est. 1970, rev. 2004
To promote research and the development of fundamental
concepts, models, and theories to support applications of Information
Research: To identify and study advanced
issues related to the application of techniques and information technologies
that automate, integrate, and optimize the processes of innovation, design,
production and management, including environmental issues.
Communication: To provide an
international forum for government, academia, research and industry for the
dissemination, publication and peer review of information, research, education
Collaboration: To foster interdisciplinary work and to collaborate with other Technical Committees, Working Groups and global professional organizations with allied interests.
This Technical Committee provides a focus for multi-disciplinary research into the application of information technologies and practices to facilitate information management - that is, to make it easier for people to have up-to-date knowledge, to be flexible, and to adapt. Some non-exclusive examples are:
Product Lifecycle Management
Digital Engineering / Digital Modeling and Simulation / Digital Manufacturing
Computer Aided Product Realization
Integrated Manufacturing / Production Management including Data Management for Production, Process Planning and Tools
Virtual Product Creation, Visualization and Digital Verification of Product and Process
Environmental Information and Decision Support Systems for Environmental Monitoring, Management, Research and Policy, including Risk and Crisis Management
Virtual collaboration supporting the interaction between product,
production, supply chain management, recycling and end of life disposal
Enterprise integration to facilitate product realization.
The aim of the WG is to understand the impact of the whole product life-cycle on product development.
One of the major issues is to analyze and take into account the interaction of products with the
environment which has a strategic importance for the sustainability of future economic development.
The reason is that a product’s life-cycle costs (the total costs and impacts of ownership), which play a
key role in the move toward product-service systems (PSS), become more and more important in the
new economic environment. The objectives are to propose new approaches for product development
taking account of the importance of life-cycle issues, and to develop IT systems supporting product
information in a sustainable way through the product life-cycle. These approaches would include the
consideration of “Green Technology,” so important for our world’s future.
The scope of the WG concerns all aspects of Product Development for the whole life-cycle, including rapid
product development and concept validation, CAD tools for early design, collaborative product development,
capture and reuse of design information, feedback from the supply chain, usage and product recycle
management, etc. More specifically, the following topics are included in the scope of the WG:
Global Product Development (global products, global teams, global processes).
Product Life-cycle Management (PLM) (product life-cycle phases, PLM systems architecture, distributed PLM systems).
Product Life-cycle Engineering concepts and methods (design for the life cycle, life-cycle analysis, through-life aspects – feedback from users and service, knowledge lifecycle management and long-term knowledge sustainment, product-service systems).
New organizational issues within Product Life-cycle Engineering (collaboration strategies, business strategies and benefits, infrastructure and environment, support tools, collaboration environments and platforms, virtual and simulation environments, infrastructure and implementation processes, interoperability and security issues).
Generic issues (value, risk and cost management, emerging standards and best practices, metrics and benchmarking, performance evaluation, educational and training approaches).
WG5.4 - Computer-Aided Innovation
est. 2005, revised 2008
1. To contribute to identify the underlying scientific foundation of Computer Aided Innovation and also to evaluate their effectiveness and efficiency.
2. To identify the state of the art and trends of Computer Aided Innovation Software and its tools and methods by discussing organizational, technological and cognitive aspects of the application of CAI methods and tools.
3. To promote the development of Computer Aided Innovation Software focusing on end-to-end product creation process with methods and tools to ensure the feasibility and success of innovations.
4. To address the main motivations of the industrial sector, regarding the engineering innovation activity with computer tools and methods.
To address the main motivations of the academic community regarding
theoretical foundations of computer aided innovation.
· The Working Group will promote regular working conferences, seminars and workshops on Computer Aided Innovation calling for contributions for clarifying the role of computer aided innovation tools.
· The Working Group will focus in connecting together managers, engineers, scientists and academics interested in pushing forward the development of this new kind of tools and methods.
The Working Group will promote that the best papers presented at its
conferences, seminars and workshops will be further developed and enhanced for
being published in selected journals with high impact.
