The management of large-scale complex industrial systems has a considerable
strategic importance for an important number of enterprises (most notably
in Europe and North America). This spawned the relatively new academic
field of "system architecture & engineering", producing a body of research
that allows engineers to manage the increasing complexity of the technical
systems they design. By its very nature, this field is at the interface
between industry and academia, and requires its practitioners to be well
versed in industrial application-related as well as theoretical knowledge.
The ambition of the CSDM conference is to be the meeting point for the
industrial and academic environments working in the design and management
of complex industrial systems.