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2008 2nd Annual IEEE Systems Conference

7-10 April 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • [Breaker pages]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): iii
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):iv - xiii
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  • Welcome message

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): xiv
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  • [Society related mateiral]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):xv - xvii
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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):xviii - xix
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  • Keynote address

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    Provides an abstract for each of the keynote presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • A Multi-dimensional Hierarchal Engineering Competency Model Framework

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 6
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    This paper presents a multi-dimensional hierarchal engineering competency model framework that can be used to create consistent, role-specific engineering competency models. The framework enables a process that organizes the creation of engineering competency models. The resulting competency models can be employed within a human resources (HR) talent management system. The framework can also be us... View full abstract»

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  • Using Attribute Classes to Uncover Latent Value during Conceptual Systems Design

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    A key challenge for designers is to create systems that stakeholders will perceive as delivering sustained value over the life of the system. The perceived value of a system by its stakeholders changes over time as a result of many different factors such as experience with use of the system, changes within the regulatory environment or marketplace, availability of new technologies, and emergent ne... View full abstract»

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  • A Research Agenda for the Engineering of Complex Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    Several research questions are addressed in this thought piece on the need for research in the engineering of complex systems. What are the classes of problems for which complexity science and the engineering of complex systems represents the best solution? What are the classes of problems for which this is not the case? What elements of complexity science (and the associated mathematics) can be a... View full abstract»

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  • Executable Modeling for System of Systems Architecting: An Artificial Life Framework

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 5
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    There is a diversity of frameworks and methodologies for enabling architecture developments. Static representation frameworks provide a standardized way to communicate the architecture to stakeholders, but do not provide means to analyze the system states and system behavior. Therefore, there is a need to convert static representation frameworks to executable models. The aim of this paper is to pr... View full abstract»

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  • A Systems Algebra and Its Applications

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    Since every system of any significant size is created by composition from smaller sub-systems or components, an attempt is made to analyze the properties of a system as a function of its composition. Using a partial ordering of system states based on reachability, system states are classified in the abstract into bad, hazardous, unsafe and safe states, and a safety function that separates these is... View full abstract»

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  • Using Architecture Modeling to Assess the Societal Benefits of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 6
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    An enterprise architecture for the Earth Science activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was developed to assist in assessing the capacity of scientific instruments in meeting the needs of society. It can also help them develop the right investment strategies and help scientists and engineers in their planning for system development, especially for complex space-base... View full abstract»

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  • System Architecture and Risk Management for Autonomous Railway Convoys

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    The RailCab project envisions autonomous railway vehicles which drive in convoy without mechanical coupling. The RailCabs can dynamically and autonomously build and dissolve convoys. This enables an on-demand use of these vehicles while retaining the cost and ecological advantages of public transport. The development of such system has to be rigorous with respect to safety issues in order to avoid... View full abstract»

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  • Impacts of Increasing Reliance on Automation in Air Traffic Control Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 6
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    The next generation air transportation system (NextGen) will rely increasingly on automated tools in order to aid air traffic controllers in managing the increased volume of flights expected by 2025. Previous approaches for handling greater traffic are no longer scalable to handle the expected volumes. Roles and responsibilities will need to change for pilots and controllers. New automation tools ... View full abstract»

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  • Quality Attributes - Architecting Systems to Meet Customer Expectations

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    This paper addresses the use of quality attributes as a mechanism for making objective decisions about architectural tradeoffs and for providing reasonably accurate predictions about how well candidate architectures will meet customer expectations. Typical quality attributes important to many current systems of interest include: performance, dependability, security, and safety. This paper begins w... View full abstract»

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  • System of Systems Architecture Generation and Evaluation using Evolutionary Algorithms

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 6
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    Evolutionary algorithms and computational intelligence represent a developing technology and science that provides great potential in the area of system and system-of-systems architecture generation, categorization and evaluation. Classical system engineering analysis techniques have been used to represent a system architecture in a manner that is compatible with evolutionary algorithms and comput... View full abstract»

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  • A Process Control System Model for Interactive Image Guided Surgery

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    Over the last decade, interactive image guided surgery (IIGS) has become one of the most important applications of computers in medicine. Through the interactive use of computer generated images from medical imaging and the estimated position of subcutaneous surgical instruments, the surgeon is able to perform surgery in conditions of obscuration or minimally invasive surgery without the constant ... View full abstract»

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  • 3G Embedded Communication System for Medical Applications

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    The increasing availability of a variety of wireless access technologies provides users with access to critical content and applications. In medical applications, reliability and ubiquity must be guaranteed by new communication technologies in order to favour their adoption. Ensuring a satisfactory quality of service and a high degree of availability requires a reliable delivery system that optima... View full abstract»

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  • The Evolution of Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 5
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    The 21st century is an exciting time for the field of systems engineering. Advances in our understanding of the traditional discipline are being made. At the same time new modes of systems engineering are emerging to address the engineering challenges of systems-of-systems (SoS) and enterprise systems. Even at this early point in their evolution, these new modes are evincing their own p... View full abstract»

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  • Asks the Chief Engineer: "So what do I go do?!" [1]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    We take some ideas from the realm of complexity theory, the study of complex systems science, etc., and apply this learning to a purported way of improving the practice of systems engineering. We choose one of the very challenging domains that we face-the acquisition of electronic systems that will add significant improvements in military mission capability. Systems engineers are being asked to ap... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding the Current State of US Defense Systems of Systems and the Implications for Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 7
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    The US Department of Defense has begun to recognize the need to manage and engineer ensembles of systems to address use capability needs. As DoD systems of systems are being recognized with explicit management, systems engineering and funding support, systems engineers face challenges in applying systems engineering processes to support SoS, particularly in the typical situation when the systems r... View full abstract»

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  • AGSOA - Agile Governance for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Systems: A Methodology to Deliver 21st Century Military Net-Centric Systems of Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 4
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    This paper describes AGSOA, an agile governance for service oriented architectures (SOAs) that is intended to address many of the inherent challenges faced by implementing the DoD's 21s' Century agile net-centric warfare systems using SOAs. The complex interdependencies within SOA-based systems, when combined with DoD's desired agile change capabilities, creates a very complex and open-ended syste... View full abstract»

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  • Optimization of Heterogeneous Simulations of Complex Enterprise Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 8
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    Attempting to optimize the design of a complex enterprise system is extremely difficult at best. The interconnections and human elements inherent in these systems make determining the impact of design elements and changes to these elements challenging. We suggest that a combination of sophisticated modeling and simulation techniques, including the use of agent- based models, and biologically inspi... View full abstract»

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