To promote and encourage the research and
technological development on many aspects of business practices, advanced tools
and mechanisms, and forthcoming standards, in the areas of virtual
organizations, virtual enterprises, and advanced electronic business models.
To contribute to the harmonization and knowledge dissemination of world-wide research results on virtual organizations and collaborative networks, and to foster needed collaborative developments.
· Reference architectures for virtual organizations including life cycle models
· Collaboration models in networked organizations
· Interoperability infrastructures in collaborative web-based environments
· Safe communications and authentication frameworks
· Distributed/federated information and knowledge management
· Assessment of the role of ontology and standards
· Planning and supervision of distributed business processes
· New value systems and assessment methods
· Collaboration coordination and management
· Supporting functions for the full life cycle of virtual organizations
· Novel paradigms and methods to support distributed collaborative
The aim of WG 5.7 is to promote and
encourage the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field of Integrated
Production Management and to maximize global dissemination of this knowledge.
This broad aim is achieved by:
design and implementation of new production planning and control systems taking into account new technology and management philosophy;
CAPM in a CIM environment
including interfaces to CAD and
project management and cost engineering;
knowledge-engineering in CAPM;
CAPM for Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) and Flexible Assembly Systems (FAS);
methods and concepts in CAPM;
economic and social implications of CAPM.
Supply Chain Management
Operations and manufacturing strategy
Business Process Management
Performance Measurement and Benchmarking
Information systems design, modeling and management
Implications of e-Manufacturing, e-Business, e-Commerce
Production management in virtual and extended enterprises and production networks
The purpose of this Working Group is to progress and
to disseminate research and development results in the area of Enterprise
The goal of this group is to bring together experts of multiple disciplines that contribute to this field.
The result of this research is to enable enterprises(networked enterprise, extended enterprise, administration, virtual organizations) or organizational units, applications to interoperate seamlessly with each other either inside and enterprise or among independent enterprises.
Specifically, the goals of the WG are:
G1: to identify the
scientific foundation of enterprise interoperability and promote its acceptance
by the scientific community and all stakeholders;
G2: to identify and to classify the key problems of interoperability to contribute to the elaboration of roadmaps through identifying new research challenges and to facilitate the creation of research projects;
G3: to identify practical tools, methods, architectures and solutions and promote their usage;
G4: to promote the activities and to disseminate the vision of the WG through organizing conferences, workshops and other related activities;
G5: to promote education and to promote the development of the discipline interoperability;
G6: to contribute to the standardization.
Activity 1: to define and characterize
1.1 describe/define enterprise interoperability
1.2 define glossary of terms used in enterprise interoperability
1.3 Review periodically
Activity 2: to identify and characterize key interoperability problems and research issues, deriving them from case studies and practical solution tools and architectures
2.1 to analyze existing project results to identify key interoperability problems, Kai Mertins
2.2 to collect industrial experience scenarios (use cases) using the defined template
2.3 to collect and classify practical tools, methods, architectures and solutions to be used in
Activity 3: to contribute to the scientific foundation of Enterprise Interoperability
3.1 Use a defined framework for classification of the issues
3.2 to create, maintain and use a conceptual structure of enterprise interoperability issues
3.3 to classify previous research results using the framework to identify open research problems
3.4 to use the template to structure the key interoperability problems
3.5 to identify new theoretical contribution to enterprise interoperability area by other research disciplines
3.6 to develop metrics and maturity model for enterprise interoperability
Activity 4: Provide a roadmap for Enterprise Interoperability
4.1 to identify
and analyze the existing roadmaps and other strategic programs on the field of
4.2 to provide recommendations on the definition of a new roadmap based on the results of the analysis and the outcome of activities related to goal 1. The roadmap should identify barriers, opportunities and challenges related to the field of enterprise interoperability and a time plan to address topics related to these challenges
4.3 to facilitate the creation of research projects
Activity 5: to identify subjects for standardization and the standardization bodies that (could) cover these subjects
5.1 to propose certain subjects for the standardization to standardization bodies and offer support
Activity 6: Education
6.1 to identify
and collect existing courses at Bachelor and Master level, Academic and
6.2 to define reference curricula for enterprise interoperability education
6.3 organize and sponsor summer schools for master and doctoral students and for professionals
Activity 7: Dissemination of the results of the WG
7.1 to publish and disseminate all the results of our activities in order to promote the work performed,
7.2 to organize and sponsor conferences, workshops and seminars in the field of enterprise interoperability
7.3 Dissemination of definition and terms
To promote and encourage the advancement
of the field of computer graphics, visualization, and virtual reality in
science and technology.
