Paris - Cité Universitaire (France)

Scientific Mission

Designing complex industrial systems is today a fundamental strategic challenge for all large enterprises, most notably in Europe and North America. A relatively new discipline, centered on systems architecture & engineering, emerged in the academic environment. This discipline intends to develop theory, methods and tools that shall allow engineers to manage the increasing complexity of the technical systems they must design and implement.

Mastering complex engineered systems requires a global integrated understanding both of industrial practices and of sophisticated theoretical tools. Thus, the creation of a widely open meeting forum at European level, dedicated to all academic researchers and industrial actors that are interested by complex industrial systems engineering, and not limited to the existing specialists of the subject, was crucial. It is actually a sine qua non condition in order to nurture and develop in Europe the complex industrial systems science on the move.

The purpose of the Complex Systems Design & Management (CSD&M) conference is exactly to be such a forum, and to become, the European academic-industrial conference of reference in the scientific field of complex industrial systems architecture & engineering.

The scope of the conference covers the following topics:

Industrial domains

  • Constructors & operators of transportation systems
  • Defense & security
  • Electronics & robotics
  • Energy & environment
  • Health & welfare services
  • Media & communications
  • Software & e-services

Technical and scientific methods

  • Systems fundamentals (algorithmics & complexity, control theory, communications, mathematical programming, semantics, systemics, information technology, signal processing)
  • Systems architecture (needs capture, requirements development, systems modelling, simuling, optimization, sizing and specification, architectural frameworks)
  • Systems engineering (design, industrialization, integration, verification, validation, qualification, deployment, maintenance, dismantling)
  • Industrial projects (innovation management, systems project management, agile methods, test oriented methods, project office)
  • Systems metrics (architectural metrics, complexity measures, cost & delay evaluation, key performance indicators, quality of service)
  • Systems quality (analysis and covering of risks, availability, maintenability, operability, reliability, security, safety and usability analyses, tests)
  • Systemic tools (configuration management, formal verification, system behaviour analysis tools, modelling & simuling tools, test management)

System types

  • Embedded systems (electronics, health, telecoms, transport, etc.)
  • Transportation systems (aerospace, automobile, railways, ships, etc.)
  • Software systems (Internet applications, networks, operating systems, parallel and distributed systems, etc.)
  • Information systems (command, control and communication systems, enterprise information systems (BI, CRM, EII, ERP, SCM), industrial information systems (SCADA, PLM, etc.), supervision systems, etc.)
  • Systems of systems (air traffic management, management of financial systems, network centric warfare, travel reservation systems, etc.)
  • Artificial eco-systems (city planning & engineering, integrated hubs, etc.)