Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes
Engineering processes are the "glue" that hold the activities within product development and design together. Engineering processes structure these tasks appropriately and ensure the correct and timely use of the appropriate approaches & procedures, methods, data, and tools in order to improve the design process, improve products and services, and properly document product development, processes and the products themselves. It is the aim of this group to contribute to a smart and smooth definition, application, and navigation of Engineering Processes within the scope described above.
Strategies, approaches, methods, and tools for modelling of, building up, for optimising of, and for managing dynamically engineering processes will be investigated within this SIG.
This year we focus on Lean Product Development, Process optimisation, and Key Performance Inidcators but address also Multi-project and process management and Process Modelling.
Within the next meetings of the SIG it is planned to involve members to discuss and to further develop the focus. All members are encouraged to engage in this process and to shape this SIG.
Dr.-Ing. Kilian Gericke; University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (chair)
Dr. Claudia M. Eckert, Open University, UK (chair)
Prof. P. John Clarkson, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Sándor Vajna, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig, Univeristy of Leeds, UK
Prof. Felician Campean, University of Bradford, UK
Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA
Mode of operation
Goals for the near future
- refine the focus of the SIG by involving the members
- build a literature data-base providing an overview about most relevant literature in our area (using Mendeley)
- create an overview ("blackboard") about ongoing research projects in our SIG, and active researchers
- platform for exchange of MSc and PhD-students between members
- Special Issue
- Active exchange between industrial and academic members
- LinkedIn discussion group "MMEP"
- MMEP Workshops and conferences
Deliverables and benefits for our members:
- networking (personal meetings, internships, etc.)
- overview about ongoing research projects in our area
- visibility of your work in the right context
- focussed feedback on your work
- joint publications
- joint research proposals
- web-seminars presenting research highlights from the Design Society's main conferences
- exchange between industry and academia
Type of events
- workshops at ICED and DESIGN Conference
- MMEP conferences
Type of publications
MMEP conference proceedings
- MMEP 2010; Heisig, P., Clarkson, P.J., and Vajna, S., eds., 2010. Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes. London: Springer. ISBN 978-1-84996-199-8
- MMEP 2012 proceedings will be published as an technical report by the University of Cambridge in 2013
Whitepaper "Research Roadmap MMEP 2020"