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Knowledge Intensive Computer Aided Design

IFIP TC5 WG5.2 Third Workshop on Knowledge Intensive CAD December 1–4, 1998, Tokyo, Japan

  • Susan Finger
  • Tetsuo Tomiyama
  • Martti Mäntylä
Book KIC 1998

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Report on Workshop

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Invited Talk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Luciënne Blessing, Ken Wallace
      Pages 21-38
  4. Ontology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Takayuki Sekiya, Akira Tsumaya, Tetsuo Tomiyama
      Pages 73-90
    3. Jami J. Shah, S. Rangaswamy, Sohail Qureshi, Susan D. Urban
      Pages 91-114
  5. Knowledge Intensive CAD (KIC)

  6. Knowledge Intensive Design (KID)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Kiso Bok, Sehyun Myung, Soon-Hung Han
      Pages 255-271
  7. Knowledge Representation for KIC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Dan L. Grecu, David C. Brown
      Pages 275-293

About this book


Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology plays a key role in today's advanced manufacturing environment. To reduce the time to market, achieve zero defect quality the at first production, and use available production and logistics resources effectively, product and design process knowledge covering the whole product life cycle must be used throughout product design. Once generated, this intensive design knowledge should be made available to later life cycle activities. Due to the increasing concern about global environmental issues and rapidly changing economical situation worldwide, design must exhibit high performance not only in quality and productivity, but also in life cycle issues, including extended producer's liability. This requires designers and engineers to use various kinds of design knowledge intensively during product design and to generate design information for use in later stages of the product life cycle such as production, distribution, operation, maintenance, reclamation, and recycling. Therefore, future CAD systems must incorporate product and design process knowledge, which is not explicitly dealt with in the current systems, in their design tools and design object models.


architecture classification computer-aided design (CAD) engineering design knowledge base knowledge management knowledge representation learning model modeling ontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Finger
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Tomiyama
    • 2
  • Martti Mäntylä
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE)The University of TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Laboratory of Information Processing ScienceHelsinki University of TechnologyFinland

About the editors

Susan Finger is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Tetsuo Tomiyama is a Professor at RACE, The University of Tokyo, Japan. Martti Mäntylä is a Professor at the Laboratory of Information Processing Science, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

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