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System of Systems Engineering (SoSE), 2013 8th International Conference on

Date 2-6 June 2013

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Title page]

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  • Proceedings of 2013 8th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering [Copyright notice]

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  • Technical committee

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  • SoSE 2013 best student paper award

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  • Session chairs and co-chairs

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  • Table of content

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  • Author index

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  • Approach for structuring the product environment for a systematic analysis of field data

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    The Development of complex products in a satisfactory way is a difficult task. This is confirmed by the increasing number of recalls and customer complaints. In order to achieve a high product quality, different approaches were developed; one is the Generic System Engineering (GSE), a method that fits the complex product system in a standardized system model. The product system is in fact influenc... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a web-based thesaurus for Systems of Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 7 - 12
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    Design of a web-based thesaurus for Systems of Systems Engineering (SoSE) discipline is presented in this article. Due to lack of linguistic clarity within this emerging discipline, there is a strong need to represent and interpret SoS concepts and terms to align heterogeneous models, and tools and techniques developed for SoS operations, management and its governance. A Blackboard-based systems a... View full abstract»

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  • Social networks and crowdsourcing for stakeholder analysis in system of systems projects

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 13 - 18
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    In system of systems engineering, stakeholders are individuals, groups or organizations that stand to gain or lose from the success or failure of a system of systems. Systems of systems pose unique problems for stakeholder analysis due to their evolutionary nature, emergent behavior, operational independence, managerial independence, and geographical distribution of their constituent systems. This... View full abstract»

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  • Terms extraction from unstructured data silos

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    The major challenge that the big data era brings to the services computing landscape is debris of unstructured data. The high-dimensional data is in heterogeneous formats, schemaless, and requires multiple storage APIs is some cases. This situation has made it almost impractical to apply existing data mining techniques which are designed for schema-based data sources in a knowledge discovery in da... View full abstract»

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  • SIRMs fuzzy approximate reasoning using L-R fuzzy number as premise valuable

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 25 - 27
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    This study has been studied SIRMs (Single Input Rule Modules) connected fuzzy inference model in order to provide the insight into fuzzy control systems. The framework consists of two propositions: To guarantee the convergence of optimal solution, a set of fuzzy membership functions (admissible fuzzy controller) which are selected out of continuous function space is compact metrizable. And assumin... View full abstract»

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  • Description of fluid flow as a system of systems

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 28 - 33
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    This paper is an analysis of the unsteady flow of fluid. A Lagrangian approach has been used for simulation. The obtained model is interpreted as a SoS. Structure of exchangeable information for SoS has been defined. The algorithm for numerical implementation of the offered model is brought forward and illustrative examples are given. View full abstract»

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  • A capability based approach to enterprise transformation

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 34 - 39
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    The paper is about the drastic transformation of the strategy and business model of the Russian information technological enterprise which incorporates autonomous but interrelated business units: in 2001 top management of the IBS Company made the decision to switch to the information technology services and consulting area. The creation of new capabilities was the transformation objective. Capabil... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time 2D hands detection and tracking for sign language recognition

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 40 - 45
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    Detecting and tracking unconstrained hands in videos is a basic technique for sign language recognition. In current hand detection methods, AdaBoost classifier based on Haar-like features is known to be fast and robust against scale change and rotation. However, its performance drops sharply when the background is complicated or the hand and other skin-color parts overlap. Insufficient training da... View full abstract»

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  • Formalisation and mapping of terminologies for Systems of Systems Engineering thesaurus

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 46 - 51
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    The emergence of Systems of Systems Engineering (SoSE) poses challenges to the consistent use of terminology within and/or across heterogeneous sectors such as transport, energy and defence. In preparation for Horizon 2020, an €80 billion financial instrument running from 2014 to 2020 to implement the Europe 2020 strategy, the European Commission funded T-AREA-SoS project to formulate a str... View full abstract»

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  • Configuration of a standoff detection system via rapid, model-based systems engineering

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 52 - 57
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    This paper presents a model-based systems engineering approach developed for rapid analysis of complex systems, not requiring the use of high computational resources. The basis of the approach involves the mapping of three basic systems engineering metrics, namely, Measures of Performance (MOP) to Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) to a single Figure of Merit (FOM), through metamodeling. Through this... View full abstract»

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  • Verification and validation of Mars Science Laboratory surface system

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 64 - 69
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    This paper will discuss the system level verification and validation test program for the surface capability of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover. MSL has many similarities to its predecessors, the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. However, Curiosity's diverse science payload, new sampling system, and overall scale led to new challenges in development and testing. The... View full abstract»

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  • Systems engineering the Curiosity Rover: A retrospective

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 70 - 75
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    This paper will discuss systems engineering challenges in development of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover. As of the writing of this paper, Curiosity has been successfully exploring the surface of Mars for months, but during development it was not always clear it would be a success. MSL is by design three spacecraft in one: The cruise system to get from Earth to Mars; the entry descent ... View full abstract»

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  • A meta-system architecture for the energy-water nexus

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 76 - 81
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    The energy-water nexus has been studied predominantly through discussions of policy options supported by data surveys and technology considerations. At a technological level, there have been attempts to optimize coupling points between the electricity and water systems to reduce the water-intensity of technologies in the former and the energy-intensity of technologies in the latter. To our knowled... View full abstract»

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  • Hierarchical robotic crane system for post grid array environments

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 82 - 86
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    A robotic system of crane systems is proposed and simulated for a vanilla pollination application. The system could be used for other applications where a grid of posts is serviced in an area suitable for overhead cranes. Existing crane systems could work together with new crane equipment in a hierarchical manner. A docking crane system with two or more six degrees of freedom cranes services the a... View full abstract»

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  • Modelling of a Nuclear Emergency Plan: A system of systems engineering approach

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 87 - 92
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    A nuclear emergency (NE) may dramatically impact on several interrelated domains such as health, critical infrastructures, land use, etc. A Nuclear Emergency Plan (NEP) involves multiple systems acting in a coordinated way, according to a pre-established organisation, which is endowed with a set of rules, communications and commands. Usually the NEP is top-down defined. In this paper we propose th... View full abstract»

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  • Recognising further concepts from complex systems research in SoSE

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 93 - 98
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    System of systems (SoS) and System of Systems Engineering (SOSE) are made up of independent autonomous system. SoS has used a number of concepts from complexity theory, such as inclusion of autonomous and independent systems and emergence. However, there are a number of other concepts that have not been so readily used in SoSE which have been clearly enunciated in complex systems research papers. ... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a Systems of Systems Engineering EU Strategic Research Agenda

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 99 - 104
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    This paper presents the work undertaken so far in the formulation of a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for research in Systems of Systems Engineering in the EU. The T-AREA-SoS project is introduced to provide a context, together with a section on Drivers for Change which the SRA needs to take into account. The strategy and process for the generation of the SRA is described, followed by details of ... View full abstract»

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