Date Added: May 2011
Automation Systems Engineering projects typically depend on contributions from several engineering disciplines. While available software tools are strong in supporting each individual engineering discipline, there is very little work on engineering process management and monitoring across multi-discipline engineering projects. In this paper, the authors present the Engineering Cockpit, a social-network-style collaboration platform for automation system engineering project managers and engineers, which provides a role-specific single entry point for project monitoring, collaboration, and management. They present a prototype implementation of the Engineering Cockpit and discuss its benefits and limitations based on the feedback of their industry partners.