Agnostic informatics system of systems

The open ISoS services framework

A. Luis Osório, Adam Belloum, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

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The upward integration endeavor is making informatics systems (I-systems) increasingly complex. The modeling techniques, methodologies, development strategies, deployment and execution environment, maintenance and evolution, and governance, to mention just a few aspects are making the resulted (un)integrated informatics technology system a vendor lock-in landscape. The relation between informatics science and engineering and the organization’s business or control processes automation, or services provisioning and adaptation, has demonstrated to be difficult to converge to a common understanding of clear computational responsibility borders. Existing approaches and standards fail to be complete with respect to establishing a landscape of informatics technology under vendor agnostic model (lock-in free). In this context, this paper extends previous research by proposing an organization´s level modularity framework aiming at formally identifying an agnostic, and open informatics system of systems (ISoS). A definition of its components is provided, and a validation case study is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-331965150-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Event18th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2017 - Vicenza, Italy
Duration: 18 Sep 201720 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


Conference18th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2017



  • Collaborative networks
  • Complex informatics system
  • Integrated I-system of systems
  • Open modularity framework

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Osório, A. L., Belloum, A., Afsarmanesh, H., & Camarinha-Matos, L. M. (2017). Agnostic informatics system of systems: The open ISoS services framework. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (Vol. 506, pp. 407-420). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 506). Springer New York LLC.