Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

H. Kopetz, O. Höftberger, B. Frömel, F. Brancati, A. Bondavalli:
"Towards an Understanding of Emergence in Systems-of-Systems";
Talk: 10th Annual Systems of Systems Engineering Conference 2015, San Antonio, TX, USA; 2015-05-17 - 2015-05-20; in: "10th Annual Systems of Systems Engineering Conference 2015", (2015), 214 - 219.

English abstract:
Emergence is a systemic phenomenon in an System-of-Systems (SoS) that cannot be reduced to the behavior of the isolated parts of a system. It is the objective of this paper to contribute to the understanding of emergent phenomena in SoSs. After a short look at the literature on emergence in the domains of philosophy and computer science, this paper continues with an elaboration on multi-level nearly-decomposable systems, gives a tentative definition of emergence and discusses how emergent behavior manifests itself in an SoS.

System-of-Systems; Emergence; Autonomy; Hierarchy; Holarchy

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