Title: A study of an adaptive approach for systems-of-systems integration

Authors: Ilyas Ed-daoui; Mhamed Itmi; Abdelkhalak El Hami; Nabil Hmina; Tomader Mazri

Addresses: LMN Laboratory, INSA Rouen Normandy, University of Rouen Normandy, 685 University Av., 76800, Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France; LGS Laboratory, ENSA of Kenitra, Ibn Tofail University, BP 242, University Av., Kenitra 14 000, Morocco ' LITIS Laboratory, INSA Rouen Normandy, University of Rouen Normandy, 685 University Av., 76800, Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France ' LMN Laboratory, INSA Rouen Normandy, University of Rouen Normandy, 685 University Av., 76800, Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France ' LGS Laboratory, ENSA of Kenitra, Ibn Tofail University, BP 242, University Av., Kenitra 14 000, Morocco ' ETSE Laboratory, ENSA of Kenitra, Ibn Tofail University, BP 242, University Av., Kenitra 14 000, Morocco

Abstract: Systems-of-systems are a growing composition of complex, autonomous and heterogeneous systems that collaborate in order to achieve complex and evolving targets that exceed the sum of the parts. In fact, the biggest challenge in such environment lays in the preservation of the viability of the system-of-systems and its evolvement while handling component systems' dynamic integrations. This also represents a pressing issue in systems-of-systems engineering. In this paper, we present a collection of definitions dedicated to sire the system-of-systems' concept, their characteristics and typology. Next, we detail the challenges facing the integration process in systems-of-systems. Then, we present our proposition to manage this issue. It is based on an adaptive integration approach to systems-of-systems typology. Two case studies are provided in order to experiment our theory. We evaluate the performance of the approach in both cases. Results are cross-compared.

Keywords: interoperability; systems-of-systems architecture; simulation; performance evaluation; systems-of-systems integration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSE.2019.097895

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2019 Vol.9 No.1, pp.1 - 27

Received: 05 May 2018
Accepted: 31 May 2018

Published online: 15 Feb 2019 *

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