INCOSE Japan Symposium 2024 (JS 2024) hosted by JCOSE

The Evolution of MBSE

- Envisioning the Future of Systems Engineering -

Hosted by JCOSE, we invite you to the INCOSE Japan Symposium 2024, a key event for professionals interested in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and the future of Systems Engineering.


Hear from leading experts including David Hetherington from System Strategy, Inc., who will discuss the role of MBSE in successful modular system development, and Steve Records, Executive Director of INCOSE, who will share insights on the future of Systems Engineering. The symposium will feature presentations from experts in various fields, including aerospace. After these talks, join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session. Don’t miss the networking reception, a great opportunity to meet speakers and fellow attendees.

Date & Time: February 21, 2024. Symposium: 9:45 AM - 5:45 PM; Reception: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (JST)

Venue: Keio University Hiyoshi Campus, Japan + Online (Zoom)

Symposium : Collaboration Complex, 2F, Fujiwara Hiroshi Hall [Map 24]

Reception : Cafeteria Building, 2F, Green's Marche [Map 8]

[Map] Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus

[Online] How to join online

Capacity: 300 participants

Languages: Keynote 1 and three presentations in Japanese, Keynote 2 and one presentation in English

Fees: INCOSE Members: 7,000 JPY; Non-INCOSE Members: 10,000 JPY

Registration: Visit the JS 2024 Event Website (Registration is closed)

Registration Deadline: February 8, 2024

Keynote 1:

The Role of MBSE in Successful Modular System Development

Speaker: David Hetherington, Principal at System Strategy, Inc.

This presentation addresses a case study on the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) required in U.S. defense procurement programs. It introduces the application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to solve challenges related to the economics of modularity. The effectiveness of using SysML simulation and discrete event simulation to improve information and reduce risk will be demonstrated.

Keynote 2 :

The Future of Systems Engineering and INCOSE’s Role in It

Speaker: Steve Records, Executive Director at INCOSE

The talk will be based on 2 things: the systems engineering Vision 2035 and the new INCOSE strategic plan being launched in 2024. The Vision 2035 outlines that SE of the past needs to evolve to meet the global challenges of the future. While the Vision 2035 document has been published for a while at this point, INCOSE also realizes it must evolve to both lead the discipline and to serve our members effectively for this future.


Time Session Title Speaker Affiliation
9:15 - 9:45   Registration    
9:45 - 10:00   JS 2024 Kickoff    
10:00 - 11:00

Keynote 1


The Role of MBSE in Successful Modular System Development David Hetherington System Strategy, Inc.
11:00 - 11:30   Break/Sponsors    
11:30 - 12:00

Case Study


Why Engineering Companies Engage with SE/MBSE Natsue Tsuruoka Hitachi Industrial & Control Solutions, Ltd.
12:00 - 12:30

Case Study


Efforts Towards MBSE at JAXA Atsushi Wada Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch/Cafe/Sponsors    
14:00 - 14:30

Case Study


Utilization of SafeML in Risk Assessment for Service Robots Takao Miyoshi Cybernet MBSE Co., Ltd.
14:30 - 15:00

Case Study


Safety and Security Challenges in Urban Air Mobility Systems of Systems (SoS) Raquel Hoffmann Keio University, Graduate School of System Design and Management
15:00 - 15:30   Break/Sponsors    
15:30 - 16:30

Keynote 2


The Future of Systems Engineering and INCOSE's Role in It Steve Records INCOSE
16:30 - 17:30 Panel

Panel Discussion

"Our aims for tomorrow's Systems Engineering in Japan"

17:30 - 17:45   Closing    
18:00 - 20:00   Networking Reception (For All Participants)    

Language : (en) English, (ja) Japanese

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