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CERC Technical Report Series

Research Note


Engineering Information System: A Comparison

R. Kannan

April 1990

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: This effort has been sponsored by Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under contract No. MDA972-88-C-0047 for DARPA Initiative in Concurrent Engineering (DICE).

Concurrent Engineering Research Center

West Virginia Univeraisity

Drawer 2000, Morgantown WV 26505

Engineering Information System: a comparison

CERC-TR-RN-90-001 Concurrent Engineering Research Center 2

Engineering Information System: a comparison

An Analysis of DICE and EIS1

R. Kannan
Concurrent Engineering Research Center
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26505

EIS: Engineering Information System

Executive Summary

The EIS program was initiated by the Dept. Of Defense (USA) to address growing problems of engineering information management on DoD programs. Prior to the EIS program, between 1985- 1986, the DoD developed requirements for an electronic information processing system [The DoD Requirements for EIS Vol.1 and Vol.2] and the charter of EIS is to develop a set of EIS standards satisfying the requirements and prototype an environment which demonstrates the standards.

Specifically the proposed EIS was required to facilitate seamless and consistent information exchange between multiple organizations comprising of people and or computer systems and tools in a highly integrated fashion even if these organizations or the individual components were not originally designed and equipped to exchange information at any level.