Balanced Automation Systems

Download Balanced Automation Systems ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Balanced Automation Systems book pdf for free now.

Balanced Automation Systems

Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
ISBN : 9780387349107
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 46.92 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 206
Read : 613

Towards Balanced Automation The concept. Manufacturing industries worldwide are facing tough challenges as a consequence of the globalization of economy and the openness of the markets. Progress of the economic blocks such as the European Union, NAFTA, and MERCOSUR, and the global agreements such as GATT, in addition to their obvious economic and social consequences, provoke strong paradigm shifts in the way that the manufacturing systems are conceived and operate. To increase profitability and reduce the manufacturing costs, there is a recent tendency towards establishing partnership links among the involved industries, usually between big industries and the networks of components' suppliers. To benefit from the advances in technology, similar agreements are being established between industries and universities and research institutes. Such an open tete-cooperation network may be identified as an extended enterprise or a virtual enterprise. In fact, the manufacturing process is no more carried out by a single enterprise, rather each enterprise is just a node that adds some value (a step in the manufacturing chain) to the cooperation network of enterprises. The new trends create new scenarios and technological challenges, especially to the Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) that clearly comprise the overwhelming majority of manufacturing enterprises worldwide. Under the classical scenarios, these SMEs would have had big difficulties to access or benefit from the state of the art technology, due to their limited human, financial, and material resources.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Balanced Automation Systems For Future Manufacturing Networks

Author : Ángel Ortiz Bas
ISBN : 9783642143410
Genre : Computers
File Size : 56.2 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 125
Read : 383

Manufacturing and operations management paradigms are evolving toward more open and resilient spaces where innovation is driven not only by ever-changing customer needs but also by agile and fast-reacting networked structures. Flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness are properties that the next generation of systems must have in order to successfully support such new emerging trends. Customers are being attracted to be involved in Co-innovation Networks, as - proved responsiveness and agility is expected from industry ecosystems. Renewed production systems needs to be modeled, engineered and deployed in order to achieve cost-effective solutions. BASYS conferences have been developed and organized as a forum in which to share visions and research findings for innovative sustainable and knowledge-based products-services and manufacturing models. Thus, the focus of BASYS is to discuss how human actors, emergent technologies and even organizations are integrated in order to redefine the way in which the val- creation process must be conceived and realized. BASYS 2010, which was held in Valencia, Spain, proposed new approaches in automation where synergies between people, systems and organizations need to be fully exploited in order to create high added-value products and services. This book contains the selection of the papers which were accepted for presentation at the BASYS 2010 conference, covering consolidated and emerging topics of the conference scope.
Category: Computers

Balanced Automation Systems Ii

Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
ISBN : 9780387350653
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 20.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 498
Read : 801

xiv box for Balanced Automation, research in this area is still young and emerging. In our opinion, the development of hybrid balanced solutions to cope with a variety of automation levels and manual approaches, is a much more challenging research problem than the search for a purely automatic solution. Various research activities described in this book illustrate some of these challenges through the development proposals, assisting tools, and initial results. In certain chapters however, the balancing aspects are not yet achieved in the research area, but their inclusion in this book is intended to give a broader and more comprehensive perspective of the multiple areas involved. One important aspect to be noticed is the extension and application of the concept of balanced automation to all areas of the manufacturing enterprise. Clearly, the need for a "balanced" approach is not restricted to the shop floor components, rather it applies to all other areas, as illustrated by the wide spectrum of research contributions found in this book. For instance, the need for an appropriate integration of multiple systems and their perspectives is particularly important for the implantation of virtual enterprises. Although both the BASYS'95 and the BASYS'96 conferences have provided important contributions, approaches, and tools for the implantation of balanced automation systems, there are a number of areas that require further research: .
Category: Technology & Engineering

Information Technology For Balanced Manufacturing Systems

Author : Weiming Shen
ISBN : 9780387365947
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 86.13 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 265
Read : 718

