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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 objective of this book is to bring together contributions by eminent researchers from industry and academia who specialize in the currently separate study and application of the key aspects of integration. The state of knowledge on integration and collaboration models and methods is reviewed, followed by an agenda for needed research that has been generated by the participants. The book is the result of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Integration: Information and Collaboration Models" that took place at II Ciocco, Italy, during June 1993. Significant developments and research projects have been occurring internationally in a major effort to integrate increasingly complex systems. On one hand, advancements in computer technology and computing theories provide better, more timely, information. On of users and clients, and the the other hand, the geographic and organizational distribution proliferation of computers and communication, lead to an explosion of information and to the demand for integration. Two important examples of interest are computer integrated manufacturing and enterprises (CIM/E) and concurrent engineering (CE). CIM/E is the collection of computer technologies such as CNC, CAD, CAM. robotics and computer integrated engineering that integrate all the enterprise activities for competitiveness and timely response to changes. Concurrent engineering is the complete life-cycle approach to engineering of products. systems. and processes including customer requirements, design. planning. costing. service and recycling. In CIM/E and in CE, computer based information is the key to integration.

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