© 2002

From Knowledge Intensive CAD to Knowledge Intensive Engineering

IFIP TC5 WG5.2. Fourth Workshop on Knowledge Intensive CAD May 22–24, 2000, Parma, Italy

  • Umberto Cugini
  • Michael Wozny
Book KIC 2000

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Invited Talk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Joshua D. Summers, Jami J. Shah
      Pages 13-25
  4. Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Marton E. Balazs, David C. Brown
      Pages 29-44
    3. Bernie Bettig, Joshua D. Summers, Jami J. Shah
      Pages 45-57
    4. M. K. D. Haffey, A. H. B. Duffy
      Pages 59-74
    5. Jonathan C. Borg, Xiu-Tian Yan, Neal P. Juster
      Pages 75-87
  5. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. D. Roller, O. Eck, B. Rieg, D. Schäfer
      Pages 91-102
    3. Ryutarou Ohbuchi, Hiroshi Masuda
      Pages 103-116
  6. Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. S. Tichkiewitch, D. Brissaud
      Pages 119-130
    3. Yutaka Nomaguchi, Masaharu Yoshioka, Tetsuo Tomiyama
      Pages 131-144
  7. Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. L. Susca, F. Mandorli, C. Rizzi
      Pages 159-172
    3. Liuís Solano, Iñigo Gurrea, Pere Brunet
      Pages 173-181

About this book


IFIP Working Group 5.2 has organized a series of workshops extending the concept of intelligent CAD to the concept of "knowledge intensive engineering". The concept advocates that intensive life-cycle knowledge regarding products and design processes must be incorporated in the center of the CAD architecture. It focuses on the systematization and sharing of knowledge across the life-cycle stages and organizational boundaries.
From Knowledge Intensive CAD to Knowledge Intensive Engineering comprises the Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Knowledge Intensive CAD, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Parma, Italy in May 2000. This workshop looked at the evolution of knowledge intensive design for the product life cycle moving towards knowledge intensive engineering.
The 18 selected papers present an overview of the state-of-the-art in knowledge intensive engineering, discussing theoretical aspects and also practical systems and experiences gained in this area. An invited speaker paper is also included, discussing the role of knowledge in product and process innovation and technology for processing semantic knowledge.
Main issues discussed in the book are:
  • Architectures for knowledge intensive CAD;
  • Tools for knowledge intensive CAD;
  • Methodologies for knowledge intensive CAD;
  • Implementation of knowledge intensive CAD;
  • Applications of knowledge intensive CAD;
  • Evolution of knowledge intensive design for the life-cycle;
  • Formal methods.
The volume is essential reading for researchers, graduate and postgraduate students, systems developers of advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing systems, and engineers involved in industrial applications.


architecture computer-aided design (CAD) data mining engineering design formal method kinematics knowledge discovery knowledge management logical reasoning organization programming simulation tools

Editors and affiliations

  • Umberto Cugini
    • 1
  • Michael Wozny
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria IndustrialeUniversitá di ParmaItaly
  2. 2.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)USA

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