Interpreting integrability

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Most systems engineers have likely heard of or pursued integrability when developing systems. It is also likely that systems engineers perceive that, in general, integrability is a desired quality to attain. But what is integrability, really? While there is likely a consensus within the systems engineering community about the general idea of integrability, this paper poses that reasoning about integrability requires a deeper, comprehensive interpretation of what integrability is and entails. Recognizing that the meaning of integrability is subjective, this paper provides a deep dive into understanding and interpreting integrability. The findings presented in this paper could be used as a guide for others to find clarity on what they mean by achieving integrability when developing systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalSystems Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024


  • ilities
  • integrability
  • non-functional requirements
  • quality attributes
  • system integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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