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Service Standards: The strategic project ‘Service Standards for Global Markets’ has held an open workshop at DIN Berlin on 2000-11-29. The 4 year project (2000-2004) is funded by the German ministry of research and education (BMBF). The workshop was attended by 80 people mainly from the service industry sector, the public administration sector and industrial associations.
Different from the classical hardware manufac-turing industry, the upcoming new service indus-try is lacking rules and common definitions for both the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) interaction. There is a strong demand for standards in electronic commerce and business and administration. The project is focussing on e-Commerce, infrastructure services, public services and professional education.
The main objective is to establish a long-term improvement of the German participation in na-tional and international standardisation in the service sector. This includes raising the awareness of all parties involved in order to stimulate their interest in international standards activities, defining positions in international standardisation, and creating innovative standardisation models.
Project partners: The German Institute for Standardisation (DIN ), Fraunhofer Institute IAO Stuttgart, University Stuttgart, FIR at RWTH Aachen, and GSM. For more information visit http://www.dienstleistungs-standards.de
4th Düsseldorfer Production Days organised by VDI was held on 2001-03-22/23 with about 120 people attending (mostly from industry). The programme covered a wide range of themes from the impact of e-business on enterprise organisations to high-speed cutting tools for parts machining and methods in personnel management. Concepts like ASP (Application Service Providing) and new logistic services for C-parts (low value – high volume) presented by Würth Industry Service GmbH, Germany provided insight in todays working environment.
Proceedings have been published (in German) by VDI-Gesellschaft for Produktionstechnik, VDI Verlag GmbH, Düsseldorf, 2001, ISBN 3-18-091597-8
ENHANCE Forum of the European project ENHANCE (ENHanced
was held in Brussels on 2001-04-2/5. ENHANCE, running from 1999 to 2001
is a large scale integration project with a budget of 32 MEuros focussing
on the product develop-ment process.
The forum was attended by 250 people. Project results where presented in several paper presen-tation sessions and parallel demonstrations.
The project has developed tools for project supporting workflow, product data management (PDM), data exchange and collaborative working, and IT in-frastructure.To capture the complex product development process a Common Development Life Cycle Model has been developed. For information modelling ENHANCE has developed the concept of the Digital Product Master (DPM). The DPM consists, in simplified terms, of a tree structure of information objects represented in a directory of documents with all the required document types, such as text, CAD drawings, tables etc. The low-est level of the hierarchy contains attributes of the information objects. The internet/intranet based DPM aims to interconnect all relevant enterprise areas like product architecture, manufacturing, business, support, quality, analysis and geometry.
The strength of the ENHANCE concepts lies in the user oriented approach e.g. to utilise a Web based heterogeneous infrastructure, employ a suite of commercial well established tools and apply not too complex methods providing the means for information exchange and interoperability in the supply chain. For more info visit http://www.avions.aerospatiale.fr/enhance/
The COVE Project (sponsored by IFIP TC5) COVE (Co-operation
Infrastructure for Virtual Enter-prises and Electronic Business) has held
its second workshop in Florianopolis, Brazil, on 2000-12-06, in association
with the PRO-VE 2000 conference. See http://www.uninova.pt/~cove/.
COVE is lead by Prof. Luis Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next meeting at the I3E conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 2001-10-04/05. Contact:http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/I3E-conference/.
The WEB site has been extended providing new sections directly accessible from the front page. The sections concern networks involved in knowledge management and e-Business, organisations pursuing working goals in Enterprise Engineering and Integration (EE&I) and projects with participation of members of the CIMOSA Association. A separate section informs about upcoming Events. Also, new inputs on publications and activities of the COA and more details about the members of the Engineering Coalition have been added to the data base.
The CIMOSA Association (COA) is a non-profit organisation involved in promotion of Enterprise Engineering and Integration based on CIMOSA and its active support in national, European and international standardisation. COA members are industrial and research organisations.