Nato ASI Subseries F:

Advanced Information Technologies for Industrial Material Flow Systems

Editors: Nof, Shimon Y., Moodie, Colin L. (Eds.)

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This book contains the results of an Advanced Research Workshop that took place in Grenoble, France, in June 1988. The objective of this NATO ARW on Advanced Information Technologies for Industrial Material Flow Systems (MFS) was to bring together eminent research professionals from academia, industry and government who specialize in the study and application of information technology for material flow contro!' The current world status was reviewed and an agenda for needed research was discussed and established. The workshop focused on the following subjects: The nature of information within the material flow domain. Status of contemporary databases for engineering and material flow. Distributed databases and information integration. Artificial intelligence techniques and models for material flow problem solving. Digital communications for material flow systems. Robotics, intelligent systems, and material flow contro!' Material handling and storage systems information and contro!' Implementation, organization, and economic research-issues as related to the above. Material flow control is as important as manufacturing and other process control in the computer integrated environment. Important developments have been occurring internationally in information technology, robotics, artificial intelligence and their application in material flow/material handling systems. In a traditional sense, material flow in manufacturing (and other industrial operations) consists of the independent movement of work-in-process between processing entities in order to fulfill the requirements of the appropriate production and process plans. Generally, information, in this environment, has been communicated from processors to movers.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Managing Information Complexity in Material Flow Systems

    Solberg, James J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Information Dynamics for Computer Integrated Product Realization

    Fritsch, Charles A.

    Pages 21-38

  • Some Interactions of Information and Control in Integrated Automation Systems

    Barkmeyer, Edward J.

    Pages 39-54

  • Distributed, Intelligent Information System for Automated, Integrated Manufacturing Systems

    Weber, Detlef M. (et al.)

    Pages 57-79

  • Applying Distributed Artificial Intelligence to Flexible Manufacturing

    Shaw, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 81-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Information Technologies for Industrial Material Flow Systems
Editors
  • Shimon Y. Nof
  • Colin L. Moodie
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries F:
Series Volume
53
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-74575-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-74575-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-74577-5
Series ISSN
0258-1248
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 710
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