Date Added: Apr 2011
Automation systems engineering projects depend on contributions from several engineering disciplines. These contributions consist of complex artifacts like mechanical, electrical, and software components and plans. While the software tools available for each individual engineering discipline, there is very little work on engineering process automation across semantically heterogeneous engineering tool data models. In this paper, the authors adapt the Engineering Knowledge Base (EKB) concept, a semantic model, which extends the Global-as-View concept and explicitly models common engineering concepts and mappings using machine-understandable syntax, for the engineering of automaton systems.