School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


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Engineering Systems of Systems Research Group

The Engineering Systems of Systems (ESoS) group researches Complex Socio-technical Systems.

Focus - on the interoperability of, the sustainability of and the reconfigurability of complex socio-technical systems.

Aim - to improve the predictability and to enable the creation of usable Complex Socio-technical Systems.

Group Members

Henshaw, M.J.d., Siemieniuch, C.E., et. al. (2011) Assessment of Open Architectures within Defence Procurement, Report of the SoSA Community Forum Working Group 1, Iss. 1.

Callan, K., Siemieniuch, C.E., Sinclair, M.A., (2006) ‘A Case Study Example of the Role Matrix Technique’, International Journal of Project Management, 24(6), pp. 506-515

Henshaw, M.J.D, Gunton, D.J., Urwin, E.N., (2009) ‘Collaborative, academic-industry research approach for advancing Systems Engineering’, 7th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Loughborough

Hodgson, A., Siemieniuch, C.E., Molloy, E-M., (2009) ‘Evaluating the Cultural Aspects of Complex Systems’, 7th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Loughborough

Hodgson, A. & Siemieniuch, C.E., ‘The evaluation of cultural factors and their potential effects on military operations’, 4th SEAS DTC Technical Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 2009

Morcos, M.S., Henshaw, M.J.D., "A Systems Approach for Balancing Internal Company Capability and External Client Demand for Integrated Product-Service Solutions", IEEE International Conference on Service, Operations, Logistics and Informatics , IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, Chicago, USA, 2009

Morcos, M.S., Henshaw, M.J.D., "A Soft Systems Methodology for Transforming Organisations to Product-Service Systems (Application In Defence and Construction Industry)", 7th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Loughborough, 2009

Morcos, M.S., (2009) "Assessing Systems Reliability - A Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Approach" , 18th AR2TS (Advances in Risk and Reliability Technology Symposium) Loughborough University, 2009

Molloy, E-M., Siemieniuch, C.E., Sinclair, M.A., ‘Fit For Purpose Organisations in a System of Systems Environment’, 7th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Loughborough, 2009

Molloy, E-M., Siemieniuch, C.E., Sinclair, M.A., ‘Decision-Making Systems and the Product-to-Service Shift’, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 20 (5), 2009, pp 606-625, ISSN:1741-038X

Molloy, E-M., Siemieniuch, C.E., Sinclair, M.A., ‘A Systems Approach to Supporting Decisions for the Product-to Service Shift’, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 36 (3/4), 2009, pp 272-383

Neaga, E.I., Henshaw, M.J.D., Yue, Y., ‘The influence of the concept of capability-based management on the development of the systems engineering discipline’, 7th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Loughborough, 2009

Rooke, J., Molloy, E-M., Sinclair, M.A., Koskela, L., Siriwardena, M., Kagioglou, M., Siemieniuch, C.E., ‘Models and Metaphors: Complexity Theory and Through Life Management in the Built Environment’, Architectural Engineering and Design Management Journal, 4, 2008, pp 47-57

Siemieniuch, C.E., Sinclair, M.A., ‘Systems Integration – the ‘System of Systems Issues’’, International Journal of Applied Ergonomics, 37, pp. 91-110, 2006

Yue, Y., Henshaw, M.J.D., ‘A holistic view of UK Military Capability Development’, Defence and Security Analysis, 25 (1), 2009

Ongoing Projects

  • Health and prognostic assessment of railway assets for predictive maintenance
  • Knowledge management support for through life management of autonomous systems
  • Through-Life Enterprise Knowledge Management
  • Identification and evaluation of team attributes for particular missions
  • Managing knowledge for through life capability
  • Optimised selection of aircrew training media for future operations
  • Interoperability Management for Large Scale Enterprises
  • A Model-Based Approach to System of Systems Risk Management
  • Maintaining Systems-of-Systems Fit-For-Purpose
  • The Development of a Culture-based Tool to Predict Team Performance

Completed Projects:

  • Supporting Multi-Disciplinary Group Projects
  • iMGRC - Integrated model for the management of the complexity, risk and resilience of secure information infrastructure
  • Trans-Atlantic Research and Education Agenda in Systems of Systems (T-AREA-SoS)
  • Support Service Solutions: Strategy and Transition (S4T)
  • The KIM Grand Challenge
  • UMCS – Unified Modelling of Complex Systems
  • GEG – Good Engineering Governance
  • VORTICS – Virtual Organisational Rig for Testing and Investigating Company Structures
  • MTKn – Managing Tacit Knowledge in Design Reviews
  • Culture - Impact of Different Cultural Attribute Sets on Decision structures and interface
  • NECTISE – Network Enabled Capability Through Innovative Systems Engineering
  • The prediction of team performance