Overview

  • Dr. Keating is a Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. He also serves as the Director, National Centers for System of Systems Engineering. He joined the faculty of Old Dominion University in 1993.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 A systems-based framework for design and analysis of an R and D structureSystems. 15.
    2017 Complex system governance for critical cyber-physical systemsInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures. 168-183.
    2015 The nature and behaviour of complex system archetypesInternational Journal of System of Systems Engineering. 302-326.
    2014 Systems engineering: evolution and challengesInternational Journal of System of Systems Engineering. 379-399.
    2009 Systems of systems engineering for border security and inmigration: methodologies, processes, and toolsThe International Journal of Systems of Systems. 414-444.
    2008 Requirements: A System of Systems Engineering PerspectiveEngineering Management Journal: Special Issue on System of Systems Engineering. 24-31.
    2008 System of Systems Engineering: An Emerging MultidisciplineInternational Journal of System of Systems Engineering.
    2008 System of systems engineeringIEEE Engineering Management Review. 62.
    2005 Calibration of Expert Judgments Applied to Uncertainty AssessmentEngineering Management Journal (EMJ). 34-43.
    2004 System of systems engineering methodologyNational Centers for System of Systems Engineering Technical Paper. 2-23.
    2003 Major Factors that Influence the Employment Decisions of Generation X Consulting EngineersEngineering Management Journal. 35-43.
    2003 System of systems engineeringEngineering Management Journal. 36-45.
    2003 Systems of Systems EngineeringEngineering Management Journal. 36-45.
    2002 Using Earned Value Methods to Substantiate Change-of-Scope ClaimsEngineering Management Journal. 13-20.
    2002 Using Quality Function Deployment to Select the Courses and Topics that Enhance Program EffectivenessJournal of Engineering Education. 231-238.
    2001 A Case Study: Application of Parametric Cost Analysis to Claims Related to Scope ChangesJournal of Parametrics. 41-57.
    2001 A Framework for Systemic Analysis of Complex IssuesJournal of Management Development. 772-784.
    2001 A Methodology for Analysis of Complex Sociotechnical ProcessesBusiness Process Management Journal. 33-50.
    2001 An Approach for Systems Analysis of Patient Care OperationsJournal of Nursing Administration. 355-363.
    2000 A Model for Allocating Resources to Research Programs by Evaluating Technical Importance and Research ProductivityEngineering Management Journal. 5-8.
    2000 A Systems-Based Methodology for Structural Analysis of Health Care OperationsJournal of Management in Medicine. 179-198.
    2000 A market attraction model for predicting the US market share of large civil aircraftJournal of Air Transport Management. 3-11.
    2000 Analyzing Complex Processes with a Sociotechnical Systems ToolResearch Technology Management. 8-12.
    2000 Team Based Methodology For Sociotechnical Analysis Of Complex ProcessesEngineering Management Journal.
    1999 Assessing Community Fire Risk: A Decision Analysis Based ApproachJournal of Applied Fire Science. 195-214.
    1997 Development of High Performance Organizational Learning UnitsThe Learning Organization: An International Journa. 228-234.
    1996 Reflective Inquiry: A Method for Organizational LearningThe Learning Organization: An International Journal.. 35-43.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2017 Acquisition system development: A complex system governance perspective.  811-825.
    2017 Evaluating australia's most complex system-of-systems, the future submarine: A case for using new complex systems governance.  187-199.
    2017 Systemic intervention for complex system governance development.  1.
    2015 Reducing Uncertainty in Technology Selection for Long Life Cycle Designs
    2009 Sensitivity Analysis Framework for Large and Complex Simulation Models
    2008 A System of Systems Engineering Environment to deal with Complex Situations
