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: Early bird price (until Nov 25) is $50 INCOSE Members / $60 Non-INCOSE Members / $25 Students. After Nov 25 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
  • Agility & Incremental Commitment Spiral Model
  • Science of Laws in System Engineering
  • Big Data Visualization of Molecular Structure
  • Big Data Analytics Visualizations of Uncertainties
  • and MORE

To present at the Mini-Conference, please send an abstract with a minimum of two (2) paragraphs fully describing the topic to:
Mini-Conference POC: James C S Meng, Ph.D., 858-246-2003 (Office), 202-412-5456 (Cell)

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. To present at this track will require a paper. For details, see the following:

Additional related topics are still in development and welcome. The following PRELIMINARY agenda has being developed, with a more detailed agenda with topics and presenters to be available by the end of September 2017. All interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend. Broad participation is good for ALL.

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.

Below is a preliminary schedule… check back for updates.


[Preliminary Agenda (As of September 22, 2017)]


Check-in, coffee, pastries, fruit

Room XXX, UCSD Extension

6256 Greenwich Dr, San Diego, CA 92122


Welcome by INCOSE chapter president, Mr. Richard Bryson


Morning Keynote – RDML Rodman (Proposed)



Track 1.1 SoS Systems Engineering

Chair: Dr. John Wood

Track 2.1 Big Data Trends & Practices

Chair: Dr. Jim Meng, UCSD SDSC


Agile and Systems Engineering: The Odd Couple

Dr. John Wood and Dr. Glenn Tolentino

Big Data Visualization and Analytics in Structural Biology

Dr. Peter Rose, UCSD SDSC


SoS Application Best Practices or TBD


Data Visualization For Decision Making

Dr. Meng, UCSD SDSC System


Lunch Is Provided

Track 1.2 Science of Laws in SE

Chair: Dr. Ray Madachy

Track 2.2 Interoperability

Chair Mr. Abbas Rostami


Science of Laws in SE

“Architected agile” in the Incremental Commitment Spiral
Model Book Panel

Panel Chair Mr. Richard Bryson


Science of Laws in SE


Deric Merlon, JamaSoftware



Science of Laws in SE


Mr. Richard Bryson


Science of Laws in SE


6 signed up so far.


Please RSVP so we can plan ahead for the correct number of attendees. Please contact and/or Dr James Meng at or 858-246-2003 with any questions.

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