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Frontiers of Engineering Management

Front. Eng    2014, Vol. 1 Issue (3) : 270-282
Engineering Informatics: State of the Art and Future Trends
Li-da Xu()
Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA 23529, USA
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Engineering informatics is an emerging engineering discipline integrating information technology or informatics with a variety of engineering disciplines. It is an interdisciplinary scientific subject focusing on applying advanced information and communications technology (ICT) to a variety of engineering disciplines. Rapid advances in industrial information integration methods have spurred the growth of new techniques that can be used for probing industrial information integration including engineering informatics. These techniques include business process management (BPM), enterprise architecture (EA), enterprise application integration (EAI), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and others. Practical applications may require a combination of these techniques that have originated from different disciplines. These techniques have the potential to contribute to engineering informatics. For integrating complex engineering systems, both formal methods and systems methods are crucial. In this paper, we briefl review the state of the art of engineering informatics as it interfacing with industrial information integration.

Keywords engineering informatics      industrial integration      industrial information integration engineering (IIIE)      engineering management     
Corresponding Authors: Li-da Xu   
Issue Date: 04 February 2015
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Li-da Xu. Engineering Informatics: State of the Art and Future Trends[J]. Front. Eng, 2014, 1(3): 270-282.
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