A comprehensive guide to the theory, methodology, and development for modeling systems of systems
Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems examines the complexity of, and the risk to, emergent interconnected and interdependent complex systems of systems in the natural and the constructed environment, and in its critical infrastructures. For systems modelers, this book focuses on what constitutes complexity and how to understand, model and manage it.Previous modeling methods for complex systems of systems were aimed at developing theory and methodologies for uncoupling the interdependencies and interconnections that characterize them. In this book, the author extends the above by utilizing public- and private- sector case studies; identifies, explores, and exploits the core of interdependencies; and seeks to understand their essence via the states of the system, and their dominant contributions to the complexity of systems of systems.
The book proposes a reevaluation of fundamental and practical systems engineering and risk analysis concepts on complex systems of systems developed over the past 40 years. This important resource:
- Updates and streamlines systems engineering theory, methodology, and practice as applied to complex systems of systems
- Introduces modeling methodology inspired by philosophical and conceptual thinking from the arts and sciences
- Models the complexity of emergent interdependent and interconnected complex systems of systems by analyzing their shared states, decisions, resources, and decisionmakers
Keywords: Fundamentals in Modelling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems: An Overview; Modelling, Decomposition and Multilevel Coordination of Complex Systems of Systems; Hierarchical Holographic Modelling and Multilevel Coordination of Complex Systems of Systems; Modelling Complex Systems of Systems with Phantom System Models; Complex Systems of Systems: Multiple Goals and Objectives; Hierarchical Coordinated Bayesian Modelling of Complex Systems of Systems; Hierarchical Multi-objective Modelling and Decision Making for Complex Systems of Systems; Modelling Economic Interdependencies among Complex Systems of Systems; Guiding Principles for Modelling and Managing Complex Systems of Systems; Modelling Cyber-Physical Complex Systems of Systems; Global Supply Chain as Complex Systems of Systems