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Towards Collaborative Virtual Prototyping in a World Market

 
: Jasnoch, U.; Klement, E.; Kress, H.; Schiffner, N.

McGinnis, L.F.; Ahmad, M.M.; Sullivan, W.G. ; Georgia Institute of Technology, Manufacturing Research Center, Atlanta:
Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing 1996. Proceedings of the Sixth International FAIM Conference
New York, USA; Wallingford, UK: Begell House, 1996
ISBN: 1-56700-067-3
S.402-411
International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) <6, 1996, Atlanta/Ga.>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IGD ()
asynchronous communication; collaborative virtual prototyping environment; CSCW; isochronous communication; network technologies; synchronous communication; virtual prototyping

Abstract
Virtual prototyping is a new technology that is considered strategically important by many manufacturers and research institutes. To be competitive in the world market, new products with rapidly increasing complexity have to be developed. In order to foster a close cooperation with brach offices or subcontractor design information has to be exchanged faster and more easier. New hetworking technologies together with communication and conferencing services promote workspace collaboration. This paper provides a brief overview of virtual prototyping, computer supported collaborative work (CSCW) services, network technologies, discusses some facts with respect to collaboration, and draws some conclusions about the impact of an collaborative virtual prototyping environment.

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