As the use of web-centric technology matures within the current market, one of the most widely used standardized data exchange formats is XML (Extensible Markup Language). This is due to the fact that XML-wrapped data can be used and understood by any application that is XML-enabled. This is one of the main factors this paper aims to exploit in order to tackle the problem of improving manufacturing product development in a distributed and collaborative environment within the World-Wide-Web. The objective of this paper is to investigate how XML and the proposed standard XMI (XML Metadata Interchange) can be used as the mediation for associating a commercially available Product Data Management (PDM) system and a manufacturing system, which consists of manufacturing and design domains. In particular, the focus of this paper is to emphasise the way in which systems interoperate and deliver data solutions to enterprise information challenges.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Apr 2003|
|Event||10th European Concurrent Engineering Conference - Plymouth, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Apr 2003 → 16 Apr 2003
|Conference||10th European Concurrent Engineering Conference|
|Period||14/04/03 → 16/04/03|