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Centre for Intelligent Systems Research

2006 IEEE Keynote Speakers Workshop on System of Systems (SoS)

11 August 2006 - Deakin University Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Australia





We can describe SoS as being far more than a system where its parts, acting as autonomous systems, form their own connections and rejoice in their diversity leading to enhanced emergence. According to Prof. Sage SoS exist when there is a presence of a majority of the following five characteristics: operational and managerial independence, geographic distribution, emergent behavior, and evolutionary development. This workshop celebrates the launch of IEEE Systems Journal and facilitates SoS thinking.

Workshop Chair: Professor Saeid Nahavandi

(Intelligent Systems Research Lab - Deakin University)


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Air Commodore John Harvey - Joint Strike Fighter ( Director general, New Air Combat Capability)

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Keynote speeches

SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS - Definitions, Architecture, Simulation, and Applications (pdf 8.075MB) Professor Mo Jamshidi (The University of Texas)

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The Modelling, Design and Demonstration of Systems of Autonomous Systems (pdf 2.847MB) Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte and Dr. Salah Sukkarieh ( The University of Sydney)

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Two Decades of Adaptive Control Pitfalls (pdf 1.390MB) Professor Brian D O Anderson ( Australian National University)

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A Kalman Decomposition for Robustly Unobservable  Uncertain Linear Systems (pdf 1.085MB) Professor Ian Petersen (Australian Defence Force Academy)

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Information Theory for Dynamical Systems (pdf 3.517MB) Professor Rob Evans (University of Melbourne)

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Keynote speech synopses

R&D Support to the JSF

SOS Workshop Photos



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27th February 2015