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Publication Citation: Boundary Discovery in Complex Systems

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Author(s): Eric D. Simmon; Joseph Chalfoun; Arthur Griesser;
Title: Boundary Discovery in Complex Systems
Published: September 05, 2012
Abstract: Many of today‰s extremely complex meta-systems are cross-domain, they require development by multiple stakeholder groups with different goals each implementing a sub-set of the functionality required for the entire meta-system to operate. As these systems become more complex it becomes more difficult to understand how the sub-systems fit together into the whole. This paper investigates leveraging stakeholder use cases by quantifying the similarities between the use case documents and using clustering algorithms to help understand sub system boundaries.
Conference: 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
Pages: pp. 183 - 193
Location: Trier, -1
Dates: September 3-7, 2012
Keywords: complex systems; clustering; use cases; normalized compression distance
Research Areas: System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)