The DSM Conference follows three goals: to introduce interested users to methods of complexity management, to discuss and progress new ideas in their research and application, and to  present use-cases and best practices of how complex systems can be managed efficiently.

To do so, all interested speakers are invited to submit an short paper for review until February 7, 2014. The scientific committee will return comments and their possible approval by March 24, 2014 at latest, providing both their experience to all authors and ensuring high quality of all contributions.

All contributions are planned as short papers (of four to ten pages) that are subject to a review by an international committee. They are further to be backed up by a presentation consisting of a maximum of 16 slides. Both abstract and presentation will be included in the CD of the conference's proceedings. Please find the instructions for authors here.

The following topics are planned:

Industrial Applications (Systems Engineering and Project Management)

  • Automotive
  • Architectural engineering and construction
  • Aerospace
  • Information technology / software
  • Manufactured and consumer goods
  • Plant Engineering
  • Other

 Research Trends

  • DSM approaches and methodologies
  • DSM complementary approaches such as Domain Mapping Matrix (DMM)
  • Multiple-Domain Matrix (MDM) approaches
  • Systems Engineering, System Dynamics, General System Theory and others
  • Applications of Graph Theory in Engineering
  • Analyzing and Optimizing Processes
  • Project management
  • Organization design
  • Market modeling

DSM software tools

  • Prototypes and research projects
  • Commercially available tools

If you want to submit any further ideas that might contribute to managing structural complexity, please do not hesitate to contact the conference organizers or just submit your abstract!