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Link to CSER Schedule.

The 16th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2018) invites authors to submit papers that address the practical and theoretical needs for systems in context research.  No system operates independently of other systems and stakeholders.  Understanding the interactions with other entities and the context in which a system will be used is paramount to the design process.

CSER 2018 seeks high quality papers from industry, academia, military, and government on both practical applications of systems in context and theoretical advancements.  In addition, CSER 2018 is seeking panel sessions and technical demonstrations from both industry and academia.

A flyer for the conference can be found here. Direct link to registration web page.

Springer will publish the conference proceedings in “Systems Engineering in Context – Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research.” Purchasing information will be available soon.

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Sponsors:

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Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

WHEN:  May 8-9 2018

WHERE: University of Virginia Inn at Darden at the University of Virginia
in Charlottesville, VA, USA

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 the University of Virginia 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 industry, academia, military, and government on both practical applications of and theoretical advancements in systems engineering.  In addition, CSER 2018 is seeking panel sessions and technical demonstrations from industry, academia, military, and government. 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
  • Smart Cities
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • 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

Paper Submission Template

Please be sure to utilize the CSER 2018 Paper Submission Template. The template provides detailed instructions for submission prior to peer review.

Key Dates:

  • 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 a special issue of the Springer journal Environment, Systems, & Decisions 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

 

Venue/Lodging:

The conference will be held at the University of Virginia Inn at Darden. Conference attendees may reserve rooms by phone at (866) 996-7504 (referencing CSER 2018) or online at this link.

Venue link at the CSER 2018 website: https://cser2018.com/hotel/

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)
  • Brian Park, University of Virginia (Publications Chair)

Technical Program Committee

  • Stephen Adams, University of Virginia (Chair)
  • Carl Elks, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Cody Fleming, University of Virginia
  • Yacov Haimes, University of Virginia
  • Jim Lambert, University of Virginia
  • David Long, Vitech Corp
  • Tom McDermott, Georgia Tech
  • Chris Paredis, Georgia Tech
  • Alejandro Salado, Virginia Tech
  • Lu Xiao, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Steve Yang, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Ye Yang, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Others to be announced

SPECIAL ISSUES

The Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Board of the Springer journal Environment, Systems, & Decisions, and the organizers of CSER 2018 16th Annual Conference on System Engineering Research, announce a Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the journal that will feature top papers that are presented at CSER 2018. Details about the call can be found here.

The INCOSE Systems Engineering Journal is pleased to invite papers on “Modeling and Methods of Systems in Context” for a Special Issue to be published in 2018 or 2019.  The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board of the Wiley journal Systems Engineering, INCOSE, and the organizers of the CSER 2018 16th Annual Conference on System Engineering Research, are coordinating on this Special Issue of the journal featuring the research of top contributors to CSER 2018.  At least one Special Issue manuscript author must be registered for the CSER 2018.  Details about the call can be found here.

 

Key Dates

Dates

Registration

Papers should be submitted through the EDAS system at the following link: http://edas.info/N24260

Fees for attending the conference are:

  • Early Registration (before April 1): $595
  • Late Registration (after April 1): $795
  • Students: $200
  • Single day (includes banquet): $295
  • Extra banquet tickets: $75

Organizers

Honorary Chair

haimes
Dr. Yacov Haimes
L. R. Quarles Professor
Systems and Information Engineering

Co-Chair

beling
Dr. Peter A. Beling
Professor and Interim Chair
Systems and Information Engineering

Co-Chair

scherer
Dr. William Scherer
Professor
Systems and Information Engineering

Panel Chair

fleming
Dr. Cody Fleming
Assistant Professor
Systems and Information Engineering

Program Chair

adams
Dr. Stephen Conway Adams
Senior Scientist
Systems and Information Engineering

Publications Chair

Lambert
Dr. James H. Lambert
Research Professor
Systems and Information Engineering

Sponsorship Chair

WilliamDonaldson-CNU
Dr. William Donaldson
Assistant Professor
Christopher Newport University

Committee Member

BrianPark_headshot

Dr. Brian Park
Associate Professor
University of Virginia

Contact

Local Things-to-Do

Conference is held in Charlottesville, home of UVa and the Downtown Mall.

The University of Virginia Inn at Darden will host the conference and offers special rates for attendees.

Charlottesville was home to several of the country’s founding fathers. Check out Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Highland.

This area is also the Birthplace of American Wine, with dozens of wineries near the conference site.

C-ville magazine discusses lots of places to eat and things to do in the area.

TripAdvisor provides an excellent sample of things to do in Charlottesville.

Make sure to check out Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda:

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