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Systems of Systems: A Control Theoretic View

Karcanias, N. (2013). Systems of Systems: A Control Theoretic View. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC),, pp. 1732-1737. doi: 10.1109/smc.2013.298


This paper considers the notion of SoS as an evolution of the standard notion of systems, provides a clear distinction to the standard notion of composite systems and aims to provide an abstract and generic definition that is detached from the particular domain as well as a classification of the families of SoS. We present a new abstract definition of the notion of System of Systems as an evolution of the notion of Composite Systems, empowered by the concept of autonomy and participation in tasks usually linked to games. Control theoretic concepts and methodologies are used to provide the characterization of the notion of "systems play" that is used as the evolution of the notion of the interconnection topology. In this set up the subsystems in SoS act as autonomous intelligent agents in a multi-agent system that is defined by a central task and possibly a game.

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Publisher Keywords: Systems, Complexity, System of Systems, Control Theory
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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