BASYS conferences were initially organized to promote the development of balanced automation systems. The first BASYS conference was successfully launched in Victoria, Brazil, in 1995. BASYS'06 is the 7th edition in this series. This book comprises three invited keynote papers and forty-nine regular papers accepted for presentation at the conference. All together, these papers will make significant contributions to the literature of Intelligent Technology for Balanced Manufacturing Systems.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Advances In Networked Enterprises

Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
ISBN : 9780387355290
Genre : Computers
File Size : 88.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 731
Read : 406

New market trends and the emergence of the so-called Internet-based `new economy' are leading companies to new forms of organization, mostly relying on privileged cooperation links. Nowadays, most manufacturing processes are not carried out by single enterprises. Rather, organizations feel the need to focus on their core competencies and join efforts with others, in order to fulfill the requirements of new products/services demanded by the global market. In a cooperative networked organization, every enterprise is just a node that adds some value to the process; namely, a step in the manufacturing/supply chain. Furthermore, manufacturing companies increasingly encompass what has typically been regarded as the domain of the service sector. They try to establish long-term relationships with their customers, in order to service their needs around a manufactured product. For these reasons, the area of virtual organizations and industrial virtual enterprises is attracting growing interest in terms of research and development, and implementation approaches for new business practices. The main emphasis of this book is on virtual enterprises and other networked organizations, with special focus on: supporting infrastructures and management of distributed business processes, intelligent multi-agent systems, knowledge management, human interfaces, and socio-economical aspects. Also included in the book are related topics on automation, both in manufacturing and transportation. Special attention is assigned to the fact that advances in information technology and new organizational paradigms will be used not only to induce new economic structures, but also to help a sustainable migration of existing systems towards the new economy. When electronic business initiatives attract such widespread attention, it is important to conciliate the `old' and `new' economies under a balanced perspective. Advances in Networked Enterprises is essential reading for researchers and engineering students in production engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial sociology, and transportation, as well as for engineers and practitioners in manufacturing and transportation systems organization and planning.
Category: Computers

Intelligent Systems For Manufacturing

Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
ISBN : 9780387353906
Genre : Computers
File Size : 43.31 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 863
Read : 232

Towards Intelligent Manufacturing Systems This book contains the selected articles from the third International Conference on lriformation Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing. A rapid evolution in a number of areas leading to Intelligent Manufacturing Systems has been [email protected] in recent years. Significant efforts are being spent on this research area, namely in terms of international cooperative projects, like the IMS initiative, the USA NIIIP (National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols) project, or the European ESPRIT programme, and a growing number of conferences and workshops. The importance of the Information and Communication Technologies in the manufacturing area is weIl established today. The proper combination of these areas with the socio-organizational issues, supported by intelligent tools, is however, more difficult to achieve, and fully justifies the need for the BASYS conference and the publication of the series of books on Balanced Automation SyStems. The first book of this series focused on the topic of "Architectures and Design Methods", was published in 1995. Mahy of the fundamental aspects of manufacturing, and some preliminary results were presented in this book. Among others, the topics included: Modeling and design of FMS, Enterprise modeling and organization, Decision support systems in manufacturing, Anthropocentric systems, CAE/CAD/CAM integration, Scheduling systems, Extended enterprises, Multi agent system architecture, Balanced flexibility, Intelligent supervision systems, Shop-floor control, and Computer aided process planning.
Category: Computers

Dictionary Of Acronyms And Technical Abbreviations

Author : J. Vlietstra
ISBN : 1852333979
Genre : Computers
File Size : 30.57 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 960
Read : 440

This Dictionary covers information and communication technology (ICT), including hardware and software; information networks, including the Internet and the World Wide Web; automatic control; and ICT-related computer-aided fields. The Dictionary also lists abbreviated names of relevant organizations, conferences, symposia and workshops. This reference is important for all practitioners and users in the areas mentioned above, and those who consult or write technical material. This Second Edition contains 10,000 new entries, for a total of 33,000.
Category: Computers

Emerging Solutions For Future Manufacturing Systems

Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
ISBN : 9780387228280
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 44.35 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 633
Read : 1169

Industries and particularly the manufacturing sector have been facing difficult challenges in a context of socio-economic turbulence characterized by complexity as well as the speed of change in causal interconnections in the socio-economic environment. In order to respond to these challenges companies are forced to seek new technological and organizational solutions. In this context two main characteristics emerge as key properties of a modern automation system – agility and distribution. Agility because systems need not only to be flexible in order to adjust to a number of a-priori defined scenarios, but rather must cope with unpredictability. Distribution in the sense that automation and business processes are becoming distributed and supported by collaborative networks. Emerging Solutions for Future Manufacturing Systems includes the papers selected for the BASYS’04 conference, which was held in Vienna, Austria in September 2004 and sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
Category: Technology & Engineering

Automated Systems Based On Human Skill And Knowledge 2003

Author : J. Stahre
ISBN : UOM:39015059283104
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 49.27 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 676
Read : 241

The symposium focuses the impact of automation on the human, throughout our lives. We are constantly increasing our use of automation during work as well as recreation, in sickness and in health. Therefore, the creation of a sustainable synergy between people and the possibilities of automated systems is becoming a central task for the global society. The main objective of this symposium is to arrange a future- and solution-oriented meeting between international scientists, application specialists, and industrial experts. The topics of the Symposium will include, but are not limited to: Human-centred and participatory design, Adaptive and dynamic automation, levels of automation, automation in working life, simulation of humans in automated contexts, personal, wearable, and ubiquitous automation, home automation, cognitive aspects of automation, human supervisory control, disturbance handling in complex systems, maintenance of automated systems, complex and safety-critical systems, human learning in automated systems, product and system design methods for automation, cultural and ethical aspects of automation, environmental and sustainability aspects, economic aspects of automation, education and training issues Provides the latest research on Automated Systems, Human Skill Contains contributions written by experts in the field Part of the IFAC Proceedings Series which provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics in control engineering.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Innovation In Manufacturing Networks

Author : Américo Azevedo
ISBN : 9780387094915
Genre : Computers
File Size : 38.31 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 733
Read : 520

Innovation in Manufacturing Networks A fundamental concept of the emergent business, scientific and technological paradigms ces area, innovation the ability to apply new ideas to products, processes, organizational practices and business models - is crucial for the future competitiveness of organizations in a continually increasingly globalised, knowledge-intensive marketplace. Responsiveness, agility as well as the high performance of manufacturing systems is responsible for the recent changes in addition to the call for new approaches to achieve cost-effective responsiveness at all the levels of an enterprise. Moreover, creating appropriate frameworks for exploring the most effective synergies between human potential and automated systems represents an enormous challenge in terms of processes characterization, modelling, and the development of adequate support tools. The implementation and use of Automation Systems requires an ever increasing knowledge of enabling technologies and Business Practices. Moreover, the digital and networked world will surely trigger new business practices. In this context and in order to achieve the desired effective and efficiency performance levels, it is crucial to maintain a balance between both the technical aspects and the human and social aspects when developing and applying new innovations and innovative enabling technologies. BASYS conferences have been developed and organized so as to promote the development of balanced automation systems in an attempt to address the majority of the current open issues.
Category: Computers

Information Technology Entrepreneurship And Innovation

Author : Zhao, Fang
ISBN : 9781599049021
Genre : Computers
File Size : 26.69 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 387
Read : 1204

It has become a widely-recognized fact that entrepreneurs and information technology have become the backbone of the world economy. The increasing penetration of IT in society and in most of industries/businesses, as well as the joining forces of entrepreneurship and innovation in the economy, reinforce the need for a leading and authoritative research handbook to disseminate leading edge findings about entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of IT from an international perspective. Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents current studies on the nature, process and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in the development, implementation, and application of information technology worldwide, as well as providing academics, entrepreneurs, managers, and practitioners with up-to-date, comprehensive, and rigorous research-based articles on the formation and implementation of effective strategies and business plans.
Category: Computers

