Birgit Bayer, Ralph Schneider, Wolfgang Marquardt:
Issues in developing open software environments for chemical engineering
6th International Scientific Conference on Work With Display Units, WWDU 2002 - Word Wide Work, Berchtesgaden, Germany, 615-617
In chemical engineering as well as in other application domains, there is a current trend of developing open software environments where different tools from different vendors are integrated with another via interfaces for data exchange. Within this contribution, a workflow based approach to the definition of interfaces is presented. The potential benefit of generalized interfaces describing data dependencies between types of tools rather than between specific tools is emphasized. Also, some further issues related to information management within integrated environments are discussed.
Tool integration, tool interfaces, integrated design environments, information management.