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Towards a Unified Approach to System-of-Systems Trustworthiness Analysis Based on Systems Theory



Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


30th INCOSE International Symposium


In systems-of-systems (SoS), trustworthiness is a key concern, which includes operational risks such as safety, security, and privacy. These are particularly challenging to achieve in an SoS, due to the shared responsibility among independent constituent systems. This paper investigates a unified ap-proach based on systems thinking for analyzing risks in SoS. Having a common framework is im-portant, since many risk areas are related and affect each other. The paper also discusses how tradi-tional static risk analysis can be complemented by dynamic techniques that collect data over time to fuel SoS evolution with respect to risk reduction.


author = {Jakob Axelsson},
title = {Towards a Unified Approach to System-of-Systems Trustworthiness Analysis Based on Systems Theory},
month = {July},
year = {2020},
booktitle = {30th INCOSE International Symposium},
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