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Infrastructure Working Group

Mission & Objectives

Mission

The Infrastructure Working Group Charter is to bring together designers, builders, and operators of economic and physical infrastructure systems to advance the application of systems engineering.

This Working Group aligns with the strategic aim of INCOSE to advance the application of systems engineering outside its core aerospace and defense domain.

Goals

  • Lead the international outreach to public and private organizations involved in infrastructure delivery and operations.

  • Develop products to capture systems engineering best practices tailored to the infrastructure domain.

  • Share best practices within the Working Group and make a footprint to the Infrastructure domain at large by developing products. 

Specific initiatives include:

  • Webinars – 3 scheduled per year in collaboration with other Working Groups such as Automotive and Transportation Working Groups – Short Term

  • Products – An MBSE application to an infrastructure project (currently under development) – Short Term

  • Products – Continue the development of tri-fold series – Short term

  • Products – A Guide to the Application of Systems Engineering in Large Infrastructure

    Projects (Version 2.0 under development) – Mid Term

  • Collaboration with an International Organization (NETLIPSE) to promote the INCOSE

    brand and joint products development – Mid Term

  • Develop a metamodel for infrastructure – Long Term

  • Bring Construction Companies into INCOSE – Long Term

Scope

This Working Group will address mostly physical infrastructure issues with a concentration on the construction of infrastructure facilities in the energy, transportation and, and communications domains.  This includes public and commercial facilities and networks necessary for the economic and physical well being of society (e.g., power generation and distribution, waterways and ports, industrial plants, telecommunication networks, transportation facilities and systems, and mining).  The Working Group will leverage international systems engineering best practices and produce documents to assist developers and builders of infrastructure systems.  This Working Group will collaborate with other domain specific Working Groups such as the Transport Working Group, the Power and Energy Systems Working Group, the In-Service Working Group, and the Resilience Systems Working Group.

Leadership

Chair and co-chair

Chair: Alain Kouassi, Parsons. Email: alain.kouassi@parsons.com

Co-Chair: Marcel van de Ven, Heijmans. Email: mtfmvandeven@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Laura Uden, NSI Engineering. Email: laura@nsieng.com

How to join: Please send an email to the chair or co-chairs


Working Group Products


Working Group Charter

 

Outcomes

  • Product – Modeling a Drawbridge:  An MBSE Application to an Infrastructure Project
  • Product – Guide to the Application of Systems Engineering in Large Infrastructure Projects, Version 2.0
  • Product – NETLIPSE/INCOSE Memorandum of Understanding 
  • Product – A Metamodel for Infrastructure
  • Product – Leaflets of Systems Engineering application in the Infrastructure domain

Approach

The general approach that will guide this Working Group includes:

  • Monthly teleconferences
  • Quarterly webinars
  • Leadership roles of members
  • Decision making
  • Norms or ground rules
  • Accountability
  • Participation at Symposia and Workshops
  • Challenges

Measure of success

Overall of success for the Working Group

  • Membership growth
  • Membership composition (international)
  • Membership composition (construction industry members)
  • Number of enterprises involved in products development
  • Number of products/services under development 
  • Number of products/services delivered 

Guides

Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes will be published at the TEAMS-site as recordings

Collaboration with Other Professional Groups (External)

NETLIPSE (Network on the management and organisation of large infrastructure projects in Europe)

Collaboration with Other Professional Groups (Internal)

Automotive WG
Smart Cities Initiative
Transportation WG


Planned Working Sessions at the Next Events

The Infrastructure Working Group will be present at all International Workshop events.
 
Next Workshop:
INCOSE IW 2022 - TBD

Planned Presentations at the Next Events

The Infrastructure Working Group will be present at all International Symposium events.

Next Symposium: Virtual Meeting, see COVID-19 announcement
INCOSE IS 2021 - Fully Virtual Event
Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 22, 2021
https://www.incose.org/symp2021/home