System of Systems

Our Goal

Systems of Systems is now an established area of Systems Engineering, as evidenced by its specific inclusion in the Systems and Software Engineering – Systems Lifecycle Processes Standard (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015). There are, however, many socio-technical challenges associated with development of techniques and tools to support this area. The goal of this technical committee is to support the development and adoption of new approaches that address the interoperability, governance, autonomy, and emergent behaviour challenges associated with systems of systems. The committee will also promote and support the development of standards and associated guidance for systems of systems Engineering.

Join Us

The SoS TC has been active for almost a decade with additional leadership and important initiatives that need engaged members to realize. The SoS TC was instrumental in establishing a successful international conference (System of Systems Engineering Conference) and publishing several books in the emerging area of Systems of Systems Engineering. There is a lot more to do in the development of the technical area with your support. Join us in this endeavor as we seek both theoretic developments and successful industrial applications in core areas such as the aerospace, defense, transportation, healthcare, and automobile industries and emerging fields such as cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems. Researchers and practitioners in enterprise management, modeling and simulation, and software and hardware architecture development that relate to System of Systems Engineering are especially encouraged to join.