The 10th International DSM Conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden, 11 - 12 November 2008

The Design Structure Matrix (DSM) is an approach to managing complexity by putting the focus on interdependencies and information flow within and between different domains. It has, over the years, been proven to be very valuable in designing complex systems, optimizing technical systems and product architectures and organizations, densely networked processes and large market structures.

The International Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Conference is the annual forum for practitioners, academics and researchers, and software developers of DSM-related tools, to exchange experiences, development results, trends, and develop new ideas to complexity management in all kinds of industries from different perspectives. This year the conference is hosted by the Jönköping International Business School (JIBS, Sweden) in collaboration with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden), and the Institute for Product Development at the Technische Universität München (TUM, Germany).

The following three main  topics form the outline of the DSM Conference 2008:

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)
  • Multi Domain Matrix (MDM) approaches
  • Systems Engineering
  • Project management
  • Organization design
  • Market modeling

DSM software tools

  • Prototypes and research projects
  • Commercially available tools