Collaborative environment to support a professional community

Pedro Miguel Salsinha Neves, Jose Barata

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


Recent manufacturing roadmaps stress current production systems limitations, emphasizing social, economic and ecologic consequences for Europe of a non-evolution to sustainable Production Systems. Hence, both academic institutions and enterprises are committed to develop solutions that would endow enterprises to survive in nowadays’ extremely competitive business environment. A research effort is being carried on by the Evolvable Production Systems consortium towards attaining Production Systems that can cope with current technological, economical, ecological and social demands fulfilling recent roadmaps. Nevertheless research success depends on attaining consensus in the scientific community and therefore an accurate critical mass support is required in the whole process. The main goal of this thesis is the development of a Collaborative Environment Tool to assist Evolvable Production Systems consortium in such research efforts and to enhance Evolvable Assembly Systems paradigm dissemination. This work resulted in EASET (Evolvable Assembly Systems Environment Tool), a collaborative environment tool which promotes EAS dissemination and brings forth improvements through the raise of critical mass and collaboration between entities.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)
  • Barata de Oliveira, José, Supervisor
Award date1 Sept 2009
Place of PublicationCaparica
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2009


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