Improving Complex Systems Today

Proceedings of the 18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering

  • Daniel D. Frey
  • Shuichi Fukuda
  • Georg Rock
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advanced Concurrent Engineering book series (ACENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Systems Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dinah Eluze Sales Leite, José Lourenço de Oliveira, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 21-28
    3. Luiz Alexandre da Silva, Paulo Vinicius Jeronimo, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 29-41
    4. Ariana Cristina Caetano de Souza, Lauro Paulo da Silva Neto, Leonardo Leite Oliva, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 43-53
    5. Roberto da Cunha Follador, Andrea de Oliveira Netto Follador, Paloma Ribeiro dos Santos, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 55-63
    6. Otávio Luiz Bogossian, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 65-73
    7. Giuliani Paulineli Garbi, Geilson Loureiro
      Pages 75-82
    8. German Urrego-Giraldo, Gloria Lucía Giraldo
      Pages 91-98
    9. Gloria L. Giraldo, German Urrego-Giraldo
      Pages 99-106
    10. Amar Abbas, Irfan Anjum Manarvi
      Pages 107-114
  3. Sustainable Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Amy J. C. Trappey, Gilbert Y. P. Lin, Jerry J. R. Ou, Chih-Tung Hsiao, Kevin W. P. Chen
      Pages 125-132
    3. Charles V. Trappey, Amy J. C. Trappey, Gilbert Y. P. Lin, Yu-Sheng Chang
      Pages 133-140
    4. Kazuki Maeda, Yuki Imanishi, Kenji Tanaka
      Pages 141-148
  4. New ICT for Concurrent Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Avi Latner, Ricardo Valerdi
      Pages 151-158
    3. Ariana C. Caetano de Souza, Walter A. dos Santos
      Pages 159-166
    4. Moisés Dutra, Minh Tri Nguyen, Parisa Ghodous, Youssef Roummieh, Chirine Ghedira, Djamal Benslimane
      Pages 167-174
    5. Dirk Achenbach, Matthias Gabel, Matthias Huber
      Pages 175-181
    6. Kamran Ahmed Malik, Irfan Anjum Manarvi
      Pages 183-190
    7. Vitaly Semenov, Sergey Morozov, Oleg Tarlapan, Vladislav Zolotov
      Pages 191-198
    8. Lingjun Kong, Wensheng Xu, Nan Li, Jianzhong Cha, Jun Ji
      Pages 199-206
    9. Samer Abdul-Ghafour, Parisa Ghodous, Behzad Shariat, Eliane Perna
      Pages 207-214
    10. Wim J.C. Verhagen, Richard Curran
      Pages 215-222
  5. Knowledge Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Kenji Tanaka, Yukihiro Miyamura, Jing Zhang
      Pages 233-240
    3. Osiris Canciglieri Junior, Marcelo Rudek, Thiago Greboge
      Pages 241-248
    4. Anderson Luis Szejka, Marcelo Rudek, José Mauricio Perussolo, Osiris Canciglieri Junior
      Pages 249-256
    5. Maciej Gil, Jerzy Pokojski, Karol Szustakiewicz
      Pages 267-274
    6. Maciej Gil, Jerzy Pokojski, Karol Szustakiewicz
      Pages 275-283
    7. Isaac Sanya, Essam Shehab, Dave Lowe, Maksim Maksimovic, Ahmed Al-Ashaab
      Pages 285-292
    8. Teruaki Ito, Masayoshi Taniguchi, Tetsuo Ichikawa
      Pages 293-300
  6. Value Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Marcel Schroijen, Michel van Tooren, Mark Voskuijl, Richard Curran
      Pages 311-318
    3. Márcio Silva Alves Branco, Geilson Loureiro, Luís Gonzaga Trabasso
      Pages 319-326
    4. Malachy Maginness, Essam Shehab, Chris Beadle
      Pages 327-334
  7. Product and Service Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Myongwon Cho, Shinji Ayao, Kenichi Yoshimoto, Hirokazu Noguchi
      Pages 337-344
    3. Ricardo Torcato, Ricardo Santos, Madalena Dias, Elsa Olivetti, Richard Roth
      Pages 345-352
    4. Jože Duhovnik, Žiga Zadnik
      Pages 353-360
    5. Janaina Mascarenhas Hornos da Costa, Creusa Sayuri Tahara Amaral, Henrique Rozenfeld
      Pages 361-368
    6. Nils Macke, Stefan Rulhoff, Josip Stjepandic
      Pages 369-376

About these proceedings


As the main theme of Improving Complex Systems Today implies, this book is intended to provide readers with a new perspective on concurrent engineering from the standpoint of systems engineering. It can serve as a versatile tool to help readers to navigate the ever-changing state of this particular field.

The primary focus of concurrent engineering was, at first, on bringing downstream information as far upstream as possible by introducing parallel processing in order to reduce time to market and to prevent errors at a later stage which would sometimes cause irrevocable damage. Up to now, numerous new concepts, methodologies and tools have been developed, but over concurrent engineering’s 20-year history the situation has changed extensively. Now, industry has to work in the global marketplace and to cope with diversifying requirements and increasing complexities. Such globalization and diversification necessitate collaboration across different fields and across national boundaries. Thus, the new concurrent engineering calls for a systems approach to gain global market competitiveness. Improving Complex Systems Today provides a new insight into concurrent engineering today.


Concurrent Engineering Knowledge Engineering Product Development Service Development Systems Engineering Web Technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel D. Frey
    • 1
  • Shuichi Fukuda
    • 2
  • Georg Rock
    • 3
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA
  3. 3.University of Applied Science TrierTrierGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-798-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-799-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5440
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