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11th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering Conference (SECESA 2024): Hosted by ISU, Strasbourg, 25-27 September

In an exciting collaboration, the International Space University (ISU), renowned for its commitment to advancing space education and research, is partnering with the European Space Agency’s Technical and Quality Management Directorate and Concurrent Design Facility to host the 11th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications (SECESA) Conference. This Conference is scheduled to take place in the beautiful and historical city of Strasbourg, France, from 25 to 27 September 2024.

The series of SECESA conferences has long been recognized as a nexus of thoughts for leaders, researchers, and practitioners in the field of space systems and concurrent engineering (SE&CE). This year’s conference promises to be a landmark occasion, fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange within the global space community in this area, by looking at innovative approaches enabling and improving current SE&CE methodologies. The latest technologies and tools and relevant applications will also be presented and discussed in a forum of delegates from space agencies, companies, organizations, universities, and institutes involved in space and related activities.


The highlights of the conference will include:

– Concurrent Engineering workshops through hands-on sessions and workshops led by experts, exploring the latest advancements in concurrent engineering methodologies for space applications.

– Keynote speeches from prominent figures and pioneers in the space sector sharing their insights on the future of space..

– Research and technical paper presentations from experts that will showcase the latest findings, contributing to the collective knowledge base of systems and concurrent engineering in space applications, and 

– Networking opportunities for connection with professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts from around the world, fostering collaboration and partnerships, as well as inspiring novel ideas and the future generation of workforce


Prof Nicolas Peter, ISU President indicates “ISU is honored to have been selected by ESA to host the 11th SECESA Conference in Strasbourg (France). It will allow us to share the ISU expertise in space education and particularly its experience in SE&CE. ISU looks forward to welcoming the largest stakeholders possible in our premises next September”. 


Dr. Taiwo Tejumola, from ISU, specifies that “ISU is looking forward to welcoming all participants to the 11th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering Conference (SECESA 2024) in Strasbourg and assured you all of a great and rewarding experience with a touch of our 3Is (interdisciplinary, international, and intercultural) philosophy.


Ilaria Roma, Head of the Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section, and CDF Team Leader at ESA, states that “SECESA 2024 at the International Space University in Strasbourg isn’t just a conference, it is a discovery platform for all the community of stakeholders, including organizers and participants. The primary goal of the event will be forging connections that will propel us into a future defined by collaboration and novel technological possibilities. The primary goal of the organizers – now – is to generate strong engagement, enhancing sharing of inspiring content at the event!”


Save the Date: 25 27 September 2024

The three-day conference is poised to be a cornerstone event for the space community, driving advancements in systems and concurrent engineering for space applications. Be part of this transformative experience at the International Space University and enjoy the charming streets and historic architecture of Strasbourg city.

For more information, booking your sponsor package or arranging a dedicated sponsor package, visit 

ESA Conference Bureau :


ISU Contact:

Dr. Taiwo Tejumola

Assistant Professor of Space Systems Engineering.
Head, Space Systems Engineering Laboratory,
International Space University
1 rue Jean Dominique Cassini
67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 65 50 25 

ESA Contact :

Ilaria Roma

Head of Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section (TEC-SYE)

Systems Engineering Division, Systems Department
Directorate of Technology,

Engineering & Quality

European Space Research & Technology Centre
Keplerlaan 1, 2200 AG Noordwijk, Netherlands