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  • Event-cloud platform to support decision-making in emergency management

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    Matthieu Lauras, Frédérick Bénaben, Sébastien Truptil et Aurélie Charles. « Event-cloud platform to support decision-making in emergency management ». In : Information Systems Frontiers 17.4 (août 2015). P. 857--869. ISSN : 1387-3326, 1572-9419. DOI : 10.1007/s10796-013-9475-0.
    The challenge of this paper is to underline the capability of an Event-Cloud Platform to support efficiently an emergency situation. We chose to focus on a nuclear crisis use case. The proposed approach consists in modeling the business processes of crisis response on the one hand, and in supporting the orchestration and execution of these processes by using an Event-Cloud Platform on the other hand. This paper shows how the use of Event-Cloud techniques can support crisis management stakeholders by automatizing non-value added tasks and by directing decision-makers on what really requires their capabilities of choice. If Event-Cloud technology is a very interesting and topical subject, very few research works have considered this to improve emergency management. This paper tries to fill this gap by considering and applying these technologies on a nuclear crisis use-case.
    Keywords: Business process modeling, Cloud-computing, Complex-event processing, Decision-making support, Emergency management, IT in Business, Management of Computing and Information Systems, Operations Research/Decision Theory, Service-oriented architecture, Systems Theory, Control
  • System design and project planning: Model and rules to manage their interactions

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    Élise Vareilles, Thierry Coudert, Michel Aldanondo, Laurent Geneste et Joël Abeille. « System design and project planning: Model and rules to manage their interactions ». In : Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering 22.4 (27 août 2015). P. 327--342. ISSN : 1069-2509. DOI : 10.3233/ICA-150494.
    This article proposes a model and rules dealing with the management of the interaction between system design processes and project planning ones. An industrial benchmark analysis has reinforced our belief that the interaction between the two processes has to be supported by models, processes and relevant tools. Firstly, after presenting the results of the analysis, the different entities are defined and the one-to-one relationship or bijection between the structure of the system and the structure of the project is made. Then, a model, taking into account design activities and planning activities as well as management of interactions, is proposed in compliance with existing project and design standards. A process of interaction is presented to carry out design and project management. Two interaction modes have been proposed. On the one hand, the structural interaction establishes links between entities of the two domains. On the other hand, the behavioral interaction (subject of this paper) is based on the definition of states for each entity following feasibility and verification criteria, and can thus manage the changes between states. Some rules are defined (precedence and synchronous rules) to forbid certain changes when they are inconsistent and to synchronize them.
    Keywords: aiding decisions, knowledge based systems, Project planning, System design
  • Optimization of a supply portfolio in the context of supply chain risk management: literature review

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    Faiza Hamdi, Ahmed Ghorbel, Faouzi Masmoudi et Lionel Dupont. « Optimization of a supply portfolio in the context of supply chain risk management: literature review ». In : Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (31 juil. 2015). P. 1--26. ISSN : 0956-5515, 1572-8145. DOI : 10.1007/s10845-015-1128-3.
    The aim of this paper is to review the literature in the field of supplier selection under supply chain risk management. Collected papers from 2003 to 2014 are analyzed and classified, first, according to the characteristics of the problem they deal with, secondly, according to the approach they propose, and thirdly, according to the techniques they use. The papers have been grouped into five categories: the first group relates to quantitative approaches to supplier selection, the second concerns qualitative approaches, the third consists of hybrid approaches that blend two or more different approaches together, the fourth relates to simulation approaches and the last group to artificial intelligence. The techniques used in each category are outlined. The different approaches and their associated techniques are analyzed and some recommendations are made on improving their efficiency and performance. This paper is thus a systematic scope review of journal articles and conference papers issued during this period. It brings together a collection of 124 papers on the topic of supplier selection under supply chain risk management.
    Keywords: Control, Robotics, Mechatronics, Hybrid approach, Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Optimization of a supply portfolio, Production/Logistics/Supply Chain, Qualitative approaches, Quantitaive approaches, Simulation approach, Supply chain risk management
  • A methodology proposal for collaborative business process elaboration using a model-driven approach

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    Wenxin Mu, Frédérick Bénaben et Hervé Pingaud. « A methodology proposal for collaborative business process elaboration using a model-driven approach ». In : Enterprise Information Systems 9.4 (19 mai 2015). P. 349--383. DOI : 10.1080/17517575.2013.771410.
    Business process management (BPM) principles are commonly used to improve processes within an organisation. But they can equally be applied to supporting the design of an Information System (IS). In a collaborative situation involving several partners, this type of BPM approach may be useful to support the design of a Mediation Information System (MIS), which would ensure interoperability between the partners' ISs (which are assumed to be service oriented). To achieve this objective, the first main task is to build a collaborative business process cartography. The aim of this article is to present a method for bringing together collaborative information and elaborating collaborative business processes from the information gathered (by using a collaborative situation framework, an organisational model, an informational model, a functional model and a metamodel and by using model transformation rules).
    Keywords: business process management, interoperability, mediation, model-driven engineering, service-oriented architecture
  • Strategic decision-making in NPD projects according to risk: Application to satellites design projects

