Story of CSD&M Conference
Designing complex industrial systems or public service infrastructures systems is a fundamental strategic challenge for all academias, industries and governments. A relatively new discipline, centered on systems architecture & engineering has emerged in the academic environment. This discipline intends to develop theory, methods and tools that will allow engineers to manage the increasing complexity of the technical systems they must design and implement.
Mastering complex engineered systems requires a global integrated understanding both of industrial practices and of sophisticated theoretical tools. Thus, the creation of a widely open meeting forum dedicated to all academic researchers and industrial or governmental actors who are interested in complex industrial systems engineering, and not limited to the existing specialists of the subject, was crucial. It is actually a sine qua non condition in order to nurture and develop in Europe the complex industrial systems science on the move. That is why CSD&M was first created in 2010 in France. The purpose of the Complex Systems Design & Management (CSD&M) conference is to be such a forum, and to become, an academic-industrial conference of reference in the scientific field of complex industrial systems architecture & engineering.