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2016 11th System of Systems Engineering Conference (SoSE)

12-16 June 2016

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  • Table of contents

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  • Leadership under conditions of complexity

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    Leadership (as opposed to management) is the more appropriate focus in creating conditions for effective action in dealing with very complex situations, those involving many stakeholders in extremely difficult situations that one is attempting to engineer. Characteristics of and further suggestions for good system of systems, enterprise, and complex system leaders are offered. Established examples... View full abstract»

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  • A standards-based approach for domain specific modelling of smart grid system architectures

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    The ongoing integration of decentralized, renewable energies is a major challenge for today's power system. In order to control the volatile behaviour of these Distributed Energy Resources (DER), the electricity system has to evolve towards a Smart Grid. The development of this critical and complex System-of-Systems involves different stakeholder from different disciplines. Thus, domain specific e... View full abstract»

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  • A reflection on the use of A3 architecture overview in designing Wave Energy Converters

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    This paper is a reflective paper on what we learned through the course called Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis (SEMA). Through the course, we applied modeling in an incremental product development process. The paper uses examples and reflection on the application of model based systems engineering in the company CorPower Ocean. They are working on a new product development of a wave conve... View full abstract»

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  • An architecture for stewarding enterprises

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    We reintroduce the concepts of enterprises and stewardship, define relevant terms, and discuss the purpose and characteristics of corporate enterprises. Then we explain how relationships among interdependent variables affect enterprises. Next, we show how opposing tendencies in complex systems, such as enterprises, can lead to development toward stewardship within a fitness zone. Then, we present ... View full abstract»

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  • Gaining and keeping overview of complex RTDI projects with the DEWI assessment and monitoring framework (DEWI-Frame)

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    Progress monitoring and assessment of objectives are a challenging task for large, complex research, technology development and innovation (RTDI) projects comprising dozens of partners and different technical domains. It is difficult for project management, project partners and funding authorities to keep an overview whether defined high-level goals are adequately covered in the project innovation... View full abstract»

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  • Singapore's smart nation program — Enablers and challenges

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    Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) have opened up possibilities for countries to become smart cities. Many countries feel that having smart cities will enhance quality and performance of urban services to better the lives of citizens through enhanced city planning and development, improved productivity and service and economic development. Singapore is no exception. This pap... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for technology assessment from different scientific viewpoints: Preliminary report

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    Technology assimilation is a complex process that requires effort from both engineering and business professionals. However, in practice, technology assimilation is generally supported with a single factor technology assessment tool, such as the technology readiness levels (TRLs) categorization. This paper argues that this approach is not sufficient in a complex business environment. The TRL level... View full abstract»

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  • MAS based Approach to HEMS modeling: Application of social interaction mechanism to demand-side dynamics

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    This electronic document is a “live” template and already defines the components of your paper [title, text, heads, etc.] in its style sheet. Microgrid (MG) is becoming a key strategy to implement smart grid as time passes by. MG has been applied to various purposes such as local communities, buildings, factories, etc. HEMS stands for home energy management system and is the applicat... View full abstract»

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  • On the impact of emergent properties on SoS security

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    Cyber security is becoming more and more relevant with the advent of System of Systems (SoSs). The latter are large scale systems made of independent and autonomous Constituent Systems which interoperate to achieve higher level goals also with the intervention of humans. Providing security in a cyber-physical SoS means, among other features, forecasting and anticipating evolving SoS functionalitie... View full abstract»

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  • Coalition command and control — Simulation interoperation as a system of systems

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    The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) and the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) have since 2005 had activities to interface military command and control (C2) systems with simulation systems. This paper describes a new and highly promising way to combine NATO partners' C2 systems and simulation systems into a system of systems that is capable of supporting milit... View full abstract»

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  • Recall enhancement with gaze guiding: Performance support and error reduction in dual tasks

