A&T Seminar

System of Systems (SoS) Strategies for the LHC

by Jeff Joyce (Critical Systems Labs Ltd)

500-1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500-1-001 - Main Auditorium


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       "Systems of Systems" are systems whose components are themselves
        complex systems such that the combined behavior of these components
        cannot be easily understood or explained in terms of the behaviors of
        the individual components.  Examples of such systems are increasingly
        common across a variety of technological domains including aerospace,
        defense, automotive and energy generation/distribution.   The CERN LHC
        very clearly exhibits key characteristics of a SoS.   Technical challenges encountered by
        engineers responsible for the development or modification of a SoS
        in other technological domains are also likely to be challenges
        for CERN engineers, especially as the accelerator technology is pushed
        towards operation at higher energy levels.  Following a brief
        introduction to the Systems of Systems concept, this seminar will
        describe some on-going research by Critical Systems Labs with industry
        partners to address specific challenges of developing and modifying
        Systems of Systems.  This includes the use of computer-readable
        modelling languages such as AADL to represent the high level
        architecture of a System of Systems at an appropriate level of abstraction.


ATS Seminars Organisers: H. Burkhardt (BE), M. Modena (TE), T. Stora (EN)

Coffee / tea will be served after the seminar outside the auditorium


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