Conclusion and Future Work

  • Shane (S.Q.) Xie
  • Yiliu Tu


The last chapter starts with a brief summary of the goal of the book and the future research problems faced by OKP researchers. With respect to the research objectives as stated in Chapter 1, the major achievements or research findings are summarised in Section 16.2. Section 16.3 discusses possible future research directions and topics.


Sheet Metal Information Management System Sheet Metal Part Common Object Request Broker Architecture Information Framework 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Bode, J., 1998, Neutral networks for cost estimation. Journal of Cost Engineering, 40, 25–30.Google Scholar
  2. Bode, J., 2000, Neutral networks for cost estimation: simulations and pilot applications. International Journal of Production Research, 38, 1231–1254.zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Chiu, C. M., Hsu, M. H. and Wang, E. T. G., 2006, Understanding knowledge sharing in virtual communities: An integration of social capital and social cognitive theories. Decision Support Systems, 42(3), 1872–1888.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Dorador, J. M. and Young, R. L .M., 1999, Information Models to support the interaction between Design for Assembly and Assembly Process Planning. Paper presented at the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning, Porto, Portugal.Google Scholar
  5. Ehrlenspiel, K. and Schaal, S., 1992, In CAD integrierte Kostenkalkulation. Konstruktion, 44(12), 407–414.Google Scholar
  6. Hardwick, M., Spooner, D., Rando, T. and Morris, K., 1996, Sharing manufacturing information in virtual enterprises. Communications of the ACM, 39, 46–54.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Heck, B. S., Wills, L. M. and Vachtsevanos, G. J., 2009, Software Technology for Implementing Reusable, Distributed Control Systems. Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering, Volume 39, Part VI, 267–293, DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-3018-4_11.Google Scholar
  8. Huaglory, T., 2001, Advanced life-cycle model for complex product development via stagealigned information-substitutive concurrency and detour. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 14, 281–303.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Ju, B. and Xi, L.F., 2008, A product cost estimation for the early design of sedans using neural networks. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 8(3), 331–349.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Lau, H. and Jiang, B., 1998, A Generic Integrated System from CAD to CAPP: A Neural File-Cum-GT Approach, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol.11, No.1–2, pp. 67–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Lubich, H. P., 1995, Towards a CSCW Framework for Scientific Cooperation in Europe. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 889, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 3-540-58844-2.Google Scholar
  12. Smunt, T. L., 1999, Log-linear and non-log-linear learning curve models for production research and cost estimation. International Journal of Production Research, 37(17), 3901–3911.zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Tamas, K., Lozano, S., Guerrero, F. and Onieva, L., 2000, A flexible costing system for flexible manufacturing systems using activity based costing. International Journal of Production Research, 38, 1615–1630.zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Tu, Y. L. and Xie, S. Q., 2001, An information modelling framework for sheet metal parts intelligent and concurrent design and manufacturing. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 18(12), 873–883.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Tu, Y. L. and Xie, S. Q., 2000, A WWW-based Integrated Product Development Information Management System. IFAC Symposium on Manufacturing, Modeling, Management and Control (MIM2000), 12–14 July 2000, Patras, Greece.Google Scholar
  16. Tu, Y. L. and Xie, S. Q. and Zhou, Z. D., 2001, An Information Modelling Framework to Concurrent Product Design and Manufacturing. IAM’2001, March 17–21, 2001, American University in Dubai, U.A.E.Google Scholar
  17. Wang, C. H. and Bourne, D. A., 1995, Using features and their constraints to aid process planning of sheet metal parts. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1020–1026.Google Scholar
  18. Wagner, R., Castanotto, G. and Goldberg, K., 1997, FixtureNet: interactive computer aided design via the WWW. International Journal of Human–Computer Studies, 46(6), 773–788.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Xie, S. Q., Tu, Y. L., Liu, J. Q. and Zhou, Z. D., 2001, An integrated and concurrent approach for compound sheet metal cutting and punching. International Journal of Production Research, 39(6), 1095–1112.zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Zhang, Y. P., Zhang, C. C. and Wang, H. P. B., 2000, An Internet-based STEP data exchange framework for virtual enterprises. International Journal of Computers in Industry, 41, 51–63.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    • 1
  • Yiliu Tu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Personalised recommendations