Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Network image from Christos ellinas at Bristol

At the intersect of Network Science and Systems Engineering 


 University of Bristol  - 12th September 2016

Network Science is quickly establishing itself as the principal scientific field for the study of complex, socio-technical systems. Yet its scientific focus often neglects the consequent, practical implications of the derived insight. At the same time, the majority of these systems are designed by Systems Engineers, who often solely emphasize on operational aspects with limited understanding on the theoretical underpinnings that drive these systems.
As such, this workshop targets the chasm between the two by initiating a dialogue between the two disciplines. Specifically, the aim of this workshop is to bring together participants from industry and academia to discuss how network science tools can be applied in systems engineering to enhance our ability to manage/deliver complex systems. This workshop will also discuss the challenges that exist in translating network knowledge into systems engineering.  
We are looking for contributors to the workshop discussions. If you are interested in network science, complexity, complex systems and complex engineered systems, please come to the workshop and participate. 
Presentations are invited on the topics that fall within the scope of the workshop. Due to time constraints all the presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with an extra 5 minutes for a Q&A session. We recommend the preparation of a Quad Chart *.  If you would like to contribute with a presentation, please send a message to Gema Styles, Systems-NET, Loughborough University (G.Styles@lboro.ac.uk) or Christos Ellinas, IDC in Systems, University of Bristol (ce12183@bristol.ac.uk
The Quad Charts submitted will be displayed as posters to provide opportunities for networking and discussion. If you would like to contribute with a poster but not a presentation, please contact: Gema Styles, Systems-NET, Loughborough University (G.Styles@lboro.ac.uk) or Christos Ellinas, IDC in Systems, University of Bristol (ce12183@bristol.ac.uk)
This workshop is free of charge, to register please follow the link:   Register Here


*Quad Chart
A Quad Chart consists of a single PowerPoint page divided into four quadrants. In this case we would like to use it to summarise the challenges that exist to translate network science into systems engineering.  The first quadrant offers a challenge statement and antecedents. The second quadrant describes the approaches, plans, milestones or progress associated with the challenge; the third quadrant can be used to give examples, evidence, results or findings, and the last quadrant can be used to point at the relationship of the challenge(s) with other disciplines, areas of work and/or other challenges.