Mobile collaborative working environment of product design

Zheng, Y., 2009. Mobile collaborative working environment of product design. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.


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In response to the arrival of new Web/Internet environments, one of the most attractive challenges in current research is to exploit wireless computing technologies in collaborative product design, and hence to build a ubiquitous mobile information system to enable the collaborative product design within a mobile environment. However, the literature review reveals that although the progress of mobile technologies on wireless networks has largely changed the way people access the Internet; little has been achieved in mobile computing for collaborative product design. The reason is that, due to the distinct features of mobile devices and wireless networks (such as small display screen, limited bandwidth, unreliability of wireless networks, etc.), the methodologies and technologies used in stationary networks are not always applicable to mobile systems. The aim of this research is to establish a Wireless Internet-based Collaborative Working Environment for product design through the combination of multiple technologies, by including: Web services, Parametric Design, the Semantic Web, Agent and Flex Technologies. In order to create, deploy, and manage the distributed resources, Web service is used to implement design resource integration in a platform-independent manner. In addition, Semantic Web Technology is used to create a general knowledge base. This approach includes two components: (1) ontology is used to represent abstract views of product data and (2) added semantic rules are also used to represent relationships among product data. Therefore, an ontology-based description model is thus proposed to facilitate expression and organisation of product information in order to manage and deploy the distributed design resources.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Zheng, Y.
Date: 2009
Rights: This work is the intellectual property of the author: Yongjun Zheng.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:34
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:34

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