New challenges in collaborative virtual factory design

  • Stefano Mottura
  • Giampaolo Viganò
  • Luca Greci
  • Marco Sacco
  • Emanuele Carpanzano
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 266)

The present paper describes the results of recent and ongoing major European projects about the virtual factory design topic, highlighting in particular new challenges related to the networked collaborative design of factories layout and configuration. A pilot factory for the production of customized shoes is referred to throughout the paper as application example of the proposed methods and tools.

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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Mottura
    • 1
  • Giampaolo Viganò
    • 1
  • Luca Greci
    • 1
  • Marco Sacco
    • 1
  • Emanuele Carpanzano
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Industrial Technologies and AutomationNational Research CouncilItaly

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