KOVÁCS, G. L. - BARTÓK, P. - HAIDEGGER, G. (Eds.): Digital enterprise challenges.
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Proceedings from a November 2001 conference held in Budapest, Hungary, focusing on computer applications in manufacturing. Forty-nine contributions are arranged in sections on modeling and simulation; reverse engineering and CAD; life-cycle engineering; process and product development; energy sector, general planning; digital factory; virtual enterprises and holonic manufacturing; decision support in engineering and genetic algorithms; supply chain management; manufacturing control; and robotics. A sampling of topics: modeling and management of production networks, volumetric tools for machining planning, a net based solution for lifecycle engineering, the workflow-enabled civil construction enterprise integration, a planning and management infrastructure for complex distributed organizations, and virtual enterprises and security.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR 

Book Description
Digital Enterprise Challenges comprises the proceedings of the Eleventh International PROLAMAT conference, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Budapest, Hungary in November 2001. This volume contains case studies, theoretical papers and project development reports on one of the greatest challenges facing the new digital enterprises: Life Cycle Approach to Management and Production. In an increasingly environment-conscious world, manufacturing and production are seen as part of a larger picture: the product life cycle (production - use - disposal), and are looked at from three different aspects: technology, economy and ecology (environmental impact). The PROLAMAT conference focuses on technology while also embracing the other two aspects; various solutions for the different activities are presented in the papers. Main issues discussed in the book are + CAD/CAM/CIM/CAE, Reverse Engineering; + SCM, ERP, Networking, Web Based Applications; + Decision Support Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing; + Modelling and Simulation; + Virtual and Real Enterprises, Life-Cycle Approach, Management; + Control and Robotics Applications. This volume is essential reading for academics, students, managers and industrial experts working in these areas. 

Book Info
Comprises the proceedings of the Eleventh Intl PROLAMAT conference held in Budapest, Hungary, November 2001.