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Fault Modelling for Systems of Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Zoe Andrews, Professor John Fitzgerald, Dr Richard Payne, Emeritus Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD



This paper proposes a systematic model-based approach to the architectural description of faults and fault tolerance mechanisms in systems of systems (SoSs). The challenges of engineering dependable SoSs motivate a proposal for the view elements that would be needed to support a fault tolerance profile for SoSs using the Systems Modelling Language (SysML). The effectiveness of the approach is evaluated on a case study based on a real emergency response SoS. Results suggest that this is a promising approach, and that a comprehensive solution to the engineering of dependable SoSs requires that such a profile is linked to methods and tools for requirements elicitation, safety analysis, architectural design and formal verification.

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Author(s): Andrews Z, Fitzgerald J, Payne R, Romanovsky A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2012

Pages: 35

Print publication date: 01/08/2012

Source Publication Date: August 2012

Report Number: 1346

Institution: Newcastle University

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne