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Systems Engineering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Big Data, Novel Technologies, and Modern Systems Engineering





Systems Engineering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Big Data, Novel Technologies, and Modern Systems Engineering

Ron S. Kenett (Editor), Robert S. Swarz (Editor), Avigdor Zonnenshain (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-51389-6 December 2019 350 Pages



This book addresses the changes in systems engineering (SE) prompted by the current industrial environment. Elements of importance in this environment are the shift towards data collection, availability and use in the design and development of systems and also in the later life-cycle stages of use and retirement. In addition, the book addresses the issues in a system in which the system involves data in its operation, contrasting with earlier approaches in which data and algorithm implementation were less involved in the function of the system. These issues are a significant contrast with typical applications of SE to date, in which systems have been conceived as relatively static and long time lines have been acceptable.


1 Systems Engineering, Data Analytics, and Systems Thinking

2 Applied Systems Thinking

3 The Importance of Context in Advanced Systems Engineering

4 Architectural Technical Debt in Embedded Systems

5 Relay Race: The Shared Challenge of Systems and Software Engineering

6 Data-Centric Process Systems Engineering for Industry 4.0

7 Virtualization of the human in the digital factory

8 The Dark Side of using Augmented Reality (AR) Training Systems in Industry

9 Condition-Based Maintenance via Simulation and a Targeted Bayesian Network Meta-Model

10 Reliability-based hazard analysis and risk assessment: a mining engineering case study

11 OPCloud: the foundation of a new OPM-based system design paradigm for Industry 4

12 Recent Advances Towards the Industrialization of Metal Additive Manufacturing

13 Analytics as an Enabler of Advanced Manufacturing

14 Hybrid semi-parametric modeling: A modular process systems engineering approach for the integration of available knowledge sources

15 System Thinking Begins with Human Factors: Challenges for the 4th Industrial Revolution

16 Building More Resilient Cyber Security Solutions for Infrastructure systems

17 Closed Loop Mission Assurance Based on Flexible Contracts: A Fourth Industrial Revolution Imperative

18 FlexTech: from rigid to flexible human-systems integration

19 Transdisciplinary systems in Industry 4.0

20 Entrepreneurship as a multidisciplinary project

21 The Industry competence and Maturity for Advanced Manufacturing scale (IMAM)

22 Modeling the Evolution of Technologies

Index, acronyms

Biographies of editors