Co-ordinated engineering: design innovation through operational collaboration

Tijana Vuletic, Alexander Duffy, Robert Whitfield, Wenjuan Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


Operational Collaboration Model (OCM) has been developed to provide net based, location and discipline independent solution for the exchange of design technology, service and information. Its development was preceded by the exploration of the state-of-the-art in the collaborative engineering design to provide the theoretical basis for the research, and the research of the current practices in European maritime sector. The OCM is facilitated through the Technology Collaboration Platform which provides the distributed integrated design capabilities and European Maritime Collaboration Platform which supports the collaborative capabilities for knowledge exchange. OCM allows for a variety of different modes of collaboration, provided by the integrated design framework. Six case studies are to be used for demonstration in engineering design environment and testing are currently in the initial stages of execution, and aim to demonstrate the capabilities of the model but also identify areas for improvement and potential issues in its implementation. Once thoroughly tested and validated in the maritime sector the OCM will be fit for wider implementation in engineering design community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.6: Design Information and Knowledge, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013
Subtitle of host publicationDS 75-6
EditorsU. Lindemann, S. Venkataraman, Y.S. Kim, S.W. Lee, A. Dong, Y. Lin
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2013
Event19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'13) - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Aug 201322 Aug 2013

Publication series

PublisherDesign Society
ISSN (Print)2220-4334


Conference19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'13)
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • co-ordinated engineering
  • design innovation
  • operational collaboration


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