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Interpreting and modeling baggage handling system as a System of Systems

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3 Author(s)
Khosravi, A. ; Centre for Intell. Syst. Res., Deakin Univ., Melbourne, VIC ; Nahavandi, S. ; Creighton, D.

The topic of systems of systems has been one of the most challenging areas in science and engineering due to its multidisciplinary scope and inherent complexity. Despite all attempts carried out so far in both academia and industry, real world applications are far remote. The purpose of this paper is to modify and adopt a recently developed modeling paradigm for system of systems and then employ it to model a generic baggage handling system of an airport complex. In a top-down design approach, we start modeling process by definition of some modeling goals that guide us in selection of some high level attributes. Then functional attributes are defined which act as ties between high level attributes (the first level of abstraction) and low level metrics/measurements. Since the most challenging issues in developing models for system of systems are identification and representation of dependencies amongst constituent entities, a machine learning technique is adopted for addressing these issues.

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Industrial Technology, 2009. ICIT 2009. IEEE International Conference on

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10-13 Feb. 2009