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    Past studies found that skill acquisition benefits from visual support techniques such as gaze guiding. Research on fixed sequences has already demonstrated the positive effect of gaze guiding for recalling learned skills after a period of non-use. Cued recall with gaze guiding proved to be a promising way to support skills that may be recalled incompletely or seem to be forgotten. The present stu... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy fault tree analysis of conventional propellant temperature control system

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    Fuzzy fault tree analysis method is applied to study the reliability of the conventional temperature control system. Firstly, fault tree model of the conventional temperature control system is established. Secondly, based on the fuzzy mathematics theory, ascending method is applied to solve the minimum cut set of the fault tree. The expression of bottom event occurrence probability is described by... View full abstract»

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  • Are stakeholders in the constituent systems SoS aware? Reflecting on the current status in multiple domains

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    Most systems are actually a constituent system of a System of Systems (SoS). Similarly, many SoSs are constituent SoS of a SoS of Systems. This nesting process repeats itself several times; we can observe many levels of SoSs. This paper provides a number of cases in various domains to illustrate the nesting of SoSs. From observing many participants in architecting courses, we derive a lack of awar... View full abstract»

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  • Using the view model to contextualize and explain system-of-systems architecture models

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    We provide a systematic analysis of system-of-systems architecture models such as the Smart-Grid Architecture Model and the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0. This analysis is carried out by utilizing concepts defined in the view model of ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010. Our view-based analysis is then used to derive generalized rules for the generation of new system-of-systems architecture models... View full abstract»

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  • How to stimulate SoSE engineers to develop soft skills? How effective is a lecture in Non-Verbal Communication?

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    The human content of system of systems (SoS) is significant. The inclusion of humans and organizations as part of a SoSs impacts the engineering process. The engineers need soft skills to operate effectively in the SoS arena. Most education focuses on the technical (hard) competences. We study the impact of a lecture in non-verbal communication as means to stimulate students to develop themselves ... View full abstract»

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  • The nuts and bolts of systems

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    This paper fills a gap in the systems engineering and project management education literature by providing examples of: 1. The effect of desired and undesired emergent properties. 2. How the System Lifecycle (SLC) relates to the iterative problem-solving process. 3. The relationship between the “what's” and the “how's” of systems engineering. 4. How subsystem boundaries... View full abstract»

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  • Simplifying solving complex problems

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    Perceptions of complexity from the Holistic Thinking Perspectives (HTP) [3] indicate that there is a dichotomy on the subject of how to solve the problems associated with complex systems. While some authors opine the need for new tools and techniques to solve the problems, others show the same problems being remedied successfully. This paper examines the situation, discusses and resolves the dicho... View full abstract»

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  • Wicked problems: Wicked solutions

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    Wicked Problems are considered impossible to solve using the current problem-solving paradigm. The contribution of this paper is to dissolve the problem of solving Wicked Problems by introducing an alternative paradigm, namely considering Wicked Situations instead of Wicked Problems. This perspective change enables the extremely ill-structured problems in Wicked Situations to be converted to well-... View full abstract»

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  • Service architectures for product and production availability: A system of systems approach

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    In this paper we present a System of systems approach for securing the availability of products or production systems in manufacturing or process industrial applications. The concept is based on condition monitoring and simulation-driven availability prediction, realised using a cloud computing infrastructure, where monitored data is processed and used for decision-making regarding support service... View full abstract»

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  • Operation, safety and human: Critical factors for the success of railway transportation

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    This paper focuses on three categories of performance indicators for railway transportation: the excellence of operation, system safety and human factors. These are among the most critical indicators for delivering high quality services. This paper discusses the main issues, challenges and future directions of public transportation on these themes. View full abstract»

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  • Blended education for systems architecting evaluation of the initial blended course version

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    Blended education, the combination of traditional face-to-face education with online possibilities, is seen as the way for the future in education. Challenge for course providers is to learn how to offer blended education and to make the transition toward blended education. In this paper, we evaluate a first version of a blended course. The organization took an existing course in architecting and ... View full abstract»

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