Defence Academic Pathways - Complex Systems

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: De Vere Hotel, Cotswold Water Park, Lake 6, South Cerney, GLS GL7 5FP

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PraxisUnico is working with the Defence Academic Pathways (DAP) group on this free event for the research community. The event aims to explore research needs for the successful design and deployment of Complex Systems. 

The solutions demanded by increasingly large scale problems requiring human - machine interactions, need to be robust and resilient to changes and demand. They also need to be low cost and easy to upgrade and support throughout their lifecycle(s). This, together with: 

  • increased machine automation and autonomy
  • demands to operate such systems in environments that were not envisaged at design time presents the Complex Systems problem. 

Research into the early stage architecting, design and the associated delivery phases, including sign-off, is needed to enable the successful specification of Complex Systems. To achieve the realisation and accreditation of systems with these enhanced performance goals, who exploit emergent properties, requires additional research to fully understand the impact of design choices and varying deployed environments.

This workshop will provide the attendees with an overview of the problems and an opportunity to discuss ideas for research projects through direct interactions with the DAP Team. As an outcome post the workshop, the DAP community would like to see proposals covering the following topics:

  • Early stage architecting and models/simulations at the Concept Stage
  • Design methods and tools for exploring the proposed system(s) in the deployed environment(s)
  • Business challenges of evolving regulatory requirements and standards
  • Changes in employment of a capability and the environment within which the capability is operated
  • Transitioning the system through test, realisation, validation and certification

The workshop should be attended by research professionals involved with System Engineering, machine learning, robotics, or the validation and verification of software systems. 

The intention of this workshop is to highlight, discuss and aid the definition of future research themes. 

DAP is a grouping of organisations with an interest on Defence who actively work with the United Kingdom academic base to provide a consolidated Defence wide requirements set. These interactions are currently facilitated by Dstl.

This event is free of charge and will feature workshops to explore research needs in the validation and verification of the intelligent systems. Use the book now button to register your interest.