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Functional Decomposition of a Socio-Technical System: What is Missing?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2015 (English)In: STPIS 2015, CEUR Workshop Proceedings , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper discusses the needs of new expressive means for modeling a socio-technical system as consisting of functional components that are connected to each-other through the output-input relationships. The discussion is based on an example of depicting so-called feedback connections between the functional components of a system. The need to introduce a feedback connection arises when two connected components are heavily dependent on the intellectual activity of people who man the components. In such a situation, there is a risk that the output from one component could be misinterpreted by the component which takes it as an input. Using a simplified example of a software development project, the paper introduces the notion of a feedback connection and discusses the ways it could be realized in a socio-technical system.

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CEUR Workshop Proceedings , 2015.
Keyword [en]
socio-technical, system decomposition, model, feedback
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122824OAI: diva2:868619
Available from: 2015-11-11 Created: 2015-11-10 Last updated: 2015-11-11

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