Title: Web Services for semantic model integration in concurrent engineering

Authors: Axel Hahn

Addresses: University of Oldenburg, Business Information Systems, Ammerlander Heerstr. 118, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany

Abstract: This paper proposes a tool integration approach based on Semantic Web technology. In a concurrent engineering environment integrated engineering tools are loosely integrated by interconnecting product model entities stored inside tools to a semantic network. Due to this knowledge-oriented approach, the product knowledge stored inside the distributed semantic network helps engineers to manage product complexity. The implementation follows a component-oriented Web-Services-based architecture.

Keywords: integrated engineering; concurrent engineering; product data management; integration; web services; simultaneous engineering; semantic web; distributed product models; semantic network; product knowledge; product complexity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2005.007635

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2005 Vol.3 No.2, pp.102 - 116

Published online: 30 Aug 2005 *

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