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Engineering Informatics: Introduction to the Special Issue

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Author(s)

Sudarsan Rachuri, Eswaran Subrahmanian

Abstract

Computer-aided design, intelligent CAD, engineering analysis, collaborative design support, computer-aided engineering, and product lifecycle management are some of the terms that have emerged over the last 50 years of computing in engineering. Codification and automation of engineering knowledge and methods have had major impacts on engineering practice. The use of computers by engineers has consistently tracked advancements in computer and information sciences. Computing, algorithms, computational methods, and engineering have increasingly intertwined themselves as developments in theory and practice, and both disciplines influence each other. It is now time to begin using the term, Engineering Informatics, to cover the science of the information that flows through these processes.   Informatics, with origins in the German word Informatik referring to automated information processing, has evolved to its current broad definition. The rise of the term informatics can be attributed to the breadth of disciplines that are now accepted and envisioned as contributing to the field of computing and information sciences.
Citation
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering

Keywords

engineering informatics, automated information processing, computer-aided design, intelligent CAD, engineering analysis, collaborative design support, product lifecycle management

Citation

Rachuri, S. and Subrahmanian, E. (2008), Engineering Informatics: Introduction to the Special Issue, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=823046 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created March 1, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017