IEEE Event: Systems Engineering for Engineers, Scientists, and Others: SEBoK and 15288 Standard
Date: 14 November 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Networking
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Lecture
12:00 Noon – 12:30 PM Lunch and Networking

NOTE: INCOSE members will only be charged $10 at the check-in.

DeVry University Crystal City
Room 350
2450 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202


Contact: Murty Polavarapu murtyp [at] or Shakila Khan tutorials [at]
IEEE Members: $10; Non-members: $20
Includes breakfast and lunch
Three professional development hours subject to approval

An engineered system includes diverse hardware, software, and human elements and may involve management and control of naturally occurring elements (water, organisms, minerals). Systems engineering is concerned with development and sustainment of complex engineered systems in virtually all domains of modern society, including transportation, health care, communication, information technology, defense, the natural environment, consumer products, and others. The processes and methods of systems engineering are documented in the guide to the systems engineering body of knowledge (SEBoK) and the ISO/IEC/IEEE standard 15288-2015 for systems engineering processes. This presentation will introduce the concepts of systems engineering and cover the processes and methods of systems engineering as documented in SEBoK and 15288. A case study will illustrate some of the methods and tools of systems engineering. The presentation is intended for those who are, or will be, involved in development or modification of an engineered system and others who wish to learn more about systems engineering.

Richard E (Dick) Fairley, PhD is chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Software and Systems Engineering Committee and a member of the Core Technical Committee for the IEEE SYSCON 10th Annual Systems Conference. He is a member of the BKCASE board of governors, which provides stewardship of SEBOK and GRCSE (the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering) on behalf of the Computer Society, INCOSE, and the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC). He was an author of SEBoK. Dr. Fairley is also principal associate of Software and Systems Engineering Associates (S2EA), a consulting and training company and he is an adjunct professor at Colorado Technical University.