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Past Events Archive

2018 | 2017 | 2016

This list of past events is provided to show the range of organizations with which ODASD(SE) engages to accomplish its mission and reach the DoD acquisition community.

2018
  • 28th Annual INCOSE International Symposium
    Sponsored by International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    July 7–12, 2018, Grand Hyatt, Washington DC, USA

    The INCOSE International Symposium is an international forum for Systems Engineering. Participants network, share ideas, knowledge and practices, and learn more about the recent innovations, trends, experiences, and issues in Systems Engineering from leaders in the field. The theme for the INCOSE International Symposium 2018 is Delivering Systems in the Age of Globalization. Papers are due November 10, 2017.

  • Value Engineering Achievement Award Ceremony
    Sponsored by Department of Defense
    June 28, 2018, Pentagon

    The Department of Defense (DoD) will present the FY 2017 Value Engineering (VE) Awards in a ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium, 2:30 p.m. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering Kristen J. Baldwin will honor the award recipients.

    As part of the broader DoD Honorary VE Awards Program, the award recognizes DoD civilian and military organizations, teams, individuals, and programs or projects demonstrating exemplary VE accomplishments.

    To view the DoD VE Achievement Awards Ceremony live or archived, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/16037. For a list of FY 2017 VE Achievement Award recipients and their achievements, as well as information on past recipients, visit the Value Engineering Initiative page.

  • 13th System of Systems Engineering Conference (SoSE 2018)
    Sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    June 19–22, 2018, Sorbonne Universités – Jussieu Campus, Paris, France

    The SoSE Conference focuses on systems of systems, defined as complex systems created by the systematic and dynamic assembly of various interacting subsystems. This year’s theme is “Systems of Systems Management and Control: Frontiers between Cyber, Physical, and Social Systems.” The conference will address both defense and industry applications of such topics as system management and engineering; interoperability and system architecture; system of systems integration; risk analysis; reliability; security; and resilience, among others.

  • 16th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER)
    Sponsored by International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    May 8–9, 2018, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    The CSER offers researchers in academia, industry, and government a common forum to present, discuss, and influence systems engineering research. The conference provides access to forward‐looking research from across the globe, by renowned academicians as well as perspectives from senior industry and government representatives. Co-founded by the University of Southern California and Stevens Institute of Technology. This year's theme is "Systems in Context."

  • 12th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon)
    Sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    April 23–26, 2018, JW Marriott parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St Vancouver, BC, Canada

    The IEEE Systems Council facilitates interactions among communities of interest on system-level problems and applications. The Council addresses the discipline of systems engineering, including theory, technology, methodology, and applications of complex systems, system-of-systems, and integrated systems of national and global significance.

  • Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference (GOMACTech 2018)
    March 12–15, 2018, Hyatt Regency Miami, FL

    The GOMACTech conference features a review of developments in microcircuit applications for government systems. The conference is unclassified/export-controlled. Participants must be U.S. Citizens or legal U.S. Permanent Residents.

  • National Engineers Week (EWeek)
    February 18–24, 2018

    EWeek is a national event to celebrate the importance of engineering and encourage young people to pursue engineering as a career. Geared especially toward K-12 students, the mission is to highlight how engineers make a difference in the world, increase public awareness about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for students, educators, and parents. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951, EWeek is now sponsored by DiscoverE, a coalition of organizations dedicated to volunteer outreach to raise awareness of engineering as a profession. Although the outreach focuses on students, the group also works to promote a diverse and well-educated engineering workforce.

  • Pentagon National Engineers Week (EWeek) Celebration
    February 21, 2018, Pentagon Library and Conference Center (PLC2), Room B6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

    As DiscoverE sponsors EWeek nationwide, the Department of Defense (DoD) will host the 13th annual celebration at the Pentagon to recognize the DoD engineering workforce and highlight engineering achievements and innovation. Sponsors include the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) Facilities Services Directorate and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)). Ms. Kristen Baldwin, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD(SE)), will co-host the event.

    This year's featured speaker will be Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The event will include a presentation of awards for Scientist of the Quarter and STEM Advocate of the Quarter.

    Download a poster here. For more information, contact the Environmental, Sustainability, and Energy Branch, WHS.Environmental@mail.mil or 703-614-1370.

  • 64th Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS 2018)
    January 22–25, 2018, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, NV

    The annual RAMS provides a forum for training and discussion regarding reliability and maintainability practice, with participants from industry, academia, and government. The event features published papers and tutorials and provides opportunities for networking and product demonstrations. The RAMS 2018 theme is RAMS Throughout the Product Lifecycle.

