- D2: Model-driven services version 1 (initial and limited version)
This report describes the first
version of the MAPPER services. The overall MAPPER system
architecture is presented and its components are described. Then the
basic principles of service orchestration based on active knowledge
models are explained. To illustrate the design of the system, three
usage scenarios developed in the use cases (WP1 / WP2 / WP3) are
augmented with a technical description, how the different aspects
mentioned in the scenarios are accomplished by the MAPPER services.
Further on, the interfaces are described in detail.
- D3: Framework for validation of economic, social and technical viewpoints
This deliverable introduces the validation approach for the MAPPER project by defining the MAPPER validation framework. This framework includes and orchestrates approaches and methodologies from different fields and defines the validation actions to be performed.
Validation in MAPPER covers economic, socio-technical and technical viewpoints. The economic viewpoint mainly focuses on business value and coherence with business drivers like reduced lifecycle time or increased flexibility. Sustainable collaboration for joint value creation of various units in a networked organisation is the main aspect of the socio-technical viewpoint. From a technical point of view, usability of the MAPPER infrastructure and services is a key aspect. The validation framework will include parallel validation activities for these viewpoints
- D7: Requirements to methodology development
This report summarises the requirements to methodology development and provides an overview of the methodology requirements model. The last one is the result of the analysis of the use case requirements formulated in D4, D5, and D6 respectively.
The baseline of the MAPPER Methodology, which aims to give advice, help to define and generally support how to perform certain important tasks in a networked manufacturing enterprise has been assessed. It covers four separate domains:
- - Formation and operation of sustainable collaboration methodology
- - Inter-organisational learning methodology
- - Multi-project portfolio management methodology
- - Networked manufacturing enterprise modelling methodology
- D12: Participative engineering methodology
This deliverable presents the Participative Engineering Methodology (PEM) developed in work package 4 and consists of this report and an operational solution, available as the MAPPER Design Workplace based on the CVW1 technology from AKM. The workplace provides the methodologies of the PEM as individual service components that can be model-configured, filtered and re-composed to the specific needs of the user. The PEM aims to give advice, help to define and generally support how to perform certain important tasks in a networked manufacturing enterprise. The methodologies of PEM are of various kinds, and are in this report organised according to the following problem areas where they primarily can provide assistance: Methodology development, Organisation, Resource management, Modelling, Collaboration and Product design.
- D13: Standardisation Activities Report
This deliverable reports on the MAPPER project activities related in three different ways to standardisation. Firstly, a proposal for a standardised set of web services relevant for collaborative engineering has been formulated. Efforts are required to bring this proposal to the attention of standardisation bodies. The strategy rather is to team up with relevant other EU projects consortia in finding ways to formal standardisation processes.
Secondly, an approach for visual knowledge-based composition of web services into applications solutions that has been experienced in MAPPER has been presented in Section 4.2. This approach is relevant in respect to standards-based methods for composition of services.
Finally, in the third part, the report points to relevant standardisation activities or standards that are of prime importance to R&D, especially of the MAPPER collaborative platform. Since the standards scenario is very dynamic, identification of existing and forthcoming solutions is a duty task for the MAPPER approach and exploitation.
- D14: Generalised AKM for automotive product development
This report consists of:
- - An evolution of target setting requirements expressed in Deliverable D4, with extension to all Fiat Sectors
- - The evolution of user requirements and description of pilot case study
- - The use of AKM to support design process
- - The adaptation of MAPPER Platform to support Fiat Pilot
The CRF use case focuses on the Target Setting Process (TSP). Five subtasks of TSP are identified as generic or applicable in a wider scope than the TSP. Due to their assumed reusability the subtasks are referred to astask patterns
- D15: Collaborative design process - model, analysis and evaluation
This deliverable encompasses works related to deployment of the MAPPER technology to distributed collaborative design of electronic components. Thus, it directly addresses the use of MAPPER results in electronics industry. The following MAPPER services and infrastructure components have been applied in the use case:
- - active knowledge modelling to representation and modelling of design tasks (processes) and electronic components,
- - tool registration and management services to integration of remote engineering tools, and
- - collaborative workspace CURE as a collaboration platform for elaboration of engineering
The USB High Speed OTG Transceiver (PHY, physical layer) IP core with UTMI+ interface has been the objective of the distributed collaborative design experiment conducted by advICo and Evatronix with support of SUT, AKM and Fern Uni Hagen, as well as other project partners. The performed experiments were using specialised EDA tools and the MAPPER collaborative platform as enabling environment for collaboration.
- D16: Generalised AKM for automotive distributed product design
The deliverable presents the approach to developing Active Knowledge Architectures, product knowledge modelling, and generalised active knowledge models in the form of task patterns, skill and competence modelling, product knowledge models as well as configurable visual workplaces. We also discuss the use of generalised active knowledge models with an external partner, and our experiences and findings from evaluations of the work done in WP3, including the contributions from ethnography.
The use case at Kongsberg Automotive AB (KA) focuses on the process of innovation (POI). Nine subtasks of POI are identified as generic or applicable in a wider scope than POI: Support for meetings, POI testing, Establish material specification, Develop new test method, Brainstorming, External testing, Prototype build, Establish product specification, and Benchmarking. Due to their assumed reusability the subtasks are presented in the form oftask patterns.
- D20: Report on raising public participation and awareness
MAPPER used special measures in order to assure inter-regional shared understanding of MAPPER technology components among the project use cases, as well as the various regional industrial user groups, like design games (Organizational Kit Game, Ice Cream Model game) and various other Scenario Building Techniques.
The task of promoting an inter-regional shared understanding leveraging the mobility of a facilitator has been accomplished by a MAPPER "missionary" that travelled visiting the various MAPPER use cases, as well as the various regional industrial user groups, facilitating the emergence of shared understanding - on MAPPER themes and issues - in different cultural settings, and harmonising approaches, models, interpretations, social constructs.