August 7, 2017

2017 INCOSE San Diego Mini-Conference

Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

2017 San Diego INCOSE Mini-Conference Agenda

When: Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: UCSD Extension University City, 6256 Greenwich Dr. San Diego, CA 92122

Attention – Please note the new date above. The mini conference is now scheduled for December 2nd, 2017.

Pricing: Price through Dec 1st (day before event) noontime is $50 INCOSE Members / $60 Non-INCOSE Members / $25 Students. After Dec 1st noontime and at the door, the price is $60 INCOSE Members / $70 Non-INCOSE Members / $35 Students.

Join us for a day of stimulating thought and discussion with fellow professional systems engineers, system engineers in law, and Big Data scientists. The conference is centered on the crucial role of system engineering in practice and more topics as follows:

  • SoS System Engineering
  • Systems Engineering Interoperability – Best Practices
  • Agile and Systems Engineering
  • Science of Laws in System Engineering
  • Big Data Visualization
  • Autonomous Systems
  • and MORE

This year, we also welcome Mr. Greg Shaffer of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) division, U.S. Navy, as our Keynote Speaker.

Greg Shaffer, Assistant Chief Engineer Mission Architecture and System Engineering National Competency Lead ISR/IO Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Keynote Speaker: Greg Shaffer, Assistant Chief Engineer Mission Architecture and System Engineering, National Competency Lead ISR/IO, U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Keynote: Discussion of the practical application of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in large complex systems. MBSE, when considered in the context of Systems Engineering (SE), Systems-of-Systems-Engineering (SoSE) and Enterprise Architecture (EA), provides the opportunity to understand how a product behaves in the larger capability ensuring that it is both resilient and interoperable with other products and meets performance and mission requirements.

To download the full schedule and biographies, please click HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mini-Conference POC, Dr. James C S Meng, directly at 858-246-2003 (Office), 202-412-5456 (Cell). You can also email us at

This year, we are also partnering with The Science of Laws Institute on Lawmaking with Systems Engineering Methodologies: How Systems Engineering tools and techniques can be applied to the creation and optimization of the laws of government. For details, see the following:

REFRESHMENTS: A continental breakfast as well as a lunch of sandwiches and drinks will be provided, and are included in the registration fee*. Please state vegetarian preferences with your registration. * Catering orders close on 11/28 at 4:00 PM, we will purchase a few extra lunches but if you register after 11/28 there is a possibility that you may not have a lunch.

The following agenda has being set. All interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend. Broad participation is good for ALL.

SCHEDULE (see below)


INCOSE San Diego
Mini-Conference Agenda

UCC Center Rooms 315, 316 and 317,
UCSD Extension

6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego, CA 92122


Sign In / Networking /
Coffee, Pastries, Fruit Room 317

Diego chapter president, Mr. Richard Bryson


Acknowledgement of Platinum
Sponsor Jama Software


Keynote – The Practical Application of Model Based System Engineering In Large Complex Systems
Keynote Speaker – Mr. Greg
Shaffer, SPAWAR






Track 1.1 – SoS Systems Engineering

(Room 315)

Chair: Dr. John Wood


“Agile and Systems Engineering: The Odd Couple


Dr. John Wood and Dr. Glenn Tolentino

Track 2.1 – Big Data Trends & Practices

(Room 316)

Chair: Dr. Jim Meng,


“Big Data Visualization and Analytics in Structural


Dr. Peter Rose, UCSD SDSC


Do No Harm – Autonomous System


Mr. Jack Ring, OntoPilot

“Digital Transformation & System Engineering Standardization”




Track 1.2 – Science of Laws in SE

Chairs: Dr. Ray
Madachy, Dr. John Wood


“Application of System Engineering
to the Affordable Care Act & Other Lawmaking Practices.”


Ms. Thy Guintivano

Track 2.2 – Interoperability

Chair: Mr. Abbas Rostami


Interoperability and
System-of-Systems Engineering in Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Mr. Richard Bryson, Northrop-Grumman




“System Dynamics Behaviors for Modeling Lawmaking


Dr. Ray Madachy

“Standardized Architectural Approach In Affordably Achieving The Interoperability Of
Heterogeneous Hardware Systems


Mr. Howen Fernando,
Joint Tactical Networking Center
. Deputy
DoD Waveform Standards


“An Architecture Scaffolding for Analyzing Overlap and
Conflict between Laws”


Dr. Beryl Bellman, Mr. Prakash Rao, & Dr. Ann Reedy

“ALM Interoperability: Past, Present, Future”


Mr. Deric Merlon, JamaSoftware





“Legislative Bills: Design Criteria and Assessment”


Dr. David Schrunk

SoS Interoperability“


Ms. Mahasa Zahirnia.
Northrop Grumman



5-Layer Model as an Evaluation Framework for Regulations”


Mr. John “Mike” Green and Dr. Ray Madachy

“Interoperability Panel – SE Challenges & How INCOSE
Can Help?”


Speakers: Mr. Richard Bryson, Mr. Howen
Fernardo, Ms. Mahasa Zahirnia, Mr. Deric Merino


Moderator: Abbas Rostami


“Maturing Humanity”


Dr. Bob Krone


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