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Information Modeling and Model Implementation



Yung-Tsun Lee, Charles R. McLean, Yan Luo


Today?s manufacturing industry greatly relies on computer technology to support activities throughout a product?s life cycle. Effective and efficient information sharing and exchange among computer systems have been critical issues. Formal information modeling languages that describe information requirements unambiguously is an enabling technology that facilities the development of a large scale, networked, computer environment that behaves consistently and correctly. Manufacturing systems are often costly to develop and operate. Simulation technology has been demonstrated to be an effective tool for improving the efficiency of manufacturing system design, operation, and maintenance. Standard interfaces could help reduce the costs associated with simulation model construction and data exchange between simulation and other software applications -- and thus make simulation technology more affordable and accessible to a wide range of potential industrial users. A machine shop information model has been developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a part of system interoperability efforts. This paper describes the concept of information modeling and implementation methods with a real-life information model, a machine shop information model.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Simulation Conference 2006
Conference Location
Palermo, 1, IT


data exchange, data transfer, database, information model, manufacturing, model implementation, modeling language, product life cycle, simulation


Lee, Y. , McLean, C. and Luo, Y. (2006), Information Modeling and Model Implementation, Proceedings of the International Simulation Conference 2006, Palermo, 1, IT, [online], (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created December 31, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021