Balanced Automation Systems II

Implementation challenges for anthropocentric manufacturing

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Invited Talks

  3. Reengineering and Strategic Performance Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. P. Bradley, D. O’Sullivan, J. Browne
      Pages 42-51
  4. Intelligent Building Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. J. R. Silva, R. L. C. B. Ramos, P. E. Miyagi
      Pages 65-72
  5. Optimization and Decision Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. A. Gomes de Alvarenga, Attilio Provedel, F. J. Negreiros Gomes, Hannu Ahonen, L. Lessa Lorenzoni, V. Parada Daza et al.
      Pages 75-86
    3. L. Canali, C. Candiani, E. Destéfanis, M. Modesti
      Pages 97-104
  6. Information Integration and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. G. N. Benadjaoud, B. T. David
      Pages 107-114
    3. M. Wiedijk, H. Afsarmanesh, I. Mazón, F. Rojas, A. Pérez
      Pages 115-125
    4. J. P. Pimentão, R. Gonçalves, T. Gonçalves, H. Silva, M. Vital, P. Sousa et al.
      Pages 126-133
  7. Systems Performance Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135

About this book


xiv box for Balanced Automation, research in this area is still young and emerging. In our opinion, the development of hybrid balanced solutions to cope with a variety of automation levels and manual approaches, is a much more challenging research problem than the search for a purely automatic solution. Various research activities described in this book illustrate some of these challenges through the development proposals, assisting tools, and initial results. In certain chapters however, the balancing aspects are not yet achieved in the research area, but their inclusion in this book is intended to give a broader and more comprehensive perspective of the multiple areas involved. One important aspect to be noticed is the extension and application of the concept of balanced automation to all areas of the manufacturing enterprise. Clearly, the need for a "balanced" approach is not restricted to the shop floor components, rather it applies to all other areas, as illustrated by the wide spectrum of research contributions found in this book. For instance, the need for an appropriate integration of multiple systems and their perspectives is particularly important for the implantation of virtual enterprises. Although both the BASYS'95 and the BASYS'96 conferences have provided important contributions, approaches, and tools for the implantation of balanced automation systems, there are a number of areas that require further research: .


architecture automation design design methods programming

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  1. 1.New University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4585-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35065-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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