According to J.L.LE MOIGNE, the "Système Général" model is "a net marked off an environment". (The net is made of interconnected processors).
These interconnections are specified, and can thus be represented by a matrix, which reproduces the global structure of the system. It is also possible to figure it by a graph, in which the internal processors of the system are enclosed within a boundary, even if some of them are connected with external sources from which the system obtains its inputs, or with external sinks which receives its outputs.
This model should be compared with J.G. MILLER's one (1978), with G. KLIR's one (1990) and with those of J. FORRESTER (1961)
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