  • INCOSE International Workshop (IW) 2018
    Sponsored by International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    January 20–23, 2018, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

    IW2018 consists of working meetings for groups engaged in INCOSE projects including the development of international standards, workshops to explore the systems engineering challenges, and opportunities for participants to share best practices. The event includes two types of working group sessions: (1) Working sessions, which focus on improving and completing working group products; and (2) Outreach sessions, which focus on disseminating the current state of the art, offering attendees an opportunity to become involved in or influence the direction of a working group.

  • AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech)
    Sponsored by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    January 8–12, 2018, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL

    Scitech comprises 11 conferences and draws thousands of participants from around the world to exchange research and information on topics in the aerospace field. Abstract deadline: June 12, 2017. Registration begins in December 2017. The 2018 program will feature more than 30 topics including Systems Engineering, Software Systems, Space Operations, Modeling and Simulation, Design Engineering, and Intelligent Systems.

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2017
  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Conference and Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC)
    Coordinated by Universal Technology Corporation
    December 4–7, 2017, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL

    The DMSMS conference attracts leaders from industry, government, and academia to focus on defense manufacturing technology and issues. The 2017 theme is “Managing Obsolescence Risk - How to Optimize Budget, Schedule, and Readiness.” Topics include proactively managing obsolescence and designing to reduce obsolescence; collaboration as a key to success; parts management; and training. The concurrent DMC focuses on policy, strategic direction, innovation, and best practices.

  • Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)
    Sponsored by National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA)
    November 27–December 1, 2017, Orlando, FL

    I/ITSEC includes presentations of peer-reviewed papers, tutorials, special events, workshops, exhibits, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. Organized by the NTSA, the conference promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines. The NTSA is an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

  • 5th Annual SERC Doctoral Students Forum and 8th Annual SERC Sponsor Research Review
    Sponsored by DoD Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
    November 7–8, 2017, Washington, DC

    The SERC Doctoral Students Forum provides an opportunity for doctoral students conducting systems engineering-related research at any of the SERC collaborating universities to present their topics in an open forum. This half-day event provides an opportunity for the attendees to have insights into ongoing research and to influence its direction while also meeting a number of doctoral students from the SERC universities. During the Sponsor Research Review focuses on results achieved in each of the four thematic areas of the SERC: Trusted Systems, Enterprise Systems and Systems of Systems, Human Capital Development, and Systems Engineering and Systems Management Transformation. Attendance is open to government, FFRDCs, national laboratories, industry, and academic institutions.

  • 20th Annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference
    Sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
    October 23–26, 2017, Waterford at Springfield, Springfield, VA

    This conference focuses on improving acquisition and performance of defense programs and systems. Topics include system-of-systems engineering, system security, net-centric operations and data/information interoperability, and system sustainment. The conference welcomes program managers, systems engineers, chief scientists, and engineers and managers from the requirements, design, verification, support, logistics and test communities from both government and industry. The forum provides an opportunity to share information and shape policy and procedures.

    This conference is sponsored by the NDIA Systems Engineering Division, in cooperation with IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE Systems Council and the International Council on Systems Engineering, and is supported by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense for Systems Engineering in the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

  • 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
    Sponsored by Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery
    October 4–6, 2017, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

    The conference invites women in computing to discuss research and career interests. Topics include computer systems engineering, software engineering, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, security, and other technical areas, as well as academic and professional development.

  • SAE Aero Tech Congress & Exhibition
    Sponsored by SAE International
    September 26–28, 2017, Fort Worth, TX

    This event allows members of the aerospace community to exchange ideas on future challenges and opportunities. Topics include Vehicle Systems/Systems Engineering, Aerospace Operations, Aviation Cyber-Physical Security, Environment System Safety, Reliability and Maintainability, Unmanned Aerial System Safety, and other areas. Acting DASD(SE) will participate as a keynote speaker.

  • 28th Annual IEEE Software Technology Conference (STC 2017)
    Sponsored by Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    September 25–28, 2017, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

    STC invites defense, civilian agency, and industry stakeholders to address challenges and share knowledge in areas including software acquisition, development, sustainment, cybersecurity, and technology.

  • 2017 National Modeling and Simulation Coalition Annual Meeting
    Sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association
    September 25–26, 2017, The Henry Hotel, Dearborn, MI

    The theme of the 2017 meeting is “Modeling, Simulation and Visualization: Revolutionizing Analytics, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Product Design - and how to train the workforce to support it.” Agenda topics include industry perspectives, healthcare simulation, curricula and credentialing, research challenges in complex systems, and more.

