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This paper presents a method of applying the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Network Management Model to the Boardman-Sauser Distinguishing Characteristics of System of Systems (SoS). The ISO model defines five conceptual areas for managing networks: Performance, Configuration, Accounting, Fault, and Security. This model is both a(More)
This paper focuses on a method of developing a framework for effective System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) management. While developing the management process in dealing with SoSE, we are searching for ways to engineer multiple integrated complex systems, which can be concurrently, highly emergent and effectively governable. The authors propose to utilize(More)
—This paper proposes a socio-physical approach that considers jointly the interaction and integration of the social and physical views of a system to improve emergency response and preparedness. Using network analysis, it is shown that the explicit socio-physical approach yields meaningful qualitative and quantitative differences when compared with(More)
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) is a ten-year-long Implementation Plan, which commenced in 2005 as a group effort by numerous participating countries and organizations to build a large-scale network to effectively monitor and respond to the increasingly complex web of global environmental and socioeconomic issues. This paper proposes(More)
Maritime Transportation System (MTS) is a critical infrastructure system that enables economic activity through transferring goods between national and international destinations and hence, is extremely important for the U.S. National Security. This research applies a systems approach to define MTS as a System of Systems (SoS). The presented definition of(More)
This paper presents a structural approach to analysis of the operational boundaries of a System of Systems (SoS). As each SoS has a goal, different decision makers of the SoS have distinct assessments of the boundaries of these goals. Therefore, it is imperative to take into consideration all the known perspectives of decision makers in order to reach a(More)