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Information and Collaboration Models of Integration : NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES E, APPLIED SCIENCES - Shimon Y. Nof

Information and Collaboration Models of Integration


By: Shimon Y. Nof (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1994
ISBN: 9780792327530
Number Of Pages: 476

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The more we invest in computer systems, the less we seem to be able to find the information when we need it, especially if it is distributed across organizations. This book presents the recent developments and applications in information systems integration and collaboration which are necessary to understand the new multidisciplinary approaches for their modelling. The main contribution of these models is the design and evaluation of how to integrate and how to collaborate in order to benefit from the information.

Integration and Collaboration Modelsp. 1
Planning and Control of Concurrent Engineering Activities Under Uncertaintyp. 9
Integration of Recycling Considerations Into Product Design - A System Approachp. 27
Scheduling Design Activitiesp. 43
A Model-Based Methodology for Management of Concurrent Simultaneous Engineeringp. 61
Life-Cycle Support of a New Generation of Open and Highly Configurable Manufacturing Control Systemsp. 71
A Theoretical Model to Preserve Flexibility in FMSp. 89
Designing Collaborative Systems to Support Reactive Problem-Solving in Manufacturingp. 105
Meta-Models for Integrating Production Management Functions in Heterogeneous Industrial Systemsp. 135
Enterprise Integration: A Tool's Perspectivep. 149
Architecture Consistency for CIMOSA Implementationp. 169
Cooperation Requirement Planning for Multiprocessorsp. 179
Benchmarking and Models of Integrationp. 201
Issues in Enterprise Modelingp. 219
Information and Collaboration from a Social/Organizational Perspectivep. 237
Professional Work, Cooperative Work, Meeting Software: A Practical Viewp. 263
CM[superscript 3], Looking into the Third and Fourth Dimensions of GDSSp. 269
Pictorial and Text Editors for the Collaborative Work Environmentp. 301
Neural Network Based Agents for Coordination of Interactionp. 321
New Approaches to Multi-Agent Planningp. 349
Modeling and Prototyping Collaborative Software Processesp. 365
Blackboard Based Coordination in Cooperative Problem Solvingp. 391
A Generic Architecture with Neutral Interfaces Off-Line Robot Programming and Simulationp. 401
Integrated Support for Cooperative Design Coordination: Managing Processes, Conflicts and Memoriesp. 435
Panel Reportsp. 461
Panel 1: Integration Opportunities and Requirementsp. 461
Panel 2: The Design of Integrationp. 464
Panel 3: Integration Implementationp. 465
Panel 4: Nature and Metrics of Integrationp. 469
Indexp. 471
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ISBN: 9780792327530
ISBN-10: 0792327535
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 31st March 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.82