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  • Building renovation adopts mass customization: Configuring insulating envelopes

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    Andrés Felipe Barco Santa, Élise Vareilles, Paul Gaborit et Michel Aldanondo. « Building renovation adopts mass customization: Configuring insulating envelopes ». In : Journal of Intelligent Information Systems 49.1 (août 2017). P. 119--146. ISSN : 0925-9902, 1573-7675. DOI : 10.1007/s10844-016-0431-6.
    This work is motivated by an industrial need of manufacturing façades insulating envelopes in order to reduce energy consumption in residential buildings. An insulating envelope is a configuration of a set of rectangular panels that respects a set of limitations. Due to the number of façades to be renovated and the number of possible configurations for a single façade, the envelope configuration is both a mass customization problem as well as a combinatorial one. The paper then introduces a decision support system based on the framework of constraint satisfaction, as it fits neatly the constrained nature of the problem. Two configuration tasks have been identified as prerequisite to envelopes configurations: (1) the configuration of a questionnaire for information inputs and (2) the configuration of a constraint satisfaction problem for each one of the façades to be renovated. The system architecture promotes maintenance, modularity and efficiency as different configuration tasks are divided into web-services. Conception and implementation of the massive building thermal renovation are then supported.
  • Dynamic delay risk assessing in supply chains

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    Elyes Lamine, Chokri Lajimi, Ouajdi Korbaa et Amine Boufaied. « Dynamic delay risk assessing in supply chains ». In : IET Intelligent Transport Systems (16 août 2016). P. . ISSN : 1751-956X, 1751-9578. DOI : 10.1049/iet-its.2015.0235.
    To be competitive, supply chains must be able to analyse and to evaluate, in real-time, critical differences between the short-term planned actions and the actual performed actions generating states of undesirable or unacceptable risk. The authors propose in this study, a method for monitoring the dynamic evolution of risk associated to delays affecting the transportation operations. They use the failure mode and effects analysis around failure scenarios and they evaluate risk using probability and cost. A failure scenario probability is estimated dynamically in discrete points based on event occurrences during the process execution. Delay risk is then assessed on-line and preventive actions can be undertaken before execution ended. The implementation of this method is performed by monitoring a delivery process facing risks associated to delays in the transport stream.
    Keywords: delays, probability, Risk management, supply chain management, transportation
  • An automatic model-to-model mapping and transformation methodology to serve model-based systems engineering

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    Tiexin Wang, Sébastien Truptil et Frédérick Bénaben. « An automatic model-to-model mapping and transformation methodology to serve model-based systems engineering ». In : Information Systems and e-Business Management (9 juin 2016). P. 1--54. ISSN : 1617-9846, 1617-9854. DOI : 10.1007/s10257-016-0321-z.
    With enterprise collaboration becoming increasingly frequent, the ability of an enterprise to cooperate with others has become one of the core factors in gaining competitive advantage. This trend has led to an urgent requirement to improve cooperation ability. To this end, model-based systems engineering is being adapted so that it can be used to represent and simulate the working processes of enterprises. Model-to-model mappings and transformations, as important aspects in model-based systems engineering, have become two of the key factors in improving the cooperation capabilities of enterprises. However, the foundations for achieving automatic model-to-model transformation have not yet been built. Normally, model transformation rules are built on the basis of model mappings, and model mappings concern semantic or syntactic representations. One of the difficulties in achieving model-to-model mappings and transformations lies in detecting the semantics and semantic relations that are conveyed in different models. This paper presents an automatic model-to-model mapping and transformation methodology, which applies semantic and syntactic checking measurements to detect the meanings and relations between different models automatically. Both of the semantic and syntactic checking measurements are combined into a refined meta-model based model transformation process. To evaluate the performance of this methodology, we demonstrate its applicability with a realistic example.
  • Collaborative Process Cartography Deduction Based on Collaborative Ontology and Model Transformation

