Blackboard approach in design planning for concurrent engineering environment

Reidsma, C. and Szczerbicki, E. (1998) Blackboard approach in design planning for concurrent engineering environment. Cybernetics and Systems, 29 7: 729-750. doi:10.1080/019697298125506

Author Reidsma, C.
Szczerbicki, E.
Title Blackboard approach in design planning for concurrent engineering environment
Journal name Cybernetics and Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0196-9722
Publication date 1998-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/019697298125506
Volume 29
Issue 7
Start page 729
End page 750
Total pages 22
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract Concurrent Engineering s CE. is a strategy that attempts to process as many product development tasks in parallel, and incorporate relevant life-cycle attributes as early as possible in the design phase in an effort to reduce the duration of design projects, save development costs, and provide better quality products. The implementation of such a strategy considerably increases the complexity of the design process and makes it more difficult to plan and manage . New approaches and tools based on artificial intelligence methodologies are needed to deal with the above complexity. This paper discusses an architecture that uses a particular type of database that is able to mimic human cognitive processes called a blackboard database, as the basic tool for providing decision-making support for planning and controlling a CE design process. It is expected that a blackboard-based design planning model developed in the study will be able to support companies in a major technological change from sequential to concurrent engineering.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 29 Oct 2010

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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