The MiViPoRo framework offers a general systematisation of knowledge in domains where work involves the interaction of processes in both the physical domain and the information infrastructure. For the domain of engineering and manufacturing the framework assumes a further division of the cybernetic domain and the physical domain into activity layers for observations and operations
(manufacturing), and improvements and innovations (engineering). Mobile software agents, on the other hand, form a new paradigm for the implementation of flexible communication, computation and coordination services in loosely coupled distributed systems. This paper will look into the architectural characteristics of both approaches and it will compare and contrast them. Both approaches are fit for complementary purposes, making their merging an attractive option.
|Title of host publication||Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing II (Proceedings IFIP TC5 WG5.3/5.7 Third International Working Conference, DIISM'98, Fort Worth TX, USA, May 18-20, 1998)|
|Editors||J.J. Mills, F. Kimura|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publisher||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Name||IFIP Conference Proceedings|