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Case Studies in System of Systems, Enterprise Systems, and Complex Systems Engineering

  • Edited By: Alex Gorod, Brian E. White, Vernon Ireland, S. Jimmy Gandhi, Brian Sauser
  • ISBN: 9781138199835
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: February 27, 2017
  • Format: Paperback – 808 pages
  • Language: English


Suitable as a reference for industry practitioners and as a textbook for classroom use, Case Studies in System of Systems, Enterprise Systems, and Complex Systems Engineering provides a clear understanding of the principles and practice of system of systems engineering (SoSE), enterprise systems engineering (ESE), and complex systems engineering (CSE).

Multiple domain practitioners present and analyze case studies from a range of applications that demonstrate underlying principles and best practices of transdisciplinary systems engineering. A number of the case studies focus on addressing real human needs. Diverse approaches such as use of soft systems skills are illustrated, and other helpful techniques are also provided. The case studies describe, examine, analyze, and assess applications across a range of domains, including:

  • Engineering management and systems engineering education
  • Information technology business transformation and infrastructure engineering
  • Cooperative framework for and cost management in the construction industry
  • Supply chain modeling and decision analysis in distribution centers and logistics
  • International development assistance in a foreign culture of education
  • Value analysis in generating electrical energy through wind power
  • Systemic risk and reliability assessment in banking
  • Assessing emergencies and reducing errors in hospitals and health care systems
  • Information fusion and operational resilience in disaster response systems
  • Strategy and investment for capability developments in defense acquisition
  • Layered, flexible, and decentralized enterprise architectures in military systems
  • Enterprise transformation of the air traffic management and transport network

Supplying you with a better understanding of SoSE, ESE, and CSE concepts and principles, the book highlights best practices and lessons learned as benchmarks that are applicable to other cases. If adopted correctly, the approaches outlined can facilitate significant progress in human affairs.

The study of complex systems is still in its infancy, and it is likely to evolve for decades to come. While this book does not provide all the answers, it does establish a platform, through which analysis and knowledge application can take place and conclusions can be made in order to educate the next generation of systems engineers.

Table of Contents
  1. Preliminaries
    1. Modern History of System of Systems, Enterprises, and Complex Systems; Alex Gorod, S. Jimmy Gandhi, Brian E. White, Vernon Ireland, and Brian J. Sauser
    2. Relevant Aspects of Complex Systems from Complexity Theory; Vernon Ireland, Brian E. White, S. Jimmy Gandhi, Brian J. Sauser, and Alex Gorod
    3. Application of Case Studies to Engineering Leadership/Management and Systems Engineering Education; Brian E. White, Brian J. Sauser, Alex Gorod, S. Jimmy Gandhi, and Vernon Ireland
  2. Commerce
    1. MediaCityUK: Corporate Framework for Complex Construction; Barbara Chomicka
    2. IBS Group, Eastern European IT Services: Capability-Based Development for Business Transformation; Mikhail Belov
    3. Global Distribution Centers: Multilevel Supply Chain Modeling to Govern Complexity; Gerrit Muller and Roelof Hamberg
    4. Humanitarian Relief Logistics: Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Simulation for Supply Chain Risk Management; Tina Comes, Frank Schätter, and Frank Schultmann
  3. Culture
    1. Construction of an Afghanistan School: Enterprise System Engineering for International Development Assistance in a
    2. Foreign Culture; Rob Mitchell
  4. Environment
    1. Utility-Scale Wind Plant System: Value Analysis of Interactions, Dependencies, and Synergies; Lawrence D. Willey
  5. Finance
    1. United States Banking System: Systemic Risk and Reliability Assessment; Khaldoun Khashanah
  6. Health Care
    1. Whole-of-Nation Health Capabilities: A System of Systems Methodology for Assessing Serious and Unusual
    2. Emergencies; R.J. Hodge and S.C. Cook
    3. Hospitals and Health-Care Systems: Methods for Reducing Errors in Medical Systems; Bustamante Brathwaite, Eranga Gamage, Shawn Hall, Karunya Rajagopalan, Mariusz Tybinski, and Danny Kopec
  7. Homeland Security
    1. Disaster Response System of System Case Study Outline; Eusebio Bernabeu, Jose Luís Tercero, and Maite Irigoyen
    2. Improvised Explosive Devices in Asymmetric Conflicts: Multisource Data; Fusion for Providing Situational
    3. Information; Jürgo-Sören Preden, Leo Motus, James Llinas, Raido Pahtma, Raul Savimaa, Merik Meriste, and Sergei Astapov
    4. Dutch Emergency Response Organization: Safety Region—Quantitative Approach to Operational Resilience; J.M.P. Van Trijp and M. Ulieru
  8. Military
    1. Complex Adaptive Operating System: Creating Methods for Complex Project Management; John Findlay and Abby Straus
    2. Australian National Security and the Australian Department of Defence: Framework to Enhance Strategic Planning and
    3. Capability Development in Defense Acquisition Organizations; R.J. Hodge and S.C. Cook
    4. United States Military Partner Capacity: System Dynamics to Quantify Strategic Investments; John V. Farr, James R. Enos, and Daniel J. McCarthy
    5. US Air Force Network Infrastructure System-of-Systems Engineering Approach for IT Infrastructure; Jeffrey Higginson, Tim Rudolph, and Jon Salwen
    6. US Navy Submarine Sonar Systems: Layered Lateral Enterprise–Technical System Architectures for Defense Acquisition; John Q. Dickmann
    7. United States Air Power Command and Control: Enterprise Architecture for Flexibility and Decentralized
    8. Control; Michael W. Kometer and John Q. Dickmann
  9. Transportation
    1. NextGen: Enterprise Transformation of the United States Air Transport Network; Hamid R. Darabi and Mo Mansouri
    2. Airbus A380 and Boeing 787: Contrast of Competing Architectures for Air Transportation; Michael J. Vinarcik
    3. US Air Traffic System: Autonomous Agent-Based Flight for Removing Central Control; Sergio Torres
    4. Heathrow Terminal 5: Cost Management for a Mega Construction Project; Claire Cizaire and Ricardo Valerdi
    5. US Airways Flight 1549: Root Cause Analysis for the Miracle on the Hudson; Karunya Rajagopalan and Danny Kopec

“Since ancient times, when society has needed to communicate complex yet critical concepts, people have turned to the art of storytelling, and this book follows in that tradition. Storytelling through case studies has the potential to explicate the complex systems development process in ways that traditional analyses cannot. I hope you find in these engaging stories insights that will inform and inspire you as, together, we work to ensure our systems engineering community can continue to serve generations to come.”

—Jeff Wilcox, Vice President of Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland


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