The appropriate use of context is a powerful tool for managing complexity asexemplifled by the realization of a modern product in a globally distributed environment. We show that computational contexts can be created from the properties of entities such as the company, the project, the user, his organizational role, and the product itself. Our paper briefly presents the architecture of a product knowledge environment that is based on computational contexts. It then discusses several possible uses of computational contexts in the product realization process including management of product knowledge, managing the product realization project and supporting users while they perform the wide variety of tasks necessary to design, develop and produce a modern product.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Design of Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing, 18-20 November 2002, Osaka, Japan|
|Place of Publication||Osaka, Japan|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|