CERC Technical Report Series
INTEGRATING A CONCURRENT ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT
J. Toth, University of Pittsburgh
V. Saks, Carnegie Group
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
955 Hartman Run Road, Drawer 2000, Morgantown WV 26505
* To appear in the Proceedings of CALS Expo ?91, Phoenix, Arizona, Nov ?91.
Integrating a Concurrent Engineering Environment
V. Jagannathan*, K. J. Cleetus, R. Kannan, Concurrent Engineering Research Center
Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Group Inc.
The Application Message Interface (AMI) is a software system designed and developed as part of the DARPA Initiative in Concurrent Engineering (DICE). The primary role of AMI is to serve as a flexible method of integration in a Concurrent Engineering (CE) environment. CE environments must support CE activities related to coordinating the team, supporting muti-media communications, and allowing the sharing of all relevant information. CE environments are distributed over a wide-area network and must support evolutionary changes to the environment. AMI is a prototype software system aimed at facilitating seamless integration in such an environment.
* The author was with Cimflex Teknowledge during the course of the development of this work
Acknowledgment: 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).