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    Wenxin Mu, Frédérick Bénaben et Hervé Pingaud. « Collaborative Process Cartography Deduction Based on Collaborative Ontology and Model Transformation ». In : Inf. Sci. 334 (mars 2016). P. 83--102. ISSN : 0020-0255. DOI : 10.1016/j.ins.2015.11.033.
    With an increasing background in inter-enterprise collaboration and interoperability, the automatic deduction of collaborative business processes is increasingly being viewed as a crucial research subject. The common solution is believed to involve either semantic ontologies or metamodeling, which can be combined with semantic algorithms or transformation rules. However, from the viewpoint of enterprises, the modeling of collaborative processes should be software integrated and can be changed to workflow. The design of the targeted collaborative process model does not fit the need. This has led to a lack of concepts and transformation rules for the ontology or metamodel. In this paper, a new collaborative process model called collaborative process cartography is designed. Related collaborative ontology and its knowledge-expanding rules have also been updated. Collaborative ontology contains essential concepts for the collaborative situation and includes the rules and algorithms for process deduction. A prototype for the supporting tools is also provided.
    Keywords: business process management, Mediation information system, Model transformation, Ontology
  • A method to select a successful interoperability solution through a simulation approach

    Références :
    François Galasso, Yves Ducq, Matthieu Lauras, Didier Gourc et Mamadou Camara. « A method to select a successful interoperability solution through a simulation approach ». In : Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 27.1 (févr. 2016). P. 217--229. ISSN : 0956-5515, 1572-8145. DOI : 10.1007/s10845-014-0889-4.
    Enterprise applications and software systems need to be interoperable in order to achieve seamless business across organizational boundaries and thus realize virtual networked organizations. Our proposition can be considered as an interoperability project selection approach and is based on three steps: (1) Modelling both collaborative business processes and potential related interoperability projects; (2) Evaluating the accessibility of each project regarding the current state of the organization; (3) Simulating each project and assessing the associated performance. These results are finally projected on a comparison matrix used as a decision support to select the most appropriate interoperability solution. An application case extracted from the French aerospace sector demonstrates the applicability and the benefits of the proposition.
    Keywords: Collaborative network, Control, Robotics, Mechatronics, Decision support system, Interoperability, Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Performance measurement system, Production/Logistics/Supply Chain, Simulation
  • Impact of the integration of tactical supply chain planning determinants on performance

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    Uche Okongwu, Matthieu Lauras, Julien François et Jean-Christophe Deschamps. « Impact of the integration of tactical supply chain planning determinants on performance ». In : Journal of Manufacturing Systems 38 (janv. 2016). P. 181--194. ISSN : 02786125. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmsy.2014.10.003.
    In fulfilling customers’ orders, one of the goals of tactical supply chain planning is to satisfy the customers in terms of delivery efficiency, delivery quantity accuracy and on-time delivery. These performance objectives can be impacted by the way firms plan each of the three phases of the supply chain: procurement, production and distribution. Though the link between each of these phases and supply chain performance has been studied in extant literature, very few authors have considered all three phases at the same time. By adopting an integrated approach, this paper therefore aims to study the manner in which, taken together in one model, the planning determinants of the different phases impact on supply chain performance. It is important for managers to understand, from a holistic and integrated perspective, how a given combination of the planning determinants of the supply chain functions impacts positively or negatively on the performance of the supply chain. To carry out this study, this paper starts by proposing an integrated framework that is based on the SCOR model and the customer order decoupling point (CODP), followed by a five-step methodology for tactical supply chain planning. Then, using an analytical model and simulations, and based on a numerical example, it shows how the proposed methodology can be applied in a given decision-making situation. Our results enabled to identify the worst and the best combinations of planning determinants.
    Keywords: Decoupling point, Performance analysis, SCOR model, Simulation, supply chain management, Tactical planning
  • Supporting interoperability of collaborative networks through engineering of a service-based Mediation Information System (MISE 2.0)

