natural Systems Point-of-view: Brief Intro to A System of Systems Processes (SoSP) Theory” Dr. Len Troncale, Director, Institute for Advanced Systems Studies, California State Polytechnic University

1030 – 1045 Break Vendor Displays

1045 – 1115 “Emergent Behavior – What Is It, and How Should I Deal with It?” (Presentation PPT) Mark Halverson, Northrop Grumman Corporation

1115 – 1145 “Correlation of System Complexity With System Development” (Presentation PPT) Jeff Grady, President JOG System Engineering

1145 – 1200 Systems Engineering Curriculum at National University, San Diego Shekar Viswanathan, Chair Department of Engineering, National University

1200 – 1300 Lunch & Vendor Displays

1300 – 1330 “The Benefits of Model-Based Architectures” (Presentation PPT) Bill Wasserman, Regional Sales Manager, Artisan Software Tools

1330 – 1400 “Managing Organizational Complexity: Enterprise Architecture and Architecture Frameworks with An Overview of their Products, Artifacts and Models” (Presentation PPT) Beryl Bellman, PhD, Academic Director of the FEAC Institute and Professor, California State University at Los Angeles

1400 – 1430 “Touch Points Between Systems Engineering and Enterprise Architecture” (Presentation PPT) Ken Griesi, MS, Program Manager and Chief Architect at MITRE, San Diego, CA Walter Wilson, Program Manager and Chief Architect at Lockheed Martin

1430 — 1445 Break

1445 – 1545 Panel Discussion: “Is Systems Engineering Effective in Dealing with Complex Systems?”

1545 – 1600 Wrap-Up


Fees Until October 15 On-Site
INCOSE Member $50 $60
Non-Member $55 $70
Student $35 $50




FEE: Save! –Sign up by October 16th for early registration ($20 of non-member fee will be applied toward INCOSE membership for those who join at this conference.)

Speakers and Panelists admitted free. Cash or check only, no credit cards please!

Pay at the door on morning of conference.

Admission fee includes coffee and donuts, buffet lunch and soft drinks.

LUNCH: Buffet and soft drinks will be provided.  Please state vegetarian preferences with your registration.

RSVPs: Please send your email reservation to Ed Andrews at eaphoto2@earthlink.net

National University’s Kearny Mesa Facility

3678 Aero Court San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: (858) 309-3400


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