DEFINITION AND RESEARCH FOCUS IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES
Processes that form Engineering are marketing, product development, production process planning, prototyping, and testing. They form a complex process net, in which some activities run serially, some run in parallel. This paper gives an overview about process terms and research areas of the members of the DS SIG "Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes" for a better understanding. The objectives of the SIG are to discuss and to evaluate significant influence factors that fix and improve the quality of Engineering processes. Such factors are e.g. strategies, approaches, methods, procedures, and tools for modelling of, building up, for optimizing of, for working with, and for managing dynamically Engineering processes.