The sub-themes for SETE 2020 build on the conference theme of "Looking Back to the Future - Engineering Sustainable Critical and Large-Scale Systems", spread across two key dimensions - enabling cross-domain topics and application-specific domain focused areas.  The sub-themes have been selected to provide a framework for conference content tailored to build on lessons learned from the past, with a particular focus on the current and future priorities for Australia and the region. 

SETE 2020 covers a range of topic relevant to practicing system engineers, students, academics, researchers, government, defence and industry specialist providers

Examples of functional areas within each of the sub-themes follow as a guide: