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Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, 1995., Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on

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    Publication Year: 1995
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  • An ontology of quality for enterprise modelling

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 105 - 116
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    The TOVE Quality Ontology is the formal representation (using first-order logic) of terms, relationships, and axioms about quality which are generic beyond any specific quality domain. The assumption that quality is “conformance to requirements” is used to decompose the domain of quality into sub-domains of measurement, quality analysis, identification, and traceability. An ontological... View full abstract»

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  • Investigating strong collaboration with the Annotated Egret Navigator

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 180 - 188
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    The Annotated Egret Navigator (AEN) is a system designed to support strong collaboration among a group as they cooperatively build, review, revise, and improve a structured hypertext document. AEN was used as the central instructional and research system for a graduate seminar on collaborative systems at the University of Hawaii during Fall, 1994. AEN was used for over 285 hours during the second ... View full abstract»

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  • Working group report on process [production process workflow in cooperative virtual enterprises]

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 8 - 11
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    The process workgroup was given the task of studying the production process workflow in cooperative (virtual) enterprises, such as large software houses or companies needing concurrent engineering methods, e.g., for designing and making industrial products. We initiated our agenda by studying the main requirements of tools and environments which could entitle them to support production processes. ... View full abstract»

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  • MediaWare: a distributed multimedia environment with interoperability

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 128 - 137
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    MediaWare is a distributed multimedia environment based on state-of-the-art distributed object computing standards as specified by CORBA. MediaWare enhances interoperability among media objects through the interoperable virtual connection protocol. MediaWare provides an infrastructure for building interactive multimedia applications that support synchronized, time-based media in a heterogeneous, d... View full abstract»

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  • Web*-a technology to make information available on the Web

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 147 - 153
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    The goal of the Information Sharing System (ISS) Project at the Concurrent Engineering Research Center (CERC) is to provide the means for an organization to effectively disseminate information. Thus enabling effective work in collaborative endeavors. Because corporate information exists in a variety of computer information repositories, such as databases, documents, drawings, and datafiles, it is ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling the software process using coordination rules

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 46 - 53
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    Software Process Modeling is the activity of formalizing the production lifecycle of software systems. The aim is to formally describe a software development process, that then is effectively used and possibly enacted by an environment. We show that rule-based languages, especially logic programming languages, are an important technology for software process specification, modeling, enactment, and... View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing collaboration resource discovery system (McRDS)

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 117 - 126
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    We present the details of a product prototype we are building to support collaboration and resource discovery in product development efforts. McRDS consists of a framework that integrates CAD, CAE, and office automation tools over various networking infrastructures (Internet, CORBA, etc.). Additionally, it consists of a resource discovery system which is a virtual database, whose data is physicall... View full abstract»

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  • A collaborative environment based on distributed object-oriented databases

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 95 - 104
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    The need for developing an open CAD environment has never been greater. One of the most critical problems involved in this is the integration of already existing CAD systems into a collaborative environment. Also, the resulting open CAD system has to deal with heterogeneous environments and various different data formats. We describe a collaborative working virtual prototyping (VP) environment whi... View full abstract»

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  • Infrastructure support for cooperative mobile environments

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 171 - 178
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    With the widespread use of distributed systems on one hand and the rapid deployment of mobile computing and communication infrastructure on the other, it becomes important to link both technologies together. This paper first outlines new problems arising from distributed mobile computing and then presents a software support architecture and system for mobile applications. We then discuss a system ... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing engineers for collaborative technology: a graduate course

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 214 - 220
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    How can we prepare engineers and other professionals to work in collaborative environments? In the 1994 Fall semester, we offered an interdisciplinary graduate course in collaborative technology to explore this question. The class involved a variety of different teaching/learning activities including: student debates, videos, guest discussants, software demos, field trips, and hands-on sessions. T... View full abstract»

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  • Socrates: an environment for high performance computing

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 199 - 206
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    This paper describes the Socrates system under development in the Computer Sciences Department at Purdue University. Socrates is a generic problem solving environment for high performance computing. It allows consistent management of hardware and software resources in a heterogeneous computing environment. An instance of the Socrates environment for structural biology applications is presented View full abstract»

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  • Subdocument invocation semantics in collaborative hyperdocuments

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 138 - 146
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    We informally explain a new Trellis model that incorporates colored tokens into the previously-described timed-Petri-net-based definition. We give examples of using Trellis to define protocols for Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). We then explain an interesting analog to procedure call we have developed for subdocument invocation in collaborative hyperdocuments. Trellis prototype impleme... View full abstract»

