Model-based collaborative virtual engineering in textile machinery industry: Living lab case study

Abdul Samad Kazi, Tapio Ristimäki, Osman Balkan, Mehmet Kürümlüoglu, Judith Finger, Tomaz Sustar

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    Client demand for on-of-a-kind products and services is leading to a paradigm shift in the way organisations, and especially SMEs collaborate to design, customise, configure, and manage specialised products and services. This paper presents the findings from a living lab case study of a textile machinery manufacturing SME that uses the concept of model-based collaborative virtual engineering and supporting tools in the form of a mashed-up modelserver environment to support the needs of its mobile engineers. Initial findings reveal that use of such an environment provides real-time (on the finger-tips) access to relevant data through a single interface, reduces rework, provides real-time updates, supports on-the-move interactive collaboration, decreases meeting times, and allows for better response to and satisfaction of client needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Technology Management Conference (ICE)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-0-85358-259-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009 - Leiden, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009


    ConferenceIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009


    • collaborative virtual engineering
    • living lab
    • Model-based collaboration
    • model-server
    • textile machinery

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