A Multi-domain Approach Toward Adaptations of Socio-technical Systems - The Dutch Railway Case-Part 2

Mohsen Jafari Songhori, Leo A. M. van Dongen, Mohammad Rajabalinejad

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Socio-technical systems are highly complex in which a number of domains each of which including numerous interdependent elements are present. Therefore, for adaptation of sociotechnical systems, Part 1 of this paper presented a multi-domain approach based upon Design Structure and Multi-domain matrices to develop/analyze a multi-domain model of those system. Moreover, that model is analyzed according to both (1) the change propagation measures of the non-human domain and (2) the information processing view of the stakeholder domain of the socio-technical system. This papers presents application of the presented method in the Dutch railway system. We have reviewed the relevant railway literature, and interviewed with a number of the Dutch railway experts and validated our model. The results are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSOSE 2020 - IEEE 15th International Conference of System of Systems Engineering, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728180502
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8051-9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Change Propagation
  • Design Structure Matrix
  • Dutch Railway System
  • Information Processing View
  • Multi-domain Matrix
  • Socio-technical systems

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