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Languages for Automation

  • Shi-Kuo Chang

Part of the Management and Information Systems book series (MIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Office Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clarence A. Ellis
      Pages 3-26
    3. James A. Larson, Jennifer B. Wallick
      Pages 95-105
    4. S. Oyanagi, H. Sakai, T. Tanaka, S. Fujita, A. Tanaka
      Pages 107-122
  3. Query Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Yannis Vassiliou, Matthias Jarke, Edward Stohr, Jon Turner, Norman White
      Pages 123-141
    3. Stephen D. Burd, Shuh-Shen Pan, Andrew B. Whinston
      Pages 143-162
    4. Kazuo Sugihara, Tohru Kikuno, Noriyoshi Yoshida
      Pages 163-178
  4. Data Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Gary D. Kimura, Alan C. Shaw
      Pages 179-196
    3. Stanley B. Zdonik
      Pages 197-222
    4. J. Miguel Gerzso, Alejandro P. Buchmann
      Pages 223-244
    5. Nick Roussopoulos, Leo Mark
      Pages 275-295
  5. Communication Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. S. K. Chang, P. Chan, T. D. Donnadieu, L. Leung, F. Montenoise
      Pages 297-322
    3. Kazunari Nakane, Hiroshi Kotera, Masao Togawa, Yoshinori Sakai
      Pages 323-333
    4. G. Castelli, F. De Cindio, G. De Michelis, C. Simone
      Pages 357-368
  6. Robotics and the CAD/CAM Languages

  7. Management and Automation

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 513-520

About this book

Introduction

Two central ideas in the movement toward advanced automation systems are the office-of-the-future (or office automation system), and the factory­ of-the-future (or factory automation system). An office automation system is an integrated system with diversified office equipment, communication devices, intelligent terminals, intelligent copiers, etc., for providing information management and control in a dis­ tributed office environment. A factory automation system is also an inte­ grated system with programmable machine tools, robots, and other pro­ cess equipment such as new "peripherals," for providing manufacturing information management and control. Such advanced automation systems can be regarded as the response to the demand for greater variety, greater flexibility, customized designs, rapid response, and 'Just-in-time" delivery of office services or manufac­ tured goods. The economy of scope, which allows the production of a vari­ ety of similar products in random order, gradually replaces the economy of scale derived from overall volume of operations. In other words, we are gradually switching from the production of large volumes of standard products to systems for the production of a wide variety of similar products in small batches. This is the phenomenon of "demassification" of the marketplace, as described by Alvin Toffier in The Third Wave.

Keywords

automation control data structures design language logic programming management Petri net Processing programming programming language robot robotics simulation Turing

Editors and affiliations

  • Shi-Kuo Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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