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Cooperative working environments and their development are becoming increasingly important and ever more frequent in different industrial sectors and this book provides a scientific approach for managing Team Engineering. Meta-cognitive knowledge and networks are identified as the key resources enabling engineering teams to work effectively and to reduce engineering time and this book illustrates how computer support can aid cooperative work within the context of practical methodologies and examples.
The fields covered in the book include:

• State-of-the-art research in cooperative learning tools;
• Practical examples and methodologies illustrating the implementation of cooperative networks; and
• An interdisciplinary approach to team engineering.

This valuable new book is sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and will be essential reading for researchers, engineers, technical managers involved in the development of advanced applications for engineering and manufacturing, and software design and engineering.

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This monograph, derived from three workshops sponsored by the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) provides a scientific approach to managing Team Engineering in cooperative working environments. Twenty-six contributions discuss metacognitive knowledge and networks as key resources enabling engineering teams to work effectively and reduce engineering time. They describe how computer support can aid cooperative work and offer practical examples and methodologies for the development of cooperative networks. Intended for researchers, engineers, and technical managers involved in the development of advanced applications for engineering and manufacturing, and software design and engineering. The lessons offered can also be applied to other fields. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

System Level Problems - Meeting our Customer's Needs 1
Manufacturing Systems In The 21[superscript st] Century 3
Complexity Of Manufacturing Systems: Subject Oriented Knowledge Processing And Control 17
Cooperating Knowledge Sources Essay 43
A Unified Decision Support Tool For Product Management 47
Knowledge Organization And Govern For Flexibility In Manufacturing 61
Comparison of decentralised and centralised computer based production control 83
Collaborative Knowledge Processing Essay 93
Enterprise integration with agent-based engineering data management 97
Collaborative Capture Of Geometry Rationale 109
Design Knowledge Representation. Retrieval And Delivery for Cooperative Knowledge Processing 119
Application Of An Object Repository As An Example Of Cooperative Knowledge Processing 145
Supporting Early Design Stages Of Technical Systems by Knowledge-based Simulation 161
Web of Shared Understanding Essay 177
The Transaction Costs Analysis of the Customer-Supplier Relationships in Product Development. The Case of the Car Manufacturing Industry 181
A Discourse Model For Collaborative Design 205
Unified Representations Systems for Different Levels of Abstractions 225
Information Management for Cooperative Engineering 237
Flexible Manufacturing System Simulation Using Sentinel - an Active Object Oriented Database Management System 263
Engineering Problem Solving Essay 285
Engineering Plasma Spray Films By Knowledge Based Simulations 289
Cooperation Via Conflicts In Manufacturing Systems 307
Using Joint Responsibility To Coordinate Cooperative Problem Solving in Dynamic Environments 325
Product Modelling and Model Based Product Realisation 341
From Tools to Glue 359
Expanding The Design Space Through Innovative Design and Manufacturing Processes 373
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