SSSE Newsletter 10th edition

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The Swiss Society of Systems Engineering

The SSSE is the Swiss Chapter of INCOSE,,

July 2015, Newsletter tenth edition

Welcome to the tenth edition of the SSSE newsletter. In this issue you find detailed information about "Systems and Software Engineering", the SWISSED15 on 8th September. In addition you will find other upcoming interesting events information and some events that had occurred. Please continue to pass around the newsletter intended to raise awareness of our organization. Have a look at it and give it away to persons that may be interested in Systems Engineering.

Enjoy reading!  Stefan


The Swiss Systems Engineering Day 2015 is approaching quickly. Mark September 8th 2015 in your agendas. Many interesting talks and good networking opportunities are waiting for you.

To register go to this page.

SWISSED Programme
The programme is still in the works and will be as interesting as the one from last year. In contrast to last year we have many more talks from real world projects. The Key notes will be given by Professor Larry Leifer from Stanford University and Tim Weilkiens Author and SE Coach. The other talks cover a wide variety of SE subjects from academics and several different industries such as Aviation, Transportation or Space. As last year we will present the winners of our student prize.

SWISSED Sponsors
We would like to thank our sponsors:

SE-ZERT Course in Berne
Bernafon and PostAuto are currently organizing a SE-Zert ( course in Bern. There are still places available! The exact dates for the course are not yet fixed. It consists of four blocks of three days. The cost depends on the number of participants.

For further information please contact

Technolog Readyness Level Study
We would like to invite your participation in a study on the state-of-the-art practice of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and challenges using this method. This study is conducted by a research team at MIT Sloan School of Management under the supervision of Professor Steven Eppinger and Professor Nitin Joglekar. We believe that a better understanding of the TRL practice will benefit not only future academic work but also the daily practice in industry applications. Your opinion on TRLs is very valuable to us and we would highly appreciate if you take time to complete this 20-minute online survey on Technology Readiness Level Challenges.  All data you provide will be kept completely confidential as specified by MIT rules. Only aggregated data analyses will be disseminated. 

This link takes you directly to the survey:
We would be delighted if you would also forward this link to your colleagues working with TRLs.
To thank you for your participation, we would be happy to send you a briefing on our analysis. 

SEBOK new Release v1.4
The SEBoK provides a compendium of the key knowledge sources and references of systems engineering that are organized and explained to assist a wide variety of users. It is a living product, accepting community input continuously, with regular refreshes and updates. This version was released on 29 June 2015, and a number of new or modified articles reflecting the continuing evolution of the SEBoK. In particular, this release contains initial updates to reflect significant updates to key international standards.



INCOSE International Symposium: Seattle from 13.7 to 16.7.2015,


The GfSE Conference: 11. November Tutorial-Day and 12./13. November 2015 the Conference in Ulm.

Systems Design & Management conference

6. Complex Systems Design & Management conference: 2. to 4. Dezember 2015 in Paris.


"A Journey Through Systems Engineering in an Hour and a Quarter", held at RUAG Space on 3rd June

Robert Halligan's use-case of Systems Engineering was very well received and appreciated by the audience of 40 attendees. Robert used an interactive and amusing example in a workshop style, performing Requirements Analysis, Physical Design, Logical Design, Trade-Off Studies, Specification of system elements, System Integration, Verification, Validation, and Systems Engineering Management, incorporated in a strongly model-based approach (MBSE).

Several attendees commented afterwards that the workshop had improved their understanding and the application of Systems Engineering.

The presentation slides can be downloaded from the link below and images of the event are attached to this article:

Many thanks to PPI and Robert Halligan.

Words of wisdom regarding requirements:

During the requirements analysis look for the verification method of every requirement


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