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Title: Analysis and control of complex collaborative design systems
Authors: Qin, SF
Sun, G
Keywords: Complex system
Collaborative design
Complexity model
Complexity reduction
Improvement of system performance
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: International Journal of General Systems. 35 (3) 377-386
Abstract: This paper presents a novel method for modelling the complexity of collaborative design systems based on its analysis and proposes a solution to reducing complexity and improving performance of such systems. The interaction and interfacing properties among many components of a complex design system are analysed from different viewpoints and then a complexity model for collaborative design is established accordingly. In order to simplify complexity and improve performance of collaborative design, a general solution of decomposing a whole system into sub-systems and using unified interface mechanism between them has been proposed. This proposed solution has been tested with a case study. It has been shown that the proposed solution is meaningful and practical.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/2291
ISSN: 0308-1079
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