The conference deals with challenges and solutions regarding Systems of Systems (SoS). SoS are typically characterized in terms of operational and managerial independence of their constituent systems, and by emergent behavior. Take for instance city traffic as a “system”, exemplifying a situation with a multitude of stakeholders, independent evolution (of streets, vehicles, other infrastructure), not always clear responsibilities, and where a change or the introduction of entirely new systems (such as automated vehicles) may cause hard to predict behaviors (emergence). The increasing connectivity, “cyber-space” computing and artificial intelligence are providing new innovation and business opportunities in SoS by enabling data sharing, and in providing new means for coordination and prediction. This can be seen in terms of technology push (from technology) or as technology pull (from value propositions). The impact of the ongoing digitalization can for example be understood in terms of technologies that enable new functionality which in turn has specific qualities. The functionality and qualities enable new business and value propositions (applications). In essence this means that many new SoS will indeed be Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems. These opportunities are also accompanied with new risks, widening the set of challenges that need consideration for CPSoS – setting the scene for this years’ conference theme: “Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems”.

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Founding chair

Prof. Mo Jamshidi, University of Texas, San Antonio.

General chair

Prof. Jakob Axelsson, Mälardalen University and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

Program chairs

Prof. Martin Törngren, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Prof. Gerrit Muller, University of South-Eastern Norway.

Local chair

Ms. Malin Rosqvist, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Mälardalen University.

Industry liaison

Dr. Erik Herzog, Saab and INCOSE Sweden.

Publication chair

Dr. Patrick Benavidez, University of Texas, San Antonio.

INCOSE and US industry liaison

Garry Roedler, INCOSE.

Call for paper

Important date

Abstract submission deadline
Draft paper submission deadline
Draft paper acceptance notification

Submission Topics

SoSE 2021 is soliciting contributions in all fields related to System of Systems Engineering. 

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    Jun 14



    Jun 18


  • Feb 07 2021

    Abstract Submission Deadline

  • Feb 14 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Mar 21 2021

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

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IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Malardalen University University of Texas at San Antonio
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