Characteristics for Changeability in Complex Systems

B. Sullivan*, M. Rossi, L. Ramundo, S. Terzi

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Changeability has become increasingly relevant in the development of complex systems. The definition of system changeability is determined by the ability of the system to change from one state to another in order to overcome encountered changes to deliver and provide for extended value. Considering the dynamic changes encountered in system development and increasing concern over the value of systems, a need to understand which system characteristics should be present to effectively implement changeability is needed. This paper introduces a set of characteristics and elements that are suggested for the implementation of changeability in complex engineering systems based on a systematic literature review. The review showed when properly considered during the concept stage, changeability is an effective approach to deliver active value to systems and architectures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXIV Summer School “Francesco Turco” – Industrial Systems Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationAugmented knowledge: a new era of industrial systems
PublisherSemantic Scholar
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventXXIV Summer School Francesco Turco 2019 - Brescia, Italy
Duration: 11 Sept 201913 Sept 2020
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameSummer School F. Turco - Industrial Systems Engineering
PublisherAssociazione Italiana Docenti Impianti Industriali
ISSN (Print)2283-8996


ConferenceXXIV Summer School Francesco Turco 2019


  • Changeability
  • Systems
  • System design
  • System architecture
  • Value robustness
  • Value
  • Ilities


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