Extensible Virtual Environment systems using system of systems engineering approach

  • Oliveira M
  • Pereira J
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Abstract

The development of Virtual Environment (VE) systems is a challenging
endeavor with a complex problem domain. The experience in the past
decade has helped contribute significantly to various measures of
software quality of the resulting VE systems. However, the resulting
solutions remain monolithic in nature without addressing successfully
the issue of system interoperability and software aging. This paper
argues that the problem resides in the traditional system centric
approach and that an alternative approach based on system of systems
engineering is necessary. As a result, the paper presents a reference
architecture based on layers, where only the core is required for
deployment and all others are optional. The paper also presents an
evaluation methodology to assess the validity of the resulting architecture,
which was applied to the proposed core layer and involving individual
sessions with 12 experts in developing VE systems.

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Authors

  • Manuel Oliveira

  • Joao Pereira

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