Title: Systems principles: foundation for the SoSE methodology

Authors: Kevin MacG. Adams

Addresses: National Centers for System of Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University, 4111 Monarch Way, Suite 406, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Abstract: The application of systems theory and systems thinking to the design and management of complex systems of systems and their associated life cycles can provide a valuable lens for the emerging methods in system of systems engineering (SoSE). This paper is organised to show how the valuable concepts of systems theory and systems thinking as related to SoSE, can provide the formalism and framework for the inclusion of systems concepts, fundamentals, and language as the foundation for a SoSE methodology.

Keywords: system theory; systems thinking; system of systems; SoS; system of systems engineering; SoSE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSE.2011.040550

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.120 - 155

Published online: 16 Oct 2014 *

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