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Sunday, June 8, 2014

12:30p - 5:00p
Doctoral Consortium
Babbio 122
5:00p - 11:00p
New York City Tour and Student-Faculty Dinner

Monday June 9 2014

7:30a - 8:30a
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Babbio Atrium, 104
8:30a - 9:30a
Opening Ceremony
Debaun Auditorium
9:30a - 10:30a
Keynote Address I
Dirk Helbing (Chair of Sociology, in particular of modeling and simulation, ETH Zürich)
Topic: Big Data Society: Crystal Ball, Magic Wand, and other Challenges View Presentation
Debaun Auditorium
10:30a - 11:00p
Coffee Break
Babbio Atrium
11:00a - 12:00p
Keynote Address II
Ralph Nelson (Vice President & COO, Watson Transformations, IBM)
Topic: Managing Complexity using Cognitive Technology
Debaun Auditorium
12:00p - 1:00p
Lunch and Socializing
Babbio Atrium
1:00p - 2:30p
Parallel Sessions MA
MA-I: Complex Networks and Engineering Systems

Session Chair: Dave Gianetto (Stevens)

Structural Patterns in Complex Systems: A network perspective (Christos Ellinas, Neil Allan, Anders Johansson) View Paper

Fear Not, Be Modular: How Network Structure Impacts Prosocial Norm Emergence (Dave Gianetto, Babak Heydari)

A Methodology to Extract Knowledge from Social Media for Systems and Enterprises to Acquire Business Intelligence (Carlo Lipizzi, Devanandham Henry, Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez) View Paper

MA-II: Flexible and Adaptable Complex Systems

Session Chair: Brian Phillips (Stevens)

Requirements Upflow: Using Requirement Documents to Uncover Latent Opportunities for Flexibility in Engineered Systems (David Broniatowski) View Paper

Systems Taxonomy (Khaldoun Khashanah) View Paper

Towards a Design Pattern for Adaptive Systems Inspired by the Physical Architecture of the Neocortex (Brian Phillips, Mark Blackburn) View Paper

Babbio 319, 321
1:00p - 2:30p
Panel Discussion on Coastal Resilience
Beyond Sandy – Towards a Transatlantic Agenda for Engineering Systems Research Moderator: Michael S Bruno (Dean, School of Engineering and Science, Stevens Institute of Technology), Theo Toonen (Dean, The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), TU Delft)
Panelists: Amy Chester (Director, Rebuild by Design, a Federal Hurricane Sandy Task Force Initiative), Alex Washburn (Industry professor and Director of the Centre for Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence, Schaefer School of Engineering & Science; School of Systems and Enterprises), Alan Blumberg (Professor and Director Schaefer School of Engineering & Science: Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering), Darryl Farber (Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Penn State University)
Discussant: Paulien Herder (Chair in Engineering Systems Design, Delft University of Technology)
Babbio 122
2:30p - 3:30p
Poster Session MA

A Case Study of Evolution Enabling System Characteristics (Amy Cox, Zoe Szajnfarber) View Poster

A Learning Framework for Short Term Electricity Load Forecast (Abbas Ehsanfar, Babak Heydari) 

A Modified Precedence Network Method for Valuating Relative Importance of Options in Multifunctional 

Flood Defense (Tushith Islam, Wil A.H. Thissen) View Poster

Climate Risk Resilient Greeen Electricity Self Sufficient Community Clustering (Yoshiki Yamagata, Seya Hajime, Sho Kuroda) View Poster

Comprehensive Engineering in an Urbanizing Delta: Engineering Systems, Governance and Values (Theo Toonen, Paulien Herder, Hans De Bruijn, Jeroen Van den Hoven) 

Decision Making in Socio-Technological Systems: How system Modeling Choices Construct a Decision Making Process (Geert Roovers, Paulien M. Herder, Hans de Bruijn) 

Diffusion of Innovation in Heterogeneous Complex Networks: An Agent-Based Approach (Peter Ludlow, Babak Heydari)

Disaster Response Logistics: Towards a Realistic Representation of Uncertain Disaster Contexts (Azrah Azhar, Erica Gralla) View Poster

Graphical CONOPS for the Delivery of Healthcare (Vidhi Sonani, Robert Cloutier) View Poster

Informing Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Development using Travel Patterns Mined from BigData (Hua Cai, Ming Xu) 

Introducing the Concept of Antiresilience for Systems and Enterprises (Devanandham Henry, Carlo Lipizzi, Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez) View Poster

