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OntoSoS.QM.Gov: A quality governance framework for systems of systems

Qaddoumi, Eman; Odeh, Mohammed; Khan, Zaheer; Kossmann, Mario; Traish, Imad; Tbakhi, AbdelGhani


Eman Qaddoumi

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Mohammed Odeh
Associate Professor in Software Engineering

Zaheer Khan
Professor in Computer Science

Mario Kossmann

Imad Traish

AbdelGhani Tbakhi


Many organisations develop Systems of systems (SoS) to accomplish their business objectives. SoS deliver new capabilities by enabling cooperation between existing constituent monolithic systems. However, domain and process heterogeneities and varying quality of services between these constituent systems raise governance issues at SoS level. This necessitates the need for an effective quality governance framework for SoS. Therefore, a generic quality management governance framework has been designed and presented for the systems engineering life cycle of SoS, namely the OntoSoS.QM.Gov framework. This framework consists of an ontological quality governance model that covers four quality governance components: SoS standards, SoS policy, SoS quality requirements and the processes within the SoS System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). One of the key anticipated outcomes of instantiating this framework is resolving semantic heterogeneities emerging from the SoS arrangement of monolithic systems individual policies, standards, quality requirements, and SDLC.


Qaddoumi, E., Odeh, M., Khan, Z., Kossmann, M., Traish, I., & Tbakhi, A. (2017, December). OntoSoS.QM.Gov: A quality governance framework for systems of systems. Paper presented at Complex systems design and management conference

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Complex systems design and management conference
Start Date Dec 12, 2017
End Date Dec 13, 2017
Acceptance Date Jul 17, 2017
Publication Date Dec 1, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords quality governance, system of systems engineering, quality management process, SoS policies, systems quality requirements, SoS Governance Ontology
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Complex systems design and management conference