Improving Complex Systems Today

Proceedings of the 18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering

  • Daniel D. Frey
  • Shuichi Fukuda
  • Georg Rock

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

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

  • DOI
  • 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
  • About this book