Measuring the Problem Complexity Induced by a Set of Requirements in an Engineering Design (Alejandro Salado, Roshanak Nilchiani) View Poster

Modeling the National Football League as a Socio-technical System (Isaac Bartolomei, Jason Bartolomei) 

Modeling Uncertainty Due to a Programmatic Risk Factor Using a Bayesian Network approach (Ifechukwu Nduka, Johan Rene van Dorp) View Poster

Network Analysis of Shared Knowledge and Operational Performance in Organizational Systems (Mark Avnet) View Poster

Organizational Implications of Individual-Level Exploration and Exploitation in the R&D Context (Isabel Bignon, Zoe Szajnfarber) View Poster

Proposition of a Design System for Developing Instruments for Engineering Culture Based Management Systems (Alexander An Haack, Katharina Tarnacki, Rene Vossen,Sabina Jeschke)

Resilience by Shock Testing (Leena Ilmola, Byeongwon Park) View Poster

Global X-Network (John Casti) View Poster

Studying the Relationship Between System-Level and Component-Level Resilience (Michael Mitchell, Walt Beyeler)

System/Environment Decision Analysis Network (SEDAN): Value-Driven Architecture Decisions Without the Curse of Dimensionality (Kia Dalili, Babak Heydari)

Babbio Attrium
3:30p - 5:00p
Panel Discussion
Complexity and its Implications on Engineering Systems in National Security Space
Moderator: Jeff Wilcox (Vice President, Engineering, Lockheed Martin)
Panel: Stephen Rottler (Sandia National Lab), Spiros Dimolitsas (Georgetown University), Albert Jones (NIST)
Babbio 122
3:30p - 5:00p
Parallel Sessions MB
MB-I: Resilience in Engineering Systems

Session Chair: Royce Francis (GWU)

Border Security System Resiliency Evaluation Framework (David Flanigan, Edward Huang) View Paper

Geovisual Analytics Environment for Supporting the Resilience of Maritime Surveillance System (Gabriel Vatin, Eric Rigaud, Aldo Napoli) View Paper

A Vision for Probabilistic Analysis of Re-configurable Resilient Engineered and Infrastructure Systems (Royce Francis) View Paper

MB-II: Enterprise Systems: Modeling and Case Studies

Session Chair: Michael Pennock (Stevens)

The Challenges of Modeling Enterprise Systems (Michael Pennock, William Rouse) View Paper

Evolution of the Dutch University Medical Centers - At the Interface of the Health Care and the Science Systems (Catherine Chiong Meza, Andreas Ligtvoet, Hamilcar Knops) View Paper

Population Growth of a Specific Creature: PhDs (Navid Ghaffarzadegan, Joshua Hawley, Richard Larson, Yi Xue) View Paper

Babbio 319, 321
5:30p - 7:30p
Welcome Reception
Babbio Attrium

Tuesday June 10 2014

7:30a - 8:30a
Continental Breakfast
Babbio Attrium, 104
8:30a - 9:30a
Keynote Address III
John Doyle (Jean-Lou Chameau Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Caltech)
Topic: Universal laws and architectures in nets, grids, brains, and bugs View Presentation
Debaun Auditorium
9:30a - 10:30a
Keynote Address IV
Carliss Baldwin (William L. White Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School)
Topic: Design Options, Positive Risk, and the Innovation Commons View Presentation
Debaun Auditorium
10:30a - 11:00p
Coffee Break
Babbio Atrium
11:00a - 12:30p
Parallel Sessions TA
TA-I: Domain Session: Energy and Sustainability

Session Chair: Marijana Sreckovic (Vienna University of Technology)

Game-Theoretic Model for Electric Distribution Reliability with Government Intervention (Xiaojun Shan, Frank Felder, David Coit) View Paper

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Real Estate Development: Innovative Business Models from a Systemic Point of View (Marijana Sreckovic, Sonja Horvath) View Paper

Using Allocation/Assignment Problems as Simulation Tools to Investigate Aviation Policies for Environmental Impact (Isaac Tetzloff, William Crossley) View Paper

TA-II: Foundations of Complex Engineering Systems

Session Chair: David Broniatowski (GWU)

Bridging the Gap Between Complexity Sciences and Engineering Systems using Network Sciences (Babak Heydari) 

Flexibility, Complexity, and Controllability in Large Scale Systems (David Broniatowski, Joel Moses) View Paper

Static Resilience of Large Flexible Engineering Systems: Axiomatic Design Model and Measures (Amro M. Farid) View Paper

