• S. M. Deen
Part of the Advanced Information Processing book series (AIP)


As explained in the Foreword the idea of an international programme on Manufacturing Science was originally initiated in 1989 by Professor H. Yoshikawa of Japan, the then Professor of Precision Engineering at the University of Tokyo. His 1989 paper states

The intelligent manufacturing system takes the intelligent activities in manufacturing and uses them to better harmonise human beings and intelligent machines... integrating the entire corporation from marketing through the design, production and distribution, in a flexible manner, which improves productivity.


Flexible Manufacture System Shot Blasting Intelligent Activity Holonic Manufacturing System Intelligent Physical Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Deen
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of KeeleEngland

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