Externalizing Requirements for Achieving Operational Independence in Systems-of-Systems: A Mapping Study

Paulo Gabriel Teixeira, Bruno Gabriel Araújo Lebtag, Rodrigo Pereira Dos Santos, Mohamad Kassab, Flavio Horita, Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto

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Systems designed to be Constituent Systems (CS) of a System-of-System (SoS) should be able to instantaneously connect themselves to an SoS whereas still preserving (and coping with) their Operational Independence (OI). However, several systems presently available are not qualified to be part of an SoS due the fact they cannot preserve their OI. Despite OI relevance, we observe a need for characterizing the requirements so that a system can accordingly achieve OI. Based on this context, the main contribution of this paper is to communicate results of an investigation on how OI has been addressed in SoS. A systematic mapping was carried out and a set of 359 studies was retrieved from an automatic search. 33 studies were selected, analyzed and had their data extracted after an initial selection and applying the snowballing technique. Results reveal some main requirements to achieve OI, such as (i) defining OI degree of CS; (ii) scheduling and planning CS activities; and (iii) exchanging information and coordinating activities with other CS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2023 18th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSe 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350327236
StatePublished - 2023
Event18th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSe 2023 - Lille, France
Duration: Jun 14 2023Jun 16 2023

Publication series

Name2023 18th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSe 2023


Conference18th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSe 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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