SWISSED 2015 Programme

The Swiss Society of Systems Engineering Day

8th September 2015, Kongresshaus Zürich

SWISSED is the Annual Symposium of the Swiss Systems Engineering Society (SSSE), also acting as the Swiss Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). 

We are offering a 1-day event bringing together first-class presenters and practitioners from across Europe, to share knowledge and experiences on how to plan, develop and manage systems in an efficient and successful way.

We will be covering subjects including:

  • Systems Thinking, Decision Management and Concurrent Engineering
  • Requirements Management, Verification and Validation and Systems Architecting
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering

Reasons to attend:

  1. Network and broaden your horizons with professionals from all corners of the globe
  2. Attend and participate in more than 20 Presentations and Workshops to share the latest thinking, research and information about technical products and innovations in systems engineering
  3. Learn the benefits of Systems Engineering Certification
  4. Have dedicated time with colleagues without the distractions of the workplace
  5. Contribute to the advancement of systems engineering


08:00 Doors open, registration, coffee
08:50 Welcome, Introduction by the SSSE President
09:00 Keynote 1: Tim Weilkiens, oose,
Requirement Engineering with MBSE
09:55 Coffee and Tea
  Kammermusiksaal Vortragssaal Seezimmer 3 Seezimmer 5
10:25 Dr. David Endler,
Freelance SE Consultant,
Integration of Specialty Engineering Activities
Mike Johnson,
RUAG Space,
Systems Engineering of Space Telescopes
Stefan Hänggi,
Systems Engineering Challenges of Defense Acquisition Projects
Dr. Thomas Stöckli,
Helveting Sponsored Presentation,
Challenges in Systems Engineering and a Pragmatic Solution Proposal
11:00 Walk between lectures
11:10 Dr. Kevin Howard,
Optima Systems Consultancy,
Generalised Engineering Maturity Measure
Dr. Anton Ivanov,
EPFL Space Center (eSpace),
Concurrent Design for Space
Dr. Marc Honikel,
Systems Engineering at Rheinmetall Air Defense

Omar Naas,
NoMagic Sponsored Presentation,
Real world application of MBSE at Bombardier Transportation

11:45 Lunch
13:00 Dr. Gerhard Székely,
Hochschule Luzern,
Integrating SE into Industry
Dr. Laurent Balmelli,
Sana Elias Group,
Modeling for Aerospace: How and When Do we Need it, and at What Cost?
Luciano Guarnuto,
Schindler Elevators,
Mastering Complexity with 3D Methodology
Colin Williams,
IBM Sponsored Presentation,
A Case Study on Using Systems Engineering Methodologies
13:35 Walk between lectures
13:45 Sven-Olaf Schulze,
Does Industry 4.0 need Systems Engineering?
Dr. Randolph Odi,
SR Technics,
The challenges of Systems Engineering within a Maintenance and Repair Organisation.
Dr. Gael Close,
Deploying Systems Engineering Methods: a Case Study in Automotive Sensors Development
Nikolaus Langner,
Systems Architecture Design
14:20 Coffee and Tea

Keynote 2: Prof. Larry Leifer,
dancing with ambiguity: the future of d.systemswiss

Part 1 / Part 2

15:45 Walk between lectures
15:55 Peter Müller,
Tunnel Control System of the Gotthard Base Tunnel
Dr. Benjamin Kruse,
ETH Zürich,
Libraries for Model-Based Mechatronic Concept Design in SysML
Angus McIntyre,
Thales UK,
Process Implementation Verification System (PIVS)
Max Eigenmann,
Engineering Career Orientation
16:30 Walk between lectures
16:40 Patrick Almy,
Weisskopf Engineering,
Introduction of a Nation Wide ETCS System in Denmark
Pierfelice Ciancia,
FRIKART Engineering,
Model-based Systems Engineering Applied to an ERP system
Andreas Trautmann,
RUAG Space,
Complexity vs. Human Factors in System Engineering

Thomas Riesen 
Noser Engineering
IoT becomes Reality

17:15 Student prize and closing