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Agnostic Informatics System of Systems: The Open ISoS Services Framework

  • A. Luis OsórioEmail author
  • Adam Belloum
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 506)

Abstract

The upward integration endeavor is making informatics systems (I-systems) increasingly complex. The modeling techniques, methodologies, development strategies, deployment and execution environment, maintenance and evolution, and governance, to mention just a few aspects are making the resulted (un)integrated informatics technology system a vendor lock-in landscape. The relation between informatics science and engineering and the organization’s business or control processes automation, or services provisioning and adaptation, has demonstrated to be difficult to converge to a common understanding of clear computational responsibility borders. Existing approaches and standards fail to be complete with respect to establishing a landscape of informatics technology under vendor agnostic model (lock-in free). In this context, this paper extends previous research by proposing an organization´s level modularity framework aiming at formally identifying an agnostic, and open informatics system of systems (ISoS). A definition of its components is provided, and a validation case study is discussed.

Keywords

Complex informatics system Open modularity framework Collaborative networks Integrated I-system of systems 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been partially supported by Administration of the Port of Lisbon and Leixões through the MIELE project, A-to-B (former Brisa Innovation and Technology), through a yearly research grant, Galpgest and BP through the Horus project and ANSR (National Road Security Authority) through the SINCRO project. Partial support also from FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia within the research unit CTS – Center of Technology and Systems (project UID/EEA/00066/2013).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Luis Osório
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adam Belloum
    • 2
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 3
  1. 1.ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, and POLITEC&IDLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of Amsterdam (UvA)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of Sciences and Technology and Uninova-CTSNOVA University of LisbonMonte CaparicaPortugal

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