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Interactions between Service and Product Lifecycle Management

Authors: Stefan Wiesner, Mike Freitag, Ingo Westphal, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
7th CIRP conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPSS), (BIBA, Fraunhofer), 21-22/05/2015, St. Etienne, France

The adoption of advanced manufacturing intelligence technologies requires managing the interaction of information in Product-Service Systems (PSS) by combining Product (PLM) and Service Lifecycle Management (SLM). While up to now no sound methodology exists, there is a strong need to have bi-directional coordination and interaction between PLM and SLM in a systematic way. A further challenge is to close loops, for example feedback from service delivery to the beginning-of-life phase of products. The objective of this paper is therefore to identify the interactions between SLM and PLM in manufacturing firms, based on expert interviews and illustrated in PSS use cases.

Date of publication: 22/05/2015

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Integrating Gamification in Mechanical Engineering Systems to support Knowledge Processes

Authors: Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Ioana Andreea Stănescu, Maira B. Carvahlo, Antoniu Stefan, Marian Banica, Theodore Lim
ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2015 (BIBA), 02-05/08/2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Rapid technological changes have a large influence in the field of engineering systems. However, just being fast is not sufficient; additionally, the system has to be user-friendly, flexible and cost effective. Serious Games (SG), as fast-paced, immersive, interactive media, have not only become popular in various learning and training environments, including engineering, but there are also several examples on how game-based mechanisms can be used to enhance User Experience (UX) and performance. So far, gamification of Mechanical Engineering Systems (MES) have not reached their full potential, due to the fact that gamification efforts are costly, time consuming to develop, and require the constant involvement of MES developers even for small changes. Furthermore, its adaption to MES requires specific knowledge in game design and development. Thus, as demand for user friendlier, intuitive interfaces increases, there is also a need for support tools that enable access to design and development of gamification mechanisms for non-SG professionals. In this context, the authors discuss the creation of a library of User Interface (UI) automation tools that enables gamification and through which tutors can create interactive learning scenarios to guide users through the functionalities of engineering systems. Such tools have the potential to support knowledge processes, respectively knowledge experiencing, conceptualizing, analyzing and applying, in engineering environments.

Date of publication: 04/08/2015

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Challenges for Requirements Engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems in Distributed Environments

Authors: Stefan Wiesner, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2015 (BIBA), 07-09/09/2015, Tokyo, Japan (WP2)

Engineering of systems is highly influenced by rapid technological changes, such as the emergence of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). These are interconnected embedded systems enabled by human-machine interaction. Realisation of CPS require a collaboration between mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science since different components are delivered and developed by different disciplines. Consequently, the Requirements Engineering (RE) process needs to consider multi-disciplinary perspectives. The objective of this paper is to elaborate the specific challenges of RE for CPS in a distributed environment and to identify knowledge sources and targets in CPS engineering. It describes the relevant types of knowledge and defines appropriate exchange mechanisms and standards.

Date of publication: 18/08/2015

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Visualization of Interactions Between Product and Service Lifecycle Management

Authors: Ingo Westphal, Mike Freitag, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2015 (Fraunhofer, BIBA), 07-09/09/2015, Tokyo, Japan (WP4-5) – Best Paper Award

The adoption of advanced manufacturing intelligence technologies offers opportunities for new profitable business models. The basis for this is the data that is related to the manufactured product, the physical components used for the manufacturing and the services that are applied in this context. In such a Product-Service System (PSS) there are several interactions and corresponding dependencies between physical products and services that have to be managed to obtain an optimal added value from the PSS. A first step is to make the informational interactions between Product and Service Lifecycle Management (PLM and SLM) transparent and visualize them. The objective of this paper is therefore to identify and visualize the interactions between SLM and PLM in general and as a subsequent step in a use case of a manufacturing enterprise.

Visualization of Interactions Between Product and Service Lifecycle Management

Date of publication: 18/08/2015

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