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Junge R, Beetz K, Liebich T

Product data model and implementation strategies for adistributed environment

Abstract: This paper is based on work carried out in a series of research and development projects.The latest of it is the ESPRIT Project VEGA. VEGA stands for 'Virtual Enterprises usingGroupware tools and distributed Architectures. The result will be an IT platform based onextended CORBA technologies, the 'COAST', adaptations and extensions of work done inthe Workflow Management Coalition, WEB technologies and Product Data Technology.Product model architectures and implementation strategies and for proof of feasibilityprototype implementation for enabling such an environment that will surely be based ondistributed product models including parts of such models are in the focus of this paper.

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K A Brunner & A Mahdavi

The software design of a dynamic building model service

Abstract: We present the software architecture and a prototypical implementation of a dynamic building model service system. The primary purpose of this model service is to support (simulation-assisted) indoor-environmental control operations in buildings. However, as a comprehensive, structured, sensor-based, and self-updating information resource, the model can support other building tasks such as those concerned with building logistics and management. At the core of our model service design, an object tree continuously updated from sensor data reflects the current state of the building, concurrently accessible to multiple clients and backed by persistent storage. The service is embedded in a distributed infrastructure based on tuple spaces for transparent object-based communication between system components. The preliminary evaluation of the model service system suggests that the proposed design is feasible and appropriate for further testing in realistic (large-scale) settings.

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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Technische Universität Dresden.


Kazi, A.S., Hannus, M., Laitinen, J. and Nummelin, O.

Distributed Engineering In Construction: Findings from the IMS GLOBEMEN Project

Abstract: Inter-enterprise collaboration to deliver a one-of-a-kind product is gaining momentum with the emergence of new information and communications technologies (ICT) to support information exchange and collaborative work amongst distinct geographically dispersed entities. Typically, the modus operandi of such collaborations is that of the virtual enterprise. While relatively new to some industries, this has been a common mode of operation for the construction industry for long. ICT support for the construction industry to support its ways and modes of operation has however been lacking. While organisation specific proprietary tools do exist, those supporting inter-enterprise collaboration are not up to a similar par. This paper presents the IMS GLOBEMEN (Global Engineering and Manufacturing in Enterprise Networks) and some of its core findings and developments related to reference architecture for virtual enterprises and primarily distributed engineering in construction. After an overall presentation of the GLOBEMEN project, and some basics of inter-enterprise collaboration, the paper presents the main elements of the Virtual Enterprise Reference Architecture and Methodology (VERAM) through identification of its main components and their constituents. This is followed by an exploration of distributed engineering. In this section the focus is on building construction where some very high level use cases are presented. The section is concluded with a presentation of an ICT architecture at both generic and specific levels for distributed engineering at large and product model based distributed engineering in construction in particular respectively.

Keywords: inter-enterprise collaboration, virtual enterprise, distributed engineering, construction.

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Kiliccotel H, Garrett J H Jr

Obstacles to the development of computable models of design standards

Abstract: Design standards play a significant role in civil engineering. Evaluating a design for conformance using such a large number of design standards is a tedious, laborious, and difficult task. One major research issue in CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) is to develop software systems to assist in the usage of the design standards in the design process. Many obstacles to the development of such a tool exist; the major obstacles are: design standards are not self sufficient documents; design standards are indeterminate; processing design standards requires non-monotonic reasoning; and design standards contain higher4rder provisions. An approach to dealing with these obstacles is proposed that treats standards processors as distributed black box abstractions able to communicate using a standardized protocol.

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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Stanford University, USA. The support of the editors, particularly Prof. Fischer is gratefully appreciated.


L McGibbney, B Kumar

A Cloud-based Context Aware Information Retrieval Infrastructure for Management of Distributed Local Authority Data

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Line L, Syvertsen T G

Virtual engineering teams: strategy and implementation

Abstract: A medium-sized and distributed (16 regional offices) Norwegian engineering company (ASPLAN-VIAK) has started a transformation to exploit information and communication technology as a potential for organising knowledge work in new modes. The effort does not only challenge technology, but also organisational systems and social constructs. The paper provides a philosophical, technological and social context for a full-scale experiment, and also summmarizes some experiences

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Series: w78:1996 (browse)
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Class: class.social (0.123392) class.deployment (0.019280) class.communication (0.016344)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the University of Ljubljana. The assistance of the editor, Prof. Ziga Turk, is gratefully appreciated.


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Virtual engineering backbone - coordination by design

Abstract: This paper discusses a conceptual framework for a construction-engineering network. Theconcepts are based on experience from a medium sized and distributed Norwegianengineering company (ASPLAN-VIAK) and ideas from socio-economic research andapplied coordination theory. Critical success factors for establishing a virtualorganisation that can take advantage of the potential and opportunities offered by moderninformation and communication technology are focused.

Keywords: Virtual Engineering Teams, Knowledge Work, and Coordination

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Virtual Engineering Teams: Strategy and Implementation

Abstract: A medium-sized and distributed (16 regional offices) Norwegian engineering company (ASPLAN-VIAK) has started a transformation to exploit the potential of digital information and communication technology for organising knowledge work in new modes. The effort does not only challenge technology, but also organisational systems and social constructs. The paper discusses a philosophical, technological and social context for a full-scale experiment, and also summarises some experiences. The study indicates that virtual teams are becoming an interesting and viable way of organising knowledge work. The author believes that virtual teams will be a common and natural organisational form for companies who wants to be part of the open information society.

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Application sharing - a key service for a distributed organisation

Abstract: This paper is a case study of implementation and use of application sharing in a distributed engineering organisation. Technical aspects and requirements to the infrastructure are addressed, but the focus is on how application sharing is conceived by the users, experiences from use and possible implications for organisation of project teams and support services. Possibilities and critical success factors are identified. Barriers and limitations are also identified. Natural dissemination to all employees has been slower than expected. The time and effort needed to implement the service in an organisation should not be underestimated. However, to many of the engineers, application sharing has become an everyday an indispensable service, enabling distributed solving of closely coupled tasks. The author advocates that a distributed organisation can reap the investment in very short time.

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Series: w78:1998 (browse)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The assistance of the editors, Prof. Bo-Christer Björk and Dr. Adina Jägbeck, is gratefully appreciated.


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Networked engineering groups by 2002 – a result of current strategical decisions

Abstract: Based on three years of research on distributed Engineering groups in a Norwegian consultant company, this paper attempts to convey the link between current strategic decisions and a possible work situation for an engineer by the year 2002. The focus is on the interplay among engineers in a distributed organisation and how this interplay is supported by technology. IT strategy is an important aspect. Strategy is discussed in general and an extension to the classic strategy terms is proposed. A first level IT strategy for the actual case is presented. The conclusions from the scenario is that the most important competitive advantage is the ability to develop and offer high quality services that otherwise would have been impossible. The single most important enabler is competence. This points in turn to a strategy focused on continuously developing new competence among the employees (lifelong learning).

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Series: w78:1998 (browse)
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Class: class.strategies (0.053361) class.deployment (0.037512) class.education (0.019799)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The assistance of the editors, Prof. Bo-Christer Björk and Dr. Adina Jägbeck, is gratefully appreciated.


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