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    François Marmier, Ioana Filipas Deniaud et Didier Gourc. « Strategic decision-making in NPD projects according to risk: Application to satellites design projects ». In : Computers in Industry 65.8 (oct. 2014). P. 1107--1114. DOI : 10.1016/j.compind.2014.06.001.
    In this paper we present a method for making strategic decisions in New Product Development (NPD) projects based on risks. In NPD the complexity of the process depends both on the nature of the design problem and the difficulties associated with managing the project (activities, risks). To design a complex product several different teams, having different competencies, work on the project. Not one among them controls the entire process. The interactions between product subsystems in NPD often lead to technological arbitration between alternative solutions. In selecting one solution over another, the risk management concerns and the overall project plan are affected. Therefore, the objective is to give the project Manager the means to evaluate the effects of strategic decisions, including those that influence the selection of technological solutions for the project plan as well as those for risk treatment strategies. We propose an integrated process that comprises design, project management and risk management. It takes into consideration the design activities and risk activities to generate a design project planning where design activities and risk activities are folded into the overall design project plan. During the process of project design two different types of strategies are required: one relates to the problem design, the other to the assessment of project risks. Each strategy leads to different possible scenarios. We present a decision tree that shows the decision steps and possible project scenarios. A generic decision support system is proposed. We demonstrate its applicability by applying it to a satellite design project. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Keywords: Complex product, Design project, Project planning, Risk management, Systems engineering
  • Concurrent product configuration and process planning: Some optimization experimental results

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    Paul Pitiot, Michel Aldanondo et Élise Vareilles. « Concurrent product configuration and process planning: Some optimization experimental results ». In : Computers in Industry 65.4 (mai 2014). P. 610--621. ISSN : 0166-3615. DOI : 10.1016/j.compind.2014.01.012.
    In nowadays industrial competition, optimizing concurrently the configured product and the planning of its production process becomes a key issue in order to achieve mass customization development. However, if many studies have addressed these two problems separately, very few have considered them concurrently. We therefore consider in this article a multi-criteria optimization problem that follows an interactive configuration and planning process. The configuration and planning problems are considered as constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs). After some recalls about this two-step approach, we propose to evaluate a recent evolutionary optimization algorithm called CFB-EA (for constraint filtering based evolutionary algorithm). CFB-EA, specially designed to handle constrained problems, is compared with an exact branch and bound approach on small problem instances and with another evolutionary approach carefully selected for larger instances. Various experiments, with solutions spaces up to 1017, permit us to conclude that CFB-EA sounds very promising for the concurrent optimization of a configured product and its production process. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Keywords: algorithms, Constrained optimization, constraint filtering, Design, differential evolution, evolutionary algorithm, process planning, product configuration, satisfaction
  • Plas'O'Soins: A software platform for modeling, planning and monitoring homecare activities

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    Rémi Bastide, Pierre Bardy, Bernard Borrel, Catherine Boszodi, Marinette Bouet, Kahina Gani, Éric Gayraud, Didier Gourc, Elyes Lamine, Pierre-Henri Manenq, Michel Schneider et Farouk Toumani. « Plas'O'Soins: A software platform for modeling, planning and monitoring homecare activities ». In : Irbm 35.2 (avr. 2014). P. 82--87. ISSN : 1959-0318. DOI : 10.1016/j.irbm.2014.02.008.
    Demographic changes in recent years have contributed to a shift in care models, with the development of homecare as a new alternative to traditional hospitalization. We present a software platform dedicated to the modeling, planning and monitoring of homecare workflows, developed in the framework of the French research program TecSan. The platform is used on the desktop by care coordinators, and on the go by care workers using mobile devices. (C) 2014 Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
  • Event-driven agility of interoperability during the Run-time of collaborative processes

