7. December 2020
At the beginning of November, the Systems Engineering Congress went into its second round and was hosted in a digital format this year. The initiators of the Center for Systems Engineering (CSE) Prof. Georg Jacobs, Prof. Bernhard Rumpe and Prof. Günther Schuh invited to discuss new approaches and methods of (Model-Based) Systems Engineering as well as its industrial implementation and gathered company representatives from various industries at the congress.
Another innovation: This year, the SEC joined the newly created forum Engineering Excellence together with the seventh Complexity Management Congress and the first R&D Intelligence Congress. The forum offered a unique digital networking platform for the approx. 250 participants and exhibitors to exchange ideas, questions and innovations in the fields of systems engineering, complexity management and market intelligence.
The SEC offered a number of exciting presentations over two days, providing the audience with a successful and varied program on the topic of systems engineering.
“The digital format of the congress was very convenient for me as a speaker. I held my presentation from our offices and saved the travel to and from the conference. The organization and support was very professional and we as Miele would like to intensify the exchange with the Center for Systems Engineering.
Matthias Knoke, Miele & Cie KG, Speaker SEC20
The speakers were from the sectors of vehicle engineering (BPW), equipment engineering (Miele), software development (Siemens), materials technology (Saint Gobain), engine engineering (MAN Energy Solutions), and agricultural machinery (John Deere).
“The SEC offered a great opportunity to look beyond the boundaries of our own company. Especially the aspect of the organizational requirements and steps for the successful introduction of MBSE was comprehensible and well illustrated by the many industry presentations”.
Dr. Cornelia Retsch, Saint Gobain Sekurit, speaker SEC20
Prof. Günther Schuh opened the three congresses with an overall keynote on the topic of “Engineering Excellence – to increase the resilience of manufacturing companies”, providing comprehensive motivation for the necessity of the individual congress topics.
For the opening of the event’s second day, Prof. Rumpe and Prof. Jacobs presented the recent state of research in the field of Model-Based Systems Engineering for Agile Product Development in their joint keynote. They explained the paradigm of functional development and how system models have to be created to apply the agile methods of software engineering in mechanical engineering.
“The Systems Engineering Congress was once again the highlight of the CSE year for me. Not only because it is the occasion for us to reflect on our work results and prepare them for presentation at the SEC, but especially because the direct feedback and the questions from our industry partners provide important impulses for our further work. A very active and competent community on the topic of Model-Based Systems Engineering has formed around the Center for Systems Engineering which maintains an exchange that promotes knowledge and is edifying in every respect.”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs, CSE
The two center managers, Dr. Joerg Berroth and Dr. Michael Riesener, were also very satisfied with the second edition of the congress:
“Due to the challenge of a digital event, together with the organizers we had to create new concepts for an attractive Systems Engineering Congress. We managed to generate a very attractive interactive programme despite the digital format. We want to thank the speakers and the event partners for the smooth realization.
And yet, we hope that we will be able to welcome numerous participants to the 3rd Systems Engineering Congress 2021 back in Aachen again.”