11 November 2004 VE4PD: a distributed information system for collaborative product development
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Proceedings Volume 5605, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing V; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.572005
Event: Optics East, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Abstract
Due to increased competition in today's global environment, companies are embracing Collaborative Product Development (CPD) as a path to success in new product development. CPD is an engineering process that involves decision-making through iterative communication and coordination among product designers throughout the lifecycle of the product. The high level of collaboration and communication of a CPD environment requires a robust Distributed Information System. In this paper, we review existing research related to CPD and propose an information framework termed VE4PD based upon the integration of Web services and agent technologies to manage the CPD process across the product lifecycle. VE4PD maintains the information consistency and enables the proactive information update to facilitate a faster and more efficient CPD. In addition, the use of agent technology helps to leverage the integration of server applications and client applications. An implementation system is developed to validate the application.
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Teresa Wu, Teresa Wu, Nan Xie, Nan Xie, } "VE4PD: a distributed information system for collaborative product development", Proc. SPIE 5605, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing V, (11 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.572005; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.572005
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