The INCOSE San Diego Chapter presents their first 2016 Tutorial on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016.  The tutorial is welcome to INCOSE members, non-members, and students interested in Systems Engineering concepts.

Download the Tutorial Presentation here: SD INCOSE Tutorial Planning for SoS Evolution



8:00 AM – 8:30 AM      Sign-in and Networking

8:30 AM – Noon             Tutorial Presentation


UCSD Extension – UTC

6256 Greenwich Dr.

San Diego, CA 92122


$25 for INCOSE members

$35 for Non-members

$20 for Students (must show valid student ID when signing in at tutorial)

Speaker:                   Associate Professor Jo Ann Lane

University of Southern California Center for Systems and Software Engineering

Topic:                        Planning for System of Systems Evolution

Abstract:  To quickly respond to changing business and mission needs, many organizations are integrating new and existing systems with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products into network-centric, knowledge-based, interoperable, software-intensive systems of systems (SoS). With this approach, system development processes to define the new multi-system architecture, identify sources to either supply or develop the required components, and eventually integrate and test these high level components are evolving and are being referred to as SoS Engineering (SoSE).  This tutorial describes the concept of an SoS, explains why it is important to conduct engineering at the SoS level, briefly describes how SoSE tends to differ from single systems engineering including some of the key challenges associated with SoSE, and illustrates how engineering teams are addressing these challenges.  Specific topics include:

  • Types of SoS
  • Getting started with SoSE
  • An incremental commitment and evolution approach to SoSE
  • SoS requirements to capability engineering:  methods, processes, and tools
  • SoS constituent system interoperability influence on SoS performance and SoSE costs
  • Application of lean principles and practices to SoSE
  • SoS test and evaluation approaches

Case studies from the healthcare and fire-fighting domains will be used to illustrate several of the SoS and SoSE concepts.

About the Speaker:  Prof. Jo Ann Lane is a research associate professor at the University of Southern California Center for Systems and Software Engineering, conducting research in the areas of software engineering, systems engineering, and system of systems engineering (SoSE).  She was a co-author of the 2008 Department of Defense Systems Engineering Guide for Systems of Systems and co-author of the 2014 Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software.  Current areas of research include SoSE processes, SoSE cost modeling, SoS constituent system interoperability, and lean SoSE.  Prior to her current work in academia, she was a key technical member of Science Applications International Corporation’s Software and Systems Integration Group for over 20 years, responsible for the development and integration of software-intensive systems and systems of systems.  She received her PhD in systems engineering from the University of Southern California and her Master’s in computer science from San Diego State University.

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