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Gérard Morel

Gérard Morel is full Professor at the University of Lorraine since 1975 and researcher at CRAN, the Research Centre for Automatic Control of Nancy which is an associate unit of the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research). He directed about 30 PhD Thesis and Accreditations to Supervise Research and published over 150 articles in the area of ‘Systems and Automation Engineering’. He held scientific positions in national and international networks of research and served in several positions in IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) as well as journal editor (Real-Time Automation on Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence & International Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing). He also held evaluator positions for the European Commission and for the French Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education. He served as vice-chairman of AFIS, the french chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering, and has founded a master degree on ‘Complex Systems Engineering’. He left the managerial responsabilities in recent years to devote more fully his time to his scientific and pedagogical works related to ’Complex Systems Engineering’, including Human and Ecological Interaction issues as well as teachers’ and students’ training issues.

Other academic members of the program committee


Manfred Broy

Manfred Hans Bertold Broy studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich. He graduated in 1976, 1980 he received his Ph. D. and 1982 he completed his Habilitation Thesis at the Faculty of Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich. 1983 t ill 1989 he worked as a full professor for computer science and founding dean at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Passau. In October he became a full professor for computer science at the Faculty of Computer Science the Technische Universität München (former chair of Professor F.L. Bauer).His research interests are software and systems engineering comprising both theoretical and applied aspects including system models, specification and refinement of system components, specification techniques, development methods and verification. Professor Broy is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and a Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher “Leopoldina”. In 1994 he received the Leibniz Award by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and in 2007 the Konrad Zuse Medal by the Gesellschaft für Informatik.


Michel-Alexandre Cardin

Dr. Michel-Alexandre Cardin is Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineering Systems Division, the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, and co-investigator in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. He is Associate Editor of the INCOSE journal Systems Engineering, Committee Member of the INCOSE Singapore Chapter, and member of the Editorial Review Board of the international journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. His research focuses on the development, experimental evaluation, and real-world applications of novel methodologies to design and architect complex engineering systems for uncertainty and flexibility - also known as real options. He has worked with international collaborators in different industries including aerospace, nuclear, real estate, offshore oil exploration, and transportation. He earned a PhD and Master’s degree in Engineering Systems from MIT, a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a honors BSc in Physics from McGill University. He is also a graduate from the International Space University.


Vincent Chapurlat

Vincent Chapurlat is currently Professor of Ecole des Mines d’Alès and head of the research team Interoperable Systems and Organization Engineering (ISOE) at the Laboratory of Informatics and Production Systems Engineering (LGI2P). He received a habilitation level for research direction in 2007 and a PhD in control command systems specification and verification in 1994 from the University of Montpellier II. His research aims to develop and to formalize concepts and tools allowing to supply complex systems designer teams to verify by properties proof and to validate design models by using advanced simulation techniques. The concerned application domains are Enterprise Modeling and System Engineering (SE) domains. He is member of the French chapter of INCOSE namely AFIS (Association Française d’Ingénierie Système), of the Technical Committee 5.3 ‘Enterprise Networking’ from IFAC Board, of the Working Group ‘Enterprise interoperability’ from IFIP Board, and from various working groups from French CNRS (Scientific National Research Agency) and from InteropVLab.


Alain Faisandier

Alain Faisandier is director and founder of MAP systeme (1996), trainer and international senior expert in Systems Engineering. During his forty-year career, he experienced engineering of complex software and systems for large, medium and small projects, in national and international contexts, through requirements definition, architecture, design, integration, verification, validation, and dependability. He has also practiced project management, quality assurance, as well as developer of requirements and design methods. During the 1970’s, he worked for the International Telegraph & Telephone Company (ITT) in the context of public telecommunication systems as designer, integrator, and technical manager. During the 1980’s and 1990’s, he worked for the European space industry, participating in the methodology development of major European space programs within MATRA MARCONI Space Company that became Astrium, an EADS Company. At this time he studied and worked with ESA and NASA standards in particular. Since1998 he participates actively in the deployment of Systems Engineering for large companies and organisations in defence, aeronautical, automotive, telecommunication, railway transportation, biomedical, medical, and infrastructures sectors. This deployment includes a combination of long term actions, such as training, project coaching, writing guidelines, and tooling. These actions are carried out in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and international contexts. He is also an academic professor in Systems Engineering in several French High schools and Universities for students and also for professors and for the benefit of researchers. He has been co-chairman of the INCOSE Standard Technical Committee, head of the French Delegation for ISO/IEC 15288 standard development and its application guide. He was Technical Director of AFIS (an affiliate association of INCOSE). He is co-author of the “Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge” (SEBoK), contributor to the revision of ISO/IEC 15288, and to the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V4. He published in 2013 two books of a series: "Volume 2 - Systems Opportunities and Requirements", "Volume 3 - Systems Architecture and Design"; in 2014 "Volume 1 - System Notion and Engineering of Systems".


