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Conference Panels


Tuesday, March 20, 2012
8:45am – 10:00am

Title: System of Systems Engineering and Architecture

Abstract: The objectives of this panel will be to:

• Review the current SoSE research and body of knowledge
• Discuss the necessary research and end state objectives
• Compare and contrast SoS architecture and engineering to traditional engineering practice
• Discuss perspectives of SoS emergence
• Discuss SoS Test and Evaluation


Moderator: John Colombi, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
Speakers:    Barry Boehm , University of Southern California, USA
                    Rob Pitsko , Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
                    Ronald E. Giachetti , Naval Postgraduate School, USA



Tuesday, March 20, 2012
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Title: BKCASE Viewpoints on the Guide to the SEBoK and GRCSE

Abstract: The objectives of this panel will be to:

• review the status of the BKCASE products: SEBoK and GRCSE
• describe feedback from the public on the version 0.5 releases
• discuss perspectives related to early adoption of the products
• review forward plans for final version 1.0 releases of each product

Moderator: David Olwell, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Speakers:  Stephen Cook , University of South Australia,   Australia
                  Gerrit Muller ,  Buskerud University College, Konsberg, Norway
                  Ricardo Pineda , University of Texas at El Paso, USA
                  Brian Wells , Raytheon, USA



Wednesday, March 21, 2012
9:00am – 10:00am

Title: Product Line Architecture

Abstract: “Product Line Architectures (PLA) facilitate an approach that promotes reuse by designing core aspects of a family of systems up front that leverage key common system elements.  This provides several advantages including a reduction of development cost for new systems in the family as well as a reduction in the overall development time getting products to market faster.  Just as important as defining and capturing the similarities is identifying and capturing the variation points.  This enables building in adaptability for future variants in the family of systems to benefit from the reuse.  This panel will discuss these and other keys aspects of PLAs, their experiences in implementing PLAs, and future considerations to better leverage the benefits.”

Moderator: Jamie Kanyok , Lockheed Martin, USA
Speakers:   Brian Wells , Raytheon, USA
                   David Berwald , Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, USA
                   Thomas Herald , Lockheed Martin, Global Training and Logistics, USA
                   Charles Dickerson , Loughborough University, UK
                   Jon Wade , Stevens Institue of Technology, USA



Thursday, March 22, 2012
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Title: Modeling and Simulation

Abstract: As the final panel of the conference, several experts in modeling and simulation will discuss and take questions from the audience that will show that relying on sound systems engineering practices and processes from the beginning concept for a new product, developing the requirements, rapid prototyping to expand those requirements, through its development, integration, testing, operations and support of the product through the life cycle will provide a product that has the capabilities and can perform the missions the customer desires.   Specific areas addressed will be the use of large simulation facilities to look at how a new product could be used along with existing and other new concepts, the tools and databases needed to provide the modeling and simulation capability, a rapid prototyping example for an existing aircraft by operational pilots, the use of a large scale networks to test and validate concepts in an operational scenario, and the use of training simulation to provide the ultimate warfighter .  Also addressed will be the emerging concept of live, virtual and constructive simulation and training.

Moderator: William J.(Bill) Bezdek , The Boeing Company, USA
Speakers:   Tom Bridges , Boeing Training Systems and Government Services, USA
                   Michael Frankie , The Boeing Company, USA
                   Peter Field , F/A-18 Air crew Systems Advisory Panel, USA
                  Robert Kramer, The Boeing Company, USA