A study of the effects of professional society development on the advancement of the profession: The systems engineering example

Ricardo Valerdi, Indira Deonandan

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Abstract

The advancement of professions depends on global collaborations. Professional societies are enablers to this growth in a multitude of ways. Publication outlets to disseminate new ideas, collaboration mechanisms to form communities of interest and conferences to enable networking and recognition all play critical roles in defining and advancing disciplines. In response to this, INCOSE has made a conscious decision to hold its flagship event, the annual Symposium, at strategic locations around the world. At the moment, the majority of INCOSE members, approximately sixty percent, are based in the U.S. although the diversity of membership has increased over time. In this paper, we seek to analyze the impact of hosting a symposium in a particular location through the use of six retrospective case studies to determine how a professional society such as INCOSE can impact the systems engineering profession. We investigate the consequences of hosting a symposium in a specific region and analyze the impact of the symposium on the advancement of the profession of Systems Engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010
Pages542-556
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 12 2010Jul 15 2010

Publication series

Name20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010
Volume1

Other

Other20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/12/107/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Valerdi, R., & Deonandan, I. (2010). A study of the effects of professional society development on the advancement of the profession: The systems engineering example. In 20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010 (pp. 542-556). (20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010; Vol. 1).