© 2001

Global Engineering, Manufacturing and Enterprise Networks

IFIP TC5 WG5.3/5.7/5.12 Fourth International Working Conference on the Design of Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing (DIISM 2000). November 15–17, 2000, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • John P. T. Mo
  • Laszlo Nemes
Book DIISM 2000

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Keynote

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Virtual Enterprises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Yoichi Kamio, Eiichi Yamamoto, Kazuo Morita, Yoshiro Fukuda, Yasuyuki Nishioka
      Pages 18-25
    3. A. T. M. Aerts, N. B. Szirbik, J. B. M. Goossenaerts
      Pages 26-37
    4. Roelof J. van den Berg, Martin Tølle
      Pages 38-45
    5. C. Rupprecht, T. Rose, E. van Halm, A. Zwegers
      Pages 46-53
    6. Hans-Peter Wiendahl, Arne Engelbrecht, Oliver Hamacher
      Pages 66-73
  4. Modelling and Analysis of Virtual Enterprises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 74-74
    2. J. Vesterager, L. B. Larsen, J. D. Pedersen, M. Tølle, P. Bernus
      Pages 75-82
    3. Jens Dahl Pedersen, Roelof J. van den Berg
      Pages 95-102
    4. V. V. Kryssanov, J. B. M. Goossenaerts
      Pages 111-118
    5. Lauri Koskela, Abdul Samad Kazi, Matti Hannus
      Pages 119-127
    6. Christopher Menzel, Perakath Benjamin
      Pages 128-136

About this book


The availability of effective global communication facilities in the last decade has changed the business goals of many manufacturing enterprises. They need to remain competitive by developing products and processes which are specific to individual requirements, completely packaged and manufactured globally. Networks of enterprises are formed to operate across time and space with world-wide distributed functions such as manufacturing, sales, customer support, engineering, quality assurance, supply chain management and so on. Research and technology development need to address architectures, methodologies, models and tools supporting intra- and inter-enterprise operation and management. Throughout the life cycle of products and enterprises there is the requirement to transform information sourced from globally distributed offices and partners into knowledge for decision and action. Building on the success of previous DrrSM conferences (Tokyo 1993, Eindhoven 1996, Fort Worth 1998), the fourth International Conference on Design of Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing (DrrSM 2000) aims to: • Establish and manage the dynamics of virtual enterprises, define the information system requirements and develop solutions; • Develop and deploy information management in multi-cultural systems with universal applicability of the proposed architecture and solutions; • Develop enterprise integration architectures, methodologies and information infrastructure support for reconfigurable enterprises; • Explore information transformation into knowledge for decision and action by machine and skilful people; These objectives reflect changes of the business processes due to advancements of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the last couple of years.


Analysis B2B E-Commerce Internet Manufacturing Manufacturing System Memo Unified Modeling Language (UML) computer configuration development knowledge management search engine marketing (SEM) simulation tools

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. T. Mo
    • 1
  • Laszlo Nemes
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Manufacturing Science and TechnologyCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Australia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
IT & Software
Consumer Packaged Goods
Finance, Business & Banking