ARC-SoISE: Towards a Reference Architecture for Constituents of Educational Systems-of-Information Systems

Priscilla Elizabeth Pereira Batista, Cassio Leonardo Rodrigues, Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto, Mohamad Kassab

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Abstract

Systems of Information Systems (SoIS) are a class of complex systems that involve Information Systems (IS) as their constituents. To become SoIS constituents, systems should meet requirements, such as operational and managerial independence. However, several of the contemporary systems do not satisfy such requirements. In this sense, reference architectures (RA) can encapsulate these requirements and design decisions to guide architects on how to derive/evolve systems towards being able to become SoIS constituents. The educational domain is notably a relevant domain that could benefit from it. Virtual Learning environments (VLE) are often used in learning processes, but they have not been necessarily designed to be a constituent of an Educational SoIS. The main contribution of this paper is introducing a RA named ARC-SoISE (of the term in Portuguese that means Reference Architecture for a Constituent of an Educational SoIS). ARC-SoISE can support architects to derive constituents or evolve systems towards being part of a SoIS. The methodology used to create such a RA was PRoSA-RA, a state-of-the-art process to design RA. We evaluated ARC-SoISE by means of a survey with experts, one of the evaluation methods prescribed by PRoSA-RA. Results reveal that specialists considered ARC-SoISE fully or partially compliant with 92.2% of the essential criteria evaluated for a constituent to be able to contribute to the fulfillment of goals in a SoIS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 17th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SOSE 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages142-147
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665496230
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event17th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SOSE 2022 - Rochester, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2022Jun 11 2022

Publication series

Name2022 17th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SOSE 2022

Conference

Conference17th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SOSE 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester
Period6/7/226/11/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

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