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Monday, October 26 from 8:00 am - Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 pm
The Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA) is proud to host the Australian Systems Engineering Workshop (ASEW).
To register please click HERE.
The event is free for SESA and Engineers Australia members without a discount code by logging in to the EA portal with your membership account prior to registering.
Arch. Design, Systems Integration, T&E) Architecting for ilities (resilience, agility,…) Architecture Approaches & Archetypes (CAS, …)
Services, Resources, Capabilities, Stakeholders
Solution Value and Delivery
Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (PPP)
|Sustaining Capability, Asset management|
Assurance & Supportability,
|Cross domain||Architecting for the “ilities” a Systems Engineering Perspective (Peter Bernus, Don Lowe, Martin Griffin)|
Systems Thinking 101 – a tutorial and discussion forum on systems principles and concepts (Jawahar Bhalla, Mikaela Stewart)
Discussion forum on lessons learned from mentoring program morning roundtable on day 2 (Chris Browne, Mikaela Stewart)
|Developing capabilities for certification and guidelines for career planning for Early Career Systems Engineers (Bill Parkins, Mikaela Stewart, Wayne Biden, Charles Homes, Stacey Daniel)|
Guidance in Preparing ASEP/CSEP/ESEP Applications (Wayne Biden, James Carroll)
|Project Management and SE Integration (Martin Griffin)|
|Capability Development and Management (Martin Griffin, Force Exploration Branch)||Maritime Capability Sustainment (Martin Griffin)|
Assurance and Aerospace (Martin Griffin, Len Neist)
|Transport & Cities||Operational Concept Development, a simple case study (Ruben Welschen, Greg Paulsen)|
Systems Integration in Transport Projects (Ruben Welschen, Trent Dennis, Sue Milner, Siby Yohannan, Peri Smith, Amar Singh)
|Maturity of SE in the Australian Transportation Sector; What’s the state of play, Where are things going and What’s needed? (Ruben Welschen, Anne O’Neil, André Hefer, Rob Scarbro, John Nasr, Owen Traynor)||Cyber Risk Assessment for Transport Operational Technology (Ruben Welschen, Colin Brown)|
|Society, Health & Welfare||SE Pipelines & Careers (Grace Kennedy, Chris Browne)||Lessons learnt from COVID-19 for Healthcare Resilience (Andrew Madry, Edmund Kienast)|
|Critical infrastructure (energy, telecoms, cyber…)||Human-Systems Integration: Where is the Human in System Resilience? (Grace Kennedy)||Towards Defining a Systems-based Resilience Framework (Jawahar Bhalla, Grace Kennedy, Thomas Manley, Chris Browne, Kevin Robinson, Kerry Lunney)||5G – Accelerating OT/IT Convergence (Thomas Manley, Yip Yew Seng, Glenn Murray, Colin Brown)|
|Monday 26th October||Tuesday 27th October||Wednesday 28th October||Thursday 29th October|
8:00 to 9:00 AEDT
|Discussion forum on lessons learned from mentoring program (Chris Browne, Mikaela Stewart)||Systems Thinking 101 – a tutorial and discussion forum on systems principles and concepts (Jawahar Bhalla, Mikaela Stewart)||Systems Thinking Roundtable (Chris Browne)|
12:00 to 13:30 (13:45 for Monday)
|Welcome to ASEW (Jawahar Bhalla) 15 minutes||Capability Development and Management (Martin Griffin, Force Exploration Branch)||Human-Systems Integration: Where is the Human in System Resilience? (Grace Kennedy)||Maturity of SE in the Australian Transportation Sector; What’s the state of play, Where are things going and What’s needed? (Ruben Welschen, Anne O’Neil, André Hefer, Rob Scarbro, John Nasr, Owen Traynor )||Project Management and SE Integration (Martin Griffin)||Guidance in Preparing ASEP/CSEP/ESEP Applications (Wayne Biden, James Carroll)||Assurance and Aerospace (Martin Griffin, Len Neist)||Towards Defining a Systems-based Resilience Framework (Jawahar Bhalla, Grace Kennedy, Thomas Manley, Chris Browne, Kevin Robinson, Kerry Lunny)|
|12:15 to 13:45 Architecting for the “ilities” a Systems Engineering Perspective (Peter Bernus, Don Lowe, Martin Griffin, Paulo de Souza, Simon Ng) 90 minutes||12:15 to 13:45|
