Virtual manufacturing, virtual spaces and meta-modeling

Naoufel Kraiem*, Faouzi Boufares

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents news problems linked to the increasing use of virtual spaces in the building of new types of manufacturing what is currently called Virtual Manufacturing (VM). VM has many consequences in the activity of industrial companies whatever be size, economic sector or geographical area. Particular attention is paid on virtual spaces, manufacturing and collaboration, skills matrix and manufacturability, the CAD and Virtual Prototyping case and, finally, the virtual partnerships or enterprise as a new type of organization. We try to model through the Multi Model process : Map. In this paper we also present the map and guidelines and exemplifies this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the International Conference on Telecommunications
EditorsL. Yuan'an, L. Yuan'an
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceeding of the International Conference on Telecommunications 2002 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jun 23 2002Jun 26 2002

Publication series

NameProceeding of the International Conference on Telecommunications


OtherProceeding of the International Conference on Telecommunications 2002


  • Collaboration
  • Guidelines
  • Internet
  • Manufacturability
  • Map
  • Method meta-model
  • Network
  • Virtual enterprise
  • Virtual manufacturing
  • Virtual partnership
  • Virtual prototyping
  • Virtual space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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