Gérard Morel is Professor Emeritus with the end of his career since 1975 as full professor at the University of Lorraine and researcher at CRAN, the Research Centre for Automatic Control of Nancy which is an associate unit of the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research). He directed about 30 PhD Thesis and Accreditations to Supervise Research and published over 150 articles in the area of 'Systems and Automation Engineering'. He held scientific positions in national and international networks of research and served in several positions in IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) as well as journal editor (Real-Time Automation on Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence & International Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing). He also held evaluator positions for the European Commission and for the French Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education. He served as vice-chairman of AFIS, the french chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering, and has founded a master degree on 'Complex Systems Engineering'. He devotes a part of his retirement time to formalize and to pass the knowledge gained in systemics and systems engineering for industrial as well as for pedagogical issues.