Advancing Common Basic Services for Distributed Concurrent Engineering Applications


ADVANCE - 8148

Keywords concurrent engineering, frameworks, open co-operative processing


Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 30 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of ADVANCE is to offer a uniform approach to concurrent engineering by providing system services and tools which are needed to support a co-operative effort in an industrial development cycle. The key component of ADVANCE is the set of "Common Basic Services" which provide enhanced services to frameworks and directly to tools, whether integrated in the framework or only loosely coupled. The expected benefit for the user will be increased efficiency and integration including access to multiple data stores.

The Common Basic Services will consist of a flexible control mechanism, a basic event-handling system and an awareness service. These will be integrated with an object-oriented data and programming model and supported by distributed shared memory technology and an inter-tool communication facility. The Common Basic Services will be controlled by higher level tools and applications.

The major activities to be carried out in ADVANCE are:


CONTACT POINT

Dr Nett
GMD
Postfach 1616
D - 5205 St. Augustin 2
tel: + 49 / 22 41 14 27 55
fax: + 49 / 2241 142 105

Participants

GMD - D - C
DASSAULT ELECTRONIQUE - F - P
PHILIPS - NL - P
SHORT MISSILE SYSTEMS LTD - IRL - P
SIEMENS - D - P
SOFTWARE AND SYSTEM ENGINEERING - IRL - P
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN - IRL - P


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ADVANCE - 8148, December 1993


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