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System Of Systems Collaborative Formation : Systems Research Series - Michael J. DiMario

System Of Systems Collaborative Formation

Systems Research Series

Hardcover Published: 16th August 2010
ISBN: 9789814313889
Number Of Pages: 216

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A System of Systems (SoS), as distinct from a system of parts, is a system comprised of pre-existing autonomous and interdependent systems.This book provides two unique contributions to the body of knowledge of System of Systems (SoS) theory, management, and engineering. Firstly, it assesses the dynamics of a SoS through the use of five core characteristics, namely autonomy, belonging, connectivity, diversity and emergence. Secondly, it describes a mechanism of collaboration whereby the characteristics of autonomy and belonging are satisficing for the SoS constituents and the resultant emergent behavior provides value for the observer.

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. xi
List of Symbolsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Introduction and Overviewp. 1
Problem Statement and Research Hypothesisp. 3
Research Objectivesp. 3
Uniqueness of this Researchp. 3
Dissertation Organization and Structurep. 4
Literature Review and Research Boundaryp. 5
Systems Thinkingp. 7
System of Systemsp. 9
Systems Cooperationp. 12
Connectivity and Interoperabilityp. 12
Belonging and Collaborationp. 15
System of Systems Interoperability and Satisficingp. 16
The Collaborative Formation of System of Systemsp. 18
Mechanismp. 19
Decision Theoryp. 20
Research Approachp. 23
System of Systems Interoperabilityp. 23
Systems of Systems Design-Timep. 24
System of Systems Run-Timep. 25
System of Systems Formationp. 29
System of Systems Design-time and Run-time Overviewp. 29
SoS Characteristics and Evolutionp. 31
Emergencep. 32
Autonomyp. 38
Diversityp. 38
Connectivity and Interoperabilityp. 39
Belonging and Collaborationp. 39
Evolutionp. 40
Design-Time SoS Formationp. 43
Enterprise Architecturep. 43
Composeable SoSEp. 43
Composeable Design-Time SoS Case Studyp. 45
SoS Design-Time Compositional Processp. 47
Run-Time SoS Formationp. 48
Soft Systems Methodology SoS Guidelinep. 48
SoS Mechanismp. 48
Satisficing SoS Mechanism Design Social Functionp. 51
Multicriteria Decision Makingp. 53
Analytical Network and Analytical Hierarchy Processp. 55
Auto Battle Management Aids SoS Mechanismp. 58
Mechanism Scenario MCDA Modelp. 60
MCDA SoS ABMA Simulationp. 62
Research Validationp. 65
Validation Overviewp. 65
SoS Design-Timep. 66
SoS Run-Timep. 67
Validation Summaryp. 71
Conclusions and Future Researchp. 73
SoS Collaborative Formationp. 73
Future Researchp. 73
SoS Social Functionp. 73
SoS Health Care Future Research Applicationp. 76
Design-Time Compositional Systems of Systems Engineeringp. 79
Soft Systems Methodology SoS Guidelinep. 89
A Case for an International Consortium on System-of-Systems Engineering - IEEE Systems Journal, September 2007p. 97
Referencesp. 105
System of Systems Interoperability Types and Characteristics in Joint Command and Control, IEEE Conference on System of Systems Engineering, April 2006p. 113
Referencesp. 125
Applying Frameworks to Manage SoS Architecture - Engineering Management Journal, December 2008p. 127
Referencesp. 138
"Satisficing" System of Systems (SoS) using Dynamic and Static Doctrines - Submitted for Publicationp. 141
Referencesp. 164
System of Systems Collaborative Formation - Submitted for Publicationp. 167
Referencesp. 188
System of Systems Multicriteria Decision Aid Auto Battle Management Simulation Architecturep. 191
Referencesp. 193
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ISBN: 9789814313889
ISBN-10: 9814313882
Series: Systems Research Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 16th August 2010
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.5