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Integrating manufacturing softwares for intelligent planning execution: a CIIMPLEX perspective
Author(s): Bei Tseng Bill Chu; William J. Tolone; Robert G. Wilhelm; M. Hegedus; J. Fesko; T. Finin; Yun Peng; Chris H. Jones; Junshen Long; Mike Matthews; J. Mayfield; J. Shimp; S. Su
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments have made it possible to interoperate complex business applications at much lower costs. Application interoperation, along with business process re- engineering can result in significant savings by eliminating work created by disconnected business processes due to isolated business applications. However, we believe much greater productivity benefits can be achieved by facilitating timely decision-making, utilizing information from multiple enterprise perspectives. The CIIMPLEX enterprise integration architecture is designed to enable such productivity gains by helping people to carry out integrated enterprise scenarios. An enterprise scenario is triggered typically by some external event. The goal of an enterprise scenario is to make the right decisions considering the full context of the problem. Enterprise scenarios are difficult for people to carry out because of the interdependencies among various actions. One can easily be overwhelmed by the large amount of information. We propose the use of software agents to help gathering relevant information and present them in the appropriate context of an enterprise scenario. The CIIMPLEX enterprise integration architecture is based on the FAIME methodology for application interoperation and plug-and-play. It also explores the use of software agents in application plug-and- play.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 1997
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 2913, Plug and Play Software for Agile Manufacturing, (21 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263460
Show Author Affiliations
Bei Tseng Bill Chu, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
William J. Tolone, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Robert G. Wilhelm, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
M. Hegedus, IBM Corp. (United States)
J. Fesko, IBM Corp. (United States)
T. Finin, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
Yun Peng, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
Chris H. Jones, IBM Corp. (United States)
Junshen Long, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Mike Matthews, IBM Corp. (United States)
J. Mayfield, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
J. Shimp, QAD Inc. (United States)
S. Su, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2913:
Plug and Play Software for Agile Manufacturing
Barbara L. Maia Goldstein, Editor(s)

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