Concurrent engineering in virtual enterprises: the extended CIM-FACE architecture

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Abstract

The information technologies are commonly accepted as one of the keys to support the new enterprise paradigms emerging in the global market. Enterprises are not any more monolithic production infrastructures but rather nodes contributing to a wide spread production system. The intrinsic distribution aspects of the Virtual Enterprise paradigm brought new challenges to the research arena. The Internet and in particular the Web infrastructure used as a new information "highway" can link together distributed activity execution agents,persons or more basic computational processes. This paper presents the VCIM-FACE architecture as an integrating infrastructure to support concurrent engineering in the virtual enterprise. Co-operative product developments, grouping specialised teams spread through various enterprises, is fundamental to this new manufacturing paradigm. Issues like distributed execution of Business Plans, security and privacy, and execution control of concurrent engineering activities are some of the topics discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent systems for manufacturing: multi-agent systems and virtual organization
EditorsLM CamarinhaMatos, H Afsarmanesh, Marik
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages171-184
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0-412-84670-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998
Event3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing - PRAGUE, Czech Republic
Duration: 1 Aug 1998 → …

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing
CountryCzech Republic
CityPRAGUE
Period1/08/98 → …

Keywords

  • concurrent engineering
  • engineering information systems
  • virtual enterprises
  • integrating infrastructures
  • distributed systems

Cite this

Osorio, AL., & Camarinha-Matos, LM. (1998). Concurrent engineering in virtual enterprises: the extended CIM-FACE architecture. In LM. CamarinhaMatos, H. Afsarmanesh, & Marik (Eds.), Intelligent systems for manufacturing: multi-agent systems and virtual organization (pp. 171-184). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35390-6_15