Specifying process activities for multi-domain matrix analysis using a structured textual format

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Abstract

This paper proposes a method to automatically generate a multi-domain matrix (MDM) from textual activity specifications. The format for specifying these activities is based on a structured grammar derived from natural language and consists of two types of activities: goal activities and transformation activities. A goal activity describes the purpose of an action performed by an actor for the benefit of another actor in the system. A transformation activity describes an activity from the viewpoint of a single actor, who receives, generates, and outputs information or artifacts. If one describes activities using these two types of activity specifications, dependencies can be automatically derived between actors, activities, and parameters of the system and visualized in an MDM. Thus the generated MDM presents an organization DSM (actors), a process DSM (activities), and a parameter DSM (flows of information or objects), as well as the mapping matrices coupling the different domains. An illustrative house construction example demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed activity specification format. The method may provide an outcome in understanding and managing complex systems.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages1613-1622
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Jul 2019
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) - Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Aug 20198 Aug 2019
https://www.iced19.org/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Design Society. International Conference in Engineering Design
No.1
Volume1
ISSN (Electronic)2220-4342

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)
Abbreviated titleICED19
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period5/08/198/08/19
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Large scale systems

Keywords

  • Design methodology
  • Design structure matrix
  • Multi-domain matrix
  • Process modelling
  • Systems Engineering (SE)

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Knippenberg, S. C. M., Etman, L. F. P., Wilschut, T., & van de Mortel - Fronczak, J. M. (2019). Specifying process activities for multi-domain matrix analysis using a structured textual format. In Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design (pp. 1613-1622). (Proceedings of the Design Society. International Conference in Engineering Design; Vol. 1, No. 1). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/dsi.2019.167
Knippenberg, Sjoerd C.M. ; Etman, L.F.P. ; Wilschut, Tim ; van de Mortel - Fronczak, J.M./ Specifying process activities for multi-domain matrix analysis using a structured textual format. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019. pp. 1613-1622 (Proceedings of the Design Society. International Conference in Engineering Design; 1).
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Knippenberg, SCM, Etman, LFP, Wilschut, T & van de Mortel - Fronczak, JM 2019, Specifying process activities for multi-domain matrix analysis using a structured textual format. in Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design. Proceedings of the Design Society. International Conference in Engineering Design, no. 1, vol. 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1613-1622, International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19), Delft, Netherlands, 5/08/19. DOI: 10.1017/dsi.2019.167

Specifying process activities for multi-domain matrix analysis using a structured textual format. / Knippenberg, Sjoerd C.M.; Etman, L.F.P.; Wilschut, Tim; van de Mortel - Fronczak, J.M.

Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019. p. 1613-1622 (Proceedings of the Design Society. International Conference in Engineering Design; Vol. 1, No. 1).

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Knippenberg SCM, Etman LFP, Wilschut T, van de Mortel - Fronczak JM. Specifying process activities for multi-domain matrix analysis using a structured textual format. In Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2019. p. 1613-1622. (Proceedings of the Design Society. International Conference in Engineering Design; 1). Available from, DOI: 10.1017/dsi.2019.167