Babbio 122, DeBaun Auditorium
12:30p - 1:30p
Lunch and Socializing
Babbio Atrium, 104
1:30p - 3:00p
Panel Discussion
An Interdisciplinary Discussion of Modularity, Evolution and Innovation: Organization, Organisms, Physical and Infrastructure Systems
Moderator: Zoe Szajnfarber (George Washington University)
Panelists: Carliss Baldwin(Harvard), Gerhard Schlosser(National University of Ireland), Ray Levitt(Stanford), Olivier de Weck (MIT)
Babbio 122
1:30p - 3:00p
Parallel Sessions TB
TB-I: Architecting Complex Engineering Systems

Session Chair: Eloise Taysom (Cambridge University)

System Architecture of the Active Debris Removal (ADR) (Akiko Otsuka, Yoshiaki Ohkami) View Paper

Diagrammatic Representation of System Lifecycle Properties (Eloise Taysom, Nathan Crilly) View Paper

Architecture Framework Associated to Vehicle Architecture Definition (Mian Chen, Omar Hammami, Martine Callot) View Paper

TB-II: Project Management Issues and Cases for Engineering Systems (four presentations)

Session Chair: Ori Orhof (Technion)

Defense Business System Acquisition Probability of Success - Complex Information Technology Project View Paper

Management Bayesian Network (Sean Tzeng, KC Chang, Larrie Ferreiro) 

A Study on Developing a Decision Support Agent for Project Management (Shinji Mochida) View Paper

A Joint Planning, Management and Operations Framework for Airport Infrastructure (Alexandre Jacquillat, Vivek Sakhrani) View Paper

The Role of Subproject Task-Specific Attributes in Managing Enterprise-Wide Projects (Ori Orhof, Aaaron Shenhar, Dov Dori) View Paper

Babbio 321, 319
3:00p - 4:00p
Poster Session TB

A Framework for the Governance of Urban Energy System Transition: A Socio-Technical System Perspective for Modeling Energy Policies (Mohammad Amin Dehdarian, Matthias Finger) 

A Network-Based Approach to Organizational Culture and Learning in System Safety (Mark Avnet) 

Adaptive Negotiating Strategies of Systems of Systems Coordinator Using Deep Belief Networks (Siddhartha Agarwal, Cihan Dagli)

Capacity Pricing Schemes to Implement Open-Access Rail in Tanzania (Maite Pena-Alcaraz, Ignacio PerezArriaga, Joseph Sussman) View Poster 

Comparative Analysis in Energy and Service Conservation Among Residents in the Stockholm City Districts of Rinkeby and Hammarby Sjostad (Aleh Kliatsko)

Conceptually Modeling the Organizational and Technological Interactions between NASAbs R&D and Mission Concept Ecosystems (Alexander Burg, Zoe Szajnfarber)

Contour Tracing Via Integration of Adaptive Contrast Stretching and Gabor Wavelet Transform (Zhengmao Ye)

Critical Network Infrastructures: Alignment, Coherence, Performance (Rolf Kunneke, Claude Menard, John Groenewegen)

Evaluating the Complexity of a Graph-Based System Model: Formalism and Methodology (Hycham Aboutaleb, Bruno Monsuez) View Poster

Finding the Common Good Using an Integrated Systems Model for Estuary Management (Scott Cunningham, Jill Slinger, Rob van Waas) View Poster

Flexible Design, Resilience, and Paradigm Shift for Pharma Manufacturing: A Case Example (S.B. von Helfenstein) View Poster

Improving Collaboration in System of Systems Engineering (Nil Ergin)

Integrating Power System and Macroeconomic Modeling to Project the Impacts of Climate Change in New Jersey (Shankar Chandramowli, Frank Felder)

Modeling the Dynamics of Open Prize-Based Design Competitions (Eun Suk Suh, Olivier de Weck)

Monitoring IT Operational Risks Across the U.S. Capital Markets Extended Enterprise (Gerald Friedhoff)

Opinion Formation Dynamics in Online Communities: An Agent Based Simulation (Hazhir Rahmandad, Armin Ashouri Rad, Mehdi Yahyanejad) View Poster

System Architecture Entropy: A New Concept in Architecture Evaluation (Mary Bone, Robert Cloutier)

Systemic Innovation and Disruption: Why we are continually surprised and how system-of-systems engineering can help (Tom McDermott) View Poster

Using Models in Social Innovation Labs: Modeling Agro-Economic Systems in Southern Ontario to Support Innovation in Food System Policy (Kirsten Robinson, Terry Stewart)

