About Road2SoS

Development of strategic research and engineering roadmaps in Systems of Systems Engineering and related case studies

Road2SoS is a 25-month support action co-funded under the European Community's 7th Framework Programme aiming at developing strategic roadmaps in the field of System-of-Systems Engineering (SoSE) and their application in the industrial context.

In Road2SoS, coordinated by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, 7 partners from 4 European countries (France, Germany, Spain and UK) dedicated themselves:
- to analyse the current status of the young and emerging field of SoSE
- to elaborate roadmaps for its future development and applications, and
- by this to identify opportunities for the EU future research strategies.

The emerging System-of-Systems (SoS) concept describes the large scale integration of many independent self-contained systems to satisfy global needs or multi-system requests. The increasing number of interacting systems in our strongly connected society and industry as well as the growing overall complexity of systems have triggered a paradigm shift and the need to enhance the classical view of Complex System Engineering towards SoS Engineering.

Figure 1: Characterisation of a SoS and its design approach

Project ID card

The Road2SoS project is supported through the European Community's 7th Framework Programme.

EU reference No.
288274 Project duration 25 months (October 1st, 2011 – October 31st, 2013)

Total project costs
1.242.418 Euro

EU contribution
991.987 Euro

New Paradigms for Embedded Systems, Monitoring and Control towards Complex System Engineering, cf. FP7 – ICT – 2011.7, Challenge 3.3.