KNOWLEDGE ORIENTED PROCESS MANAGEMENT FOR DFX
The development of innovative products has become crucial for companies nowadays. Engineers are facing many challenges while transforming requirements specifications into working products. Both target processes to structure the design process and the DfX approach with specific instructions help engineers with this task. However both are usually treated as separate aspects. In this paper we propose a data model to combine both the process model and the DfX approach into a single integrated data model. This data model, based on ontologies and semantic web technologies, is the basis for a knowledge base that can be used by a workflow management system to support product developers during all phases of the design process.