To organize and coordinate the International Conference on Cyberworlds as the workgroup's annual conference.
Computer graphics and web visualization; Geometric and
Solid modeling; Computer Animation; Real-time rendering;
Virtual humans and avatars; Shared virtual worlds; Virtual collaborative spaces; Telepresence; Haptic rendering and haptic interaction;
Simulation and training in virtual environments; Augmented and mixed reality; Computer games; Multi-user internet games; Art and heritage in cyberspace;
Cyber-museums; Cyberworlds and their impact on the real worlds; Information visualization; Visual analytics; Interactive techniques; Applications.
To investigate existing methods and applications of computer based technologies to environmental engineering, environmental protection, and environmental research.
Monitoring and remote sensing of environmental variables.
GIS and mapping systems.
Natural resources conservation (land, water, noise ...).
Hazardous waste management.
Environmental impact assessment.
Environmental information and decision support systems.
Environmental AI applications.
Cultural and artistic patrimony protection.
To foster research into enterprise architecture, and in particular enterprise architecture frameworks, enterprise engineering methodologies, enterprise modeling and generic enterprise models / ontologies;
To identify theoretically sound and practically viable techniques for the process of change toward the integrated enterprise.
The multi-disciplinary perspective of this working group requires the synthesis of relevant results from other disciplines, such as Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Industrial Engineering, Management Science, Information Systems and Systems Engineering as well as can build on results from the Software Engineering discipline.
Active involvement and liaison with relevant standardisation bodies, such as
o ISO TC184 Industrial Automation Systems and Integration SC5 WG1 on Modeling and Architecture
o ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 Software and Systems Engineering WG42 on Architecture
The scope of this working group is intended to foster information exchange and evaluation of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and associated
Generic building blocks and reference models applicable to EA, such as intra- and inter- enterprise integration, agent-based integration, information integration infrastructure, organisational models, self-similar structures, and reusable industry-specific models.
In particular the WG is mainly involved in the following types of activities:
Scholarly evaluation of enterprise architecture frameworks that capture the life-cycle of the enterprise and its constituent entities. This aspect of the WG activity is addressed through the active liaison and co-sponsorship activities with other relevant Working Group and Technical Committees of IFIP, and other organisations conducting research and development in this area, such as IFAC, and the continued organisation of the ICEIMT conference series.
Evaluation of the physical and functional architectures of information systems, industrial production – or service systems, as well as EA program architectures (such as Information-, Process-, Applications- and Technical Architecture, as well as models of the Organisation) for complete enterprise live-cycle development and management. This aspect of the WG activity is mainly addressed through liaison and participation in relevant standard bodies.
- WG will serve as platform to create expertise and pool of scientists in various areas of bioinformatics
from institutions all over the world to understand the new challenges and opportunities.
- Encourage sharing of knowledge and resources like biotech infrastructure, grid computing
infrastructure, databases, softwares and other electronic resources.
- To develop and enhance excellence through new educational training programs in various areas of
- It will serve as forum with central focus to improve understanding and R & D on various aspects of
- To provide a forum for dissemination of Scientific and technological knowledge in the field of
bioinformatics by organizing seminars, conferences, need based faculty training programs
- To provide support for research & development and establish linkages with biotech, pharmaceutical
and IT industry.
- Provide a platform for interaction among scientists from various disciplines like IT, computer science,
mathematics, life sciences, agricultural sciences and medical sciences for research and development of
biological databases, bioinformatics softwares, integration of resources and applications in areas of
health, energy , food, environment and agriculture.
