CSD&M Paris 2016

13th - 14th December
7th Edition
Challenges & Opportunities of Systems Engineering in a Changing World

Mastering complex engineered systems is a fundamental strategic challenge. Complex Systems Design & Management (CSD&M) conference is a widely open meeting event dedicated to academic researchers, industrial and governmental actors who are interested in complex industrial systems engineering. The event is not limited to the existing specialists of the subject!

The 2-day conference allows since 2010 to discover and share about theories, methods and tools that have been developed to allow to manage the increasing complexity of the technical systems you must design and implement.

Thanks to its past 6 editions, CSD&M has become the conference of reference in the field of complex industrial systems architecture & engineering. This 7th conference will especially covers the theme “Challenges & Opportunities of Systems Engineering in a Changing World”.


Conference program

09:00-09:30 Opening of the Conference

  • 09:00-09:10 – Welcoming by the conference general chair Daniel KROB, CESAMES & Ecole Polytechnique
  • 09:10-09:30 – Welcoming by the Program Committee co-chairs Dominique LUZEAUX, Ecole Polytechnique & Gauthier FANMUY, Dassault Systèmes & Welcoming by the Organizing Committee Chair Francois STEPHAN, IRT SystemX

09:30-12:20 VIP Speakers presentations

  • 09:30-10:00 – Andy ANDERSON, Chief Operating Officer – AIRBUS Group
  • 10:00-10:30 – Paulien HERDER, Head of the Engineering Systems and Services Department at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management – Delft University of Technology – “Comprehensive engineering for Energy System Transitions”
  • 10:30-11:00 – Pascal BROSSET, SVP Strategy &Technology Schneider Electric

11:00-11:20 – Coffee break

  • 11:20-11:50 – Matthew SILVER, CEO & Founder, Cambrian Innovation Sustainable and Economical Water & Energy Infrastructure
  • 11:50-12:20 – Discussion on “Opening Innovation and R&D” presented by François STEPHAN, IRT SystemX with Olivier DE WECK, Paulien HERDER, Pascal BROSSET and Matthew SILVER

12:20-12:50 – Plenary Success Stories Presentations

  • 12:20-12:35 Sodius
  • 12:35-12:50 Knowledge Inside & ESI France

12:50-14:00 – Break Lunch Buffet

14:00-14:45 – Plenary Success Stories Presentations

  • 14 :00-14 :15 The Cosmo Company “Asset investment optimization for railway infrastructure with a complex systems approach”, Benoît Guyot – SNCF Réseau
  • 14:15-14:30 MEGA International “Supporting Digital Transformation with Entreprise Architecture”
  • 14:30-14:45 Obeo & Thales “Implementing the MBSE cultural change with Arcadia and Capella”, Samuel Rochet, Obeo & Stéphane Bonnet, Thales

14:50-17:10 Contributed Talks
14:50-17:10 Parallel session 1

  • 14:50-15:20 – Michael Schaefer “Challenges for MBSE and PLE for Legacy Product-Based System Environments”

15:20-15:40- Coffee break 

  • 15:40-16:10 Aiste Aleksandraviciene and Aurelijus Morkevicius “Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach for Requirements Management”
  • 16:10-16:40 – Gauthier Fanmuy, Valérie Pegon, Arnaud Durantin and Ségolène Miet “Design Thinking & Systems Engineering to sustain competitive innovations”
  • 16:40-17:10 – Thuy Nguyen “Modelling and Simulation of the Dynamics of Complex Socio-Cyber- Physical Systems and Large Scale Systems of Systems all along their Lifetime”

14:50-17:10 Parallel session 2

  • 14:50-15:20 Olivier de Weck “Complexity Management for Engineered Systems using System Value Definition”

15:20-15:40- Coffee break

  • 15:40-16:10 – Thomas Peugeot, Nicolas Dupin and Catherine Dubecq “MBSE, PLM, MIP and Robust Optimization for System of Systems management, application to SCCOA French Air Defense System”
  • 16:10-16:40 – Thao Dang “Validation of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems: an application to HVAC
  • 16:40-17:10 – Guillaume Habault “Defining a Distributed Architecture for Smart Energy Aware

14:50-17:10 Workshop Partners

  • 14:50-15:20 Anylogic “Multimethod modeling and simulation with AnyLogic 7”

15:20-15:40- Coffee break

  • 15:40-16:10 Pragmadev System optimization: a use case in the space domain” E. Gaudin
  • 16:10-16:40 Clarity Project Capella: the Birth of an Industrial Ecosystem” C. Boudjennah
  • 16:40-17:10 Mega International “System Engineering and Architecture practices: it’s time for a change!”, Experience feedback on the latest trends from MEGA International and CESAMES

17:10-19:00 – Poster Workshop & Conference Cocktail
1. “An integrated approach for Sytem Driven Product Development (SDPD) by means of development of a mechatronic systems in an industrial context” Prof. Dr. Salehi Vahid and Burseg Lukas (EDMS Germany)
“Performance Analysis of SDL Systems” Mihal Brumbulli and Emmanuel Gaudin (PragmaDev France)
“Prerequisites for the Modeling and Analysis of a Product Development Process Using Network Theory” Abdo Chahin, Kristin Paetzold (Universität der Bundeswehr München Germany), Julian Hoffmeister and Vahid Salehi (University of Applied Sciences Munich Germany)
“Challenges of Agile Development: A CauseandEffect Analysis” Tobias Sebastian Schmidt and Kristin Paetzold (University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich Germany)
“MBSE & MBSA with Capella and Safety Architect tools” Marc Sango, Frédérique Vallée, AnneCatherine ViÉ (ALL4TEC France), JeanLuc Voirin (Thales Mission Systems France), Xavier Leroux (Thales Global Services France) and Véronique Normand (Thales Research and Technology

