Data-driven Modelling: Towards Interpreting and Understanding Process Evolution of In-Service Engineering Projects

Lei Shi, Linda B Newnes, Steve Cully, James A Gopsill, Chris Snider

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Product service plays an essential role in day-to-day operations of nowadays manufacturing industries. However, the changing demands of the market/customers, the increasing complexity of product functionalities and the extended product lifecycles present challenges to related In-Service projects. In order to handle the increasing number of projects and to control the costs and resource consumptions, it is critical to improve the efficiency and automation of process management. Within this context, this paper introduces some data-driven approaches to interpret and represent changes of project process over time in an automatic manner. These approaches aim to help project actors improve their understanding of process structure and the efficiency of process management, and also enable them to investigate process changes from more dynamic perspectives. To evaluate the approaches, a dataset from an aerospace organisation is considered in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct Lifecycle Management in the Era of Internet of Things
Subtitle of host publication12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2015, Doha, Qatar, October 19-21, 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAbdelaziz Bouras, Benoit Eynard, Sebti Foufou, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319331119
ISBN (Print)9783319331102
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


  • In-Service
  • Engineering project process
  • Process management
  • Process evolution

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