Timothy Ferris

Timothy Ferris holds the degrees B.E.Hons, B.Th., B.Litt.Hons. Grad.Cert.Ed., and PhD from University of Adelaide, Flinders University, Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology and University of South Australia, all in Australia, respectively. He is a member of the School of Engineering at the University of South Australia, with responsibility for all the research degree students in the School. He teaches courses in systems engineering, research methods and electrical engineering and is supervising several PhD students in systems engineering. He was a member of the BKCASE project and the lead author of the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Systems Journal and the Associate Director: Academic Research in INCOSE.


Paulien Herder

Paulien Herder is Professor of Engineering Systems Design in Energy & Industry at Delft University of Technology and Director of the Delft Energy Initiative. She is the Research director for the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of the TUDelft. She is an expert in design of large-scale complex systems and strategic asset management, mainly in the area of industrial and energy infrastructures.


Claude Laporte

Dr. Claude Y Laporte has worked in defense and transportation organizations for over 20 years. He is a professor, since 2000, at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), a 7,000-student engineering school in Montréal, where he teaches software engineering. He is the Project Editor of ISO/IEC 29110 set of systems and software engineering Standards and Technical Reports. He is the co-author of 2 French textbooks about software quality assurance published by Hermes-Lavoisier in 2011. He is the co-author of a textbook about software quality assurance which will be published by John Wiley & Sons in 2014.

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Anatoly Levenchuk

Anatoly Levenchuk is the president of His career as a consultant started in late 1980’s. His clients during the years of Russian economy transformation and restructuring were Russian Commodity Exchange, RINACO, RELCOM, VKT, Bank of Russia, Ministry of Economics, RAO UES Russia, Omskenergo, Dalenergo, OGK-1, Fortum Russia, Rosenergoatom, VNIIAES, NIAEP, E4, Energostrojinvest-Holding, Sudoexport, VNII Holodmash and many others. He is interested now in model-based systems engineering, enterprise architecture, ontology-based data integration, organizational design, situational method engineering. Anatoly is a lecturer in systems engineering in leading Moscow institutes - Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, National Research Nuclear University, ROSATOM Corporate University. His blog ( in Russian) have thousands of followers. He was motivational speaker at various conferences and has many publications in professional and periodic press on IT and engineering. Anatoly Levenchuk was a founder of INCOSE Russian Chapter, served several terms as its President and Research Director.


Juan Llorens

Juan Llorens is Professor at the Informatics Department of the Carlos III University of Madrid – Spain (, as well as CTO in The Reuse Company ( He received his MS degree in Industrial Engineer from the ICAI Polytechnic School at the UPC University in Madrid in 1986, Spain, and his PhD in Industrial Engineering and robotics at the Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain in 1996. In 1987 he started his own company dealing with Artificial Intelligence applied to Database systems, named Knowledge Engineering SL (KE). Dr. Llorens worked as technical director in KE and as Marketing Director in Advanced Vision Technologies until 1992, when he joined the Carlos III University. Since 2003 he is Professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid. His main subject is Knowledge Reuse, which he teaches in the Informatics studies at the University. Dr. Llorens is the leader of the KR Group (Knowledge Reuse Group) within the University. In 1998 he was invited to the Högskolan på Åland (HÅ) (Åland, Finland). From 1998 to 2008 he split his educational activities between Madrid’s University and the HÅ, where he taught Object Oriented Software design. Since 2008, based on an agreement with his University, he shares his academic duties with a position of CTO in The Reuse Company (a brand of the spin-off organization named CISET) that commercializes systems engineering quality and reuse technology. Since 1999 he is also in the board of CISET. His current research involves the study of knowledge technologies and system engineering techniques integration towards Software and Information quality measurement and Reuse. He is member of INCOSE’s (International Council on Systems Engineering, Requirements Working Group. His CV is presented in


Dominique Méry

Dominique Méry is professor in computer science at Université de Lorraine since 1993. He was member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) from 1995 till 2000 and he is heading the Formal Methods Department of the LORIA Laboratory, a joint structure between CNRS, INRIA and Université de Lorraine. He is developing researches on formal methods and applications in the MOSEL team. His main topics are formal mod- elling, formal verification and applications of formal methods to embedded systems, healthcare systems, distributed systems. His main contributions rely on verification of distributed programs, mechanisation of verification process, system engineering and modelling languages like UNITY, TLA, B, Event B and applications as pacemaker.


