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Issue 1 • Date Jan. 1993

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  • Toward computer-supported concurrent software engineering

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):17 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (28)  |  Patents (2)
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    An experimental software engineering environment called the flexible environment for collaborative software engineering (Flecse), which supports concurrent software engineering, is discussed. Flecse features tools designed to surmount collaboration problems that software engineers are increasingly encountering. The implementation of five important themes of concurrent software engineering in Flecs... View full abstract»

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  • PACT: an experiment in integrating concurrent engineering systems

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):28 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (63)  |  Patents (64)
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    The Palo Alto Collaborative Testbed (PACT), a concurrent engineering infrastructure that encompasses multiple sites, subsystems, and disciplines, is discussed. The PACT systems include NVisage, a distributed knowledge-based integration environment for design tools; DME (Device Modeling Environment), a model formulation and simulation environment; Next-Cut, a mechanical design and process planning ... View full abstract»

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  • Capturing design rationale in concurrent engineering teams

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):39 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (3)
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    DRCS, a design rationale capture system that provides an integrated and generic framework for capturing rationale in team contexts, is discussed. Its underlying rationale language is based both on previous work in decision-rationale capture and on a generic model of design reasoning. The language is designed to capture all important aspects of design decisions and their interrelationships in a nat... View full abstract»

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  • Functional representation as design rationale

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):48 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    The functional representation (FR) framework, which captures the causal component of a design rationale (DR), is described. FR encodes the designer's account of the causal processes in the device that culminate in achieving its function. The representation makes explicit the components' roles in the causal process. The limitations of FR as a design rationale and the limitations of the current repe... View full abstract»

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  • Concurrent evaluation of machinability during product design

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):61 - 63
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    An approach to evaluating the machinability of a part during the design stage, which performs systematic generation and evaluation of machining alternatives, is discussed. The results of the analysis provide feedback to the designer about problems that might arise with the machining and information to the manufacturing engineer about which machining processes and process parameters are most desira... View full abstract»

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  • The MIT Dice project

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):64 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (9)
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    A computer-based architecture program called the Distributed and Integrated Environment for Computer-Aided Engineering (Dice), which provides cooperation and coordination among multiple designers working in separate engineering disciplines, is described. Dice uses knowledge to estimate interface conditions between disciplines, records who used any piece of design data created by others and how suc... View full abstract»

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  • Constraint-based software for concurrent engineering

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):66 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (2)
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    The Galileo3 programming language for developing product life-cycle design advice software is described. Galileo3's various application-oriented features, the algorithm on which the runtime system is based, and its underlying computational theory are discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • A knowledge-based computer environment for the conceptual design of small electromechanical appliances

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):69 - 71
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    A knowledge-based computer environment that supports the concurrent engineering of small electromechanical appliances such as kitchen appliances and lighting is described. The environment integrates and provides active assistance for the following engineering activities: specification acquisition, conceptual design and redesign, and qualitative simulation. The design environment is examined by rev... View full abstract»

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  • Accommodating latecomers in shared window systems

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):72 - 74
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
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    The X Teleconferencing and Viewing (XTV) X-based shared window system, which accommodates conference latecomers by monitoring the communication channel between a conference application and the initial user's display manager and recording the X resources created by a shared application, is described. XTV creates copies of the resources on a latecomer's X server when he or she joins the conference. ... View full abstract»

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  • Automated concurrent engineering in Designworld

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):74 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    Designworld, an automated engineering system for digital circuits built from standard parts, is described. The system has integrated support for various phases in a product's life cycle, from design, through manufacture, to maintenance. The design for a product is entered into the system through a multimedia design workstation. The product is automatically built by a dedicated robotic cell. If nec... View full abstract»

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  • Cautious optimism for the future (codesign research)

    Publication Year: 1993
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    The expectations, experimental results, and open issues relating to codesign research are discussed. Codesign refers to the integrated design of systems implemented using both hardware and software components. It is argued that the renewed interest in codesign is largely explained by the increasing diversity and complexity of applications employing embedded systems; the need to decrease the cost o... View full abstract»

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  • Extending CAD tools and techniques

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):85 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (2)
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    The possibility of supporting codesign with CAD tools is examined. It is argued that, since high-level synthesis techniques support the design of hardware from behavioral descriptions, whose abstractions are similar to those used in software programs, design tools may soon be able to handle some aspects of the concurrent design of hardware and software modules. The use of CAD tools in designing em... View full abstract»

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  • Codesign and concurrent engineering

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):85 - 86
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    It is argued that the surge of interest in hardware-software codesign is driven by advances in the technologies that support a unified approach. In particular, these include system-level specification and simulation environments, soft-prototyping techniques, formal design and verification methods, and high-level synthesis and framework technology. Codesign framework and management structures are r... View full abstract»

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  • Survey of software safety standards shows diversity

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):88 - 89
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    Several software standards developed in response to concerns about safety are outlined. The standards cover such diverse areas as commercial aviation, military systems, medical equipment, industrial process control, and consumer products. The applications use different approaches to ensure system and software safety. The analysis of hazards, levels of software verification requirements, and develo... View full abstract»

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