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specification, advancements in standardisation and related items. Contributions
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- Working group 1 on the increase of model life cycle phases, for details see http://www.cimosa.de , under FORUM
- Working group 2 on formal requirements for modelling
languages, details are provided at http://quickplace.lotus.co.uk/QuickPlace/ENV12204/Main.nsf?OpenDatabase
(visitors use ID: ‘ENV12204Standard’, PW: ‘standard’)
- working group 3 on harmonisation with ODP, a subject meeting was held in Berlin, 2000-09-28.
CEN TC310/WG1 held a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, 2000-08/23/24, preparing the first draft version for the new work item on enterprise modelling framework (up-date of ENV 40003). Next meeting in London, UK, 2000-12-11/12.
ISO TC 184/SC5/WG1 held a meeting in Gaithersburg,
USA, 2000-09-11/13 , continueing work item on model interoperability
and review input from CEN meeting Frankfurt.
Next meeting in Paris, France, 2001-01-16/18.
Note: More detailed reports are available on this site under 'News from Events'
KnowTech2000 International Conference, at Leipzig/Germany,
2000-09-05/08 was attended by 500 participants from industry, consulting
and academia. Enterprise Modelling moves towards user controlled process
modelling techniques. Benefits are visualisation of processes, easier model
design and model maintenance by the user, more transparency of the entire
system and improved decision support. Preferred modelling application:
strategic enterprise processes.
- Proposed solutions are often limited to specific types of business process (reference models), proprietary applications or infrastructures.
- Many solutions are built on large frozen reference models rather than on re-usable smaller building blocks.
- How to integrate business process models and information models? The Object Oriented paradigm and UML or XML are widely used and accepted for information modelling. Dynamic modelling of process chains is often done with ARIS. However, limitations of ARIS are recognised in the area process behaviour types and complexity of the process structure .
The papers of the conference proceedings (many in German) can be downloaded from the Web site http://www.knowtech.net
TIC 2000 Technologies for Information and Communication
conference, Institute EERIE of the École des Mines d’Alès,
at Nimes, France, 2000-09-11/13. The conference was attended by about 120
people mostly from France. About 65 papers have been presented in a total
of 7 sessions including two plenary invited lectures. The sessions covered
subjects like Manufacturing Systems and Knowledge Management, Systems Engineering,
Enterprise Integration and Management, Software Systems Engineering.
Invited papers provided a very good introduction and overview of the different fields addressed. Especially papers on system integration to systems engineering, man-machine interfaces and ICT, computer-mediated co-operation brought out thoughts relevant to our own work.
Two workshops covering themes of Knowledge and Multimedia Dynamic Management Systems and Automotive Systems complemented the conference. Contact: http://www.nimestic.com.
ASI’2000, ICIMS – NOE conference on life cycle
approaches to production systems management, control and supervision jointly
held with the workshop on 'Integration In Manufacturing & Beyond' (IIMB’2000),
at Bordeaux, France, 2000-09-18/20 and was attended by about 150 people.
More than 60 papers have been presented in 16 sessions
The sessions covered themes like Product Innovation Systems, Integrated Communication Network Systems, Knowledge and Model Based Systems, Integrating Human and Technical Capital, Intelligent Decision Support.
Two key note papers highlighted the role of IT in the control, globalisation and integration of industry and its role in the automobile of the future, respectively. Both addressed the problems of paradigm shift and the need for new types of organisation. E.g. automotive design is still governed by mechanical design in spite of the ever increasing role of IT in control and user support functionalities.
Conference proceedings will be available from ICIMS – NOE. Contact: Peter Groumpos
BASYS 2000, 4th IFIP/IEEE Intern Conference on
Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing
and Transportation held at Berlin, Germany, 2000-09-27/29 was attended
by about 100 people. About 60 papers have been presented in a total of
24 sessions covering a large range of subjects like IT in Transportation,
Knowledge and Information Management, Human and Social Aspects, Electronic
Business, Applications in Virtual Enterprises.
Three workshops covering themes like Multi-Agent Systems, Air Traffic Control and Data Management complemented the conference.
Conference proceedings: Advances in Networked Enterprises – Virtual Organisations, Balanced Automation and Systems Integration, L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, H-H. Erbe, (Eds), Kluwer, 2000, ISBN 0-7923-7958-6.
e-2000 European Conference on New Methods of Work
and Electronic Commerce, sponsored by European Commission IST Programme
Key Action II, at Madrid, Spain, 2000-10-18/20. The conference was attended
by about 500 peo-ple. More than 170 papers have been presented in a total
of 47 sessions covering a large range of subjects in the area of theme
of the conference like Mobile e-Commerce and e-Work, Legal Issues
and Security, Content and Knowledge Management, Supply Chains, Electronic
Trading, Skills and Training.
The needs for global standards was highlighted in a plenary paper on the mobile information society and the memorandum of understanding between IEC, ISO, ITU and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe was cited as an example of this common understanding.
Conference Proceedings: E-Business: Key Issues, Application and Technologies, B. Stanford-Smith, P.T. Kidd, (Editors), IOS Press, 2000, ISBN 1-58603-089-2.
The COVE Project, sponsored by IFIP TC5, COVE (Co-operation
Infrastructure for Virtual Enter-prises and Electronic Business) held its
start up workshop at Berlin, Germany, 2000-09-29.
The project plans to assess research results and practices in the field of virtual enterprises and electronic business, leading to the design of common reference models, infrastructures supporting co-operation and the prospect of further collaborative developments. The work will be based on cluster/forum of participants and projects active in the field world-wide.
COVE is lead by Prof. Luis Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, firstname.lastname@example.org. Next meeting will take place at the PRO-VE2000 event (see below).
The Knowledge Management Forum project was announced at e-2000 soliciting people to contribute to a European knowledge base on B2B applications, define common approaches and related standards. Contact: http://www.biba.uni-bremen.de/
Course on Enterprise Modelling & Integration: The department of Production Economics at the University of Linköping, Sweden recently conducted a course for doctoral students on Enter-prise Modelling and Integration. The course consists of four parts:
New inputs on publications and activities of the COA and more detailed reports on the above conferencesand events, have been added to the data base of the CIMOSA Web site http://www.cimosa.de/
‘Enterprise Engineering and Integration - Why and How',
a primer on concepts, purpose and business value, CIMOSA Association, private
‘CIMOSA - a primer on key concepts, purpose and business value’, CIMOSA Association. This brochure as well as other selected papers, abstracts and literature hyperlinks are available at www.cimosa.de and http://cimosa.cnt.pl.
The CIMOSA Association (COA) is a non-profit organisation involved in promotion of Enterprise Engineering and Integration based on CIMOSA and its active support in national, European and international standardisation. COA members are industrial and research organisations.