Topical Meeting

All day

Our campus is closed to the public for this event.

Held at George Mason University and co-organized with Matt Koehler, MITRE


The temptation to build ever larger and more capable engineered systems raises fundamental questions about our ability to understand, design, and control systems with extraordinary complexity.  This meeting will review the opportunities and challenges for engineering increasingly large scale systems and "systems of systems”, both physical and computational, and both “conventional” (i.e., consisting largely of concatenations of well-understood elementary components) and “complex” (i.e., consisting of many individual elements — think nerve cells in the brain or inhabitants of a city — each of which has many, many, often nonlinear, connections to other elements).  Speakers will include theorists of very-large scale and complex systems, as well as designers and engineers of some of the largest-scale systems created to date.    

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