This week Shoal participated in the 2016 Systems Engineering Test & Evaluation (SETE) conference in Melbourne, Victoria. Alongside the SETE conference, Shoal attended the Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) which was collocated with SETE at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The alignment of SETE with CORE was aimed at facilitating knowledge sharing and networking opportunities between delegates through a joint plenary session and a combined gala dinner.

Shoal had a strong presence throughout the entire SETE program with the transportation stream including a keynote presentation by Shoal’s US colleague, Anne O’Neil, titled “Building System Capability: A Transportation Perspective”, and participation by Shoal’s CEO, Shaun Wilson, in a panel discussion on “Tackling systems challenges in the delivery of critical transport infrastructure”.

Senior Systems Engineers Matthew Wylie and Jon Hallett also presented their papers on “Model-Based Conceptual Design through to system implementation – Lessons from a structured yet agile approach” and “MB-PLE to Plan and Track Submarine Configurations” respectively. Both papers were received well, generating a number of audience questions and follow-up discussion.

Shoal is encouraged by the continued growth of the systems engineering profession within Australia and looks forward to continued participation in the SETE conference series.