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Natural Systems Include All of Nature: Living Systems, Geology, Water, and Air

Opportunities!

The NSWG is actively looking for folks to help in 2018.

Content curators: we have a few topics in mind, and are open to more. Set up webinars or focused discussions. The individual will select a topic and suggest papers for an informal discussion. They will also work with leadership to suggest a webinar speaker on the topic.

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INCOSE Natural Systems Working Group (NSWG)

Chair:  Curt McNamara    Co-chair:  Randy Anway
https://sites.google.com/site/incosenswg      nswg-info@incose.org


NSWG Webinar 5/19/18 noon CST

Systems and Patterns
In Natural Systems

Please join us this Saturday May 19th at 12 p.m. CST. We will discuss a top level view patterns in natural systems. Please send a note to nswg-info@incose.org if you want access to the papers we are discussing.  

NSWG priorities for 2018 are:
  • support for inclusion of natural systems in system engineering and architecture
  • coordination with the VINE systemology cluster of NASA Virtual Interchange for Nature Inspired Exploration.
 
Potential webinars for 2018:
  • Update from the International Society for Systems Pathology (Len Troncale)
  • Emergy modeling (Bernard Patten)
  • On-going sessions with NASA Vine Systemology cluster (on tools for biom*)
  • The Systems Engineering tool chain.
  • Continuing work in patterns: curate a collection of existing pattern languages based on natural systems

Other topics that could be added based on group interest:
  • Working with the INCOSE Tools or Modeling working groups to help fulfill our goals
  • Natural systems inspired test strategies for Engineered/Architected Ecological Product Life Cycles
  • Knowledge Resource development for natural systems engineers and architects
  • Creating a workshop or tutorial for INCOSE International Symposium 2019, or for an organization that would benefit from the NSWG viewpoint
  • Establish a mentoring database or network to aid SEs interested in natural systems.
  • Emergy (embodied energy) analytics and conceptual frameworks
  • Design Thinking and Systems Thinking tools as an aid to natural systems applications

The recording of this meeting is available via our dropbox, send an e-mail to get access.

INCOSE Natural Systems Working Group (NSWG)

Chair:  Curt McNamara    Co-chair:  Randy Anway
https://sites.google.com/site/incosenswg      nswg-info@incose.org