2018 Election : Call for Nominations!

Dear WMA members:

This is a formal call for nomination for the INCOSE WMA chapter board of director elections. This year,

  • Nominations will open on 1st of November, and
  • Voting (electronic) will begin on November 29th to conclude on December 6th, 2017.

Details on the voting will be sent out soon.

This is an opportunity to get involved in the operation and running of the largest US chapter of INCOSE, and to work with the many fine people in world-wide INCOSE community supporting the Systems Engineering Profession.  Many of the board positions are two year terms.  For 2018, the following WMA board positions will be open for nomination and voting:

  1. Vice-President / President elect (1 year, then automatically becomes President, then Past President).
  2. Secretary (2 year)
  3. Director (2 year)
  4. Tutorials Chair (2 year)
  5. Membership Chair (2 year)
  6. Ambassador Chair

Brief descriptions of the responsibilities and efforts for each position are provided at the end. In addition to the respective position responsibilities, board members are expected to attend monthly chapter meetings and quarterly board meetings.

Any current WMA member can be nominated for any position, and you can self-nominate. If interested, please submit a brief bio/statement of desire AND a headshot / picture

Please reach out to us with any questions or comments at President@incosewma.org  or   presidentelect@incosewma.org

Subash Kafle, PhD

Vice President, INCOSE WMA

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November Tutorial : Lean Startup Method for Initial Project Planning

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 8.30AM – Noon

Presented by

Michael E. (Mike) Pafford,

President of INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter & Instructor of Software Systems Engineering at JHU

GMU | $0



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November 8, 2017 Meeting Registration Opens NOW!

Future Directions for SysML v2

($0) Sponsored INCOSE SEP Exam on 10/23 Morning and Afternoon

INCOSE’s Certification Program is offering a free knowledge exam at the NDIA Systems Engineering Conference in Springfield, Virginia. The exam is offered in the morning and early afternoon on October 23rd. Those who pass may use their results to apply for INCOSE Certification at the ASEP or CSEP level. Sign up here:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gklfvycab&oeidk=a07ee9v8ynu55f61ed8 [morning]

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gklfvycab&oeidk=a07ee42s2rf5b705819 [afternoon]



Participate in INCOSE Handbook Review!

WMA Members: The Los Angeles Chapter of INCOSE is beginning a several month long (until April 2018) review of the INCOSE handbook. As you know, this is a basis for the SEP exams, so if you want acquire the training and knowledge for the SEP exam, here’s an opportunity. HERE has all the details. The sessions can be access remotely and the good news is that they start at 8:00 (2000 hrs) EDT, and go for 90 mins, which hopefully will be easier than office hour seminars.

/s Your WMA Board
Shakila Kahn (Tutorials Chair)
Rachira Puri (Program Chair)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Meeting — Register Now!!

Advancing the State of System Engineering Practice: Correcting Multi-Discipline SE Contributions to Project Performance Issues

By Charles Wasson

INCOSE WMA Newsletter Volume 2017, Issue 4

Hot off the press! INCOSE WMA Newsletter Volume 2017, Issue 4 is here!

Featuring :

  • President’s Message by William (Bill) Scheible, WMA President
  • Chapter Happenings
    • INCOSE International Symposium (IS) 2017 Recap
    • GMU Leads DHS Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center of Excellence
    • XBOTS FTC Kickoff 2017
  • Annual SEP GALA hosted by Chesapeake Chapter
  • Congratulations to our newest SEPs
  • Upcoming events & volunteer opportunities
  • And more!

Tutorial: Logistics Planning Within a Systems Engineering Life Cycle

On Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 9:00AM – Noon (Arrival @ 8:30am)

Presented by Andrew McDonald, D. Sc.




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Call for reviewers supporting the IS 2018 review process


Dear INCOSE Colleagues,


Please pardon the previous message.  Unfortunately, all items were actually not in place to support the desire to minimize the work for the reviewers. Please fill out the form available in the link below.  If accepted then you will also have to enter the info into EasyChair.  We will try to improve this next year.


The INCOSE Annual International Symposium provides a unique forum for systems engineers to interact, share and learn of the latest developments in systems engineering science, theory and practice.  The technical program is one of the most important aspects of the symposium, and we rely on the quality of the submission reviews to ensure a solid program. Preparation for the INCOSE IS 2018 in Washington DC, USA is already in progress. At this stage we are in need of additional reviewers.


The IS2018 Technical Review Committee (TRC) cordially seeks your support with the IS 2018 review process as a reviewer. The reviewing time frame is from Early December 2017 to Early January 2018. If you are able to volunteer please submit your information by October 27, 2017. Fill out the form found at this link and email it to info@incose.org.


Your personal information will not be made available to any third parties nor will it be used for any purpose other than maintaining a database of INCOSE Reviewers. If you decide to become a reviewer, you will receive an email from INCOSE prior to each year’s symposium allowing you to confirm whether you will again be willing to support the next symposium with your volunteer time as reviewer. You can request the removal of your personal information at any time.


We will use the information you provide to optimally allocate submissions for review that best fit your skills and experience. We endeavor to not burden you with more than three submissions to review (although reviewers who volunteer to take on a heavier burden are always welcomed!)


Please note that if you have been a reviewer for IS 2016 and/or IS 2017 you are requested to provide us with your data again as there have been major changes and additions to the  SE topics and SE Application Domains which we trust will contribute to better coverage of the systems engineering discipline for both authors and reviewers.


You will be notified of your reviewer status in late November / early December 2017.  If selected as a reviewer this year you will also receive allocated submissions for review at the same time. We will also include any additional information you may need to perform your reviews.


Thank you in anticipation of your kind support.


Best regards,

Mike Celentano, ESEP

INCOSE Technical Director

Tutorial: Revolutionary Quality through Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 9AM-Noon

Presented by

Larry Kennedy, Ph.D., CEO, Quality Management Institute
Barclay Brown, Ph.D., ESEP, Global Solution Executive, IBM




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