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Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World

Proceedings of the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2008)

  • Richard Curran
  • Shuo-Yan Chou
  • Amy Trappey
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advanced Concurrent Engineering book series (ACENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Collaborative Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nan Li, Jianzhong Cha, Yiping Lu, Jia-qing Yu
      Pages 3-10
    3. Moisés Dutra, Parisa Ghodous, Ricardo Gonçalves
      Pages 11-19
    4. Amy J. C. Trappey, David W. Hsiao, Lin Ma, Yu-Liang Chung, Yong-Lin Kuo
      Pages 29-41
  3. Collaborative Engineering Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Olivier Kuhn, Moisées Lima Dutra, Parisa Ghodous, Thomas Dusch, Pierre Collet
      Pages 53-61
    3. Lutz Schubert, Alexander Kipp, Stefan Wesner
      Pages 63-75
    4. Stefano Beco, Andrea Parrini, Carlo Paccagnini, Fred Feresin, Arne Tøn, Rolf Lervik et al.
      Pages 77-85
  4. Cost Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. R. Curran, P. Watson, P Hawthorne, S Cowan
      Pages 89-111
    3. Paul Baguley, Rajkumar Roy, James Watson
      Pages 113-121
    4. Mohammad Saravi, Linda Newnes, Antony Roy Mileham, Yee Mey Goh
      Pages 123-130
  5. Drone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Matthew Cassidy, Richard Gault, Richard Cooper, Jian Wang
      Pages 133-142
    3. Richard Gault, Richard Cooper, Jian Wang, Graham Collin
      Pages 143-151
    4. Richard Gault, Richard Cooper, Jian Wang, Srinivasan Raghunathan, Graeme Mawhinney
      Pages 153-161
    5. Jian Chen, Jian Wang, Gerard Muckian
      Pages 163-172

About these proceedings


The recognized requirement for advancements in Concurrent Engineering for sustainable productivity enhancement (improved quality of life) can be viewed positively. The basic aim of productivity enhancement is changing, from primarily seeking collaborative enterprise engineered solutions through a more restricted short-term market view. Rather, it is looking forward to a more expansive truly concurrent engineering approach to development that must be adopted in order to synthesize all of the far-reaching requirements and implications relating to products and their intended operation, service provision and end-of-life. It is already evident in this new century that the desire for sustainable development is increasingly driving the market to reach for new and innovative solutions that more effectively utilize the resources we have inherited from previous generations; with the obvious responsibility to future generations.

There is a need to rethink the way in which we make things in order to revise the ‘cradle to grave’ philosophy of the industrial revolution, which can be viewed as an extreme relative to nature’s principle of sustainable evolution. Human productivity and progress can be positively engineered and managed in harmony with the provision and needs of our natural environment. One century on from the industrial revolution, this is now the time of the sustainable revolution; requiring holistic technological, process and people integrated solutions to sustained socio-economic enhancement. It might surprise Albert Einstein that he rather well encapsulated the nature of this ‘evolutionary struggle’ when he stated: "The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation".

Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World gathers together papers from the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2008), to stimulate the new thinking that is so crucial to our sustained productivity enhancement and quality of life.


Natur Patent Service environment information system knowledge management management model modeling optimization organization quality simulation systems engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Curran
    • 1
  • Shuo-Yan Chou
    • 2
  • Amy Trappey
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringChair of Aerospace Management and Operations TU DelftDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Management (IM)National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)Taipei 106Taiwan
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering ManagementNational Tsing Hua University (NTHU)Hsinchu 300Taiwan

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