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Engineering Emergence

A Modeling and Simulation Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Larry B. Rainey, Mo Jamshidi

CRC Press

548 pages

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This book examines the nature of emergence in context of man-made (i.e. engineered) systems, in general, and system of systems engineering applications, specifically. It investigates emergence to interrogate or explore the domain space from a modeling and simulation perspective to facilitate understanding, detection, classification, prediction, control, and visualization of the phenomenon. Written by leading international experts, the text is the first to address emergence from an engineering perspective.

"System engineering has a long and proud tradition of establishing the integrative view of systems. The field, however, has not always embraced and assimilated well the lessons and implications from research on complex adaptive systems. As the editors’ note, there have been no texts on Engineering Emergence: Principles and Applications. It is therefore especially useful to have this new, edited book that pulls together so many of the key elements, ranging from the theoretical to the practical, and tapping into advances in methods, tools, and ways to study system complexity. Drs. Rainey and Jamshidi are to be congratulated both for their vision of the book and their success in recruiting contributors with so much to say. Most notable, however, is that this is a book with engineering at its core. It uses modeling and simulation as the language in which to express principles and insights in ways that include tight thinking and rigor despite dealing with notably untidy and often surprising phenomena."

Paul K. Davis, RAND and Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • The first chapter is an introduction and overview to the text.
  • The book provides 12 chapters that have a theoretical foundation for this subject.
  • Includes 7 specific example chapters of how various modeling and simulation paradigms/techniques can be used to investigate emergence in an engineering context to facilitate understanding, detection, classification, prediction, control and visualization of emergent behavior.
  • The final chapter offers lessons learned and the proposed way-ahead for this discipline.

Reviews

"System engineering has a long and proud tradition of establishing the integrative view of systems. The field, however, has not always embraced and assimilated well the lessons and implications from research on complex adaptive systems. As the editors’ note, there have been no texts on Engineering Emergence: Principles and Applications. It is therefore especially useful to have this new, edited book that pulls together so many of the key elements, ranging from the theoretical to the practical, and tapping into advances in methods, tools, and ways to study system complexity. Drs. Rainey and Jamshidi are to be congratulated both for their vision of the book and their success in recruiting contributors with so much to say. Most notable, however, is that this is a book with engineering at its core. It uses modeling and simulation as the language in which to express principles and insights in ways that include tight thinking and rigor despite dealing with notably untidy and often surprising phenomena."

Paul K. Davis, RAND and Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School

Table of Contents

Section I Introduction and Overview

1. Introduction and Overview for Engineering Emergence: A Modeling

and Simulation Approach

[Larry B. Rainey]

2. System of Systems Engineering—An Overview

[Mo Jamshidi]

Section II Theoretical Perspectives

3. DEVS-Based Modeling and Simulation Framework for Emergence in System

of Systems

[Bernard P. Zeigler]

4. Sources for Emergence and Development of System of Systems

[John M. Colombi]

5. Leveraging Deterministic Chaos to Mitigate Combinatorial Explosions

[Josef Schaff]

6. Phenomenological and Ontological Models for Predicting Emergence

[Gary O. Langford]

7. System of Systems Process Model

[Gary O. Langford]

8. An Ontology of Emergence

[John J. Johnson IV and Jose J. Padilla]

9. Modeling and Validation Challenges for Complex Systems

[Mikel D. Petty]

10. Foundations for the Modeling and Simulation of Emergent Behavior Systems

[Thomas Holland]

11. Characterizing Emergent Behavior in Systems of Systems

[Donna Rhodes]

12. Engineered to Be Secure

[Carol C. Woody]

13. Cyber Insecurity Is Growing

[Carol C. Woody]

14. The Challenge of Performing Research Which Will Contribute Helpful

Engineering Knowledge Concerning Emergence

[Timothy L.J. Ferris]

Section III Theoretical Perspectives with Practical Applications

15. Examination of Emergent Behavior in the Ballistic Missile Defense System:

A Modeling and Simulation Approach

[Saikou Y. Diallo and Christopher J. Lynch]

16. Simulating Variable System Structures for Engineering Emergence

[Umut Durak, Thorsten Pawletta, and Tuncer Ören]

17. Emergence as a Macroscopic Feature in Man-Made Systems

[Moath Jarrah]

18. Monterey Phoenix—Behavior Modeling Approach for the Early Verification

and Validation of System of Systems Emergent Behaviors

[Kristin Giammarco and Mikhail Auguston]

19. A Model-Based Approach to Investigate Emergent Behaviors in Systems

of Systems

[John J. Quartuccio and Kristin M. Giammarco]

20. InterDyne: A Simulation Method for Exploring Emergent Behavior Deriving

from Interaction Dynamics

[Christopher D. Clack and Leo Carlos-Sandberg]

21. Emergence in the Context of System of Systems

[Charles B. Keating and Polinpapilinho F. Katina]

Section IV Summary

22. Lessons Learned and the Proposed Way-Ahead

[Larry B. Rainey and Charles B. Keating]

About the Editors

Larry B. Rainey, Ph.D. is Founder and Senior Partner at Integrity Systems and Solutions of Colorado, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in modeling and simulation within missile defense and space operations domains. Dr. Rainey has also worked for the Missile Defense Agency and other U.S. Department of Defense organizations that address system of systems challenges. He has also been an assistant professor of systems engineering at the Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, Colorado and a visiting assistant professor of astronautical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is the executive editor of four other major texts on the application of modeling and simulation and the author of many technical articles addressing the applications of systems theory and cybernetics to real world problems.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical