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ALPS: A Language for Process Specification



Brian Catron, Steven R. Ray


This paper describes research identifying information models to facilitate process specification and to transfer this information to process control. A conceptual schema is introduced as a means to bridge the gap between process planning requirements and production control requirements. The result is a process specification language based on directed graph notation which allows full specification of parallel activities, event synchronization, alternative processes, resource management, and task decomposition.
The Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing


A Language for Process Specification (ALPS), information models, manufacturing, process specification


Catron, B. and Ray, S. (1991), ALPS: A Language for Process Specification, The Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, [online], (Accessed May 22, 2024)


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Created August 31, 1991, Updated October 12, 2021