16th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2018)

WHEN:  May 8-9 2018

WHERE: University of Virginia Inn at Darden
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Reservations: https://goo.gl/myWUhb

16th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2018) – “Systems in Context”

The University of Virginia and INCOSE are excited to announce the 16th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2018), to be held May 8-9, 2018 at University of Virginia Inn at Darden, in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

The 2018 theme “Systems in Context” is inclusive of topics across all aspects of systems engineering, industrial engineering, systems acquisition, engineering management, operations research, engineering systems, and related fields.

CSER 2018 seeks high quality papers from academia, government, and industry on both practical applications of and theoretical advancements in systems engineering.  In addition, CSER 2018 is seeking panel sessions and technical demonstrations from both industry and academia. Papers are solicited in all aspects of systems engineering, including:

– Formative Methods and Requirements
– Integration, Deployment, Assurance
– Model-based Systems Engineering
– Life Cycle Management
– Human Factors
– Safety & Security
– System Assurance
– Systems in Society
– Decisions/Control & Design; Systems Modeling
– Optimization, Multiple Objectives, Synthesis
– Risk & Resilience
– Collaborative Autonomy
– Coordination & Distributed Decision-Making
– Prediction
– Prescriptive Modeling; State Estimation
– Stochastic Approximation
– Stochastic Optimization & Control
– Integrative Data Engineering
– Sensor Management
– Design of Experiments
– Others

Papers should contribute new theoretical work, analysis of existing systems, applications of established techniques, or case studies. Papers are invited from both academia and industry. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. All papers must be original work and currently not under submission to another conference or journal.

All accepted papers (limited to 8 pages) will be published as part of a Springer proceedings series. Papers should be submitted through the EDAS system at the following link: http://edas.info/N24260

Key Dates:
– Paper Submission: February 9, 2018
– Paper Notification: March 16, 2018
– Final Paper Submission Due: April 13, 2018
– Conference Registration Opens: February 1, 2018

In addition, submissions of optional, full-length papers are invited for special issues of the journals Environment, Systems, & Decisions (Springer) and Systems Engineering (Elsevier) dedicated to CSER 2018.

Registration and Fees:
Regular registration until 4/1/2018:  $595 ($795 thereafter)
Senior/Military registration until 4/1/2018:  $395 ($495 thereafter)
Student registration until 4/1/2018:  $195 ($295 thereafter)
Single day registration (does include banquet) $295
Banquet guest/extra ticket $75
Direct link to registration web page: http://edas.info/r24260

Keynote Speakers:
Ms. Kristen Baldwin, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering
Dr. Yacov Y. Haimes, Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Systems and Information Engineering and Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia.
Mr. Mark Honecker, Executive Director/Chief of Staff, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, U.S. Department of State
John Buckley, VP of Engineering, Science & Technology – Product Development & Technical Execution, Northrop Grumman Corporation

The conference will be held at the University of Virginia Inn at Darden. To reserve at the special conference rate of $125/night go to
Guests may also call or email the hotel at 434-297-7384 or GatehouseStaff@Darden.Virginia.edu. Please reference “CSER”.

Organizing Committee
Yacov Y. Haimes (Honorary Chair)
Peter Beling, University of Virginia (Co-Chair)
William Scherer, University of Virginia (Co-Chair)
Stephen Adams, University of Virginia (Program Chair)
Cody Fleming, University of Virginia (Panel Chair)
James Lambert, University of Virginia (Publications Chair)
Willy Donaldson, Christopher Newport University (Sponsorship Chair)
Brian Park, University of Virginia (Outreach Chair)