SE Pipelines & Careers (Grace Kennedy, Chris Browne) 90 minutes
|12:15 to 13:45|
Operational Concept Development, a simple case study (Ruben Welschen, Greg Paulsen) 90 minutes
17:30 to 19:00
|5G – Accelerating OT/IT Convergence (Thomas Manley, Yip Yew Seng, Glenn Murray, Colin Brown)||Maritime Capability Sustainment (Martin Griffin)||Systems Integration in Transport Projects (Ruben Welschen, Trent Dennis, Sue Milner, Siby Yohannan, Peri Smith, Amar Singh)||Developing capabilities for certification and guidelines for career planning for Early Career Systems Engineers (Bill Parkins, Mikaela Stewart, Wayne Biden, Charles Homes, Stacey Daniel)||Lessons learnt from COVID-19 for Healthcare Resilience (Andrew Madry, Edmund Kienast)||Cyber Risk Assessment for Transport Operational Technology (Ruben Welschen, Colin Brown)||Closing session:|
1. Session Introduction
2. Summary of the ASEW – David Orr
3. SESA Standards Work Update – Ray Hentzschel
4. Looking forward to IPEC 2021 – Bill Parkins
5. SESA Strategy – John Nasr
6. Open Forum Discussion
7. Closing of ASEW 2020
Monday 26th October
Title: Architecting for the ’ilities’ – a Systems Engineering Perspective
The importance of systemic properties (‘ilities’) has long been known to Systems Engineers. However, the satisfaction of these non-functional requirements has become of greater importance than even before for contemporary Systems of Systems (SoS).
In addition, there is an increasingly accepted consensus that the systems of concern need to be considered as dynamically evolving socio-technical Systems of Systems. Examples include critical infrastructure, space and defence systems, and the systems that conceive, design, deploy and support them.
There are two questions that this Workshop will concentrate on:
- i) How to identify, prioritise, and define measures for these non-functional requirements (NFRs)?
- ii) What methodology(ies) can be used to design for these ilities?
A proposed focus of the Workshop is on NFRs of notable contemporary significance such as resilience, supportability and agility.
Title: SE Pipelines & Careers
Abstract: Where do Systems Engineers come from and how can we ensure that we are developing a pipeline for our future workforce needs? This workshop will introduce the INCOSE Competency Framework and discuss where Australia sits in the SE World Wide Directory. Join us as we consider the demand for Systems Engineers, share any good practise in our organisations, and unpick the current and future challenges? The education sector is undergoing widespread disruption, is this now an opportunity to rethink how we deliver learning experiences and build better engagements with industry? Help us to identify a roadmap for how Australian academia, training providers and industry can work together to build a pipeline that will develop competent systems engineers.
Title: Operational Concept Development, a simple case study
This workshop will work thorough the development of an operational concept for a standard level crossing system. We will link the requirements of ISO 15288 and ISO 29148 to the OCD process and use some typical SE techniques such as Use Case Analysis, Functional Flow Analysis and Scenario Analysis to achieve our results.
Title: 5G – Accelerating OT/IT Convergence
5G is an emerging technology that has been accompanied by much hype (from promises of multi-gigabit bandwidth and ultra-reliable low-latency communication to conspiracies over COVID-19). At the same time, 5G is expected to accelerate the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) with applications that include rail signalling, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and autonomous vehicles. The reality is that the 5G standards are in ongoing development, mmWave frequencies are not scheduled to be auctioned in Australia until 2021, and the transformative effects of 5G are still largely speculative. This panel will explore cybersecurity and systems engineering concerns related to 5G, with a particular focus on private mobile networks.