“A Synthetic Analytical Model for the Evaluation of Supply Chain Performance” Cy Lam (Hiroshima University Japan) and K Tai (Nanyang Technological University Singapore)
“Direct democracy as the keystone of a smart city governance as a complex system? Claude Rochet (CERGAM France)
“Fast and extensive model based project plan building in nuclear industry” Christian Marie, Gilles Beuzelin (AREVA France), Samuel Boutin and Eric Nicole (Knowledge Inside France)
“Batteries For Buildings (B4B) A «System of Systems» development return on experience” Yann Chazal (RENAULT France), DoHieu Trinh, Eric Portales (Bouygues Energies Services France) and Philippe Toussaint (Knowledge Inside France)
“A governance framework for complex geographically bounded industrial business networks” Larissa Statsenko and Vernon Ireland (University of Adelaide Australia)
“Exploring Early Stage CostEstimation Methods Using OfftheShelf Tools: A Case Study” Haifeng Zhu, Greg Ojard (UTC Research Center USA), Eileen Arnold (UTC Aerospace Systems USA), Narek Shougarian, Kaushik Sinha and Oliver de Weck (MIT USA)
“Towards a DesigntoValue approach in early design stages” Sonia Ben Hamida, Alain Huet (Airbus Defense & Space FR), Marija Jankovic, JeanClaude Bocquet (CentraleSuepelec FR) and Martine Callot (Airbus Group Innovation)
“Categorizing Technical Change in a System: Resolving some of the Shortcomings in Henderson & Clarck’s (1990) Framework” Mohammadreza Arasti (Sharif University of Technology Iran) and Mahdi Khaleghi (University of Tehran Iran)

09:00-10:00 VIP Speakers presentations

  • 09:00-09:30 – Garry ROEDLER, Incose Fellow and Engineering Outreach Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation Shaping INCOSE for Tomorrow
  • 09:30-10:00 – Round table discussion with Omar HAMMAMI, ENSTA ParisTech and other experts “System Engineering Education”

10:05-12:55 Contributed Talks
10:05-12:55 Parallel session 1

  • 10:05-10:35 – Leila Kloul, Antoine Rauzy “Incremental Modeling Methodology of Railway System Specifications”
  • 10:35-11:05 – Samuel Vogel, Stephan Rudolph “Automated Piping With Standardized Bends in Complex Systems Design”

11:05-11:25 Coffee break

  • 11:25-11:55 – Abdelkrim Doufene, Olivier de Weck “Assessment of Resilience in Desalination Infrastructure Using Semi-Markov Models”
  • 11:55-12:25 – Juste Raimbault “A Discrepancy-based Framework to Compare Robustness between Multi-Attribute Evaluations”
  • 12:25-12:55 Robert S. Swarz “The TransAlaska Pipeline System”

10:05-12:55 Parallel session 2

  • 10:05-10:35 – William Edmonson “Systems Engineering Education for East Africa”
  • 10:35-11:05 – Jon Wade “Systems Engineering Human Capital Development:Objectives and Research Directions”

11:05-11:25 Coffee break

  • 11:25-11:55 – Omar Hammami “System Engineering Education for Confirmed Engineers: The FAIS Case Study A 6 years Feedback“
  • 11:55-12:25 – Michel-Alexandre Cardin “Empirical Studies in Decision Rule-Based Flexibility Analysis for Complex Systems Design and Management”
  • 12:25-12:55 – José Fuentes “Requirements Quality Analysis: A successful case study in the

10:05-11:05 Workshop Partners

  • 10:05-10:35 IRT SystemX Autonomous transport: a new complex system” Paul Labrogere
  • 10:35-11:05 Dassault Systèmes Systems Engineering in the age of Experience Eliane Fourgeau

11:05-11:25 Coffee break

12:55-14:10 – Break Lunch Buffet

14:10-14:40 – Plenary Success Stories Presentations

  • 14 :10-14 :25 PTC – (Model-Based) System Engineering in the IOT era Eric Andrianarison
  • 14:25-14:40 – Dassault Systèmes – “Digital Continuity for Systems Engineering” Eliane Fourgeau

14:40-17:10 VIP Speakers presentations

  • 14:40-15:10 – Thierry JEAN-MARIUS, Head of Systems Engineering, Airbus Safran Launchers On- going transformation from a System Engineering point of view at Airbus Safran Launchers”
  • 15:10-15:40 – Virginie MAILLARD, Vice President Research, Renault How the automotive industry will survive to the complexity?

15:40-16:00 Coffee break

  • 16:00-16:30 – Thierry BRIZARD, Executive Vice President Technology, CGG “The new engineering methods in oil & gas sectors”
  • 16:30-17:00 – Alan HARDING, INCOSE President “Achieving the Systems Engineering Vision 2025”
  • 17:00-17:10 – Final Conclusion – Daniel KROB, Cesames & Ecole Polytechnique, France

17:10-18:00 – Farewell Cock

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The CSD&M Conference is chaired by one keynote Chairman and is also based on the involvment of many Committee Members that you can discover more precisely below.

•  The Organizing Committee is in charge of defining the agenda/program of the conference, identifying Keynote Speakers and has to ensure the functioning of the event (sponsoring, communication…)

•  The Program Committee consists of about 21 members (mixed of experts from academic, industrial and governmental institutions) of high international visibility. Their expertise spectrum covers all the conference topics. This committee is in charge of assessing submitted papers and of selecting the ones that will be presented during the contributed talks session or during the poster workshop.

General Chair
Prof. Daniel KROB, CESAMES, France.

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Industrial Members: