Information and Collaboration Models of Integration

  • Shimon Y. Nof

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 259)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Integration and Collaboration Models

    1. Shimon Y. Nof
      Pages 1-6
  3. Integration in Concurrent Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Andrew Kusiak, Upendra Belhe
      Pages 43-60
  4. Integration in Computer Integrated Manufacturing/Enterprise (CIM/E)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Anant Balakrishnan, Ravi Kalakota, Andrew B. Whinston, Peng Si Ow
      Pages 105-133
    3. Agostino Villa, Paolo Brandimarte, Mario Calderini
      Pages 135-145
  5. Methods for Planning and Evaluating the Integration and Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. J. Polito, A. Jones, H. Grant
      Pages 149-167
    3. Venkat N. Rajan, Shimon Y. Nof
      Pages 179-200
    4. Mario Lucertini, Fernando Nicolò, Daniela Telmon
      Pages 201-218
    5. Mark S. Fox
      Pages 219-234
  6. Interaction and Collaborative Work

  7. Information Models, Software, and Theories of Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, Eithan Ephrati
      Pages 349-364
    3. P. David Stotts, Richard Furuta
      Pages 365-390
    4. Selahattin Kuru, H. Levent Akin
      Pages 391-399
    5. E. Trostmann, L. F. Nielsen, S. Trostmann, F. Conrad
      Pages 401-433
  8. Panel Reports

    1. Shimon Y. Nof
      Pages 461-470
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 471-476

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shimon Y. Nof
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Industrial EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4495-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1132-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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