|Proceedings of the International Conference on
Product Lifecycle Management PLM'10
This book contains all contributions presented at the International Conference on Product
Lifecycle Management 2010 (PLM10), which took place from July 12th–14th 2010 in
Bremen, Germany. The PLM10 has been the seventh PLM conference in the series and
the first held in Germany. Following the tradition of previous successful conferences
[locations include Bangalore (2003), Lyon (2005), Bangalore (2006), Bergamo/Milano
(2007), Seoul (2008) and Bath (2009)], the theme of the PLM10 conference was to
present recent developments in PLM related areas of significant academic interest and of
critical importance to industrial application.
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is an integrated business approach to the
collaborative creation, management and dissemination of engineering data throughout
extended enterprises, which develop, manufacture and operate engineered products and
systems. It is a critical success factor to support enterprises over the whole lifecycle of
products and systems from concept to end of life and disposal. PLM involves aspects
such as people, processes, business systems and information, and presents major
opportunities and challenges for those stakeholders involved in all the different aspects of
the product life cycle.
The papers presented at the conference provide an overview of the spectrum of
current topics in PLM. Technical and engineering issues such as standards,
interoperability, PLM architectures, product development and life cycle engineering have
been substantial driving forces in the domain for many years. But an increasing focus on
management issues is prevailing. Among these are especially the management of change,
of knowledge, of asset information and of supply chains widely discussed in the
community. Apart from this, sustainability and product services play very crucial roles.
During the PLM conference in 2010, 63 full papers have been presented by the
authors coming from 17 different countries. These contributions have been collected and
published within these proceedings.
The editors are grateful for the many contributors who have made PLM10 possible:
the authors and presenters, especially the keynote speakers, the International Scientific
Committee that diligently reviewed all submissions, the Conference Chair and Steering
Committee for their support and finally the Local Organizing Committee for its hard
work. To all of these, detailed in the next section of this booklet, we owe our heartfelt