Monday, October 12, 2015

Regional Mini-Conference 2016 (RMC16) - Extended Abstract Deadline

Regional Mini-Conference 2016 :

Planning for the Regional Mini-Conference is moving full steam ahead. The leadership team, consisting of representatives of the co-hosting chapters (Southern Arizona, Central Arizona, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, plus the INCOSE Student Division), meets weekly, with sub-teams also meeting weekly to keep the preliminary tasks on track. The two-day conference will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, 2016, in the Los Angeles area.

Call for papers:

We have all had professional issues as systems engineers, either a question begging an answer or an answer begging a question. Why not preparation a presentation on your issue?  Please write up a summary of the issue and what you would like to say about it, and submit it to the Technical Review Committee. Instructions for submitting presentations, including a link for submitting them is on the conference website: Abstracts are due by December 11, 2015. Acceptances will be sent January 15, 2016. Final presentations are due March 15, 2016.

As the RMC16 comes to fruition, we will need more volunteers. Want to help?
During the time until the conference, more opportunities to contribute to the success of this conference will open up.  Volunteers are needed to help with coordinating with the venue and lodging. One of the next areas of opportunity is to join the review teams from participating chapters. In the future there will be opportunities to help in the run-up to the conference itself – opportunities from coordinating last minute details with sponsors (IBM is on board) and exhibitors to stuffing gift bags and registration materials.  Interested? Contact Terry Rector at or Dick Emerson at