SECESA 2018

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.

Background
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:

Goal
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
This year event, will feature a networking event in the afternoon of Tuesday 25th of September where the newly announced Ocean, Air and Space theme of the University of Strathclyde will be presented to the conference participants through an introductory presentation and an informal poster event with more details on the current research performed on the topic.

The local organisers are working very hard to deliver at their best a remarkable experience to all SECESA 2018 participants! More details on abstract submission and event details will be advertised soon, stay tuned.

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

Local organisers
Annalisa Riccardi (annalisa.riccardi@strath.ac.uk),
Edmondo Minisci (edmondo.minisci@strath.ac.uk),
Massimiliano Vasile (massimiliano.vasile@strath.ac.uk)