The IFIP Special Interesting Group (SIG) on Computer
and Computing Technologies in Agriculture (CCTA)
encourages the development towards a science and technology of CCTA, through pursuit of the following aims:
· to promote the use of knowledge and methods from the computer and computing sciences in the agriculture;
· to provide opportunities of exchanging knowledge, strategies and experiences between par participants;
· Promote and encourage interactions among agriculture Scientists, Meteorologists, Biologists (Pathologists/Entomologists) with IT Professional and other stakeholders to develop and implement methods, techniques, tools, and issues related to information & knowledge management systems in agriculture technology.
· Create expert pool of scientists, R&D personnel on global level in various agro-advisory domains using IT tools.
· Develop and enhance excellence through new educational training programs and technology dissemination among faculty members, professionals and students.
· Establish and strengthen the link between academia, R&D companies, institutions government organization and professional bodies etc for best utilization of resources.
· Develop support in teaching and learning process Act as platform for transfer of knowledge and information in agriculture and related sciences and technology to professionals, faculty, students and organization.
· Serve as platform for dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge in the field of agro-advisories especially based on IT applications.
· Organize various need based faculty training programs in various areas of IT applications in agriculture.
The topic will include:
1. Computer and Agriculture
· Scientific and technological support for the infrastructure construction in agriculture and rural informatization;
2. Precision Agriculture and advanced computing
· The application and development of GPS, GIS and RS in agriculture and the technological innovation for farm-used products;
· Practice and prospect of precision agriculture development in
· To create and promote expert groups for development of agro-meteorological databases, crop modeling software and applications for development of crop performance based decision support system.
· Encourage younger generation of students/researchers to join this emerging area.
For the recognition of successful initiatives by government NGOs institutions and individuals for promotion of growth and prosperity of agriculture it is proposed to institute international awards for research and development activities in the areas of agriculture as below;
* By establishing and maintaining liaison with national and international organisations with allied interests and to foster cooperative action, collaborative research and information exchange.
* To identify subjects and priorities for research, to stimulate theoretical work on fundamental issues and to foster fundamental research which will underpin future development.
* To provide a forum for professionals with a view to promoting the study, collection, exchange and dissemination of ideas, information and research findings and thereby to promote the state of the art.
* To seek and use the most effective ways of disseminating information about the work of the group including the organisation of conferences, workshops and symposia and the timely production of relevant publications.
* To have special regard for the needs of developing countries and to seek practicable ways of working with them.
* To encourage communication and to promote interaction between users, practitioners and researchers.
* To foster interdisciplinary work and, in particular, to collaborate with other Technical Committees and Working Groups.
WG/SIG will serve as platform to create expertise and pool of scientists in various areas of agricultural and related sciences from institution all over the world. This information will be provided online for use by various user communities.
To develop and enhance excellence through new educational training programs in various areas of crop/soil modeling & other IT applications which can be delivered in the institution across the world through standalone and virtual programs.
It will serve as a platform to provide information and other resources of professionals, faculty and students for promotion of bioinformatics activities.
To provide a forum for developing teaching and learning process in different disciplines with central focus to improve understanding and R&D on various aspect of agricultural and related sciences.
To provide a forum for dissemination of Scientific and technological knowledge in the field of agricultural and related sciences by organizing seminars/conferences and developing databases, web sites etc.
Organize various need based faculty training programs in various areas of agricultural and related sciences.
Provide a platform for interaction among scientists form various disciplines like IT, computer science, mathematics life sciences, agricultural sciences and meteorological sciences for the development of agricultural and related sciences.
Promote and encourage the collaborations among scientists to create inter disciplinary groups for research and development of biological databases, bioinformatics software and application in areas of weather, pest/disease and agriculture.
Encourage sharing of knowledge and resources like agrometeorological infrastructure, data communicating infrastructure, grid computing infrastructure data software and other electronic resources.