Three Stevens' Papers Receive Awards at IEEE Systems Conference

4/20/2011

The IEEE hosted their 5th Annual International Systems Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 4-7, 2011.   The theme of this year’s IEEE International Systems Conference was the Engineering of Complex Systems, to include Systems-of systems,

Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking.  Several members of the Stevens community (faculty/students) from the School of Systems & Enterprises presented papers at the conference.

This annual conference seeks to create an interactive forum for the advancement of the practice of systems engineering across the multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of complex systems. The conference provides a venue for systems engineering practitioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, and lessons learned addressing:


Applications-oriented topics on large-scale systems and system-of-systems in topics noted below
Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies for the system-of-systems environment
Research opportunities and results relating to system-of-systems
Best papers of the conference were announced on Thursday, April 7.    Stevens’ authors (faculty/students) were awarded 3 of the 5 best paper slots.  Among them, Stevens garnered a 2nd place award and two honorable mentions as follows:

2nd Place Award:           

Paper: “Self-organizing Cooperative Dynamics in Government Extended Enterprises”
Authors:  Lawrence John (Analytic Services, Inc., USA & SSE PhD Student) Tom McCormick (Alpha Informatics Ltd., USA) Patricia McCormick (Alpha Informatics Ltd., USA) John Boardman (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

Honorable Mentions:

Paper:  “Applying the Plan, Do, Check, Act Cycle to Develop Best Practices for Remote Online Systems Engineering Education”
Authors:  Alice Squires (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Robert J Cloutier (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Paper:  “A Systemic approach to managing risks of SoS. S.”
Authors:  Jimmy Gandhi (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Alex Gorod (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Brian Sauser (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

Oral presentations consisted of 30 minute presentations of the systems engineering problem, the background, the innovative approach, the new results, the comparative evaluation and questions from attendees.

Additional papers that were presented at the 2011 IEEE Systems Conference from the School of Systems & Engineering are listed below:
 

  • Analyzing the Influence of Zeroth Responders on Resilience of the Maritime Port Enterprise Qing Li (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Brian Sauser (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Jose Ramirez-Marquez (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Enterprise Systems Governance using Transactional Cost Analysis: An Agent-Based Framework Hamid R. Darabi (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Mo Mansouri (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Ali Mostashari (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Babak Heydari (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Group Identity in Social and Cultural System Brian Moriarty (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
     
  • Work In Process: A Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE[TM])
    Alice Squires (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Tim Ferris (University of South Australia, Australia); David Olwell (Naval Postgraduate School, USA); Nicole Hutchison (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Arthur Pyster (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Stephanie Enck (Naval Postgraduate School, USA); Don Gelosh (, USA)
     
  • Enterprise Governance and Boundary Decisions: The Case of Wireless Technology
    Babak Heydari (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Matthias Finger (EPFL, Switzerland)
     
  • A Stakeholder's Approach to Systemic Governance in Extended Enterprises
    Mayur Chikhale (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Mo Mansouri (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Ali Mostashari (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
     
  • Cognitive Context Modeling in the Socio-Technical Systems
    Babak Heydari (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Joseph Mitola (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Ali Mostashari (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
     
  • Applying a Robust Design Approach to Improve Online Systems Engineering Education
    Alice Squires (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Robert J Cloutier (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
     
  • A Systemic approach to managing risks of SoS
    S. Jimmy Gandhi (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Alex Gorod (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Brian Sauser (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
     
  • Evaluating Risks Associated with Extended Enterprise Systems (EES)
    Anirban Ganguly (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); Mo Mansouri (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)


    For more information, please contact:

    Anide Jean
    Associate Director, Outreach & Communications
    Babbio Center
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    Phone: 201-216-8546
    Fax: 201-216-5385
    Anide.Jean@stevens.edu

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