When: 26th to 28th of September 2018
Where: Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

The European Space Agency (Technical and Quality Management Directorate and Concurrent Design Facility) in collaboration with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Strathclyde is organising the 8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference at the Technology and Innovation Centre of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, on 26-27-28 September 2018.

Held on a biannual basis, the Conference is designed to foster exchange of ideas, experiences, lessons learned and future trends in the area of Systems and Concurrent Engineering (SE&CE), for agencies, companies, organizations, universities and institutes involved in space and related activities.
Since 2008, SECESA has been hosted at different European University premises, and co-organised by academia chosen via a formal selection process. This approach enables the Universities to showcase specific areas or projects where students are excelling at utilising SE and CE approaches as well as accomplishing the Agency educational objective of inspiring young generations of engineers with new methodology and approaches for Systems Engineering by facilitating their participation to the technical sessions. Previous universities that have hosted SECESA are:

The goal of the Conference is to foster exchange of ideas, experiences, lessons learned and future trends in the area of Systems and Concurrent Engineering, via the following objectives:
1. To exchange experiences, know-how and lessons learned in Systems Engineering & Concurrent Engineering for space applications
2. To support SE&CE standardisation to enhance interoperability and collaboration among engineering disciplines and organisations
3. To enhance CE approaches in all phases of the project life cycle
4. To share metrics and cost/benefit assessments on new strategies, tools and technologies for SE&CE
5. To debate new SE challenges, such as sustainable use of space, advanced manufacturing techniques, small sat constellations, systems of systems, public-private-partnerships, international cooperation missions,…
6. To discuss evolution and trends in SE&CE
7. To promote cross-fertilisation between space and non-space domains with respect to SE&CE methodologies and applications
8. To introduce Knowledge Management and Lessons Learned into SE&CE practices for space applications

Networking event

The University is hosting a FREE global networking event, accommodated by the University of Strathclyde Ocean Air and Space Strategic Theme, and Aerospace Centre of Excellence. This will be an opportunity to meet and converse with partners and peers from around the world who will be in Glasgow to attend the SECESA 2018 – the 8TH International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference. There will be an exhibition featuring a variety of cutting edge research from Strathclyde, as well as food and drinks.

The event will be held in TIC, between 3 and 5pm on the 25th of September, 2018. To register your attendance, please use this link:

Looking forward to welcome all of you in Glasgow in September 2018!!!

Local organisers
Annalisa Riccardi (annalisa.riccardi at,
Edmondo Minisci (edmondo.minisci at,
Massimiliano Vasile (massimiliano.vasile at