Table of Contents

Author Biographies

Introduction

PART 1: ENGINEERING LARGE-SCALE COMPLEX SYSTEMS AND EMERGENCY SITUATION MANAGEMENT

Chapter 1. Engineering Large-scale Complex Systems

1.1. Introduction

1.2. The notion of service in large complex systems

1.3. Architecture: a key concept

1.4. Towards resilient systems

1.5. Development of relationships between participants

1.6. Complexity: plurality of viewpoints for systems engineering

1.7. The maintenance and logistics of systems of systems

1.8. Perspectives and lines of enquiry

1.9. Conclusion

1.10. Bibliography

Chapter 2. Management of Emergency Situations: Architecture and Engineering of Systems of Systems

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Main concepts of systems engineering

2.3. Context of the emergency situation management scenario

2.4. Architecture of component systems of the system of systems

2.5. Conclusion

2.6. Acknowledgements

2.7. Bibliography

PART 2: CASE STUDY: ANTARCTICA LIFE SUPPORT FACILITY

Chapter 3. Introduction to the Antarctica Life Support Facility Case Study

3.1. Why Antarctica?

3.2. Fictional context of the study

3.3. Some data on the Antarctic and Adélie Land

3.4. Bibliography

Chapter 4. Finding the Right Problem

4.1. What system are we dealing with?

4.2. System lifecycle

4.3. Who does the system involve?

4.4. Creating a working framework

4.5. Gathering information

4.6. Modeling the context

4.7. Understanding and defining goals

4.8. Modeling the domain

4.9. Defining stakeholder requirements and constraints

4.10. Things ...

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