Societies, Organizations, Libraries

  • International Council on Systems Engineering INCOSE
  • Control Engineering Virtual Library (Univ. of Cambridge, UK)
  • Virtual Library for Process Systems Engineering
  • Virtual Library for Chemical and Process Engineering (Univ. of Florida, Dept. of Chemical Engineering)
  • Systems Engineering Advanced Research Initiative (MIT)


    1. Systems Engineering
    2. Process Systems Engineering
    3. Systems of systems
    4. Global Optimization
    5. Multidisciplinary Optimization (MDO)
    6. Risk Management
    7. Safety Engineering
    8. System testing
    9. Systems maintenance
    10. Requirements Engineering


  • Systems Engineering (Wiley)
  • Global Optimization (Springer)
  • Computers & Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)
  • AIChE Journal
  • IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A
  • IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B
  • IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C
  • IEEE Systems Journal
  • Proc. of the IEEE
  • Int. Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science (IOS Press)
  • Advances in Systems Science and Applications
  • J. of Systems Science and Systems Engineering (Springer, China)
  • Int. J. of Systems Science (Taylor & Francis)
  • J. of Systems Engineering and Electronics (Elsevier, China)
  • Systems Engineering Procedia (Elsevier)

    Basic Applications

    1. Aerospace engineering
    2. Mechanical engineering
    3. Chemical engineering
    4. Manufacturing engineering
    5. Civil engineering
    6. Computer systems
    7. Software engineering
    8. Information systems engineering
    9. Communication systems engineering
    10. Socio-economical systems
    11. Environmenatal/ecological systems
    12. Military / defense systems
    13. Engineering education

    Research Centers & Groups

  • Center for Process Systems Engineering, Georgia Inst. of Technology
  • Process Systems Engineering (The Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champain)
  • Imperial College London - Center for Process Systems Engineering (UK)
  • Process Systems Engineering, RWTH Aahen University (Germany)
  • Process Systems Engineering, Univ. of Porto (Portugal)
  • UC at Davis Process Systems Engineering
  • UCLA Process Systems Engineering
  • Bahill's Systems Engineering Site (Prof. A. Terry Bahill, Univ. of Arizona)
  • Dept. of Systems Engineering Design (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Graduate School of System Design and Management (Japan's Keio Univ., Tokyo)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design SUTD (open doors: Apr. 2012)
  • C.A. Floudas (Computer-Aided Systems Lab., Princeton Univ.)
  • Panos M. Pardalos (Center for Applied Optimization, Univ. of Florida)
  • Center for Risk Management (Prof. Yacov Y. Haimes)
  • Center for Advanced Process Decision-Making (Prof. Ignacio Grossmann, CMU)
  • Gordon Center for Systems Engineering (Technion, Israel)
  • Lab. for Information and Decision Systems (MIT) (system modeling, analysis, design, and optimization)

    Projects and Programs

  • Computational Models and Algorithms for Enterprise-Wide Optimization of Process Industries
  • Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications (SIMA) Program (NIST)


