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

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Abstract

Governance is one of the key differentiating elements between traditional systems and systems of systems. While systems are governed by a single 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 system of systems to voluntarily expel or exile one or more of its constituent systems. Yet, research has not addressed so far the implications and modeling of potential exile into the operational effectiveness of a system within a system of systems and its impacts on the engineering of systems of systems. This paper presents the concept of system exile as a philosophical necessity in the definition of systems of systems, it discusses some visions to measure the risk of exile, and proposes a way forward to explore mitigation techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395182
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2016Apr 21 2016

Publication series

Name10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period4/18/164/21/16

Keywords

  • governance
  • operational effectiveness
  • service abandonment
  • service exile
  • system abandonment
  • system exile
  • system of systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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