SEC21- a great Success!

  Professor Jacobs gives a talk Copyright: © MSE  

The Systems Engineering Congress went into its third round at the end of November and was again hosted in a digital format this year. The initiators of the Center for Systems Engineering (CSE) Prof. Georg Jacobs, Prof. Bernhard Rumpe and Prof. Günther Schuh as well as the center manangers Dr. Joerg Berroth and Dr. Michael Riesener invited to discuss new approaches and methods of systems engineering as well as their industrial implementation. Company representatives from a wide range of industries followed the invitation and joined the congress.

The Campus Forum offered a unique digital networking platform for the exchange of ideas, questions and innovations around the current topics such as Model-based Systems Engineering, Digital Continuity and Software-driven Engineering to the approximately 170 participants and exhibitors.

With 20 exciting presentations from 24 speakers over two days, the SEC offered an interesting and varied program on the main topic of Seamless Model-based Systems Engineering.

The speakers came from the areas of automotive engineering (BMW Group, Porsche AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Brose Group), aerospace engineering (AIRBUS), machine tool engineering (TRUMPF), software development (Phoenix Contact, itemis AG, ELISE GmbH, Siemens Industry Software, Hexagon AG, Dassault Systèmes), medical engineering (Siemens Healthineers), equipment manufacturing (Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH) and wind energy technology (Vestas). The presentations from industry were complemented by contributions from academia (RWTH Aachen University, TU Berlin), whose wide-ranging focuses created a comprehensive overall picture of the topic.

The center directors Dr. Michael Riesener and Dr. Joerg Berroth opened the congress from the studio of the Campus Forum on the RWTH Aachen campus and comprehensively motivated the necessity of the individual congress topics. Inspiring presentations on the topics "Transformation Towards Digital Engineering", "Inventing Tomorrow's Systems Platforms" and "Software-driven Systems Engineering" followed on the first day. Another highlight of this day was the interesting and encouraging panel discussion on "Generative Engineering and Generative Design".

On the second day of the event, presentations followed on "End-to-end Product Development" using examples from vehicle and aircraft development as well as machine tool engineering. Subsequently, Prof. Dr. Georg Jacobs opened and chaired the thematic block Model-based Systems Engineering. In parallel, presentations on the topic of "Development and Production Co-Engineering" provided inspiration. Mercedes-Benz AG concluded the second day of the event with a captivating outlook on future product development.

The two center managers were very satisfied with the third edition of the congress:

"Due to the challenge of a digital event, we had to create new concepts for an attractive Systems Engineering Congress together with the organizers. Together we managed to generate a very good interactive format despite the digital execution. Therefore, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the speakers as well as the event partners for the smooth running of the event.

However, we still hope to personally welcome numerous participants to Aachen for the 4th Systems Engineering Congress in 2022."