SE-DGE Camp 2024

SE-DGE Camp 2024

May 17th, 2024

Event Report

SE-DGE Camp 2024

Event Report

SE-DGE Camp 2024

Event Title: (Systems Engineering) SE- (Digital Engineering) DGE Camp #1/2024

Date: Friday, 17th May 2024

Location: Thai-Nichi International College (TNIC)


Thai-Nichi International College (TNIC) & Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology  


INCOSE Thailand:

Participants (30 students)

Event Summary

The SE-DGE Camp kicked off with Serge Landry dropping some serious knowledge bombs!  He talked about why systems engineering is important for real-world projects, and how important it is to see things from all angles. It got everyone fired up to learn more. Morning was all about getting your systems thinking on point with a fun workshop. Then, in the afternoon, things got experience with a mini MBSE workshop, a super cool software used by MBSE professionals. This camp is all about giving students the tools to tackle problems head-on, no matter what they're interested in. Plus, the best projects will even get a chance to shine at the TSEC conference this August (6th-9th).

Key Content

Opening Remark

Serge Landry

Former INCOSE Asia Oceania Director

System Thinking Workshop


Asst. Prof. Thanaphon Chearanai

King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Vithaya Suharitdamrong,

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

International Program at Pathum Wan Institute of Technology

This workshop takes a playful approach to introducing the fundamentals of system thinking. Students roll up their sleeves for a paper tower building challenge, tasked with constructing the tallest structure that meets specific requirements, like remaining upright for a set time. Through this engaging activity, they delve into key concepts like understanding systems, where they learn to identify the individual components (paper, tape, etc..) that make up the overall system (tower). They also explore performance parameters, highlighting the importance of considering factors that influence a tower's success, such as base size and paper thickness.

Adapting to constraints becomes a crucial skill as students grapple with limitations imposed by materials and rules, developing their ability to adjust designs for optimal performance. Finally, the workshop fosters discussions about what defines a successful tower within the given parameters, considering aspects like stability and adherence to requirements. This allows them to define "done" in physical quality. Beyond the core concepts, the activity encourages collaboration and communication as students work together to design and improve their towers. 

It also promotes critical thinking as participants analyze the system and explore opportunities for improvement. This engaging workshop provides a relatable and effective way to introduce students to system thinking concepts. By participating in the building challenge, they gain valuable insights into systems, the importance of adaptation, and how to define "done" based on achieving minimum requirements.

Mini MBSE Workshop


Vorachet Jaroensawas

NORASI Team, OBEO Thailand Systems Engineering Partner 

This mini Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) workshop introduces students to the open-source tool, Capella, through a real-world challenge: tackling flooding in Thailand. By exploring the problem and solution space, students gain hands-on experience with system modeling and its role in defining key problems and potential solutions.

The workshop emphasizes operational analysis, a crucial step in MBSE. Students analyze the flooding lifecycle, understanding its stages and transitions. This analysis helps them identify key problems associated with flooding and explore potential solutions within the defined solution space.

Capella provides a platform for creating models that visualize the problem and potential solutions. Students build a state machine depicting the flooding lifecycle, showcasing system behavior across different stages. Additionally, by analyzing operational entities, activities, and their functionalities, they generate operational architecture diagrams and a state machine matrix in Capella. This helps define the chosen problem with specific entities, activities, and their system modes.

The workshop delves into the concept of multi-viewpoint modeling. Utilizing the Capella models and diagrams, students explore different perspectives like the Operational Process Description, outlining the sequence of activities needed to address flooding. They also create an Operational Capability diagram, capturing the system's capabilities needed to combat flooding. This ensures all necessary operational concepts are considered for characterizing potential solutions.

By participating in this workshop, students develop valuable skills in problem-solving, operational analysis, system modeling with Capella, and multi-viewpoint modeling. This foundation equips them to tackle complex engineering problems using MBSE methodologies and the powerful open-source tool, Capella.

Huge thanks to everyone at the SE-DGE Camp for making this such a mind-blowing experience. We can't wait to put our newfound systems thinking skills to the test, and maybe even see some of you rock the stage at TSEC 2024!

INCOSE Thailand 

Emerging Chapter of International Council on Systems Engineering