This year's conference theme will be Navigating an Unsettled Future. 

Peter Drucker said:
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. The best way to predict the future is to create it!

The 2017 conference aims to create a foundation for these challenges.

The key dates are as follows:
PROPOSED PAPER submitted 3 April 2017
PROPOSED PAPER acceptance notification 24 April 2017
FINAL PAPER submitted 4 September 2017
Conference 11 - 13 October 2017

Resources for Download:

Authors are encouraged to submit PROPOSED PAPERS addressing the theme outlined above or any other topics relevant to Systems Engineering, Engineering and Technology Management and Project Management. Examples of topics include:

  • Systems thinking and complexity
  • Renewable energy
  • Project, program and portfolio management
  • Integrated logistic support
  • R&D management
  • Innovation
  • Asset management
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Product and service development
  • Systems engineering
  • Supply chain management
  • Technology and knowledge management
  • Reliability and maintenance engineering
  • Safety and risk management
  • Health technology and management
Use the INCOSE manuscript template to prepare a close-to-final PROPOSED PAPER in English. Then upload the PROPOSED PAPER onto EasyChair. A PROPOSED PAPER needs to be substantively complete and is much more than merely a paper abstract. The self-explanatory life cycle of a paper is outlined below. Joint authors should nominate a single point of contact. All PRELIMINARY PAPERS will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two reviewers.

The EasyChair conference management system will be used. To upload a PROPOSED PAPER you will need an EasyChair account.

Create your EasyChair account as follows
Click on the link;  click on the Sign Up For An Account Tab, and follow the on-screen instructions to create your account. Please note that you must provide a valid email address. A confirmation message will then be sent to
that address. Without receiving this message, you cannot create your account. Follow the link from that message and provide the requested personal information.

Submit your PROPOSED PAPER as follows
Click on the link; click on the New Submission Tab. Follow the detailed instructions on how to submit.

If needed, withdraw your paper as follows
Click on the link;  click on the My Submission Tab. Then click on the Withdraw Tab in the top-right corner of the page.

If you experience any problems, please e-mail

Call for Tutorials and Panel Discussions
Create a meaningful dialogue by sharing your in-depth Systems Engineering knowledge by presenting a tutorial or a workshop at the conference. Launch that dialogue by developing and submitting a tutorial proposal. Both Technical Development and Personal Development tutorials will be presented at the INCOSE SA 2017 conference. Proposals for panel discussions on Systems Engineering-related topics are also invited.