ICSSEA'17 Conference

Lieu: CNAM
Date et Heure de début: 31-05-2017
Date et Heure de fin: 02-06-2017


ICSSEA 2017: May 31rst – June 1rst

Call for participation

Sponsored by AFIS (the French Association for Systems Engineering) and INCOSE, co-organized by Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), and the Génie Logiciel quarterly, the 28th edition of the ICSSEA Conference (International Conference on Software & Systems Engineering and their Applications) will be held in Paris on May 31rst and June 1rst, 2017. By gathering actors from across the enterprise and research worlds, it aims at providing a critical survey of the status of tools, methods, and processes for elaborating software & systems.

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In addition to regular sessions; the conference will host an associated event: – NEPTUNE 2017 (June 2), the 14th edition of the yearly workshop dedicated to Model-Based Systems / Software Engineering



9:30-10:00 Welcome address

Nicolas Trèves – CNAM (F)


10:00-11:00 Session 1 Inaugural lectures, Part 1

Autonomous vehicles, AI, Software Engineering, and Systems Engineering

Claude Laurgeau – Intempora & VEDECOM (F)


11:00-11h30 Break


11:30-12h30 Session 1 Inaugural lectures, Part 2

Data sharing in Extremely Resource Constrained Environments

Angelo Corsaro – ADLINK Technology Inc (F & GB)


12:30-14:00 Lunch


14:00-17:00 Tutorial

Complex systems, or How to recognize and tame the dragon in your house

Dr Joseph K. De Rosa – Consultant (Boston, USA)


14:00-16:00 Session 2: Project estimation, monitoring & management

Part-1  14:00-15:00

SQUORE for SCADE: A novel tool – Presentation & Demo

Cyril Benkimoun – Squoring (F) and François-Xavier Dormoy – Ansys (F)


Part-2  15:00-16:00

Software development outsourcing: How to master quality

Benjamin Clamme & Franck Sadmi – Bureau Veritas (F)


A set of novel tools for improving project estimates

Patrick Hamon & Eric Bellet- Estimancy (F)


16:00-16:30 Break


16:30-17:30 Session 2 cntn’d

Software systems modeling and function points: How to map UML/SysML objects on function points components

Bernard Mesdon – ASSEMI & CNAM


Non-functional user requirements and project constraints: Update on software effort estimation approaches

Lionel Perrot – ASSEMI & Semantys (F)




9.00-9:30 Session 3: AI & Requirements

Using AI for measuring the eligibility of text snippets for requirements analysis

Christian Winkler – AAU (A)


9:30-10:00 Session 4: Cryptology

A discussion on the Diffie-Hellman cryptanalysis

Gérard Memmi & Matthieu Rambaud – Telecom Paristech (F)


10:00-10:30 Break


10:30-11:30 Session 5: Collaborative engineering

ShareAspace-InReach: An Engineering Collaboration Platform

Christian Giraud – Step Engineering (F & S)


11:30-12:30 Session 6 TBA


14:00-14:30 Session 7-part 1: IoT-1

● ConnexSensors: An open IoT solution designed for and by industrials

Catherine Devic – EDF (F), Erwan Livolant, Jean-Patrick Carrié - AFNet, Pascale Minet – INRIA (F) & Patrick Bellot – Telecom Paristech (F)


14:30-15:30 Session 7- part 2: IoT-2

Testing of IoT applications and infrastructures

Sascha Kretzschmann, Michael Wagner, and Axel Rennoch Fraunhofer FOKUS (D)


15:30-16:00 Break


Session 8 Invited Lecture

● An AI platform for voice-enabled devices

Joseph Dureau & Rand Hindi – SNIPS (F & USA)





TUTORIAL: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 14:00-17:00


Complex Systems, or

How To Recognize and Tame the Dragon in Your House


Dr Joseph K. DeRosa, Consultant (USA)


Have you ever heard the expression, Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans? How about, it does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him?


Well, for all our good plans, we systems and software engineers are still plagued with cost overruns and schedule slips. The philosophical among us shrug, “C’est la vie.” Some simply make a plan and double the cost and schedule estimates. But could it be that systems and software have become more like life than Newtonian physics? Is there a big, ferocious dragon in our development environment that we are leaving out of our calculations?


This brief tutorial discusses how to recognize and tame the dragon in your systems. Its name is COMPLEXITY.  We will define complexity and discuss how the development of complex systems differs from traditional developments. We will present strategies for complex systems engineering. Armed with this information, system/software engineers or engineering managers can decide whether to move to the countryside where there is no dragon (develop simple systems that solve only simple problems), fight the dragon (suffer cost and schedule overruns—sometimes the dragon wins), or tame the dragon (understand the nature of complexity).


The Presenter:

Dr Joseph K. DeRosa has over 25 year experience in software and systems engineering.  He retired from the MITRE Corporation as Director of Systems Engineering, where he oversaw the development of numerous major programs and participated in research in complex systems.  He is now an industry consultant specializing in complex systems engineering.  He has delivered papers on the subject worldwide at IEEE, INCOSE and ICSSEA conferences.  He was a former staff member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln laboratory and Director of Business Development for LINKABIT Corporation, as well as an industry consultant to many aerospace firms.   He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and did post-graduate studies at the Santa Fe Institute, the New England Complex Systems Institute and Babson College Business School. 

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Organise: Sempia
Contact: Nicolas Treves