20. December 2021

The Systems Engineering Congress went into its third round at the end of November and was again organised in a digital format this year. The centre directors and the initiators of the Center for Systems Engineering (CSE) Prof. Georg Jacobs, Prof. Bernhard Rumpe and Prof. G√ľnther Schuh invited to discuss new approaches and methods of systems engineering as well as their industrial implementation and attracted company representatives from a wide range of industries to the congress.

The Campus Forum offered the approximately 170 participants and exhibitors a unique digital networking platform for the exchange of ideas, questions and innovations on current topics such as model-based systems engineering, digital continuity and software-driven engineering.

The SEC offered the audience a successful and varied programme on the overarching theme of Seamless Model-based Systems Engineering with a large number of exciting presentations over two days.

The speakers came from the fields of automotive engineering (BMW Group, Porsche AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Brose Group), aerospace engineering (AIRBUS), mechanical engineering (TRUMPF), software engineering (Phoenix Contact, itemis AG, ELISE GmbH, Siemens Industry Software, Hexagon AG, Dassault Systèmes), medical engineering (Siemens Healthineers), device engineering (Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH) and wind energy engineering (Vestas). The contributions from industry were complemented by contributions from academia (RWTH Aachen, TU Berlin), which added to the wide range of focal points to create a comprehensive overall picture of the topic.

The centre directors Dr. Michael Riesener and Dr. Joerg Berroth opened the congress from the studio of the Campus Forum on the RWTH Aachen campus and comprehensively motivated the need for the individual congress topics. Inspiring presentations followed on the first day on the topics of “Transformation Towards Digital Engineering”, “Inventing Tomorrow’s Systems Platforms” and “Software-driven Systems Engineering”. Another highlight of this day was the interesting and encouraging panel discussion on “Generative Engineering and Generative Design”.

The second day of the event was followed by lectures on “Continuous Product Development” using the example of automotive and aeroplane development as well as mechanical engineering. Prof. Dr. Georg Jacobs then opened and chaired the Model-based Systems Engineering block of topics. Parallel lectures on the topic of “Development and Production Co-Engineering” provided inspiration. Mercedes-Benz AG concluded the second day of the event with a captivating outlook on future product development.

The two centre directors were very satisfied with the third edition of the congress:

“Due to the challenge of a digital event, we had to create new concepts for an attractive Systems Engineering Congress with the organisers. Together we managed to generate a very good interactive format despite the digital implementation. We would therefore like to thank the speakers and the event partners for the smooth running of the event.
And of course we hope to be able to welcome numerous participants to Aachen again for the 4th Systems Engineering Congress in 2022″.