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Second Annual Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Systems Engineering 2018 Conference

Systems Engineering in Aerospace and Oil & Gas
"A Renewal of Exploration"

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - DoubleTree Hotel
4 Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX

7:30 a.m. – Vendors/Exhibitors and Registration Opens (DoubleTree Hotel Greenway Ballroom I/II)

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Light Breakfast

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. – Opening:  Welcome and Introduction, Matt Johnson, Conference Chair, TGCC

8:45 - 9:15 a.m. - Morning Keynote:  Brian Hebert - VP Global Well Operations, BP

(Download Program PDF)
09:30 – 11:45pm – Technical Presentations

Chair: Kevin Orr, Barrios Technology
 Shops Conference Room
Chair Paul Schwartz, Barrios Technology
 9:30-10:00 a.m.
 Tech Session 1: Digital Thread
 Tech Session 2: Success Stories
 The Oil and Gas Digital Thread,
Matthew Hause, MBSE Specialist, PTC
 Requirements Development and Management,
Michael E. (Mike) Pafford, INCOSE; JHU
 10:05-10:35 a.m.
Systems Engineering - A Platform of Discipline and Digitization,
Dr. Ben Amaba, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform
 SE Requirements Management: A Success Story for the Nuclear World,
Blanca Montoya, Baker Hughes a GE Company
 10:40-11:10 a.m.
SE Approach on Digital Transformation,
Ben Randell, Chevron Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
 Systems Engineering in the Development of the Orion Spacecraft,
Mel Friant, NASA, Orion Program
 11:15-11:45 a.m.
  Multi-Objective Stochastic Optimization for Preventive Maintenance Planning,
Christopher Gordon, Texas A&M University
 A Tale of Two Projects
Ben Edwards, Jacobs Engineering

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. – Luncheon, DoubleTree Hotel Greenway BallroomI/II

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Keynote:Todd May, NASA Center Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center

1:30-3:45 pm – Technical Papers

 C-100  Shops Conference Room
 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Tech Session 3: Modeling
Chair: Abe Hudson, Barrios Technology
 Tech Session 4:Standards and Data Sharing
Chari: Jason Baker, Transocean
 Failure Mode Effects Analysis in MBSE,
Rob Kratzke, Vitech Corporation
 Requirements Management - Expanding the Gate of the Gateway
Kevin Orr, Barrios Technology
 2:05-2:35 p.m.
Integrating Model-Based Systems Engineering into Ongoing Projects: Requirements, Validation, and Test Planning for the ISS SAFER
Antony Williams, Jacobs Engineering, Clear Lake Group
 Using Systems Engineering to Drive Innovation: A Case Study,
Matt Johnson, SE Logix
 2:40-3:10 p.m.
Tech Session 5: Technical Risk  Tech Session 6: Test and Verification
 Bridging the Technical Risk Gap from Aerospace to Oil & Gas
T.F. Thornton, TFT Consulting
 Identification of weak signals to prevent emergent system failures in process industries,
Mengxi Yu, SE Logix
 3:15-3:45 p.m.
 "Systems Engineering approach for incident analysis"
Prerna Jain, PhD candidate, Texas A&M University, et al.
 What do the Terms Verification and Validation Really Mean?
Lou Wheatcraft, Requirements Experts, SeiLevel


3:45 - 4:15 p.m. - Afternoon Coffee/Snack Break (Double Tree Hotel Greenway Ballroom I/II)

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.  - Closing Remarks:  Jason Baker, President-elect INCOSE Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
(Double Tree Hotel Greenway Ballroom I/II

Dismissal: Matt Johnson, Conference Chair

4:30 -  5:00 p.m. Networking: (Double Tree Hotel Greenway Ballroom I/II)

5:00 p.m. Social - Dam Rayburn Room (Next to Ballroom - DoubleTree Hotel)

Friday, 5/4/18 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - INCOSE CSEP Beta Paper Exam (C-20)

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Parking Instructions (allow at least 10 minutes prior to start of conference):

  • Doubletree by Hilton is building 6. It is a dark chocolate colored building in Greenway Plaza group, and the shortest.
  • From the intersection of Hwy 59 & Edloe street at the hotel, enter down into the hotel garage to an entrance gate. 
  • At gate, tell the Attendant you are here for the INCOSE Systems Engineering conference. He will tell you where and how to pay.
  • You register by your license plate, so have the number handy.
  • At kiosk, pay by FlashPark mobile app, or by credit card.
  • At departure (end of conference), exit gate will automatically open.