北京科技大学

精益管理与系统仿真实验室

“Human-centered Modeling and Simulation in Coordination, Communication and Cooperation (C3) Processes”

Cooperation-Research with IAW RWTH-AACHEN University: www.iaw.rwth-aachen.de

Collaborative product development is one of the most potential and perspective advanced design modes in nowadays networked manufacturing environment. Therefore, modelling and simulation of the development process is the basic and critical research problem to keep the process running coordinately. At present, approaches for process modelling and simulation are mostly task-centered, which neglect the active effects of human and organization. This kind of approaches can not solve the uncertainty and complexity problems of the collaborative development process, and has difficulties in supporting dynamic and quantitive analysis of human and organization effecting factors. This project creatively proposes a new principle and approach of human-centered integrative modelling and dynamic simulation from the viewpoint of cognitive ergonomics, industrial engineering and collaborative work analysis, sets up integrative process model centered by human intelligent autonomous behavior sub-model, studies effecting mechanism of various factors on the process performance through human-driven simulation, especially human and organization factors, and finally predicts, evaluates and optimizes the collaborative product development process. Human-centered integrative modelling and simulation approach can reflect the essence of the product development process truly and comprehensively, so that it is expected to solve the current problems in the research and realize integrative innovation of human, organization and process, and provide theoretic basis for the dynamic and quantitive analysis of cognitive and collaborative work study in networked environment.

 

"Product-Community Co-evolution Model and Evolution Mechanism in Massive Collaborative Design" 

Cooperation-Research with IAW RWTH-AACHEN University: www.iaw.rwth-aachen.de

Mass Collaborative Product Design (MCPD) is an emergent design mode in the age of “Democratizing Innovation”. As an emergent concept, the mechanism of mass collaborative design has obvious difference from traditional collaborative design. Due to the characteristics of self-organizing complexity and the inter-operation features of engineering system and social system, there is a serious lack in the theory model, the evolution mechanism, and the research approaches of MCPD. Aiming at this problem, this project proposed to study the product-community co-evolution model and the evolution mechanism of the MCPD. The expected innovations of the project includes: recognizing the evolution principles and influence factors of MCPD, constructing the product-community co-evolution model based on self-organizing principles, constructing the whole performance evaluation system, mining the co-evolution rules based on the model, and developing real-time optimizing method of the operating mechanism of MCPD. Through the project research, it is expected to find new modeling, theory and decision-making methods of MCPD, to realize the objectives of taking full use of the initiative, creativity, and collaboration of the multi-discipline collective intelligence, as well as improving the efficiency and success probability of MCPD.