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A semantically-enriched quality governance framework for systems of systems applied to Cancer Care

Qaddoumi, Eman; Odeh, Mohammed; Khan, Zaheer; Kossmann, Mario; Tbakhi, AbdelGhani; Mansour, Asem

Authors

Eman Qaddoumi Eman3.qaddoumi@uwe.ac.uk

Mohammed Odeh Mohammed.Odeh@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Software Engineering

Zaheer Khan Zaheer2.Khan@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Computer Science

Mario Kossmann

AbdelGhani Tbakhi

Asem Mansour

Abstract

Quality Governance of Systems of Systems (SoS) is a very complex challenge, given that participating systems in the arrangement are often not under direct control and they have different life cycles; yet one has to ensure that the required level of quality be achieved over time. In an SoS environment, one of the biggest issues is achieving the required inter-operation among multiple, heterogeneous systems. This paper introduces a quality governance framework namely the OntoSoS.QM.Gov framework, which aims to resolve this challenge. This framework consists of four integrated quality governance components: SoS standards, SoS processes, SoS policies and SoS quality requirements. This framework was applied to a case study in the cancer care domain to demonstrate and evaluate the framework components. The early results of the case study enable identifying initial conflicts between some of the constituent systems of the SoS arrangement.

Start Date Nov 19, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 15-24
ISBN 9781728114477
Institution Citation Qaddoumi, E., Odeh, M., Khan, Z., Kossmann, M., Tbakhi, A., & Mansour, A. (in press). A semantically-enriched quality governance framework for systems of systems applied to Cancer Care
Keywords quality governance, systems of systems, SoS, quality management, SoS processes, SoS policies, SoS quality requirements, SoS standards, quality governance, Cancer Care Informatics
Publisher URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8618263&isnumber=8618135
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 2018 1st International Conference on Cancer Care Informatics (CCI)