Toward an Evolutionary System of Systems
Scott A. Selberg
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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Mailstop 4USE Col 26HH
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Mark A. Austin
Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Copyright © 2008 by Institute for Systems Research. Published and used by INCOSE with permission.
Abstract. While recent advances in computing/communications technology have enabled the
development and managed evolution of large scale system of systems (SoS) applications, lessons
learned from industry indicate that these projects are not always successful. A key problem is the
lack of a formal framework from which the development and management of SoS architectures
can be studied. This paper describes the key ingredients and approaches to formal analysis that
we believe will end up in this architectural infrastructure.