Keynotes Announced for 20th Conference on Systems Engineering Research
The 20th annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) will bring together diverse systems engineering researchers to converge on multidisciplinary advances in sustainability.
CSER is a leading international conference for disseminating systems engineering research and fostering discussions that generate viable new research projects. CSER was created in 2003 by the Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California. To mark the 20th anniversary, CSER will return to Stevens, hosted by the School of Systems & Enterprises (SSE), on March 16-17, 2023. CSER 2023 Chairs are Dr. Steven Hoffenson and Dr. Lu Xiao of SSE. SERC Executive Director Dr. Dinesh Verma and Dr. Azad Madni (USC), who helped create CSER, are Honorary Conference Chairs.
The theme for 2023 is “Systems Engineering Toward a Smart and Sustainable World.” This theme “emphasizes how the transdisciplinary systems engineering research community plays a pivotal role in creating smart systems and the transition toward a more sustainable society. Smart systems encompass those that apply artificial intelligence, machine learning, digitalization, and data analytics to provide performance enhancements, automated insights, and informed decisions. Modern systems have profound impacts on economic, environmental, and social sustainability, creating complex challenges that demand a transdisciplinary approach.”
Keynote speakers include Dr. Victoria Coleman, Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force; Dr. Rick Kazman, Danny and Elsa Lui Distinguished Professor of Information Technology Management, University of Hawaii; Ms. Emily Kagan Trenchard, Vice President, Digital and Innovation Strategy, Northwell; Dr. Merve Unuvar, Director, AI Platforms and Automation, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM; and Dr. Kathryn W. Jablokow, Professor of Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University.
CSER will accept paper submissions until December 5, 2022. Suggested application areas include energy, environment, and transportation; healthcare and medicine; new space (alt. entrepreneurial space, emergent private space industry, etc.); smart cities, infrastructure, and urban resilience; sustainable development; and education.
Current and prospective doctoral students are also invited to attend the Systems Engineering & Architecting Network for Research (SEANET) workshop on March 15, 2023. The focus of SEANET 2023 is research challenges and strategies for success in graduate research.