Thoughts on the ASEC2015 – Day Two

INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference ‘Systems Engineering comes of age’

  1. First day developments compiled here:
  2. Catch the SyntheSys delegates at #asec2015 today for any further discussions on MBSE in defence. Another interesting programme today.

  3. Introduction to Second Day

  4. #asec2015 second day about to go. Please twet your highlights and observations
  5. Keynote Speaker: Prof Alan Winfield, Director of the Science Communication Unit at theUniversity of the West of England
  6. Is it ethical to build robots that look much smarter than they are? #asec2015 #keynote
  7. It takes great effort to develop a robot do a simple task that would come naturally to small child. And then it can only do that, nothing more.
  8. To make robots smarter you need more than one kind of intelligence #asec2015 #incoseuk
  9. We need to give our machines several kinds of intelligence only to start to resemble to how a human being would operate.
  10. Morphological intelligence, swarm intelligence, individual intelligence, social intelligence; mapping animals.#asec2015 @incoseuk
  11. #asec2015 a thought on robot (me not lecturer). What is difference between behavior and intelligence? What's the role of choice?
  12. @richbsys Behaviour is the result and actions of using your intelligence to evaluate the situation
  13. @lfrancised perhaps not behaviour - rather reasoning and flexible choice
  14. Bina, the chatbot - probably not going to steal your sales engineering jobs in a hurry. #lowEQ #ASEC2015
  15. Interview With a Robot | The New York Times
  16. #asec2015 chatbot outcome - "mostly frustrating but rare and compelling moments of coherence". the experience of non-SE talking to a SE?
  17. Bina48 is frustrating, Siri is annoyingly bossy: Bina applying for a job -- full interview:
  18. Bina48 Robot Talks to Siri
  19. Data, data everywhere. But how can we make machines think?
  20. Live long and prosper #asec2015 @incoseuk how to design AI - learn from x to generalise to then perform y https://t.co/DLHXvLhUtS
    Live long and prosper #asec2015 @incoseuk how to design AI - learn from x to generalise to then perform y pic.twitter.com/DLHXvLhUtS
  21. About generalisation and evolution.
  22. There's one thing would never come to my mind: put a simulation of a robot within a robot to simulate the workings of a robot that behaves like an intelligent robot.
  23. In conclusion:
  24. I will be reading #Robotics - a very brief introduction when I get home! @incoseuk #asec2015
  25. Great talk from @alan_winfield on "The Thinking Robot" at the @incoseuk #asec2015 conference. "Don't build robots, build systems."

  26. Unravelling the Knowns and Unknowns

  27. This again was a very interesting and engaging talk. We learned that Rob Behan bought a bread mixing/baking machine. We suspect it's not intelligent..yet.
  28. #asec2015 are unknown unknowns the forgotten known correlated to age / approaching uncertainty
  29. Scarecrow Rob Behan (available for weddings and children's parties) talking about "Unknown, unknowns" #ASEC2015 https://t.co/S0YqxY8qAe
    Scarecrow Rob Behan (available for weddings and children's parties) talking about "Unknown, unknowns" #ASEC2015 pic.twitter.com/S0YqxY8qAe
  30. #asec2015 if a man doesn't know what he doesn't know 'he will be eternally lost to his eternal oblivion' - Ibn Yamin 13th century (!)
  31. Do we need to change MBSE to Model Supported SE to remind people that it's the SE that's primary and not the models? #ASEC2015 @incoseuk
  32. #asec2015 in MBSE it is the SE that is important (thevpurpse). The model is the enabler
  33. sysML diags really bad for presentations Can tool vendors create auto generated abstractions to aid communication to non experts? #ASEC2015
  34. Yes yes yes. If you can't communicate / share understanding it's no value! And it's showing your working  https://twitter.com/IanJRaper/status/666939906791444481 
  35. Unknown knowns: unexpressed assumptions, and facts hidden in our heads. Do these relate to our unconscious bias? #ASEC2015 @richbsys

