Title: Modelling web services for PLM distributed system

Authors: Iliya Georgiev, Jivka Ovtcharova, Ivo Georgiev

Addresses: Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Metro State College of Denver, Denver, CO 80217, USA. ' Institute for Information Management in Engineering, University Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. ' TriGradSys, Boulder, CO 80026, USA

Abstract: The dominating trend in Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) systems is to create distributed web-driven architectures with web services that would allow the related enterprises to operate as a single entity. The paper describes a modelling environment of web services to support easy prototyping of PLM systems. The application perspectives of two research problems are proposed: incorporating bottom-up ontology in the information web services for uniformity of product data access, and synchronisation modelling of control web services. The modelling approach was practically implemented in a PLM system under development.

Keywords: information; control; web services; ontology; synchronisation modelling; PLM; web-driven systems; product lifecycle management; product data.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2007.012873

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.1, pp.30 - 49

Published online: 20 Mar 2007 *

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