An up-to-date guide for using massive amounts of data and novel technologies to design, build, and maintain better systems engineering
Systems Engineering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Big Data, Novel Technologies, and Modern Systems Engineering offers a guide to the recent changes in systems engineering prompted by the current challenging and innovative industrial environment called the Fourth Industrial Revolution--INDUSTRY 4.0. This book contains advanced models, innovative practices, and state-of-the-art research findings on systems engineering. The contributors, an international panel of experts on the topic, explore the key elements in systems engineering that have shifted towards data collection and analytics, available and used in the design and development of systems and also in the later life-cycle stages of use and retirement.
The contributors address the issues in a system in which the system involves data in its operation, contrasting with earlier approaches in which data, models, and algorithms were less involved in the function of the system. The book covers a wide range of topics including five systems engineering domains: systems engineering and systems thinking; systems software and process engineering; the digital factory; reliability and maintainability modeling and analytics; and organizational aspects of systems engineering. This important resource:
* Presents new and advanced approaches, methodologies, and tools for designing, testing, deploying, and maintaining advanced complex systems
* Explores effective evidence-based risk management practices
* Describes an integrated approach to safety, reliability, and cyber security based on system theory
* Discusses entrepreneurship as a multidisciplinary system
* Emphasizes technical merits of systems engineering concepts by providing technical models
Written for systems engineers, Systems Engineering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers an up-to-date resource that contains the best practices and most recent research on the topic of systems engineering.
What people say about the book
Engineers will find this book insightful in addressing the enormous challenges of our future world dominated by data, complexity and increasing connectedness. Handling the velocity of change requires such a book for researchers, students, and practitioner's alike. - Kerry Lunney, Engineering Director, Thales Australia and INCOSE President 2020-2021
We are on the path of conceptualizing and building multifaceted systems in different levels of implementation that entail complex logic with many levels of reasoning in intricate arrangement, organized by web of connections and demonstrating self-driven adaptability which are designed for autonomy and exhibiting emergent behavior that can be visualized. System engineering research and practice need to rejuvenate itself to cope with these changes with a new perspective. This book provides answers to new questions that we face and directions to follow in creating new systems engineering practices for digital industrial revolution written by international authors of practicing systems engineering and academicians. It is a great book to read for understanding new systems engineering vision. - Prof. Cihan Dagli, DoD Systems Engineering Research Center-UARC, Founder and Director Systems Engineering Graduate Program, USA
This is a useful and timely book. The topics are well chosen and they helped me to understand better the ongoing industry transformation and the role of analytics in it. I highly recommend it. - Dr. Emmanuel Yashchin, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
In this era of increasingly complex systems, processes, and data, a systems engineering perspective can serve us well to overcome the challenges and pursue the best opportunities afforded us in this fourth industrial revolution. This book compiles useful materials for dealing with complex systems with multidisciplinary and data-based approaches. The need for a systems engineering perspective is underscored by the fact that Industry 4.0 is disruptive to every industry that uses data. Still, some things remain the same - the importance of data in context, the usefulness of applied examples, the need to better anticipate the future to take best actions versus merely reacting to events as they occur, and the ability to build on our knowledge to further understand our world. - John Sall, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, SAS Institute and JMP Business Division, USA
The book clarifies many questions and concerns that I personally had when working with dozens of manufacturing industry collaborators, such as the role of human and human factor in future machine-learning-dominated industrial environments. This volume will be very valuable for readers, especially engineers and students seeking to experience the real world, unstructured problems. It will equip them with effective tools for solution. - Prof. Ran Jin, Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA
This book will certainly enrich our systems engineering (SE) literature collection, especially since it is focused upon "Industrie 4.0" the framework for "modern" SE. Modern SE will have to function in many ways different from "classical" SE and needs to question some of the "established" practices and in particular some of the associated processes. It is in this spirit that I welcome this new book, since it enters into some of the "Industrie 4.0" challenges and provides some SE answers which point in the right direction. - Prof. Heinz Stoewer, Space Systems Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands.