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  • Working group report on environments [program environments]

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 5 - 7
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    The group agreed that stand alone programs are “dead”, i.e., that modern programs should be expected to share data and functionality with other programs. Further, the “water level” for the amount of program interaction is rising as new environments become more sophisticated. The functionality that applications must share is increasing from sharing files, to object-based int... View full abstract»

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  • Framework for business process redesign

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 36 - 45
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    A framework based on high-level Petri nets is used to model and analyse business processes. This framework is a powerful tool to support business process reengineering efforts. The “What, how and by whom?” approach is introduced to guide the application of this Petri net based framework View full abstract»

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  • Process enactment support in a distributed environment

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 54 - 61
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    This paper proposes a conceptual framework and supporting architecture for general-purpose process modeling and enactment. The framework includes abstractions of all critical entities and their relationships needed to model complex tasks in a distributed environment. We are able to support multi-paradigm process descriptions, since the support system only sees process execution as operations execu... View full abstract»

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  • Personal Electronic Notebook with Sharing

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 88 - 94
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    The concept of an electronic or digital engineering design notebook used by designers to capture information for re-use and sharing is becoming reality in many different flavors. Our development of PENS (Personal Electronic Notebook with Sharing) responds to observed designers' needs for a lightweight tool that is facile enough to compete with paper notebooks in functionality. As design informatio... View full abstract»

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  • Information sharing of prosthetic parts CAD databases

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 82 - 87
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    The paper describes the access to a database of prosthetic parts using an information sharing system. The prosthetic parts modeled are made of ceramic materials. The prosthetic parts are a femoral head, a cup, and a cup and head device. The information about the prosthetic parts is based on a feature based model and is stored in a relational database. The model for the information sharing system i... View full abstract»

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  • User interaction with machines on the move: location aware computing

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 164 - 170
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    The aim of current mobile computing systems is to hide the network as far as possible from applications. This paper introduces location aware computing which makes details of the networked computing environment explicitly available to applications. Depending upon where a user is located, and the capabilities of the machines around a user, applications will alter their behaviour. This will automate... View full abstract»

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  • Brokered collaborative infrastructure for CSCW

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 207 - 213
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    We demonstrate the advantages of a distributed collaborative system for CSCW and highlight the requirements of brokered support for such a system. We also demonstrate how we have augmented the infrastructure of a prototype CSCW environment called SHASTRA to accommodate brokered collaboration. Several applications and possible scenarios of CSCW with brokered cooperative system are also presented. W... View full abstract»

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  • Core services for coordination in concurrent engineering

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 189 - 198
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    Product development has increasingly become a cooperative endeavor that requires effective coordination in the face of complex dependencies over agents, time and functional perspectives. Distinct coordination support technologies have emerged for each of these kinds of distribution, but all face important limitations. This paper presents a unified model of concurrent engineering coordination that ... View full abstract»

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  • Tool support for collaborative software prototyping

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 25 - 35
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    Prototyping is a means by which requirements for software projects can be defined and refined before they are committed to firm specifications for the finished software product. By this process, costly and time-consuming errors in specification can be avoided or minimized. Reconfiguration is the concept of altering the program code, bindings between program modules, or logical or physical distribu... View full abstract»

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  • Collaborative IV&V by SPEED: a tool-kit for the performance IV&V of critical software

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 221 - 230
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    Software performance engineering is a software engineering methodology whose scope is continuing performance IV&V during the life cycle. SPEED (Software Performance Evaluation and Modeling) is a toolkit for software performance IV&V according to performance engineering criteria. It is in course of development at the Laboratory for Computer Science, and CERTIA Research Center University of ... View full abstract»

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  • An organisation ontology for enterprise modelling: preliminary concepts for linking structure and behaviour

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 71 - 81
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    The paper presents our preliminary exploration into an organisation ontology for the TOVE enterprise model. The ontology puts forward a number of conceptualizations for modeling organisations: agents, roles, positions, goals, communication, authority, commitment. Its primary focus has been in linking structure and behaviour through the concept of empowerment. Empowerment is the right of an organis... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the resources of a portfolio of projects

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 62 - 69
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    The “Virtual Corporation”, as a better way of working, is supported by such visionaries as Tom Peters and Robert J. Kriegel. Organisations making a move to this configuration often suffer culture shock from having to change management style to cope with project management. More significantly, if an organisation is moving towards performing all of its functions using a project structure... View full abstract»

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