Using Simulation Games to Study Design and Management Decision-Making in Engineering Systems Operating Under Uncertainty (Michel-Alexandre Cardin, JIANG Yixin, Howard Ka-Ho Yue, Fu Haidong,Tang Loon) View Poster

Babbio Atrium
3:00p - 4:00p
Keynote Address V
David Wolpert (Santa Fe Institute)
Topic: Human behavior and control of collective systems View Presentation
Babbio 122
4:00p - 5:30p
Parallel Sessions TC
TC-I: Agent-Based Methods in Complex Systems and Enterprises

Session Chair: Morgan Dwyer (MIT)

Regulating the Behavior of Agent-Based Systems using Random Boolean Networks (George Polacek) View Paper

Analysis of Profit Allocation Strategies for Competing Networks by Applying Cooperative Game Theory within an Agent-Based Model (Gerben Bas, Telli Van der Lei) View Paper

A Framework to Assess the Impacts of Jointness (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber) View Paper

TC-II: Fundamentals : Autonomy and System Boundary

Session Chair: Erica Gralla (GWU)

Parts and Path: Interactions Between decomposition and decision sequence in design and operations(Erica Gralla, Zoe Szajnfarber) View Paper

Resource-Sharing Mechanisms in Autonomous Systems (Mohsen Mosleh, Peter Ludlow, Babak Heydari) View Paper

Engineering Smart, Cognitive, Autonomous Systems (Albert Jones, Eswaran Subrahmanian) View Paper

Babbio 321, 319
4:00p - 5:30p
Panel Discussion
Designing Academic Programs in Engineering Systems
Moderator: Bill Rouse (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Panelists: Deborah Thurston (UIUC), Theo Toonen (TU Delft), Dinesh Verma (Stevens Institute of Technology), Mark Avnet (Texas A&M)
Babbio 122
6:30p - 10:30p
Gala Dinner and Cruise of the Hudson River
Speaker: Alex Washburn (Industry Professor/Director of the Center for Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence (CRUX), Stevens Institute of Technology; former Chief Urban Designer of the City of New York, Department of City Planning)
Dress code: Casual

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

7:30a - 8:30a
Continental Breakfast
Babbio Atrium, 104
8:30a - 10:00a
Parallel Session WA
WA-I: Domain Study: Healthcare Systems

Session Chair: David McLain (SUNY Oswego)

A Business Process Modeling Approach for Long-Term Care Systems (Tetsuya Suga, Junichi Iijima) View Paper

Layered Architectures and the Organization of the U.S. Health Care Delivery System (Joel Moses) View Paper

Modeling Perioperative Services as Sociotechnical Systems (David McLain, Sarah Bonzo) View Paper

WA-II: Infrastructure Systems

Session Chair: Caroline Nevejan (TU Delft)

Rail Infrastructure Manager Problem: Analyzing Capacity Pricing and Allocation in Shared Railway System (Maite Pena-Alcaraz, Mort Webster, Andres Ramos) View Paper

Assessing Future Water Availability in Arid Regions Using Composition and Salience of Decision Criteria (Afreen Siddiqi, Farah Ereiqat, Laura Diaz-Anadon) View Paper

Participatory Demand-Supply Networks (Seyed Alireza Rezaee, Michel Oey, Frances Brazier, Alexander Verbraeck) View Paper

Interactive Workshop

Interactive session to design power sector of the future (Hamilcar Knops) View Paper

Babbio 321, 319, 320
10:00a - 10:30a
Coffee Break
Babbio Atrium
10:30a - 12:00p
Panel Discussion
Bridging the Gap between Complexity Sciences and Engineering Systems
Moderator: Paul Collopy(UAH)
Panel: John Doyle (Caltech), Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan (NASA Langley Research Center), Farrokh Mistree (University of Oklahoma), Gerhard Schlosser (National University of Ireland), David Wolpert (Santa Fe Institute)
Debaun Auditorium
12:00p - 1:30p
Lunch and Socializing
Babbio Atrium, 104
1:30p - 3:00p
Panel Sessions WB Systems Complexity
WB-I: Systems Complexity: Measures and Management

Session Chair: Kaushik Sinha(MIT)

A Critical Look at the Boundaries of Complex-Systems Engineering Methods (Jill Drury, Sherri Condon, Gary Klein) View Paper

