A framework for collaborative working environment

Su, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9541-8869, Xiong, Y., Zheng, Y. and Ji, S., 2008. A framework for collaborative working environment. International Journal of Production Research, 9 (49), pp. 2363-2381.

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To utilize the advantages of existing and emerging Internet techniques and to meet the demands for a new generation of collaborative working environments, a framework with an upperware-middleware architecture is proposed, which consists of four layers: resource layer, middleware layer, upperware layer and application layer. The upperware contains intelligent agents and plug/play facilities; the former coordinates and controls multiple middleware techniques such as Grid computing, Web-services and mobile agents, while the latter are used for the applications, such as semantic CAD, to plug and loose couple into the system. The method of migrating legacy software using automatic wrapper generation technique is also presented. A prototype mobile environment for collaborative product design is presented to illustrate the utilization of the CWE framework in collaborative design and manufacture.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Production Research
Creators: Su, D., Xiong, Y., Zheng, Y. and Ji, S.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2008
Volume: 9
Number: 49
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:30
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:31
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14014

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