Systems or system of systems integration is a major challenge across many disciplines, with a large number of technical, project, organisational or environmental problems occurring as a result of improper integration. The system of systems integration session in SoSE 2020 highlights the scope of the challenges facing systems integration and focuses on the incorporation of both technical and non-technical domains in systems integration. Humans, systems, system of systems and the environment, as well as the interactions among them, significantly contribute to the proper integration of systems.Read More »System of Systems Integration: Special Track SOSE 2020
Systems integration is still an unresolved issue!
Railway transportation networks are complex systems of systems which exhibit emerging behaviors. Emergence is the property that distinguishes a collection of things from a system which provides a behavior not attainable by any subset of system constituents. At the railway network level, the necessity of proving the desired emerging behaviors, revealing undesired patterns of behavior, and providing evidence that the rate of occurrence of a particular undesired one is below a specific threshold is stated in the RAMS standard. This short paper briefly discusses different aspects of this approach and elaborates on a successful example.Read More »Using Models to Assure Emergent Behaviors in Railway Transportation Networks