    2008 Complex Situations: An Alternative Approach for Viewing as System of Systems
    2008 Complex situations: an alternative approach for viewing a system of systems
    2008 Paradoxes in the Engineering of Complex Systems of Systems
    2008 R&D Governance: Structuring the R&D Enterprise
    2007 A System of Systems Engineering Environment to Deal with Complex Situations
    2007 The national centers for system of systems engineering: a case study on shifting the paradigm for system of systems.  52-58.
    2007 Type III:’The Theory of the Observer’.  1-6.
    2006 An Integrated Framework for Modeling and Simulation of the U.S. Southern Border: A Border Patrol Perspective
    2006 Complex Situations: an alternative approach for viewing a System of Systems
    2006 Development of a System of Systems Engineering Research Laboratory
    2006 Management of System of Systems Engineering: System of Systems Engineering Requirements
    2005 An Examination of Task and Team Structure to Foster Virtual Team Effectiveness.  333-338.
    2005 Complex system transformation: a system of systems engineering (SoSE) perspective.  200-207.
    2005 Development of A System of Systems Engineering Method.  1.
    2005 Research Foundations for System of Systems Engineering.  2720-2725.
    2005 Transformation: A System of Systems Engineering Perspective.  200-207.
    2004 Development of SOSE Methodology
    2003 A Tabu Search Approach for the Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Earliness and Tardiness.  420-425.
    2003 Framing of Complex System of Systems Engineering Problems.  8-15.
    2003 Toward a Methodology for System of Systems Engineering.  1-7.
    2002 Boundary Setting: Inherent Problems and Solutions for an ISO 9001 Based Quality Management System.  162-168.
    2002 Engineering Management – The Minor of Choice
    2002 Immediacy in Distance Education for Engineering Management: Implications of Theory and Research for Educational Practice
    2002 Systemic Issues in Asynchronous Delivery of Graduate Engineering Management Programs
    2001 Advanced Sociotechnical Systems Theory
    2001 Advancing Sociotechnical Systems Theory.  336-341.
    2001 Distributed Collaborative Process Analysis for Virtual Teams.  78-85.
    2001 Immediacy in Distance Education for Engineering Management: Implications of Theory and Research for Educational Practice.  6-11.
    2000 Design of Collaborative Engineering Work Systems.  21-29.
    2000 Limitations of Systems-based Initiatives in Non-Traditional Settings.  1-6.
    2000 Selection of Curricular Topics Using Extensions of Quality Function Deployment
    2000 Using Conditional Probability to Develop a Distribution Center SPC Plan
    1999 A Logit Regression Model for Predicting U.S. Market Share of Large Civil Aircraft.  198-204.
    1999 A Model of AllocatingResources to Research Programs by Evaluating Technical Importance.  289-292.
    1999 AHP and the Assessment of Community Fire Risk in the City of Hampton, Virginia.  347-356.
    1999 Considerations in the Application of Systems Based Methodologies for Resolution of Complex Problem.  263-266.
    1999 Integration of Optimization Modeling and Discrete Event simulation to Reduce Costs and Improve Supply Chain Performance
    1999 Legal Implications of Earned Value Project Management.  438-441.
    1999 Sociotechnical Systems: Issues in Work System Redesign.  438-441.
    1998 Assumptions Necessary for Project Based Initiatives.  223-229.
    1998 Eight Forgotten Points for Change in Technology Based Organizations.  216-222.
    1998 Sociotechnical Systems Approach for Process Analysis.  33-38.
    1997 A Role for Organizational Scanning in Sociotechnical Systems.  341-344.
    1997 Process Analysis of Cryomodule Production.  31-35.
    1997 The Organizational Learning System: Functions and Characteristics.  341-344.
    1996 Imperatives for Unit-Based Organizational Learning.  263-270.
    1996 The Case for Strategic Guidance in Response to Turbulent Organizational Environments.  51-56.
    1995 The Paradox of Organizational Alignment
    1994 A Process for Organizational Learning