  • Books
    1. N.M. Alexandrov, and M.Y. Hussaini, (Eds.), Multidisciplinary Design Optimization: State of the Art (Proceedigns in Applied Mathematics Series; No. 80), SIAM, 1997.
    2. G.S. Altshuller, Creativity as Exact Science. The Theory of the Solution of Inventive Problems. London: Gordon and Breach Science Publisher, 1984.
    3. Benjamin S. Blanchard, Systems Engineering Management. Wiley, 4 ed., 2008.
    4. Benjamin S. Blanchard, Wolter J. Fabricky, Systems Engineering and Analysis. 5 ed., Prentice Hall, 2010.
    5. G. Booch, Object Oriented Development. Redwood City, California: The Benjamin / Cummings Publishing Company, 1991.
    6. Dennis M. Buede, The Engineering Design of Systems: Models and Methods. 2nd ed., New York, Wiley, 2009.
    7. Ch.A. Floudas, Nonlinear and Mixed-Integer Optimization: Fundamentals and Applications (Topics in Chemical Engineering). New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
    8. Ch.A. Floudas, Deterministic Global Optimization. Boston: Kluwer, 1999.
    9. Ch.A. Floudas, and P. Pardalos, (Eds.), State of the Art in Global Optimization: Computational Methods and Applications. Boston: Kluwer, 1996.
    10. Y.Y. Haimes, (Ed.) Large Scale Systems. North Holland, Amsterdam, 1982.
    11. Y.Y. Haimes, K. Tarvainen, T. Shima, J. Thadathil, Hierarchical Multiobjective Analysis of Large-Scale Systems. HPC, New York, 1990.
    12. Mohammad Jamshidi, (Ed.) System of Systems Engineering: Innovations for the Twenty-First Century. Wiley, 2008.
    13. Joy Jenney, Modern Methods of Systems Engineering: With and Introduction to Pattern and Model Based Methods. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.
    14. Alexander Kossiakoff, William N. Sweet, Sam Seymour, Steven M. Biemer, Systems Engineering Principles and Practice. 2nd ed., Wiley, 2011.
    15. A. Kusiak, Engineering Design: Products, Processes, and Systems. New York: Academic Press, 1999.
    16. M.Sh. Levin, Combinatorial Engineering of Decomposable Systems, Kluwer (now: Springer), 1998.
    Springer book site
    Book page in Amazon
    17. M.Sh. Levin, Composite Systems Decisions. Springer, 2006.
    Springer book site
    Book page in Amazon
    18. M.Sh. Levin, Decision Support Technology for Modular Systems. Electronic book. 341 pp. (in Russian). 2013.
    Book (pdf-file)
    19. M.Sh. Levin, Modular System Design and Evaluation. Springer, 473 p., 2015 (Due: Sep. 2014)). ISBN 978-3-319-09875-3
    Springer book site
    Book page in Amazon
    20. Mark W. Maier, Eberhardt Rechtin, The Art of Systems Architecting. 3rd ed., CRC Press, 2009.
    21. James N. Martin, Systems Engineering Guidebook: A Process for Developing Systems and Products. CRC Press, 1996.
    22. Donella H. Meadows, Thinking in Systems: A Primer. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008.
    23. Andrew P. Sage, James E. Amstrong, Jr., Introduction in Systems Engineering. Wiley, New York, 2000.
    24. A.P. Sage, W.B. Rouse, Handbook on Systems Engineering and Management. 2nd ed., Wiley, New York, 2009.
    25. A.P. Sage (Ed.) Systems Engineering: Methodology and Applications. IEEE Press, 1977.
    26. D. Sahal, Patterns of Technological Innovations. Mass.: Adisson-Wesley, Readings, 1981.
    27. M. Shaw, D. Garlan, Software Archicture: Perspectives on an Emerging Disicpline. New York: Prentice hall, 1996.
    28. Ian Sommerville, Software Engineeirng. 9th ed., Addison-Wesley, 2010.
    29. Richard Stevens, Peter Brook, Ken Jackson, Stuart Arnold, Systems Engineering. Prentice Hall, 1998.
    30. Systems Engineering Fundamentals. United States Government, US Army, 2013.
    31. Oliver L. de Weck, Daniel Roos, Christopher L. Magee, Charles M. Vest, Engineering Systems: Meeting Human Needs in a Complex Technological World. Boston, The MIT Press, 2011.
    32. E. Yourdan, Techniques of Program Structure and Design. NJ: Prentice-Hall, Englewoods Cliffs, 1975.
    33. F. Zwicky, Discovery Invention, Research Through the Morphological Approach. New York: McMillan, 1969.

  • Basic Papers
    1. I.E. Grossmann, Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Programming Techniques for the Synthesis of Engineering Systems. Research in Engineering Design, 1(2/3), pp. 205-228, 1990.
    2. C.C. Huang, and A. Kusiak, Modularity in Design of Products and Systems. Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A, 28(1), 66-77, 1998.
    3. P.S. Krasnoshekov, V.V. Morozov, and V.V. Fedorov, Decomposition in Design Problems. Engineering Cybernetics, No. 2, pp. 7-17, 1979 (in Russian).
    4. A.P. Sage, Systems Engineering Education. IEEE Trans. on SMC, Part C, 30(2), 164-174, 2000.
    5. I.M. Sobol, An Efficient Approach to Multicriteria Optimum Design Problems. Surveys on Mathematics in Industry, Vol. 1, pp. 259-281, 1992.
    6. E.A. Sykes and C.C. White, III, Multiobjective Intelligent Computer-Aided Design. IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. 21,No. 6, pp. 1498-1511, 1989.

  • PhD Theses
    1. Y. Fang, Stability Analysis of Linear Control Systems with Uncertain Parameters.
    PhD Thesis, Dept. of Systems, Control and Industrial Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Jan. 1994.