DSMDE: A Data Exchange Format for Design Structure Models

DSM 2016: Sustainability in modern project management - Proceedings of the 18th International DSM Conference, São Paulo, August 29th and 30th, 2016

Year: 2016
Editor: Marly Monteiro de Carvalho, Steven D. Eppinger, Maik Maurer, Lucia Becerril
Author: Ansari, Lazima; Hossain, Shahadat; Imtiaz Khan, Ahamad
Series: DSM
Institution: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Lethbridge
Section: DSM Application and Case Studies
Page(s): 111-121
DOI number: 10.19255/JMPM-DSM2016
ISBN: 978-85-63710-01-7


We propose Design Structure Model Data Exchange file format as a common file format to promote reliable and efficient exchange of Design Structure Model (DSM) data. The DSMDE is an extension of the Matrix Market (MM) file format, a widely used file format for the exchange of dense and sparse matrix data arising in numerous scientific applications. At present there does not exist a common standard for sharing DSM data. We believe that a standardized exchange format will greatly facilitate research and development of DSM modelling techniques by making data widely available than currently possible. The DSMDE is expected to be a standard way to share DSM data among researchers, practitioners, and on different programming environments.

Keywords: Sparse Matrix, Complex Network, EBNF Grammar, Portable Exchange, DSM, MDM

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