  • Simulation Innovation Workshop (SIW) 2017
    Sponsored by Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
    September 10–15, 2017, Orlando, FL

    This workshop features modeling and simulation technologies, techniques, and exhibits. Workshop tracks include Acquisition Lifecycle and Technology Transfer (ACQ); Services, Processes, Tools, and Data (SVCS); and M&S Specialty Topics (SPEC).

  • 27th Annual INCOSE International Symposium
    Sponsored by International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    July 17–20, 2017, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia

    The INCOSE International Symposium draws systems engineering professionals from all levels of government, industry, academia, and research. The agenda includes presentations, case studies, workshops, tutorials, and panel discussions, providing an opportunity to share and enhance knowledge on a range of systems engineering topics. The theme is "Unlocking Innovation through Systems Engineering." Papers are due November 7, 2016. Registration opens April 2017.

  • SAE Systems Management Council Meetings
    Sponsored by SAE International
    June 26–29, 2017, DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, Denver, CO

    Meetings of several SAE technical committees, including SAE SSTC, Enterprise Information & Data Management (EIDM) Committee, SAE G33, SAE G47, and SAE LCLS.

  • 12th Annual System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) Conference
    Sponsored by IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society
    June 18–21, 2017, Waikoloa Hilton Village, Waikoloa, HI

    This conference addresses the impact of SoSE on engineering fields and in applications including aerospace, defense, energy, manufacturing, and national security. The conference theme is “Internet of Things as System of Systems.” Participants are invited to submit papers on theories, methodologies, and applications of SoSE in science, technology, industry, and education. First deadline for papers is February 7.

  • Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC)
    Sponsored by Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
    May 20–23, 2017, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh

    ISERC takes place as part of the IISE Annual Conference and Expo. ISERC focuses on allowing the industrial and systems engineering specialists from academia and industry to share their scholarly work, whether preliminary or final. Topics include, among others, Engineering Education, Engineering Management, Manufacturing & Engineering Design, Modeling & Simulation, National Security, and Systems Engineering and Design.

  • 11th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon)
    Sponsored by IEEE and IEEE Systems Council
    April 24–27, 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    This international conference highlights the importance of systems thinking as an essential approach. The conference brings together communities of interest to focus on addressing “system-level problems and applications” through focus areas including systems engineering theory, technology, methodology, and systems of systems. The initial manuscript deadline is October 14, 2016.

  • NDIA Cyber Resilient and Secure Weapon Systems Summit 2017
    Sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
    April 11–13, 2017, Mitre, McLean, VA

    Coordinated by the NDIA System Security Engineering Committee. Office of DASD(SE) is a government sponsor for the event.

  • CSER 2017: 15th Annual Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER)
    Sponsored by International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    March 23–25, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

    This year's theme is "Disciplinary Convergence: Implications for Systems Engineering Research." Research paper topics include Formal Methods in Systems Engineering, Engineered Resilient Systems, Model-Based Systems Engineering, System of Systems Integration, and other topics.

  • Pentagon National Engineers Week (EWeek) Celebration
    Sponsored by Department of Defense
    February 22, 2017, Pentagon Auditorium, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

    DoD supports EWeek with a ceremony in the Pentagon Conference Center (PLCC B-6). The guest speaker will be Mr. Keith Englander, Deputy for Engineering, Missile Defense Agency. Award recipients will be announced from the Society of American Engineers, Washington, DC Post Awards, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

  • National Engineers Week (EWeek)
    Sponsored by National Society of Professional Engineers
    February 19–25, 2017, Washington, DC

    The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) sponsors EWeek as an educational outreach to highlight the contributions engineers make and encourage young people to consider engineering as a field of study and a career. The theme is “Engineers Dream Big.” Events include “Introduce a Girl to Engineering,” "Family Day in DC,” and other activities.

  • INCOSE International Workshop (IW2017)
    Sponsored by International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    January 28–31, 2017, Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, Torrance, CA

    INCOSE's International Workshop is an opportunity for systems engineers at all levels to engage in working sessions to take the discipline forward. The workshop is open to INCOSE members.

    Two types of sessions include (1) Working Sessions, which focus on improving and completing working group products and (2) Outreach Sessions, which focus on disseminating the current state-of-the-art to participants with little previous exposure to the working groups. Attending an Outreach session is also an opportunity to influence the future direction of a working groups. IW2017 includes a focus on Systems Engineering Transformation and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

  • 63rd Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS®)
    Sponsored by IEEE Reliability Society
    January 23–26, 2017, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL

    The annual RAMS® provides a forum for training and discussion regarding reliability and maintainability practice. The symposium welcomes participants from industry, academia, and government. The event features published papers and tutorials and provides opportunities for networking and product demonstrations. The theme for RAMS® 2017 is “R&M: Managing Emerging Challenges and Risks.”

  • AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2017)
    Sponsored by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    January 9–13, 2017, Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

    Scitech comprises 11 conferences and draws thousands of participants from around the world to exchange research and information on topics in the aerospace field. Abstract deadline: June 7, 2016. Registration begins in December 2016.

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2016
  • 4th Annual SERC Doctoral Students Forum and 8th Annual SERC Sponsor Research Review
    Sponsored by DoD Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
    November 16–17, 2016, Washington, DC

    The SERC Doctoral Students Forum provides an opportunity for doctoral students conducting systems engineering-related research at any of the SERC collaborating universities to present their research in an open forum. Students may present regardless of whether the research was conducted through a SERC initiative. Attendance is open to government, FFRDCs, national laboratories, industry, and academic institutions.

  • 19th Annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference
    Sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
    October 24–27, 2016, Waterford at Springfield, Springfield, VA

    This conference focuses on improving acquisition and performance of defense programs and systems, including network centric operations and data/information interoperability, systems engineering, and all aspects of system sustainment. The conference is sponsored by the NDIA Systems Engineering Division and is supported by the office of the DASD(SE), the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, and the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer.

  • SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC)
    Sponsored by SAE International
    September 27–29, 2016, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

    The ASTC provides a forum for aerospace systems professionals including systems engineers to share technical knowledge on emerging and applied technologies in commercial, military, and unmanned aviation.

  • 2016 Simulation Innovation Workshop (SIW)
    Sponsored by Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
    September 11–16, 2016, Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL

    The SIW provides forums addressing modeling and simulation issues and proposed solutions; tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools and techniques; and exhibits of technological advances.

  • INCOSE International Symposium 2016
    Sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    July 18–21, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Through this international forum, participants share knowledge and ideas on recent innovations, trends, and experience in systems engineering. The 2016 theme is "Achieving Excellence Through Systems Engineering."

  • Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC)
    Sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
    May 21–24, 2016, Disneyland Resort Hotel, Anaheim, CA

    As part of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo, ISERC provides a forum for academic and industry scholars to exchange information on systems engineering research. Tracks include Computer and Information Systems, Engineering Education, Engineering Management, Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Modeling and Simulation, and others.

  • DAU Acquisition Training Symposium
    Sponsored by Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association
    April 27, 2016, Fort Belvoir, VA

    The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) will host a one-day training forum with the theme "Strengthening Cost Consciousness, Professionalism, and Technical Excellence," Wednesday, April 27, at the Fort Belvoir campus, Building 226–Scott Hall.

    The training symposium will feature Mr. Frank Kendall, USD(AT&L), as the keynote speaker. Planned events include plenary and classroom training sessions focusing on the latest acquisition policies and practices. Ms. Kristen Baldwin, Acting DASD(SE), will co-lead a session on Program Protection Planning with Mr. Dave Pearson, DAU.

    To view the agenda and to register, please visit the symposium website. Please note that registration closes at 4:00 p.m. EDT Friday, April 22. The event will not be broadcast via VTC in the local area.

  • 10th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference
    Sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    April 18–21, 2016, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL

    The IEEE Systems Conference brings together communities of interest to share information on system-level problems and applications. The conference offers the premise that system-level thinking is essential not only for technical systems but for today's world in general. Topics include systems engineering theory, technology, methodology, and applications of complex systems, systems of systems, and integrated systems of national and global significance.

  • 14th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2016)
    Sponsored by the University of Alabama, Huntsville; Dynetics; MITRE; the International Council on Systems Engineering; and the DoD Systems Engineering Research Center
    March 22–24, 2016, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

    CSER offers a forum to share information on research and generate new research ideas addressing the challenges of systems architecting and engineering. Authors are invited to submit papers on any aspect of systems engineering.

  • Pentagon National Engineers Week Celebration
    Sponsored by DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation)
    February 23, 2016, Pentagon Auditorium

    Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Engineers Week (February 21–27, 2016) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

  • INCOSE International Workshop 2016 (IW2016)
    Sponsored by International Council on Systems Engineering
    January 30–February 2, 2016, Marriott Torrance, Torrance, CA

    The INCOSE International Workshop facilitates working meetings for systems engineers of all levels to engage in INCOSE's major projects, participate in developing international standards, share best practices, and explore systems engineering challenges.

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