Open standard, open source and peer-to-peer tools and methods for collaborative product development


This paper reports on a collaborative product development and knowledge management platform for small to medium enterprises. It has been recognised that current product lifecycle management (PLM) implementations are document oriented, have a non-customisable data model and inter-enterprise integration difficulties. To overcome these, an ontological knowledge management methodology utilising the semantic web initiative data formats was added to a PLM and an open source alternative. Shortcomings of centralised architectures are highlighted and a solution using a de-centralised architecture proposed. This is implementable at low cost; the scalability increases in line with user numbers. Ontologies, rules and workflows are reusable and extendable.

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Publication ISSN: 1872-6194
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Published Date: 2005
Authors: Aziz, H
Gao, J
Maropoulos, P (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6525-6216)
Cheung, W M

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