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Voice: Synergy in Design and Integration
November/December 1993 (vol. 10 no. 6)
pp. 45-47

Validating Open System Architecture in Industrial CIM Environments (Voice) is a series of ESPRIT projects addressing computer-integrated manufacturing systems and environments. Voice I was created to experiment with and validate the concepts, methods, and tools for integrating processes in computer-integrated-manufacturing systems and environments, and for optimizing manufacturing systems. One of its major accomplishments was the development of McCIM, the first online implementation of an open-system architecture, Cimosa, for CIM, McCIM uses Petri nets and an integration strategy based on evolution and incremental development to rapidly prototype actual manufacturing systems. The Cimosa architecture and the use of McCIM to validate the Cimosa modeling framework and integrating infrastructure are discussed.

Index Terms:
open system architecture validation; rapid prototype; Voice; ESPRIT projects; computer-integrated manufacturing systems; McCIM; online implementation; open-system architecture; Cimosa; Petri nets; modeling framework; computer integrated manufacturing; open systems; Petri nets; research initiatives; software prototyping
Milena M. Didic, "Voice: Synergy in Design and Integration," IEEE Software, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 45-47, Nov.-Dec. 1993, doi:10.1109/52.241966
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