Knowledge and Skill Chains in Engineering and Manufacturing

Information Infrastructure in the Era of Global Communications Proceedings of the IFIP TC5/WG5.3, WG5.7, WG5.12 Fifth International Working Conference of Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing 2002 (DIIDM2002), November 18–20, 2002 in Osaka, Japan

  • Eiji Arai
  • Fumihiko Kimura
  • Jan Goossenaerts
  • Keiichi Shirase
Conference proceedings

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 168)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Enhancing Knowledge and Skill Chains in Manufacturing and Engineering

    1. Jan B.M. Goossenaerts, Eiji Arai, Keiichi Shirase, John J. Mills, Fumihiko Kimura
      Pages 1-10
  3. Generic Infrastructure Requirements and Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Yoshiki Shimomura, Tetsuo Tomiyama
      Pages 31-38
    3. Kim Jansson, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
      Pages 39-47
    4. Iiro Salkari, Kim Jansson, Iris Karvonen
      Pages 49-56
    5. John J. Mills, J. B. M. Goossenaerts
      Pages 57-65
    6. Satoshi Kanai, Takeshi Kishinami, Toyoaki Tomura, Kiyoshi Uehiro, Kazuhiro Ibuka, Susumu Yamamoto
      Pages 67-74
    7. M. Matsuda, E. Arai, N. Nakano, H. Wakai, H. Takeda, M. Takata et al.
      Pages 75-84
    8. Jörg Nienhaus, Robert Alard, Andreas Sennheiser
      Pages 85-92
    9. Kiyoshi Itoh, Ryo Kawabata, Akiko Hasegawa, Satoshi Kumagai
      Pages 93-100
    10. V. A. Abramov, J. B. M. Goossenaerts, P. De Wilde, L. Correia
      Pages 101-109
    11. Junichi Yagi, Eiji Arai, Keiichi Shirase
      Pages 111-118
    12. Victor V. Kryssanov, Masayuki Okabe, Koh Kakusho, Michihiko Minoh
      Pages 119-126
    13. Sang-Gun Lee, Jae H. Min
      Pages 127-137
  4. External Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Koji Kawashima, Koichi Kasahara, Yasuyuki Nishioka
      Pages 141-148

About these proceedings


This book explores knowledge and skill chains in engineering and manufacturing in the age of global communications. Information infrastructure involves a range of activities from product planning, engineering, and manufacturing trough transportation, marketing, and repair/upgrade to returns and recycling/disposal. Distinct from the traditional engineering database, life-cycle support information has its own characteristic requirements, -- flexible extensibility, distributed architecture, multiple viewpoints, long-time archiving, and product usage information. Several authors address the architecture of the information infrastructure, its services and its requirements. Other papers focus on the knowledge and skill chains that develop in a variety of situations: the supply chain, the factory floor, the man-system interaction, etc. For each of these, state-of-the-art and state-of-research scenarios for various industrial sectors address both engineering and operations requirements in the current socio-economic environment.

The editors’ introductory essay provides a unifying framework for these expert and wide-ranging studies in the modeling, design and development, and applications of information infrastructures in global enterprises and business networks.

This book will be essential reading and reference for all researchers, engineers and managers concerned with business models of, and IT support for virtual enterprises and manufacturing networks. It presents a comprehensive text on information infrastructure for manufacturing and enterprise integration, modeling methodologies, and applications of information and telecommunication technologies.


architecture automation business development ergonomics knowledge management management marketing model modeling simulation tools visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Eiji Arai
    • 1
  • Fumihiko Kimura
    • 2
  • Jan Goossenaerts
    • 3
  • Keiichi Shirase
    • 4
  1. 1.Osaka UniversityJapan
  2. 2.The University of TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Kobe UniversityJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer US 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23851-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23852-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5736
  • About this book
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