Annual SERC Research Review 2010



2nd Annual SERC Research Review 9-10 November 2010

Hosted by the University of Maryland and the Fraunhofer Institute

The Annual SERC Research Review (ASRR) is the once a year opportunity for the SERC community to assemble, share the previous year’s research activities and results, propose new research ideas, and strengthen collaborative ties.

The 2010 ASRR was held November 9-10 at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Maryland. Over 100 researchers and sponsors met to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, review ongoing research, and consider the activities and milestones for the coming year. A panel of senior government systems engineering executives described a broad range of challenges that faced defense, transportation and the economy. Promising research areas were the subject of the SERC Research Council panel.  Michael Griffin led a panel of 6 engineering school deans discussing how to strengthen the systems engineering concepts in traditional engineering curricula and improve application across engineering domains.


The objectives of the 2nd ASRR were to:

1.     Hear and discuss evolving DoD and Intelligence Community systems engineering research needs and reflect on their impact on SERC research

2.     Develop recommendations from attendees on how to begin implementing the Security Systems Engineering Roadmap and the Systems Engineering Transformation Roadmap

3.     Build a strong awareness among all attendees on current and recently completed SERC research projects

4.     Hear a short presentation on systems engineering research capabilities from the two newest Collaborators, Purdue and Georgia Tech

5.     Unveil planned 2011 SERC operational changes and discuss additional operational needs

6.     Discuss how to quickly disseminate SERC research results into broad practice by government and industry and attain widespread adoption into the educational programs of Collaborator universities.

7.     Discuss how to integrate systems engineering into the education of all undergraduate and graduate engineers at Collaborator universities.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Review of ASRR Objectives and Agenda <pdf>
Honorable Michael Wynne, Chairman, SERC Advisory Board and 21st Secretary of the Air Force

Update on SERC Status Since 1st ASRR and 2011 Plans <pdf>
Art Pyster, Deputy Executive Director, SERC (Stevens)

Panel: Research Needs from senior government representatives

Andrei Kirilenko, Deputy Chief Economist, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Michael Romanowski, Director, NextGen Integration & Implementation, Federal Aviation Administration

Stephen Welby, Director of Systems Engineering,  Office of the Under Secretary of Defense<pdf>

John Whiteford, Associate Director of Engineering and Chief Systems Engineer, National Security Agency

Michael Wynne, Moderator <pdf>

Networking Break

Parallel Research Reviews

Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (RT-21) 
Philomena Zimmerman (DDR&E) <pdf>, Sue O’Brien (UAH)<pdf>, Russell Peak (Georgia Tech)<pdf 1pdf 2>

Integration of Modeling and Simulation, Software Design, and DoDAF (RT-24) <pdf>
Dennis Barnabe (DoD), Michael zur Muehlen (Stevens), Drew Hamilton (Auburn)

Rapid Dissemination of SERC Research Results into Practice and Education <pdf>
Art Pyster (Stevens), Richard Turner (Stevens)


Purdue’s Systems Engineering Research Capabilities <pdf>

Steven Duket and Daniel DeLaurentis (Purdue)

Panel by SERC Research Council on Future of Systems Engineering Research

Barry Horowitz (UVA) <pdf>, Abhi Deshmukh (Texas A&M) <pdf>, Jon Wade (Stevens) <pdf>
Barry Boehm, Research Director, SERC (USC), Moderator <pdf>

Networking Break

Parallel Research Reviews

Valuing Flexibility (RT-18) <pdf>
Scott Lucero (DDR&E), Abhi Deshmukh (Texas A&M), Barry Boehm (USC), Tom Housel (NPS),
Marty Wortman (Texas A&M)

Tailored Rapid SE Artifact Generation and Dissemination (RT-2) <pdf>
Dennis Barnabe (DoD), Sue O’Brien (UAH)

Systems Security Engineering Research (RT-8) 
Jennifer Bayuk (Stevens) <pdf>, Barry Horowitz (UVA) <pdf>, Daniel DeLaurentis (Purdue)



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Recap of Previous Day
Art Pyster <pdf>

Plenary Panel of Deans on Integrating Systems Engineering into the Education of All Engineers
Mike Griffin, Eminent Scholar and Professor (UAH), NASA Administrator (2005-2009)


Networking Break

Georgia Tech’s Systems Engineering Research Capabilities
Russell Peak, Doug Bodner (Georgia Tech) <pdf>

Parallel Research Reviews

Collaborator Non-SERC Research Projects (Four 20 minute presentations)

Assessing The Impact Of Development Disruptions In Interdependent Systems <pdf>
Dan DeLaurentis (Purdue)

Systems Platform for Interactive Design in Real-time (SPIDR) <pdf>
Gordon Roesler (USC-ICI)

Improving  Reliability,  Safety  and  Mission   Assurance  using  Early  Visibility  Metrics <pdf>
Lucas Layman (Fraunhofer Center)

Metamodeling-Enabled Model-Checking for Complex Systems <pdf> George Edwards (USC)

Systems Engineering Transformation (RT-10) <pdf>

Dennis Barnabe (DoD), Jon Wade (Stevens)

Systems Engineering Capstone Course (RT-19) <pdf>

Laura Adolfie (DDR&E), Beth McGrath (Stevens)

Experience Accelerator (RT-16) <pdf>

Don Gelosh, (DDR&E), Bill Watson (Purdue)


University of Maryland’s Systems Engineering Research Capabilities <pdf>

John Baras

Parallel Sessions for each constituency to meet privately to discuss their specific issues, evaluate the ASRR, and identify any follow on actions

Collaborator Attendees
Art Pyster

Government Attendees 
Dennis Barnabe and Scott Lucero

Plenary Closing Session and Adjourn

Dean Verma, Executive Director, SERC (Stevens)