Cooperation models in co-design: application to architectural design

Résumé :

This paper focuses on cooperation concepts necessary for managing concurrent engineering. It reports
on a research work being done in a project which establishes a connection between computer sciences,
architecture and telecommunications research 1 . Simple electronic cooperation paradigms (also called
generic cooperation bricks) are found by analysing the current usage of human cooperation in the
domain of AEC design environments. We introduce the principles of a middleware to build easily
cooperative applications to assist cooperative design. In this approach, the design actors choose
cooperation forms by instancing adapted generic cooperation bricks.

Mastricht, The Netherlands, July 26-29, 1998

Juillet 1998