System Description: System (Abstract)

The system-of-interest for this System Description is a System (Abstract).

This System Description provides various views of the system-of-interest based upon the interests and concerns of the stakeholders.

This particular System Description establishes the way any identified system-of-interest can be described.

This System Description represents a synthesis of various system definitions and system science approaches. The System Description for a system-of-interest provides:

  • Consistent terminology

  • Consistent understanding of the structure, and behavior of a System (Abstract)

  • A coherent core that can be used as a basis for architecting processes

PDF: System Description: System (Abstract), Version 0.30, 27-December-2023 (working draft)

This document uses a synthesis of the basic definitions of a system as the basis for understanding a thing as a system. The core elements of a system are shown in the following diagram:

Abstract System Conceptual Model used as the basis for the System Architecture Description Framework