Overall policies to deal with multi-modal transport emissions: A system-of-systems approach

Datu B. Agusdinata, Donald N. Fry, Daniel A. DeLaurentis

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Abstract

The complex and uncertain nature of dealing with multi-modal transport emissions generates a need for appropriate methodology to support informed decision-making. This paper presents a System-of-Systems (SoS) approach that takes into account the complexity of a policy problem stemming from the interactions of multiple actors and technological artifacts. We discuss some SoS characteristics such as actor operational and managerial independency, the hierarchical and horizontal network of interdependencies among actors and artifacts, the emergent SoS behavior, and the presence of multiple sets of solutions for achieving an SoS objective. We illustrate such characteristics via the problem of assessing the carbon emission impact of on-demand air service (ODAS) and automobiles. Some preliminary results are presented regarding the impact of alternative fuels on carbon emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering, EME 2009
Pages175-182
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering, EME 2009 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: Jul 6 2009Jul 8 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering, EME 2009

Other

OtherIASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering, EME 2009
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period7/6/097/8/09

Keywords

  • Alternative fuels
  • Complex policy problem
  • Multi-modal transport emissions
  • On-demand air service
  • System-of-systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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