This book addresses a new challenge of our time, the development of Industry 4.0, which brings with it the combining of big data, complex objectives for efficiency and effectiveness of industrial systems, all in a context of continuous and rapid change. The chapters of the book lead the reader through understanding the nature of the special challenges of Industry 4.0 and providing guidance on how to do the work required to achieve, and provide assurance of achieving, the most desirable outcomes. The authors build on the existing tradition of systems engineering and lead the reader to understand how the existing methods of systems engineering can be adapted to enable achievement of the goals of Industry 4.0. - Dr Tim Ferris, Centre for Systems Engineering, Cranfield Defence and Security, Cranfield University, UK
Systems Engineering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution provides an important and timely perspective on how systems engineering must adapt to address the needs of evolving systems and technologies. This book explains how technological drivers such as the Internet of things (IoT) and big data fundamentally change the nature of systems, and how we must rethink how to engineer these systems to address concerns such as resilience, safety, and security. - Sanford Friedenthal, SAF Consulting, former senior systems engineer at Lockheed Martin and Hughes Aircrafts, USA
Reading this unique book, theory and practical examples will enable those in the advanced fields to understand and recognize the new tools required in the modern engineering world. Insights related to development, maintenance, manufacturing, reliability, and safety are needed for those who share the new world. - Prof. (Ret. B.Gen) Jacob Bortman, ME Department, Ben Gurion University of The Negev, Israel
The book offers a diverse set of chapters covering topics related to various aspects of "systems engineering meets big data." This provides a wealth of information that will be useful not only to those in systems engineering but also to researchers and practitioners in other big data fields. - Prof. Galit Shmueli, Institute of Service Science, College of Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
We live in an increasingly interdependent world of ecosystems. Yet policy makers lack effective tools for twenty-first century systems thinking. This book, in 22 fascinating chapters, shows how data and technologies are impacting those who truly understand and apply systems thinking - systems engineers. - Prof. Shlomo Maital, The Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
The book offers an impressive variety of twenty-first century topics for interconnected software dominant systems, written by global leaders in these fields. I especially like that systemic concepts are first explained and then shown graphically along with tools that support their exploration, such as system thinking and the Conceptagon. - Sarah Sheard, The Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University, USA
The book presents a multiperspective insight unveiling the fundamental change in the contemporary nature of the term "system." Such a revolutionary approach is needed to cope with both the complex structure of components, subsystems, systems, and systems of systems; and, above all, the vast amount of data. - Prof. Arie Maharshak, President, ORT Braude Academic College of Engineering, Karmiel, Israel
Exciting book about Fourth Industrial Revolution era and changes around us. Kenett et al. are connecting several aspects of Industry 4.0, challenges, opportunities, benefits, and efforts. The book is pointing out to the complexity and the need of collaborative efforts of all stakeholders of global policy to implement new and innovative technologies. This is an inspiring state-of-the- art book for academia and industry about systems, data, engineering, manufacturing, technologies, and human aspects. - Dr. Julita Panek, Siemens Digital Industrie Pharma Central and Eastern Europe
The book represents a pioneering movement which addresses audiences who are familiar with the systems engineering area and are interested to do a "leap jump", and to be exposed to fascinating perspective which is dealing with the systems challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. - Giora Shalgi, The Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion and Former CEO of Rafael, Israel
The book explores and clarifies many important topics for the fourth industrial revolution, including why this is driving change in the focus areas for Systems Engineering. In particular, the book highlights the importance of Applied Systems Thinking as a way of bringing together different methods to improve the probability of a successful outcome. - Dr. Andrew Pickard, Systems Engineering, Rolls-Royce, USA
This must read edited book highlights the essential elements of Industry 4.0 through a renewed look at the Systems Engineering discipline by leveraging the knowledge of a diversified group of leading scientists. The various contributions are well organized, insightful, present the current state of the art and transcend international boundaries completely. - Prof. Emeritus Ehud Menipaz, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben Gurion University, Israel
With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, "a storm is coming." It implies an enormous challenge for all engineering disciplines, especially for Software Engineering and Systems Engineering. To be able to deal with these challenges, this book provides the reader with a series of over 20 perspectives to consider. These perspectives range from Systems Thinking to Organizational Aspects, each written by a specialist or specialists in that field. Reading this book surely gives you insights for...