Patrick Millot

Patrick Millot is born on April 11, 1953. He received a PhD in Automatic Control (on September 21, 1979) and a State Doctorate in Sciences (on September 16, 1987). He is full Professor at the University of Valenciennes, France (UVHC) since 1989 and Research Director at LAMIH (Laboratoire d’Automatique de Mécanique et d’Informatique industrielles et Humaine). He conducts research on Automation Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Supervisory Control, Human-Machine Systems, Human Reliability, Security with applications to production, telecommunication and transport systems (Air Traffic Control, Car Traffic, Trains Metro…). His scientific production covers about 200 publications, book, collective books, editor of conference proceedings, and reports. He has been research supervisor of 38 PhD students and 10 HDR since 1989, reviewer of 51 PhD Thesis and 10 HDR from other universities.

Professional experience:

Prof. Patrick Millot was successively head of the research group “Human Machine Systems” in LAMIH (1987-2004, 25 researchers), head of LAMIH (1996-2005, 222 researchers and engineers) and vice President of the University of Valenciennes (2005-2010) in charge of research. He was visiting Professor at Human Centered Design institute (HCDi) headed by PR G. Boy at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT Melboune FL) for one year (2011-2012). He is currently co-head with G. Boy of the joint research lab on Risk Management in Life Critical Systems between HCDi/FIT and LAMIH-TEMPO/UVHC funded by the French-American Partner University Fund (PUF) for 3 years (2012-2015). He was member of the scientific board / Manager of several regional research groups on Supervisory Control (GRAISYHM 1996-2002) on Transport (GRRT since 1987) and head of the ST2 program on Transport System Safety (2001-2006, 80 researchers of 10 labs). He was also member of the French Council of the Universities (CNU 1996-2003), member of the scientific board of the French national research group in Automation Sciences supported by CNRS (1996-2001). Partner of several European projects and networks: 2 Human Capital and Mobility networks 1993-1996, 2 projects since 2002 on Urban Guided Transport Management Systems (UGTMS followed by MODURBAN) 1 project on car driver modeling (ITERATE) and the Network of Excellence EURNEX since 2004. He was IPC member of several International Conferences and Journals, member since 2000 and Vice Chairman since 2009 to 2011 of the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Technical Committee 4.5 Human-Machine Systems.


Yoshiaki Ohkami

Yoshiaki Ohkami obtained Dr. Engineering in Control Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology and worked for National Aerospace Laboratory as research engineer on spacecraft control and large space systems (1968-1992). During this period, he worked as visiting scholar at UCLA under NASA/MSFC contract and Deputy Director for Space Station Program of Japan. He became professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (1992-1999), and at Keio University (1999-2005) while serving as Research Inspector at JAXA Space Center. Now he serves as Advisor for Institute of Systems Design and Management, Keio University. Major fields include Strategic Systems Engineering, Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems, and Field Robotics. He is a fellow of JSME and the INCOSE, and member of ASME, IEEE and Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences.


Paul Valckenaers

Paul Valckenaers is a senior researcher at the mechanical engineering department of the KU Leuven (B). He holds a MS in numerical mathematics (1983), a MS in software engineering (1985), a postgraduate in industrial management (1990) and a PhD in mechanical engineering (1993). He is the chair of the IFAC Technical Committee 5.1 on manufacturing plant control and associate editor of Computers in Industry. He is a full-time researcher and has actively participated in 20 international (EU and IMS) and national research projects.

His main research topic is "design for the unexpected" focusing on execution systems - covering manufacturing execution systems, logistic execution systems, intelligent traffic systems, smart grid, fleet robotics. The research emphasizes situational awareness in open systems and unpredictable environments rather than optimized decision making. Laypersons summarized his research on self-organizing execution systems as "predicting the unexpected." The foundation of his research consists of insights in the mechanisms that prevent successful integration of system components into larger systems. His research applies insights from complex-adaptive systems theory, biology (i.e. stigmergy) and bounded rationality.


Jon Wade

Jon Wade is a Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) where he is leading research in the use of technology in systems engineering education and complex systems. Previously, Dr. Wade was the Executive Vice President of Engineering at International Game Technology where he managed corporate wide research and development. Dr. Wade received his SB, SM, EE and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.