AIAA Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange

4 - 7 August 2014
Location: San Diego, California
Venue: Manchester Grand Hyatt

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Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange

Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange (CASE) will participate under the AIAA Space and Aeronautics Forum 2014 (SPACE 2014). If you've presented at CASE in the past, you'll want to make sure to participate in SPACE 2014.


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Systems engineering in aviation is an interdisciplinary field of engineering focusing on how engineering projects should be designed and managed over their life cycles.  Issues such as reliability, logistics, requirements management, evaluation measurements and risk become more difficult when dealing with large, complex projects.  In these cases, classical systems engineering is necessary but may be insufficient.  The typical systems engineering topics such as work-processes, optimization methods and tools to manage risks are critical, but there are other technical and human-centered disciplines that are equally important.  These include disciplines such as control engineering, industrial engineering, and project management as well as disciplines outside of traditional engineering practice, such as organizational science, cognitive science, and decision science.  All of these disciplines, as well as others not listed, need to be integrated to ensure project or system success.


With a greater emphasis on the effective transfer of information through a dynamic exchange of ideas and practical applications for complex systems programs, paper publications are not required for CASE. Presentations are solicited that provide attendees with new concepts and insights to improve their execution of:  


       Complex Systems Development 
 Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems 
 Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems

Content should address current problem challenges associated with the development, integration, management, and support of complex aerospace systems that lead to: 

  • Late Identification of Systems Failures
  • Emergent Behavior
  • Schedule Delays
  • Cost Overruns
  • Unintended Consequences
  • Inadequate system performance

Presentations should leverage real-world examples to identify and explore:


  • Best Practices
  • Lessons Learned
  • Systemic Issues and Limitations of Current Tools and Techniques
  • New Insights, Capabilities, or Methods
  • Human Element in Developing Systems
  • Non-Engineering Sciences such as Decision Science and Cognitive Science
  • Unresolved Issues or Obstacles – Opportunities for Further Work

Potential presenters are invited to submit a summary (300 words) and outline (250 words) of their proposed presentation by 21 January 2014 to


Please include the following information in your proposal:


  • Name of Presenter
  • Organization
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Presentation Title
  • Presentation Outline (approximately 250 words)
  • Summary (approximately 300 words)
  • Target Audience (e.g., Chief Engineers, Program Managers, etc.)