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    The Mediation Information System Engineering project is currently finishing its second iteration (MISE 2.0). The main objective of this scientific project is to provide any emerging collaborative situation with methods and tools to deploy a Mediation Information System (MIS). MISE 2.0 aims at defining and designing a service-based platform, dedicated to initiating and supporting the interoperability of collaborative situations among potential partners. This MISE 2.0 platform implements a model-driven engineering approach to the design of a service-oriented MIS dedicated to supporting the collaborative situation. This approach is structured in three layers, each providing their own key innovative points: (i) the gathering of individual and collaborative knowledge to provide appropriate collaborative business behaviour (key point: knowledge management, including semantics, exploitation and capitalisation), (ii) deployment of a mediation information system able to computerise the previously deduced collaborative processes (key point: the automatic generation of collaborative workflows, including connection with existing devices or services) (iii) the management of the agility of the obtained collaborative network of organisations (key point: supervision of collaborative situations and relevant exploitation of the gathered data). MISE covers business issues (through BPM), technical issues (through an SOA) and agility issues of collaborative situations (through EDA).
    Keywords: agility, business-process management, collaboration, event-driven architecture, information system, interoperability, mediation, model-driven engineering, service-oriented architecture
  • A decision support system for robust humanitarian facility location

    Références :
    Jorge Vargas Florez, Matthieu Lauras, Uche Okongwu et Lionel Dupont. « A decision support system for robust humanitarian facility location ». In : Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 46, Part B (nov. 2015). P. 326--335. ISSN : 0952-1976. DOI : 10.1016/j.engappai.2015.06.020.
    Each year, more than 400 natural disasters hit the world. To be more responsive, humanitarians organize stocks of relief items. It is an issue to know the quantity of items to be stored and where they should be positioned. Many authors have tried to address this issue both in industrial and humanitarian environments. However, humanitarian supply chains today do not perform correctly, particularly as regards resilience and efficiency. This is mainly due to the fact that when a disaster occurs, some hazards can strongly impact the network by destroying some resources or collapsing infrastructure. The expected performance of the relief response is consequently strongly decreased. The problem statement of our research work consists in proposing a decision-making support model in artificial intelligence dedicated to the humanitarian world and capable of designing a coherent network that is still able to adequately manage the response to a disaster despite failures or inadequacies of infrastructure and potential resources. This contribution is defined through a Stochastic Multi-Scenarios Program as a core and a set of extensions. A real-life application case based on the design of a humanitarian supply chain in Peru is developed in order to highlight the benefits and limits of the proposition.
    Keywords: efficiency, Facility location, Humanitarian supply chain, Pre-positioning, Resilience, Stochastic Multi-Scenarios Program
  • Mediation information system engineering based on hybrid service composition mechanism

    Références :
    Nicolas Boissel-Dallier, Frédérick Bénaben, Jean-Pierre Lorré et Hervé Pingaud. « Mediation information system engineering based on hybrid service composition mechanism ». In : Journal of Systems and Software 108 (oct. 2015). P. 39--59. ISSN : 01641212. DOI : 10.1016/j.jss.2015.05.064.
    Business-IT alignment nowadays has become crucial, with the expansion of service-based information systems and the need to collaborate with external partners. This research work therefore presents a hybrid service composition mechanism coupling logic-based and syntactic matchmaking of services and messages to transform a business process into an executable workflow. To meet the business requirements, this mechanism is based on both top-down and bottom-up approaches using available technical services and a generic semantic profile as pivot model. Whereas the service matchmaking focuses on the functional coverage of the generated workflow, the messageone generates the message transformation needed.
    Keywords: Interoperability, Mediation Information systems, Semantic web services
  • Towards a better management of complex emergencies through crisis management meta-modelling

    Références :
    Matthieu Lauras, Sébastien Truptil et Frédérick Bénaben. « Towards a better management of complex emergencies through crisis management meta-modelling ». In : Disasters 39.4 (1er oct. 2015). P. 687--714. ISSN : 1467-7717. DOI : 10.1111/disa.12122.
    Managing complex emergency situations is a challenging task, mainly due to the heterogeneity of the partners involved and the critical nature of such events. Whatever approach is adopted to support this objective, one unavoidable issue is knowledge management. In the context of our research project, gathering, formalising and exploiting all the knowledge and information about a given crisis situation is a critical requirement. This paper presents some research results concerning this specific topic: from a theoretical point of view, the generic dimensions of crisis characterisation are defined, while from a technical point of view, we describe a software solution able to collect that knowledge (based on meta-models and ontologies). This is used to confront the characteristics of the situation (context) with characteristics of the resources (relief system) in order to design a suitable response. Finally, an illustrative example concerning a crash between a tanker truck and a train is described.
    Keywords: complex emergency, crisis management, knowledge-based reasoning, meta-modelling, Ontology