Title: Maritime Capability Sustainment Panel
Systems Engineering within the Maritime Sustainment sector of defence has long been driven by the original MIL-STDs and the EIA-632 Systems Engineering processes however this sector has seen a significant change of approach at the Design Assurance level stimulated by the Rizzo Report and the First Principles Review. Now with the Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSwMS) and the productivity and performance based contracting (PPBC) arrangements in place has the underpinning Systems Engineering principles or processes changed or are these too ingrained in culture to adapt to the evolving industry. And with Digital Engineering (eg Digital Twins) and the exponential growth of ‘Big Data’ and ‘machine learning’ are the Systems Engineering practices keeping pace or waiting for the next generation of Maritime Capability to come out of the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise…
Tuesday 27th October
Title: Capability Development and Management
Capability within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is defined far more broadly than the achievement of a business outcome and is inclusive of all the Fundamental Inputs into Capability elements that enable or enact the Capabilities’ effects. In the ever evolving context of Joint Force Design and with the guidance of the Force Structure Plan, now more than ever there is a need to model or otherwise capture the key parameters and outcome measures (or more specifically Measures of Effectiveness) of any given Capability required or acquired in support of the Force Elements. With the exponential growth of the digital era and the associated interconnectedness of all ADF Capabilities, it is imperative that the Capability Managers understand the ripple effects and the superposition potential of all Capability decisions to remain superior to any adversary, who would procure the same underpinning technologies. What can Systems Engineering offer to support this need and how can it be promoted/demonstrated to those able to introduce it to the ADF is the focus of this discussion.
Title: Human-Systems Integration: Where is the Human in System Resilience?
Abstract: Human-Systems Integration is a key speciality engineering activity within Systems Engineering, it is transdisciplinary, cutting across technology, people and organisation. HSI considers the integration of various domains or perspectives (e.g. human-centred design, personnel, competency, training, HF engineering, occupational health and safety, organisational systems, etc) but also the integration of these viewpoints within the broader set of SE activities. The Australian bushfire and pandemic events of 2019/2020 have highlighted the need for a better understanding of the resilience of the systems that enable society and our sustainability. For Human-Systems Integrators, our contemporary challenges revolve around the implications of such adverse events alongside the rapid pace of adoption of disruptive technologies/complex systems and digital engineering. In SE, HSI has evolved from what was initially a defence acquisition process focussed on usability, to a field that encompasses the products, services and complex socio-technical systems from a range of domains and industries across their whole system lifecycles. Join us at this workshop as we discuss how HSI is evolving and consider the current and future HSI challenges in systems resilience.
This workshop will have two main foci. The first part of the workshop will focus on the ongoing work of the INCOSE HSI Working Group and will include dissemination of the INCOSE definition of HSI, the revamp of the Usability/HSI chapter being produced for the updated SE Handbook and upcoming events. The second part of the workshop will be guided brainstorming and discussions on identifying the challenges for HSI in the resilience of critical infrastructure systems. The HSI workshop will be facilitated by Grace Kennedy from the SMART Infrastructure Facility (University of Wollongong), and member of the INCOSE HSI Working Group.
Title: Maturity of SE in the Australian Transportation Sector; What’s the state of play, Where are things going and What’s needed?
