Considered reflections on the INCOSE International Symposium in Rome in July 2012 which was atended by several Rail Interest Group Members. Rhianne, David and Bruce will analyse their experience to propose conclusions about, where SE is in the rail sector, where it seems to be going, and what this means for SE within rail organisations.
Rail Interest Group AGM to be followed by The State of (Rail) Systems Engineering Rhianne Evans, University of Birmingham
David Shipman, Network Rail
Bruce Elliott, Arbutus Technical Consulting
There was a considerable rail contingent at the INCOSE international symposium in Rome in July 2012, including several RIG members. Rhianne, David and Bruce will present some considered reflections on the event. It won’t be a trip report. Instead they will analyse their experience to propose conclusions about:
● Where SE is, in the rail sector and more generally;
● Where it seems to be going; and
● What this means for those interested in embedding SE ideas within rail organisations.
Audience participation will be encouraged so that we can pool our experience and form the most accurate picture of the state of rail SE. The conclusions will be refined in the light of contributions from the floor.
The presentation will be preceded by the RIG’s Annual General Meeting. This will be short and peril-free (no-one will be pressed into volunteering for anything). Please arrive in time to support the AGM if you can.
The meeting will take at London Underground’s offices at Templar House, 81-87 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NU. There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in advance. To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott at email@example.com or on +44 (0)7970 694043.
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government
For further information about the INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group, see www.incoseonline.org.uk.
Contact RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0)7970 694043.