Automated Systems Based On Human Skill 1997

Author : International Federation of Automatic Control
ISBN : CORNELL:31924084588387
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 49.31 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 187
Read : 960

Paperback. These proceedings contain the papers presented at the 6th IFAC Symposium on Automated Systems Based on Human Skill (Joint Design of Technology and Organisation) held in Kranjska gora, Slovenia. The symposium theme was split into two different industry-oriented workshops. Production 2000 was an international event with the emphasis on the most recent developments in German industry. East meets West was an international gathering exchanging experiences among the different countries from Eastern Europe and the Western countries.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Collaborative Networks Reference Modeling

Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
ISBN : 9780387794266
Genre : Computers
File Size : 90.69 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 511
Read : 1163

Collaborative Networks: Reference Modeling works to establish a theoretical foundation for Collaborative Networks. Particular emphasis is put on modeling multiple facets of collaborative networks and establishing a comprehensive modeling framework that captures and structures diverse perspectives of these complex entities. Further, this book introduces a contribution to the definition of reference models for Collaborative Networks. Collaborative Networks: Reference Modeling provides valuable elements for researchers, PhD students, engineers, managers, and leading practitioners interested in collaborative systems and networked society.
Category: Computers

Knowledge Ecology In Global Business Managing Intellectual Capital

Author : Lytras, Miltiadis D.
ISBN : 9781605662718
Genre : Computers
File Size : 77.35 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 699
Read : 468

Provides ideas on how intellectual capital through emerging technologies can support business performance. Covers topics such as competitive strategy, human resource management, and organizational learning.
Category: Computers

Automated Systems Based On Human Skill 2000

Author : Dietrich Brandt
ISBN : 0080432549
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 82.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 798
Read : 457

This Proceedings contains the papers presented at the IFAC Symposium on Automated systems based on human skill held in Aachen, Germany on 15 - 17 June, 2000. Following the previous six Symposia of the same name, the 7th Symposium brought together researchers, developers and users of control and information systems. The areas of discussion were: •the role of the individual human operator at the work place (human-machine interaction and mental models, skills, motivation, health and satisfaction, creativity in problem-solving and design, quality of working life, safety, responsibility and blame •work-groups supported by technology (human communication and co-operation, participation in decision processes, decision-support systems) •networks of groups and enterprises, (supporting networks of information, control and transportation systems, computer-supported co-operative work, modelling of enterprises) •the impact of control and information technology on society and the natural environment (issues of national strategies, employment and qualification, change, education and re-learning, the roles of trade unions, gender issues, medicine, culture, conviviality and ethics) •the Control Challenge in the 21st Century Emphasis of several discussions was on regional development in view of the global challenges. Furthermore the symbiosis of automation and information technology with art and craft enriched the symposium through the contributions of different artists.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

Author : Günter Ullrich
ISBN : 9783662448144
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 71.70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 248
Read : 1165

This primer is directed at experts and practitioners in intralogistics who are concerned with optimizing material flows. The presentation is comprehensive covering both, practical and theoretical aspects with a moderate degree of specialization, using clear and concise language. Areas of operation as well as technical standards of all relevant components and functions are described. Recent developments in technology and in the markets are taken into account. The goal of this book is to further stronger use of automated guided transport systems and the enhancement of their future performance.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Knowledge And Technology Integration In Production And Services

Author : Vladimír Marík
ISBN : 9780387356136
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 48.82 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 564
Read : 1080

Knowledge and Technology Integration in Production and Services presents novel application scenarios for balanced distributed and integrated systems based on knowledge and up-to-date technology and provides a great opportunity for discussion of concepts, models, methodologies, technological developments, case studies, new research ideas, and other results among specialists. It comprises the proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Technology for BALANCED AUTOMATION SYSTEMS in Manufacturing and Services (BASYS'02), which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in September 2002 in Cancun, Mexico.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Cordis Focus

Author :
ISBN : IND:30000139986586
Genre : Research
File Size : 60.34 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 631
Read : 495

Category: Research