cc 14(1): e5

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A Collaborative VirtualWorkspace for Factory Configuration and Evaluation

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/cc.1.1.e5,
        author={Ingo Zinnikus and Sergiy Byelozyorov and Xiaoqi Cao and Matthias Klusch and Christopher  Krauss and Andreas Nonnengart and Torsten Spieldenner and Stefan Warwas and Philipp Slusallek},
        title={A Collaborative VirtualWorkspace for Factory Configuration and Evaluation},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing},
        keywords={Collaborative computing architectures and networks, Computer supported collaborative work, Web-based collaboration, Visualization techniques for collaborative networks and applications, Service-oriented architectures for collaborative networking and applications},
  • Ingo Zinnikus
    Sergiy Byelozyorov
    Xiaoqi Cao
    Matthias Klusch
    Christopher Krauss
    Andreas Nonnengart
    Torsten Spieldenner
    Stefan Warwas
    Philipp Slusallek
    Year: 2014
    A Collaborative VirtualWorkspace for Factory Configuration and Evaluation
    DOI: 10.4108/cc.1.1.e5
Ingo Zinnikus1, Sergiy Byelozyorov2, Xiaoqi Cao1, Matthias Klusch1, Christopher Krauss1, Andreas Nonnengart1, Torsten Spieldenner1, Stefan Warwas1, Philipp Slusallek1
  • 1: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 2: Saarland University, Campus E1 1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany


The convergence of information technologies (IT) has enabled the Digital Enterprise in which engineering, production planning, manufacturing and sales processes are supported by IT-based collaboration, simulation and enactment. As a result, borders between reality and its virtual representations become increasingly blurred. Advanced tools need to support flexibility, specialization and collaborative evolution of the design where the exchange of knowledge between domain experts helps to improve informed decision making. In this paper, we present a collaborative, synchronized web-based framework to create 3D scenarios for product design, simulation and training assisted by animated avatars.