Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/65182
Title: Supporting collaborative product design in an agent based environment
Authors: Fang, WD
Tang, MX 
Frazer, JH
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries Lecture notes in artificial intelligence and Lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2003, v. 2718, p. 447-460
Abstract: One of the problems in building collaborative and intelligent design systems is the difficulty in integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW) with design knowledge to generate results to the satisfaction of designers who often have high demands on aesthetics as well as scientific aspects of a supporting tool. In this paper, we present an open and flexible design computing architecture, which has the characteristics of both Client/Server (C/S) model and distributed model. Two collaboration processes (synchronous and asynchronous) are facilitated in this proposed architecture. For the design of agents, we propose a new model to deal with various types of knowledge sources, which have to be incorporated in the collaboration process. Versioning and locking mechanisms are implemented to support synchronous and asynchronous collaborations. Based on this architecture, a collaborative design environment has been implemented using the standard of Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM).
Keywords: Autonomous Agents
Collaborative Design
AI
DCOM
MAS
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries Lecture notes in artificial intelligence and Lecture notes in bioinformatics) 
ISBN: 978-3-540-40455-2 (print)
978-3-540-45034-4 (online)
ISSN: 0302-9743
EISSN: 1611-3349
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45034-3_45
Description: 16th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2003 Loughborough, UK, June 23–26, 2003
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