– International: Anne O’Neil, Systems Engineering Catalyst & Strategist
– NSW: Andre Hefer, A/Associate Executive Director, Systems Engineering & Assurance at Sydney Metro
– Victoria: Rob Scarbro, Director Systems Integration, Rail Projects Victoria
– QLD or other state: tbc
Facilitator: Ruben Welschen, SESA Executive Committee, Transport and Cities Domain Lead
Questions for this panel:
- Lessons learned, including from other geographic markets
- SE maturity of practice trends across the supply chain:
- state/government bodies
- engineering design consultancies
- system suppliers / systems integrators
Title: Developing capabilities for certification and guidelines for career planning for Early Career Systems Engineers
This panel is a forum for Early Career Systems Engineers (ECSE) to get an understanding of the INCOSE Certification and Engineers Australia Chartered Engineer and Registration programs. The aim is to outline the requirements for certification and identify the resources available to assist candidates in the planning of their career development activities. The information presented may be further developed into a SESA Guideline for SE Career Development by a working group formed at ASEW.
Wednesday 28th October
Title: Systems Thinking 101 – a tutorial and discussion forum on systems principles and concepts
INCOSE recently revised its definition of Systems Engineering as “a transdisciplinary and integrative approach to enable the successful realization, use, and retirement of engineered systems, using systems principles and concepts, and scientific, technological, and management methods:”. This tutorial and discussion forum will focus specifically on the “systems principles and concepts” noted in the revised definition, structured around three key perspectives (questions?) – Why, What and How – at an introductory level. There will be opportunity for discussion through the session, with time set aside at the end for Q&A, feedback, and discussion.
Title: Project Management and SE Integration
INCOSE has remained very active in the Technical Working Groups associated with integration of Program Management and Systems Engineering and SESA is keen to establish a local Australian TWG and proactively contribute to this important initiative. This workshop will provide a summary of recent international progress and an overview of the impending release of the PMBoK Ver 7 which has had a significant overhaul as a result of the PMI-INCOSE-MIT collaboration. The remainder of the workshop will explore how SESA could best support international efforts and brainstorm approaches to stimulate reform and change within Australian organisations.
Title: Cyber Risk Assessment for Transport Operational Technology
The session will look at the differences that cyber security risk assessment between an IT and an OT with respect to safety related systems. The session will look at the risk assessment process and discuss some of the pit falls that can happen. Finally we will look at managing to balance risk, to the delivery of a project into operation, versus cyber compromises of the system as threat actors and vulnerabilities change throughout the life cycle of the project.”
Title: Lessons learnt from COVID-19 for Healthcare Resilience
This workshop session will progress the SESA Healthcare Working Group activity preparing a paper for submission to government on how Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking can contribute to improved healthcare outcomes for Australians. This is being done in the light of the current pandemic and national responses that have ensued. Examples where a systems approach would improve outcomes are being collated. This activity fits in with the overall theme of national resilience.
Andrew Madry will give an overview of the OMG groups BPM+Health COVID Response initiative he has been participating in.
Thursday 29th October
Title: Assurance and Aerospace:
Assurance has been well defined in the Aerospace sector for some time now; or has it? The concept of assurance within an aerospace context immediately conjures up ‘Safety Assurance’ and ‘Security Assurance’ and prescriptive standards but what about innovation and the basic foundation of ‘Capability Assurance’. With the recent release on the Boeing 737Max investigation it would appear that Organisations need to review their accountability structures and their business practices particularly in the area of innovation in design and how that may impact Assurance. This workshop will explore whether Systems Engineering is currently being effectively applied in supporting assurance of actual delivered capability and whether the Aero sector has any unique or specific needs around Capability Assurance (ie is it different to other complex systems of systems – Transport, Telecoms, Energy, etc) and also what the future trends are and how Systems Engineering can best adapt or contribute to that future.
Title: Towards Defining a Systems-based Resilience Framework
This year SESA has begun a new initiative, a Resilient Systems Working Group that is tasked with focussing on defining a systems based resilience framework through exploring the needs and challenges in understanding the resilience of Australia as a system. This workshop will outline the discussions held so far, and disseminate the group’s recent submission to the Australian government consultation paper on “Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance”. Join us as, together, we explore the challenges in our current climate and help us to build our definitions, scrutinise the need, and develop a conceptual framework for systems resilience in Australia.