Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Proceedings of the Sixth CIM-Europe Annual Conference 15–17 May 1990 Lisbon, Portugal

  • L. Faria
  • W. Van Puymbroeck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Architectures and Communications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hubert Kreppel
      Pages 3-15
    3. Sue Joyner, Caroline Parker, Susan Powrie, Carys Siemieniuch
      Pages 28-39
    4. V. Tschammer, U. W. Brandenburg, J. Hall, D. Strick
      Pages 40-50
  3. Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. M. A. Lahoud, H. Münch, D. Surdilovic, J. Timm, M. Fraile
      Pages 53-64
  4. The Impact and Industrial Experience of CIM for SMEs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Henk Bolk, Martin van Manen
      Pages 105-118
  5. Computer Aided Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. M. Isabel Ribeiro, Carlos Bispo, João Sentieiro, Carlos Pinto Ferreira, Luís Carvalho, Ricardo Almeida et al.
      Pages 140-152
    3. Stig Ulfsby
      Pages 153-169
  6. The Impact and Industrial Experience of CIM

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. J.-M. Le Veaux, M. Fraile, G. Mazzocchi
      Pages 173-182
    3. G. Ricottilli, R. Guiffrey, A. De Luca
      Pages 183-194
  7. Enabling Technologies — Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. V. B. Mazzola, J. P. Courtiat, M. Diaz, A. M. Druilhe, J. F. Lenotre, P. Michaud
      Pages 221-232
  8. Methods and Tools for Integrating CIM Elements — Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Peter Schoonjans
      Pages 261-272
    3. R. Bernhardt, V. Katschinski, G. Schreck
      Pages 273-285
  9. Enabling Technologies — Part II

  10. Methods and Tools for Integrating CIM Elements — Part II

  11. Human-Organisational and Managerial Aspects of CIM

  12. CIM Technology in Various Industrial Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. D. Boland, A. Campbell, A. N. Levin
      Pages 423-437
    3. V. A. Branco, C. V. Carvalho, F. N. Ferreira
      Pages 438-447
    4. J. P. Costeira, J. P. Fernandes, M. V. Heitor, J. Sentieiro, J. P. Simões, J. A. Victor
      Pages 448-457
    5. Luís Miguel Nazaré, José Carlos Caldeira, Alexandre Diogo Silva, João Paulo Baptista, Joaquim Borges Gouveia, José Manuel Mendonça
      Pages 458-470
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 471-471

About these proceedings


The impact of CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) on the competitiveness of industry is nowadays well acknowledged. Significant increases in productivity, reduction of production costs and the ability to modify operations quickly are amongst the gains made when applying CIM technologies. The integration of automation islands and the application of information technology throughout manufacturing and engineering environments constitute key tasks for European industry. ESPRIT (European Strategic Programme for Research and Development in Information Technology) is a pre-competitive industry-oriented collaborative research and development programme in information technology. The programme is managed and co-funded by the European Community and is organised in close liaison with industry, national administ­ rations and the research Community. ESPRIT has the following three objectives: - To provide the European information technology industry with the basic technologies to meet the competitive requirements of the 1990s; - To promote European industrial cooperation in information technology; - To pave the way for standards. The CIM part of the ESPRIT programme addresses the application of information technology in industrial environments. CIM-Europe is an information and awareness activity of ESPRIT. Its aim is to consolidate and enhance the effects of ESPRIT CIM by disseminating information on progress and achievements in the programme. It stimulates interaction between project teams in CIM and other areas, encouraging the development and the application of CIM techniques to the benefit of European industry. CIM-Europe's main activities are meetings (Study Groups, Workshops and its Annual Conference) and publications (Notices and Proceedings) .


CAD/CAE/CAM CIM Computer integrated manufacturing Session computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer-aided manufacturing computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) human factors information technology manufacturing robot robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Faria
    • 1
  • W. Van Puymbroeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonLisboa CodexPortugal
  2. 2.Commission of the European CommunitiesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg, and the authors 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19616-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1786-5
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