    Research Overview

  • Complex System Governance, System of Systems Engineering
  • Grants

  • Secure Border Initiative System of Systems Engineering Capability Development Second Generation  awarded by Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology 2008 - 2013
  • Research and Development Governance Capability Development for the Borders and Maritime Security Divisionesearch and Development Governance Capability Development for the Borders and Maritime Security Division  awarded by DHS S&T 2010 - 2012
  • Modeling and Analysis Support for Department of Homeland Security  awarded by MITRE Corporation 2007 - 2008
  • System of Systems Engineering for Border Secutity  awarded by Naval Research Laboratory 2007 - 2008
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) – Phase II  awarded by MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security) 2007 - 2008
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling & Analysis for SB Initiative  awarded by MITRE Corporation 2007
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)  awarded by MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security) 2007
  • SOSE Development for SBI  awarded by Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology. 2006 - 2007
  • System of Systems Engineering for Border Secutity  awarded by Naval Research Laboratory 2006 - 2007
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)  awarded by MITRE Corporation funded by the Department of Homeland Security 2006 - 2007
  • Support to Establish the System of Systems Center of Excellence  awarded by Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Congressionally directed funding. 2005 - 2006
  • The Department of Homeland Security Border System-of-Systems Engineering Analysis  awarded by Department of Homeland Security through NAVAIR 2005 - 2006
  • Training Program  awarded by Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) 2005 - 2006
  • Department of Homeland Security Border System of Systems Engineering Analysis  awarded by Directorate of Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security, Provide research and development for System of Systems Engineering applications to issues of border security for the Southwestern U.S 2004 - 2006
  • SOSE Application to the Department of Homeland Security, Border and Transportation Security  awarded by NAVAIR 2004 - 2006
  • Modeling and Analysis Support for Department of Homeland Security  awarded by MITRE Corporation - 2006
  • System of Systems Engineering Environment Development.  awarded by Lockheed-Martin Corporation 2005
  • System of Systems Environment  awarded by Lockheed Martin 2005
  • Support to Establish the System of Systems Center of Excellence  awarded by Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Congressionally directed funding. 2004 - 2005
  • Follow-on Support to Establish the System of Systems Engineering Center of Excellence  awarded by Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Provide follow-on support for development of intellectual engine for System of Systems Engineering capabilities. Concurrent Technologies Corporation 2003 - 2004
  • Support to Establish the System of Systems Center of Excellence  awarded by Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Congressionally directed funding. 2003 - 2004
  • Support to Establish the System of Systems Engineering Center of Excellence  awarded by Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Provide initial support for development of intellectual engine for System of Systems Engineering capabilities 2003 - 2004
  • System of Systems Engineering for Port Security  awarded by Virginia Port Authority 2003 - 2004
  • System Analysis And Redesign Leading To ISO 9000 Implementation Plans  awarded by FOSSAC Price Fighters, a department of NAVSUP 2002 - 2003
  • Virtual Campaign Management System  awarded by US Joint Forces Command, Chesapeake, Virginia - 2003
  • ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Analysis And Development  awarded by Takaha America, Inc. 2001 - 2002
  • Quality Management System Development  awarded by Takaha America, Inc. 2001 - 2002
  • System Analysis And Redesign Leading To ISO 9000 Implementation Plans  awarded by FOSSAC Price Fighters, a department of NAVSUP 2001 - 2002
  • Expert Judgment Elicitation and Calibration Methodology for Risk Analysis in Conceptual Vehicle Design  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia - 2002
  • Operational Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design  awarded by Riverside Regional Medical Center 1999 - 2001
  • Project Management Systems Analysis & Development  awarded by WR Systems 1999 - 2001
  • Quality Management System Development  awarded by Analytical Mechanics Associates - 2001
  • Value Engineering Analysis  awarded by Expertise to the Navy Pricefighters 1999 - 2000
  • Project Management for Research & Development  awarded by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - 1999
  • Analysis of Space Redesign for High Pressure Direct Injection (Siemens Automotive)  awarded by High Pressure Direct Injection product at Siemens automotive - 1998
  • Technical Project Management  awarded by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - 1998
  • Analysis of Cryomodule Production, Rework, and Installation for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility  awarded by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility 1997
  • Design of Space at Siemens Automotive  awarded by Siemens Automotive 1996 - 1997
  • Managerial Development for Home Healthcare Operations  awarded by Home Care 1996
  • Modeling and Redesign of Organizational Processes  awarded by Checkered Flag Motor Car Company 1996
  • Organizational Development for DePaul Medical Center  awarded by DePaul Medical Center 1995 - 1996
  • NASA Langley Senior Leadership Team Building  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1995
  • NASA Langley Organizational Learning Process  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1994 - 1995
  • Co-operative Vulnerability Assessment Project (CVAP): Leveraging International Research for Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures  awarded by U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2017 -
  • Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration  awarded by Department of Homeland Security 2007 -
  • Co-operative Vulnerability Assessment Project (CVAP): Leveraging International Research for Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures  awarded by U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2007 -
  • Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration  awarded by Department of Homeland Security 2006 -
  • System Improvement And Deployment Planning  awarded by FOSSAC Price Fighters, a department of NAVSUP 2003 -
  • Keywords

  • Engineering : Complex System Governance, Systems Engineering
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Management, Old Dominion University 1993
  • M.A. in Management and Supervision, Central Michigan University 1984
  • B.S. in General Engineering, United States Military Academy 1979
  • Full Name

  • Charles Keating