A Model-Based Approach for Requirements Engineering for Systems of Systems

J. Holt, S. Perry, R. Payne, J. Bryans, S. Hallerstede, F.O. Hansen

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    Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is a discipline of systems engineering in which the model forms the heart of all the systems engineering activities and is the basis of many of the project artefacts. Systems modeling is no longer viewed as simply a “good idea” but is becoming an increasingly important part of any systems engineering project. The application of MBSE is becoming well understood at the systems level; however, there is a lack of research and subsequent industrial application at the system of systems (SoS) level. This paper presents a model-based approach to requirements engineering for SoSs. The approach is derived from an MBSE approach to requirements engineering and therefore represents current best practice in SoSs in terms of established standards and research. This paper builds upon and is an evolution of the initial foundations for model-based requirements engineering for systems of systems that were published in an earlier paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)252-262
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEEE Systems Journal
    Issue number1
    Early online date24 Apr 2014
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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    • Model-based systems engineering
    • requirements engineering
    • systems modelling
    • systems of
    • systems


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