CASoS Engineering
Sandia National Laboratories
Casos Engineering Lead:
Theresa J. Brown

Programmatic papers:

A Roadmap for the Complex Adaptive Systems of Systems (CASoS) Engineering Initiative (report)

Engineering Solutions in an Interdependent World: The CASoS Roadmap (presentation)

Phoenix: Complex Adaptive System of Systems (CASoS) Engineering Version 1.0

Complex Adaptive System of Systems (CASoS) Engineering Applications Version 1.0

Complex Adaptive System of Systems (CASoS) Engineering Framework Version 1.0

Complex Adaptive System of Systems (CASoS) Engineering Environment Version 1.0

Education: Courses

People learn by doing and implementing and interacting. The foundational theory of CASoS Engineering integrates research, development, and application in its iterative process. We believe that CASoS Engineering theory and practice must be conducted together to develop a discipline that is both grounded in reality and works to extend our understanding and control of that reality.

Generally, students attending our short courses come with diverse backgrounds, including:

Generally, the short course introduces what we call CASoS Engineering: the design of influence within CASoS (or the design of a CASoS itself) to solve a problem or achieve a goal. Essential to this endeavor is the modeling of the CASoS such that influences (or solutions) may be found that are robust to uncertainty and that will achieve their goals. This course covers:


Full Semester Graduate/Post-Graduate Complexity Course

Stanford University, Spring 2012

Modeling Complex Systems, MS&E 228
Conceived and taught by Robert J Glass, CISAC 2011-2012 Perry Fellow and Senior Scientist Sandia National Laboratories


Short Course in Complex Adaptive Systems of Systems (CASoS) Modeling and Engineering

Università di Roma "La Sapienza," 18-21 October 2010

Instructors: Robert J Glass and Walter E Beyeler, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Orientation 2011

A series of two-hour orientation seminars were presented for CASoS student interns over a two-week period in June 2011. Topics included:

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