Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World

Proceedings of the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2008)

  • Richard Curran
  • Shuo-Yan Chou
  • Amy Trappey

Part of the Advanced Concurrent Engineering book series (ACENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Collaborative Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nan Li, Jianzhong Cha, Yiping Lu, Jia-qing Yu
      Pages 3-10
    3. Moisés Dutra, Parisa Ghodous, Ricardo Gonçalves
      Pages 11-19
    4. Amy J. C. Trappey, David W. Hsiao, Lin Ma, Yu-Liang Chung, Yong-Lin Kuo
      Pages 29-41
  3. Collaborative Engineering Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Olivier Kuhn, Moisées Lima Dutra, Parisa Ghodous, Thomas Dusch, Pierre Collet
      Pages 53-61
    3. Lutz Schubert, Alexander Kipp, Stefan Wesner
      Pages 63-75
    4. Stefano Beco, Andrea Parrini, Carlo Paccagnini, Fred Feresin, Arne Tøn, Rolf Lervik et al.
      Pages 77-85
  4. Cost Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. R. Curran, P. Watson, P Hawthorne, S Cowan
      Pages 89-111
    3. Paul Baguley, Rajkumar Roy, James Watson
      Pages 113-121
    4. Mohammad Saravi, Linda Newnes, Antony Roy Mileham, Yee Mey Goh
      Pages 123-130
  5. Drone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Matthew Cassidy, Richard Gault, Richard Cooper, Jian Wang
      Pages 133-142
    3. Richard Gault, Richard Cooper, Jian Wang, Graham Collin
      Pages 143-151
    4. Richard Gault, Richard Cooper, Jian Wang, Srinivasan Raghunathan, Graeme Mawhinney
      Pages 153-161
    5. Jian Chen, Jian Wang, Gerard Muckian
      Pages 163-172
    6. Mark Boyle, Richard Gault, Richard Cooper, Jian Wang
      Pages 173-181
  6. Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Rabih Tout, Nicolas Lumineau, Parisa Ghodous, Mihai Tanasoiu
      Pages 185-193
    3. Samer Abdul-Ghafour, Parisa Ghodous, Behzad Shariat, Eliane Perna
      Pages 195-203
    4. Patrick Hoffmann, Shaw C. Feng, Gaurav Ameta, Parisa Ghodous, Lihong Qiao
      Pages 205-213
  7. Integrated Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Stuart Jinks, J Scanlan, S Wiseall
      Pages 225-232
    3. James S. Wong, James P. Scanlan, Murat H. Eres
      Pages 233-240
  8. Integrated Wing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Yuchun Xu, Jian Wang, Xincai Tan, Ricky Curran, Srinivasan Raghunathan, John Doherty et al.
      Pages 251-258
    3. X Tan, J Wang, Y Xu, R Curran, S Raghunathan, D Gore et al.
      Pages 259-266
    4. John J Doherty, Stephen R H Dean, Paul Ellsmore, Andrew Eldridge
      Pages 267-279
    5. R Curran, M Mullen, N Brolly, M Gilmour, P Hawthorne, S Cowan
      Pages 281-294
  9. Integrated Product Process Development (IPPD)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Régis Kovacs Scalice, Luiz Fernando Segalin de Andrade, Fernando Antonio Forcellini
      Pages 297-304
    3. Izabel Cristina Zattar, Joao Carlos Espindola Ferreira, Paulo Eduardo de Albuquerque Botura
      Pages 305-312
    4. Kazuo Hatakeyama, José Ricardo Alcântara
      Pages 323-330
  10. Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Chih-Yung Tsai, Shuo-Yan. Chou, Shih-Wei. Lin
      Pages 349-356
    3. Jožef Duhovnik, Žiga Zadnik
      Pages 357-372
  11. Knowledge Based Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Haroon Awais Baluch, Michel van Tooren
      Pages 375-385
    3. Michel van Tooren, Gianfranco La Rocca
      Pages 401-415

About these proceedings


The recognized requirement for advancements in Concurrent Engineering for sustainable productivity enhancement (improved quality of life) can be viewed positively. The basic aim of productivity enhancement is changing, from primarily seeking collaborative enterprise engineered solutions through a more restricted short-term market view. Rather, it is looking forward to a more expansive truly concurrent engineering approach to development that must be adopted in order to synthesize all of the far-reaching requirements and implications relating to products and their intended operation, service provision and end-of-life. It is already evident in this new century that the desire for sustainable development is increasingly driving the market to reach for new and innovative solutions that more effectively utilize the resources we have inherited from previous generations; with the obvious responsibility to future generations.

There is a need to rethink the way in which we make things in order to revise the ‘cradle to grave’ philosophy of the industrial revolution, which can be viewed as an extreme relative to nature’s principle of sustainable evolution. Human productivity and progress can be positively engineered and managed in harmony with the provision and needs of our natural environment. One century on from the industrial revolution, this is now the time of the sustainable revolution; requiring holistic technological, process and people integrated solutions to sustained socio-economic enhancement. It might surprise Albert Einstein that he rather well encapsulated the nature of this ‘evolutionary struggle’ when he stated: "The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation".

Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World gathers together papers from the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2008), to stimulate the new thinking that is so crucial to our sustained productivity enhancement and quality of life.


Natur Patent Service environment information system knowledge management management model modeling optimization organization quality simulation systems engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Curran
    • 1
  • Shuo-Yan Chou
    • 2
  • Amy Trappey
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringChair of Aerospace Management and Operations TU DelftDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Management (IM)National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)Taipei 106Taiwan
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering ManagementNational Tsing Hua University (NTHU)Hsinchu 300Taiwan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-971-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-972-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5440
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