Object-based intelligence in office and production processes a view on integration

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1994 (EN)
Object-based intelligence in office and production processes a view on integration (EN)

Mentzas, Gregory (EN)

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This paper reviews the recent advances in object-orientation and distributed artificial intelligence and puts forth the view that these advances open up the prospect of systems that will enable the true integration of computational facilities, in both the production and office environments. In an attempt to identify domain requirements and match them with research achievements, the paper examines the current literature and distinguishes 14 features that are common in both environments. Then, it argues that effective enterprise-wide support could be greatly facilitated by the existence of intelligent software entities with autonomous processing capabilities (labelled Active Intelligent Objects, AIOs), that possess coordination and negotiation facilities and are organised in distributed, hierarchical societies. (EN)


Object orientation (EN)
Computer aided manufacturing (EN)
Computer software (EN)
Active intelligent objects (EN)
Hierarchical systems (EN)
Distributed computer systems (EN)
Distributed artificial intelligence (EN)
Production management system (EN)
Information management (EN)
Office information systems (EN)
Office automation (EN)
Decision theory (EN)
Production (EN)
Object based intelligence (EN)
Flexible manufacturing systems (EN)
Object oriented programming (EN)
Artificial intelligence (EN)
Production processes (EN)

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (EL)
National Technical University of Athens (EN)

Information and decision technologies Amsterdam (EN)


Publ by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands (EN)

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