Open standard, open source and peer-to-peer tools and methods for collaborative product development

H Aziz, J Gao, P Maropoulos, W M Cheung

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on a collaborative product development and knowledge management platform for small to medium enterprises. It has been recognised that current product lifecycle management (PLM) implementations are document oriented, have a non-customisable data model and inter-enterprise integration difficulties. To overcome these, an ontological knowledge management methodology utilising the semantic web initiative data formats was added to a PLM and an open source alternative. Shortcomings of centralised architectures are highlighted and a solution using a de-centralised architecture proposed. This is implementable at low cost; the scalability increases in line with user numbers. Ontologies, rules and workflows are reusable and extendable.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)260-271
    Number of pages12
    JournalComputers in Industry
    Volume56
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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