Foundations for Model-Based Engineering of Systems of Systems [chapter]

John Fitzgerald, Peter Gorm Larsen, Jim Woodcock
2014 Complex Systems Design & Management  
The engineering of Systems of Systems presents daunting challenges. In this paper it is argued that rigorous semantic foundations for model-based techniques are potentially beneficial in addressing these. Three priorities for current research are identified: contractual interface definition, the verification of emergent behaviour, and the need to deal with semantic heterogeneity of constituent systems and their models. We describe the foundations of an approach in which architectural models in
more » ... ysML may be analysed in a formal modelling language that has an extensible semantics given using the Unifying Theories of Programming (UTP).
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02812-5_1 dblp:conf/csdm/FitzgeraldLW13 fatcat:76jhkkdhkjbhxbdtvaofjscphm