A framework for collaborative working environments

Su, Daizhong, Xiong, Yu, Zheng, Yongjun and Ji, Shuyan (2008) A framework for collaborative working environments. International Journal of Production Research, 46 (9). pp. 2363-2379. ISSN 0020-7543

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Abstract

To utilize the advantages of existing and emerging Internet techniques and to meet the demands for a new generation of collaborative working environments, a framework with an upperware-middleware architecture is proposed, which consists of four layers: resource layer, middleware layer, upperware layer and application layer. The upperware contains intelligent agents and plug/play facilities; the former coordinates and controls multiple middleware techniques such as Grid computing, Web-services and mobile agents, while the latter are used for the applications, such as semantic CAD, to plug and loose couple into the system. The method of migrating legacy software using automatic wrapper generation technique is also presented. A prototype mobile environment for collaborative product design is presented to illustrate the utilization of the CWE framework in collaborative design and manufacture.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 10:09
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 19:08
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/39253
DOI: 10.1080/00207540701738169

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