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Computer based systems engineering workshop

  • Jonah Z. Lavi
  • Ashok Agrawala
  • Raymond Buhr
  • Ken Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • Bernard Lang
Session 3 “Panel On Curriculum Issues”
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 536)

Abstract

Modern computer based systems are complex multi-systems consisting of many connected individual subsystems; each one of them is typically also a multicomputer system. The subsystems in a multi-system can be either geographically distributed or locally connected systems. Typical examples of computer based systems are medical systems, process control systems, communications systems, weapon systems and large information systems.

The development of these complex systems requires the establishment of a new engineering discipline in its own right, Computer Based Systems Engineering — CBSE. The definition of the discipline, its current and future practice and the ways to establish and promote it were discussed in an international IEEE workshop held in Neve-Ilan, Israel in May 1990.

The major conclusion of the workshop was that CBSE should be established as a new field in its own right. To achieve this goal, the workshop participants recommended that the IEEE Computer Society shall set up a task force for the promotion of the field, the establishment of CBSE Institutes and the development of the educational framework of CBSE. The paper describes the major findings of the workshop that led to these conclusions and recommendations.

Keywords

IEEE Computer Society Workshop Participant Engineering Discipline Process Control System Future Practice 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonah Z. Lavi
    • 1
  • Ashok Agrawala
    • 2
  • Raymond Buhr
    • 3
  • Ken Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • Bernard Lang
  1. 1.Israel Aircraft IndustriesIsrael
  2. 2.University of MarylandUSA
  3. 3.Carleton UniversityCanada

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