Abandonment: A natural consequence of autonomy and belonging in systems-of-systems

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Abstract

A key element differentiating traditional systems from systems of systems is governance. While systems are characterized by belonging to a single governing authority, systems within a system of systems are often independently governed or governed by fully empowered entities. Such independence is a necessary condition for the autonomy of each constituent system and for enabling the concept of belonging. At the same time, the capability to be autonomous and the voluntary nature of belonging, enables a constituent system to voluntarily abandon the system of systems it belongs to as well. Yet, research has not addressed so far the implications and modeling of intended abandonment into the operational effectiveness of a system of systems. This paper presents the concept of system abandonment as a philosophical necessity in the definition of systems of systems, it discusses some visions to measure the risk of abandonment, and proposes a way forward to explore mitigation techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 10th System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages352-357
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976119
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 7 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 10th System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSE 2015 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: May 17 2015May 20 2015

Publication series

Name2015 10th System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSE 2015

Conference

Conference2015 10th System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period5/17/155/20/15

Keywords

  • Governance
  • operational effectiveness
  • service abandonment
  • system abandonment
  • system of systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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