  36. Model Based Systems Engineering in Automotive Industry: Challenges and Solutions

  37. Changan UK R&D at #asec2015: prepare for the new gen hybrid cars in the near future. SE & MBAE to manage complexity.
  38. Just thinking would be really useful #asec2015 #incoseuk be videorecorded. INCOSE TEDx talks. @brassbullethead : is it maybe?
  39. sysML diags really bad for presentations Can tool vendors create auto generated abstractions to aid communication to non experts? #ASEC2015
  40. #asec2015 automotive Chang an - developing core #systemsengineering to strengthen core capability. Brilliant!
  41. Key people you need to develop a process in a structured way #asec2015 #incoseuk . Taken the ACRE approach https://t.co/ZDiQ9dMMHt
    Key people you need to develop a process in a structured way #asec2015 #incoseuk . Taken the ACRE approach pic.twitter.com/ZDiQ9dMMHt
  42. #asec2015 Changan again -SE disciples to implement in a 15-20 year plan to get full benefit. # longtermversion or what?

  43. Integrating an Upgraded Constituent System in a System of Systems: A SysML Case Study

  44. I'll be starting my presentation on Integrating an Evolved Constituent System into an SoS soon! @incoseuk #asec2015 @Compass_SOS @Ncl_CPLab

  45. Lunch

  46. Is anyone going to eat after the conference before driving home? If so please reply and we can meet / eat @incoseuk #asec2015
  47. Really liked having hot food in small bowls at #asec2015, rather than the usual exercise of building the leaning tower of buffet on a plate.
  48. Need to be careful to be accessible to new members. Isn't it the message that's more important? #ASEC2015 @incoseuk  https://twitter.com/Scarecrow_MBSE/statuses/666972872490024960 

  49. We Chose MBSE: What‘s next?

  50. MODAF: "creating all the views us very difficult. I know, I made an example!" Dr NoMagic. @incoseuk #asec2015 https://t.co/tprNAMEtBW
    MODAF: "creating all the views us very difficult. I know, I made an example!" Dr NoMagic. @incoseuk #asec2015 pic.twitter.com/tprNAMEtBW
  51. The difficulty of categorising requirements without prior knowledge - the power of using models #asec2015 @incoseuk https://t.co/obT0x5N8Ww
    The difficulty of categorising requirements without prior knowledge - the power of using models #asec2015 @incoseuk pic.twitter.com/obT0x5N8Ww
  52. #asec2015 lots of talk on MBSE, not so much Internet of Things as at the International event

  53. Meanwhile, in the Main Theatre:

  54. Systems Engineering in Non-Traditional Situations

  55. Finding the 0.01%, The England Rugby Player Pathway: Systems Engineering in Sport
  56. Enjoying @incoseuk  #asec2015 today - some unexpected topics, such as systems engineering for English Rugby! https://t.co/RAU5BbZYYp
    Enjoying @incoseuk #asec2015 today - some unexpected topics, such as systems engineering for English Rugby! pic.twitter.com/RAU5BbZYYp
  57. A novel methodology for the application of Middle-Out,Model Based Systems Engineering Techniques for City WasteManagement Systems Development
  58. Great use of simple system of systems models by Chris Bouch to shed light on rail and waste management problems at @incoseuk #asec2015.
  59. Integrating Systems Engineering with Project Management

  60. Application of a systems approach to exploit value from coherence in UK Defence
  61. UK Defence is an increasingly complex enterprise endeavouring to deliver capability within a constrained budget. Key issues and risks for UK Defence are the incoherences that emerge in such a large enterprise and the missed opportunities for a common approach. To address this, the MOD is establishing a single integrated framework of internal controls as part of newly established corporate governance arrangements covering the entire department.
  62. Valuing our place in the world -- Using Systems Engineering in Programme and Project Management
  63. With a “coming of age” comes an increasing sense of awareness, and of responsibilities outside one’s immediate circle. For systems engineers, this is where the discipline is able to fulfil its potential to support, define and drive an organisation’s activities to solve complex problems. Programmes and projects need both technical and managerial leaders who understand and support each other’s needs and challenges, and who consequently can work in an integrated way to achieve success.
  64. #asec2015 pm and SE z use boosts. So pm learn times to pull for systems engineering and not just for requirements
  65. Very interesting presentation on the relationship between SE and PM. Plenty of opportunities to play well together! #asec2015

  66. Closing

  67. And that's it. Many thanks to everyone who participated in @incoseuk #asec2015. One day I must go to a conference that I'm not organising!