The ESA Directorate for Technical and Quality Management and the Concurrent Design Facility are organising the third International Workshop on System and Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications, in partnership with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and 'La Sapienza' University, Rome, to be hosted at Universita degli Studi di Roma, on 15-16-17 October 2008.
The increasing complexity of space missions, coupled with cost and schedule constraints, calls for advanced and innovative approaches to System Engineering (SE). A growing interest in Concurrent Engineering (CE), as an enabling methodology to implement effective System Engineering, has become apparent in recent years with the creation of centres and facilities for concurrent design. Further applications and exploitation of CE methodology and tools are envisaged.
The aim of the workshop is to gather together participants from space and non-space institutions, industry and academia interested in the System and Concurrent Engineering (SE&CE) and to provide a forum to share their experience and discuss innovation and future plans for SE&CE.
The second workshop, in 2006, gathered about 100 specialist engineers representing industry, universities and agencies from around Europe, as well as attendees from as far afield as Australia and America.
The following are examples of the many positive reactions:
"This unique ESA Concurrent Engineering workshop facilitates discussions between the most advanced teams in the world, in a collaborative and forward thinking way." Kjell A. Bengtsson - Senior Vice President - Jotne EPM Technology
"Collaborative engineering is the way we have to work to secure the future of our technical product. We need to be supported by the architects who manage and direct the concurrent engineering from the users to the customers." Richard Smyth - Vice President Policy - Airbus
Call for Papers
Authors are invited to submit a one page abstract containing the following information:
- Name of contact person, affiliation and contact details
- Title and summary of the paper (approx. 600-1200 words)
- Proposed topic and presentation preference for the paper
- Full name of all co-author(s)
Abstracts should be submitted by 20 July 2008 to the ESA Conference Bureau using the on-line form available in the related link.
Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their paper and then receive instructions for the preparation of the final paper for the Workshop proceedings.
For details refer to the related links