    Références :
    Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë, Sébastien Truptil, Frédérick Bénaben et Hervé Pingaud. « Event-driven agility of interoperability during the Run-time of collaborative processes ». In : Decision Support Systems 59 (mars 2014). P. 171--179. ISSN : 0167-9236. DOI : 10.1016/j.dss.2013.11.005.
    The modem business environment tends to involve a large network of heterogeneous people, devices and organizations that engage in collaborative processes among themselves. Given the nature of this type of collaboration and the high degree of interoperability between partner Information Systems, these processes need to be agile in order to respond to changes in context, which may occur at any time during the collaborative situation. The objective is to build a Mediation Information System (MIS), in support of collaborative situations, whose architecture must be (i) built to be relevant to the collaborative situation under consideration, (ii) more easily integrated into the existing systems, and (iii) sufficiently agile, through its awareness of the environment and of process events, and through the way it reacts to events detected as being relevant. To apply agility mechanisms, it is crucial to detect the significant events that will lead to a subsequent evolution of the situation (detection step). Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) is used to design the structure of the part of the system that is in charge of MIS agility. This architecture takes the events into account, manages them and, if needed, uses them to trigger the adaptation of the MIS. We have defined a means to monitor the evolution of the situation. If relevant changes are detected, and if the situation does not evolve in the expected way, an adaptation is proposed. It is concluded that the principles of detection and adaptation, combined with the responsiveness of the system (provided by the automation of transitions), and based on Event Driven Architecture principles, together provide the agility required for collaborative processes. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Keywords: Adaptation, Agility, architecture, business process management, Complex event processing, Decision making, Dynamic change, Interoperability, systems
  • Case-based reasoning and system design: An integrated approach based on ontology and preference modeling

    Références :
    Juan Camilo Romero Bejarano, Thierry Coudert, Élise Vareilles, Laurent Geneste, Michel Aldanondo et Joël Abeille. « Case-based reasoning and system design: An integrated approach based on ontology and preference modeling ». In : Ai Edam-Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing 28.1 (févr. 2014). P. 49--69. ISSN : 0890-0604. DOI : 10.1017/S0890060413000498.
    This paper addresses the fulfillment of requirements related to case-based reasoning (CBR) processes for system design. Considering that CBR processes are well suited for problem solving, the proposed method concerns the definition of an integrated CBR process in line with system engineering principles. After the definition of the requirements that the approach has to fulfill, an ontology is defined to capitalize knowledge about the design within concepts. Based on the ontology, models are provided for requirements and solutions representation. Next, a recursive CBR process, suitable for system design, is provided. Uncertainty and designer preferences as well as ontological guidelines are considered during the requirements definition, the compatible cases retrieval, and the solution definition steps. This approach is designed to give flexibility within the CBR process as well as to provide guidelines to the designer. Such questions as the following are conjointly treated: how to guide the designer to be sure that the requirements are correctly defined and suitable for the retrieval step, how to retrieve cases when there are no available similarity measures, and how to enlarge the research scope during the retrieval step to obtain a sufficient panel of solutions. Finally, an example of system engineering in the aeronautic domain illustrates the proposed method. A testbed has been developed and carried out to evaluate the performance of the retrieval algorithm and a software prototype has been developed in order to test the approach. The outcome of this work is a recursive CBR process suitable to engineering design and compatible with standards. Requirements are modeled by means of flexible constraints, where the designer preferences are used to express the flexibility. Similar solutions can be retrieved even if similarity measures between features are not available. Simultaneously, ontological guidelines are used to guide the process and to aid the designer to express her/his preferences.
    Keywords: Case-based reasoning, decision-making, Design, engineering design, fuzzy-sets, injection mold design, knowledge representation, management, Ontology, Preferences, product design, Retrieval, similarity measures, support, System Engineering
  • A risk oriented model to assess strategic decisions in new product development projects

    Références :
    François Marmier, Didier Gourc et Frédéric Laarz. « A risk oriented model to assess strategic decisions in new product development projects ». In : Decision Support Systems 56 (déc. 2013). P. 74--82. ISSN : 0167-9236. DOI : 10.1016/j.dss.2013.05.002.
    The project management team has to respect contractual commitments: in terms of deadlines and budgets, that are often two antagonistic objectives. At the same time, the market becomes more and more demanding as far as costs and delays are concerned while expecting a high quality level. Then, the project management team has to continuously consider novelty and a risk management strategy in order to determine the best balance between benefits and risks. Based on the principles of a synchronized process between risk management and project management, and on the concepts of risk scenario, we propose a decision-making tool to help the project manager choose the best way to improve project success rate while controlling the level of risks. As a finding, the project manager would be able to evaluate and compare different novelties or development strategies taking into account their repercussions on potential risks and risk treatment strategies. Finally, a case study in the aerospace industry and specifically on satellite integration and tests is developed to validate this approach. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Keywords: Decision support system, management, Project planning, Project variant, Risk management, Scenarios, Treatment strategy