CIMOSA - Evolution in Enterprise Engineering and Integration,
K. Kosanke, F.B. Vernadat, M. Zelm (Eds.)
A total of 20 invited papers present the state of the art in enterprise
engineering covering new developments, applications, ICT support and standardisation.
This special issue uses CIMOSA and its widely known set of concepts,
which have been recognised as the basis for developing relevant European
and international standards, to present the state-of-the-art and to show
the evolution in this field. The papers mostly have a wider scope than
can be deduced from their titles and their positioning into one of the
four categories. E.g. application oriented papers describe tools and methodologies
and IT oriented papers refer to applications as well.
Structure of Contents:
New Developments: The seven papers in this category cover modelling
processes and modelling language constructs and their representation in
Applications: Reported applications of the six papers span a wide
range of industry from mechanical parts and tiles manufacturing to railway
and health and safety procedures in metropolitan railways and process industry.
Two papers present results from application of both workflow and CIMOSA
concepts, benefiting from synergy between the two.
ICT Support: Two of the three papers in this section present specific
tool applications (FirstSTEP and PrimeObjects). The last paper presents
an integrating infrastructure which resembles the CIMOSA definitions.
Standardisation: Status and outlook of European and international
standardisation is the subject of the last three papers. Especially the
paper by R.H. Weston presents the concepts of component based systems for
enterprise engineering and the potential need for standardisation for reusability
and exchangeability of such components.
Computers in Industry Vol 40, Nr. 2-3, 1999, http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/compind
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