Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2010 Vol.5, No.1

 

 

Title: A framework for end-to-end approach to Systems Integration

 

Author: Rashmi Jain, Anithashree Chandrasekaran, Ozgur Erol

 

Addresses:
School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ 07030, USA.
School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ 07030, USA.
School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ 07030, USA

 

Abstract: Systems Integration (SI) is an important element of systems engineering which involves the integration of hardware, software, products, services, business processes, and human. The existing standards, models, and guidelines of Systems Engineering and Software Engineering address SI issues partially and usually view SI from a perspective of integrating physical components. They lack a holistic end-to-end approach to SI. Due to the emerging Systems Engineering challenges and the increasing importance of SI, the need for a holistic approach to SI has become critical. A Systems Integration Framework (SIF) was developed that incorporates the relevant aspects of integration from a lifecycle perspective and sets a foundation to an end-to-end approach to SI.

 

Keywords: systems integration framework; SIF; life cycles; integration readiness; integration maturity; commercial off-the-shelf applications; end-to-end; COTS integration; legacy integration; interface management; V&V; verification; validation; integrated requirements; enterprise integration; configuration management; systems engineering; software engineering; holistic integration.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2010.029763

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2010 Vol.5, No.1, pp.79 - 109

 

Available online: 02 Dec 2009

 

 

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