Defence Academic Pathways: Complex Systems 4 April 2017

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PraxisUnico is working with the Defence Academic Pathways (DAP) group on this free event for the research community. The event aims to explore research needs for the successful design and deployment of Complex Systems. DAP is a grouping of organisations with an interest on Defence who actively work with the United Kingdom academic base to provide a consolidated Defence wide requirements set. These interactions are currently facilitated by Dstl. 

The solutions demanded by increasingly large scale problems requiring human-machine interactions need to be robust and resilient to changes and demand. They also need to be low cost and easy to upgrade and support throughout their lifecyle(s).  This, together with increased machine automation and autonomy and demands to operate such systems in environments that were not envisaged at design time, presents the 'Complex Systems' problem.

Research into the early stage architecting, design and the associated delivery phases, including sign-off, is needed to enable the successful specification of Complex Systems.  To achieve the realisation and accreditation of systems with these enhanced performance goals, who exploit emergent properties, requires additional research to fully understand the impact of design choices and varying deployed environments.

This workshop will provide the attendees with an overview of the problems and an opportunity to discuss ideas for research projects through direct interactions with the DAP Team.  As an outcome post-workshop, the DAP community would like to see proposals covering the following topics:

  • Early stage architecting and models / simulations at the Concept Stage
  • Design methods and tools for exploring  the proposed system(s) in the deployed environment(s)
  • Business challenges of evolving regulatory requirements and standards
  • Changes in employment of a capability and the environment within which the capability is operated
  • Transitioning the system through test, realisation, validation and certification

The workshop should be attended by researchers involved with Systems Engineering, machine learning, robotics, or the validation and verification of software systems. The intention of this workshop is to highlight, discuss and aid the definition of future research themes.

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Event overview: 

  • Registration: 10:00-10.30
  • Welcome: 10:30
  • Close: 16:00

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Venue, accommodation and car parking

  • The event will take place at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney, GL7 5FP.  For further details about, and directions to the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel click here


4 April 2017 10:00 AM through  4:00 PM
De Vere Hotel, Cotswold Water Park
Lake 6
South Cerney, GLS GL7 5FP
United Kingdom
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Phone: 01223 659950
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