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Modeling Co-construction Processes in a Socio-Technical Framework to Support Collaborative Engineering Design

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2 Author(s)
Nan Jing ; IMPACT Laboratory, School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA ; Stephen C. -Y. Lu

In this paper, we have described a co-construction process model, in the context of a socio-technical framework, to support the collaborative engineering design. This paper has reviewed our previous work in building a co-construction model on the conceptual, logical, and analytical layers and then proposed an expanded Petri net representation that is developed toward a more comprehensive and operational co-construction model, which captures the key conceptual components of a collaborative engineering design process, describes the possible logic flow between these components, and analyzes their interaction in the design process. In this paper, we have also discussed a case study that was conducted in a real-life engineering design to validate our research. At the end of this paper, we emphasized the importance of this study and outlined the future directions of improving this study.

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews)  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 3 )