Governance and Editorial Boards

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BKCASE Governing Board

The three SEBoK steward organizations – the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Systems Council (IEEE-SYSC), and Stevens Institute of Technology – provide the primary funding and resources needed to sustain and evolve the SEBoK and make it available as a free and open resource to all. The stewards appoint the BKCASE Governing Board to be their primary agents to oversee and guide the SEBoK. The stewards appoint the SEBoK Editor in Chief to manage the SEBoK and oversee the Editorial Board.

The BKCASE Governing Board includes:

  • Representing the The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    • Art Pyster (Governing Board Chair), Emma Sparks
  • Representing the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
    • Thomas McDermott, Cihan Dagli
  • Representing the IEEE Systems Council (IEEE-SYSC)
    • Stephanie White, Bob Rassa

Past governors include Andy Chen, Richard Fairley, Kevin Forsberg, Paul Frenz, Richard Hilliard, John Keppler, Bill Miller, David Newbern, Ken Nidiffer, Dave Olwell, Massood Towhidnejad, Jon Wade, David Walden, and Courtney Wright. The governors would especially like to acknowledge Andy Chen and Rich Hilliard, IEEE Computer Society, who were instrumental in helping the governors to work within the IEEE CS structure and who supported the SEBoK transition to the IEEE Systems Council.

Editorial Board

The SEBoK Editorial Board is chaired by the Editor in Chief, who provides the strategic vision for the SEBoK. The EIC is supported by a group of Editors, each of whom are responsible for a specific aspect of the SEBoK. The EIC and Editorial Board are supported by the Managing Editor, who handles all day-to-day operations. The EIC, Managing Editor, and Editorial Board are supported by a Student Editor, Eleni Canez, whose hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated.

SEBoK Editor in Chief
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Nicole Hutchison

Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)  or

Responsible for the appointment of SEBoK Editors and for the strategic direction and overall quality and coherence of the SEBoK.

SEBoK Managing Editor
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Chris Hoffman

INCOSE, Cummins Inc.

Responsible for the the day-to-day operations of the SEBoK and supports the Editor in Chief.

You can reach out to both the Editor in Chief and the Managing Editor by emailing

Each Editor has their area(s) of responsibility, or shared responsibility, highlighted in the table below.

SEBoK Part 1: SEBoK Introduction
Lead Editor: Nicole Hutchison

Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
SEBoK Part 2: Foundations of Systems Engineering
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Lead Editor: Gary Smith (UK)

Airbus and International Society for the System Sciences

Responsible for the System Science Foundations of System Engineering.

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Assistant Editor: Dov Dori

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

Responsible for the Representing Systems with Models knowledge area

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Assistant Editor: Duane Hybertson


Jointly responsible for the Systems Fundamentals, Systems Science and Systems Thinking knowledge areas.

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Assistant Editor: Peter Tuddenham

College of Exploration (USA)

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Assistant Editor: Cihan Dagli

Missouri University of Science & Technology (USA)

Responsible for the Systems Approach Applied to Engineered Systems knowledge areas.

SEBoK Part 3: Systems Engineering and Management
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Lead Editor: Jeffrey Carter

JTC Consulting

Model-based system design techniques with the Systems Modeling Language [SysML®] for product development, integration, and verification

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Assistant Editor: Phyllis Marbach


Assistant Editor: Caitlyn Singam

University of Maryland, College Park

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Assistant Editor: Tami Katz


SEBoK Part 4: Applications of Systems Engineering
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Lead Editor: Tom McDermott

Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
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Assistant Editor: Javier Calvo-Amodio

Oregon State University

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Assistant Editor: Judith Dahmann

MITRE Corporation (USA)

Jointly responsible for Product Systems Engineering and Systems of Systems (SoS) knowledge areas.

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Assistant Editor: Michael Henshaw

Loughborough University (UK)

Jointly responsible for Product Systems Engineering and Systems of Systems (SoS) knowledge areas

SEBoK Part 5: Enabling Systems Engineering
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Lead Editor: Bernardo Delicado

INCOSE/Indra Sistemas
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Assistant Editor: Emma Sparks

Cranfield University

Jointly responsible for the Enabling Individuals and Enabling Teams knowledge areas.

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Assistant Editor: Rick Hefner

California Institute of Technology

SEBoK Part 6: Related Disciplines
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Lead Editor: Art Pyster

George Mason University (USA)
SEBoK Part 7: Systems Engineering Implementation Examples
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Lead Editor: Clif Baldwin

FAA Technical Center

SEBoK Part 8: Emerging Knowledge
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Lead Editor: Ali Raz

George Mason University

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Assistant Editor: Ha Phuong Le

Purdue University

SEBoK Cross-Cutting: Digital Engineering
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Lead Editor: Robert J. Cloutier

The University of South Alabama (retired)
SEBoK Cross-Cutting: Standards
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Lead Editor: David Endler

Lead Editor of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 and ISO/IEC/IEEE 24748-2, Systems Engineering Consultant – Freelancer

Student Editor

SEBoK Student Editor
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Eleni Canez

University of Arizona

Eleni Canez, an undergraduate student at University of Arizona, is currently supporting the SEBoK Managing Editor and Editor in Chief. We are deeply appreciative of the work Eleni has done and look forward to continuing to work with her.

Interested in Editing?

The Editor in Chief is looking for additional assistant editors to support the evolution of the SEBoK. Assistant editors are responsible for maintaining and updating one to two knowledge areas, including recruiting and working with authors, ensuring the incorporation of community feedback, and maintaining the quality of SEBoK content.

View the current openings at Get Involved.

If you are interested in being considered for participation on the Editorial Board, please contact the SEBoK Staff directly at

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