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Webinar Series on Systems Research

Systems-NET seminars communicate some of the research being carried out in the UK in Systems Science and Systems Engineering. The broad and multidisciplinary seminar topics are intended to promote systems engineering understanding across different sectors. 

Systems-NET acknowledges the support of the distinguished contributors that have kindly dedicated their time to prepare these seminars.


Wednesday 18th May 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Projects as Complex Systems: A Network Perspective

18/05/2016 Webinar Presentation

 Christos Ellinas,  University of Bristol

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Systems Thinking to Develop Models for Infrastructure

 15/06/2016 Webinar Presentation

Chris Bouch, University of Birmingham


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Past Seminar Events

January - March 2016 Webinars


Wednesday 13th January 2016, 12:30 p.m.


Integration of Mathematical Models and Simulation

13/01/2016 Webinar Presentation

Robert Luff, Loughborough University

Wednesday 3rd  February  2016, 12:30 p.m.

Systems Based Strategy for Carbon-Efficient Railway Infrastructure

03/02/2016 Webinar Presentation

Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen, University of Birmingham

Wednesday 16th March 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Dynamic Reasoning for Safety Assurance

16/03/2016 Webinar Presentation

Dr Ibrahim Habli, University of York

October - December 2015 Webinars

Wednesday 7th October  2015, 12:30 p.m.

Using Systems Thinking To Make Our Railways Greener

07/10/2015 Webinar Presentation

Heather Douglas, Centre for Rail Research and Education, University of Birmingham

Wednesday 4thNovember  2015, 12:30 p.m.

Control of Statistical Behaviour of Complex Systems

04/11/2015 Webinar Presentation

Professor Robert Mackay, Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research University of Warwick


February - May 2015 Webinars



Wednesday 4th February  2015, 12:30 p.m.

Decomposition and Reduction Methods for Analysing Systems of Systems

04/02/2015 Presentation

Dr James Anderson (University of Oxford)

Wednesday 4th March  2015, 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to Complex Networks

04/03/15 Webinar Presentation

Samuel Johnson (University of Warwick)

Wednesday 6th May 2015, 12:30 p.m.

A Systems Approach to Develop a Metro System for 2050

06/05/2015 Webinar Presentation

Marcelo Blumenfeld (University of Birmingham)


October - December 2014 Webinars

Wednesday 8th October 2014, 12:30 p.m.

System of Systems Design Using Architecture Patterns

08/10/2014 Webinar Presentation

Demetrios Joannou (Loughborough University)

Wednesday 5th November 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Systems Physiology

5/11/2014 Webinar Presentation

Prof. Ron Summers (Loughborough University)

Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Maintaining Systems of Systems Fit for Purpose

03/12/14 Webinar Presentation

Steve Hinsley (Loughborough University)


March - July 2014 Webinars

Wednesday 5th March 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Linguistic Modelling of Scenarios

5/03/14 Webinar Presentation

Dr Janos Korn (Book author)

Wednesday 9th April 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Modelling Electric Vehicle Demand in London

9/04/14 Webinar Presentation

Dr Koen Van Dam (Imperial College)

Wednesday 11th  June 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Design and Control of Advance Functional Systems with Non-conventional Material

11/06/14 Webinar Presentation

Dr Simon Pope (The University of Sheffield)

Wednesday 9th  July 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Advances in Rule Based Systems and Networks

 ‌09/07/14 Webinar Presentation

Dr Alexander Gegov (University of Portsmouth)

Training Events

The DANSE research project offered a series of no-cost public training events in Systems of Systems (SoS) engineering.

DANSE (Designing for Adaptability and evolutioN in Systems of systems Engineering) is one of several projects in SoS funded by the European Commission as part of the Seventh Framework Programme.  DANSE is being executed by a consortium of twelve organizations to create new methodology and tools for managing the evolution of any SoS.  The consortium partners include systems developers, technology developers, and research organizations.  A three-year project, DANSE is just finishing the second successful year.  The new methodology and tools developed are now being applied and tested within four actual “test case” SoS examples.  You can find out more about DANSE at http://www.danse-ip.eu.

The training events made public the new methodology and tools, providing information to other system developers, technology providers, and researchers.  All training was provided by webinar.

  • DANSE Tools training was a total of 10 hours in five 2-hour sessions, with training provided by the technology partners who have created or integrated each tool.  This event took place on 20-24 January
  • DANSE Methodology training was provided by Dr. Eric Honour of Honourcode, Inc., who has been an integral part of the methodology development in DANSE.  This event was held in November 2013, and will be repeated along with the tools training in June 2014.

These training sessions are public and no-cost. 

For questions or additional information, contact the DANSE dissemination coordinator:

Eric C. Honour, PhD, CSEP INCOSE Fellow - Former INCOSE President – INCOSE Founder President

Honourcode, Inc. 1169 McCoury Lane, Spring Hill, TN 37174 T: +1 (615) 614-1109; ehonour@hcode.com

Future Seminar Events

We welcome group and individual contributions to present in the form of seminars aimed to the systems engineering community.  We encourage the proposal of seminars from contributors in industry and academy. Seminars organised by different organisations can also be linked to Systems-NET for advertising and promotion. We need your participation to drive systems engineering research forward where it will deliver real impact.

If you would like to contribute with a seminar for the Systems-NET community please contact Dr Gema Styles g.styles@lboro.ac.uk your proposal will be much appreciated.