Hierarchical Complexity Guided Optimization of Systems-of-Systems with Evolving Design Spaces (Shreyas Vathul Subramanian, Daniel A. Delaurentis) View Paper

Empirical Validation of Structural Complexity Metric for Engineering Systems (Kaushik Sinha, Olivier L. de Weck) View Paper

WB-II: Dynamics of Innovation in Engineering Systems

Session Chair: Zoe Szajnfarber (GWU)

Impact of Technology Infusion on System Complexity (Gwanki Min, Eun Suk Suh, Katja Holtta-Otto) View Paper

Exploring the Interaction Between Open Innovation Methods and System Complexity (Zoe Szajnfarber, Ademir Vrolijk, Jason Crusan) View Paper

Innovation Dynamics in the Development of Nuclear Energy and Electric Vehicles in France (Abdelkrim Doufene, Afreen Siddiqi, Olivier de Weck) View Paper

Babbio 321, 319
1:30p - 3:00p
Panel Discussion
Model-based Systems Engineering
“Is it technically feasible to do everything with models?”
Moderator: Mark Blackburn (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Panel: Axel Mauritz (EADS), Chris Paredis (Georgia Tech, NSF), Stephen vanHorn(SAVI)
Babbio 122
3:00p - 4:00p
Poster Session WB

Application of Information Technology for Managing Chronic Migraines (Aleksandra Markina-Khusid, Anna Iones) View Poster

Complexity and Risk Assessment in Acquisition Programs (Roshanak Nilchiani) View Poster

Dual-Use System Architecture for Space Situational Awareness using Design Structure Matrix (Yasuo Otani, Naohiko Kohtake, Yoshiaki Ohkami) View Poster

An Algorithm for Spatial Popularity Based Upon the Inverse-Square Law of Gravitation (Hugh Lester) View Poster

A Labor Market Decision Support System for Saudi Arabia (Davoud Taghawi-Nejad) View Poster

Framework for Learning and Research on the Design of Complex Engineering Projects as Sociotechnical Systems (Bryan Moser, Kazuo Hiekata) View Poster

The Model Architect: A Multicriteria Scheduling Definition (Omar Hammami, Gauthier Fontaine)

Path Dependence, Social Construction and Hierarchy in Systems Engineering : Insights from comparing satellite instrument developments in the United States and European Union (Zachary Pirtle, Ademir Vrolijk, Zoe Szajnfarber) View Poster

Proactive Asset Management: Effective Public Policy in Complex Engineering Organizations (Mary McGeoch, Yvonne Brunetto, Kerry Brown )

Security for Complex Systems: A New Look at an Old Problem (William Young, Adam Williams, Nancy Leveson) View Poster

Space Communication And Navigation (Scan) Program Dynamics (Daniel Adsit, Aleksandra MarkinaKhusid, Marc Sanchez Net, Ana Diaz Artiles) View Poster

Stakeholder Management in Strategic, Long Term Planning of Infrastructure: An exploration of inviting

strategies (Geert Roovers, Arwin van Buuren, Rosalie Franssen)

Strategic Analysis and Risk Management of Infrastructure Systems Interdependencies in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Region (Darryl Farber, Martin Pietrucha) View Poster

The Study of Warfare as a Socio-technical System (Jason Bartolomei)

Tactical Risk Management (Ype Wijnia) View Poster

Babbio atrium
4:00p - 5:30p
Parallel Sessions WC
WC-I: Design Issues in Engineering Systems

Session Chair: Eirik Hole (Stevens)

Assessing Process Sequences in Engineering Design by DSM-based System Dynamics Simulation (Daniel Kasperek, Sebastian Maisenbacher, Maik Maurer)

Integrating Design Thinking Strategies into the Front End of the Traditional Systems Engineering Approach (Jordan Brady, Eirik Hole) View Paper

Situative Selection of Platform Design Methods (Wolfgang Bauer, Fatos Elezi, Maik Maurer) View Paper

WC-II: System of Systems Methods in Engineering Systems

Session Chair: Robert Cloutier (Stevens)

When Transformation Fails: Twelve Case Studies in the Automobile Industry (Chen Liu, William Rouse, Zhongyuan Yu) View Paper

Airport Ramp Area Support System An Approach for the Analysis of the Aviation System of Systems (Adam Wing, Robert Cloutier, Wilson Felder) View Paper

Framework for Participatory Systems Design, Frances Brazier, Caroline Nevejan) View Paper

Babbio 321, 319
4:00p - 5:30p
Round Table and Open Discussion on the Future of CESUN
Babbio 122