J. W. Yin

Zhejiang University, Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China

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Publications (6)8.88 Total impact

  • J. W. Yin, W. Y. Zhang, M. Cai
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    ABSTRACT: The development and maintenance of distributed collaborative manufacturing systems is faced with increasing challenges caused by the technical difficulties and ontological issues in distributed computing, resource integration and knowledge sharing over heterogeneous computing platforms. This paper presents an agent-based Semantic Grid for distributed manufacturing collaboration across ubiquitous virtual enterprises. A hierarchy of autonomous, adaptive agents forming a ‘super peer’ based peer-to-peer network is laid out in the Semantic Grid to provide, in an open, dynamic, loosely coupled and scalable manner, the service publication, discovery and reuse for management of applications that need to utilise Grid resources. The operation and experimental evaluation of the system are presented to validate the implementation of the proposed approach.
    International Journal of Production Research 01/2010; 48(7):2109-2126. · 1.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: While much of multidisciplinary design knowledge can be found over the Internet, current engineering modelling techniques have limited capabilities of knowledge sharing and distributed problem solving because of a lack of a common understanding of design rationales across disciplines. This paper describes a preliminary attempt at using a Semantic Web paradigm as a step towards a general ontology of multidisciplinary collaborative design, which is needed to share, exchange and reuse multidisciplinary design knowledge in a distributed design environment. The ontology presented consists of a rich set of class constructs with cross-disciplinary mapping features for annotating the multidisciplinary engineering models on the Semantic Web so that the annotated models become machine understandable, facilitating the data consistency and knowledge reuse for collaborative work among multidisciplinary organisations. A case study for representing a general ontology of multidisciplinary design of automatic assembly systems for cross-disciplinary collaboration in the prototype system is shown to validate the implementation of the proposed approach. The developed ontology provides hierarchical conceptual interrelationships of diverse design concepts, so that a design consensus is fostered to facilitate semantic annotation, access and retrieval of engineering models across different disciplines.
    International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing 12/2009; 22:1144-1153. · 0.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Identifying the shortcomings of traditional centralized workflow architecture, this paper describes a preliminary attempt at using a peer-to-peer (P2P)-based multi-agent framework for decentralized grid workflow management in semantic grid enabled collaborative design. A decentralized, scalable semantic service registry is laid out in the P2P network for semantic discovery of distributed, heterogeneous grid services with multi-agent support. The service-oriented, decentralized problem solving strategy for grid workflow construction makes it possible for the decentralized peer agents to utilize the formal semantics to interact and cooperate with each other to support the users in constructing the grid workflow of a complex engineering design process from widely dispersed multidisciplinary design resources effectively. A prototype system is built and validated with an illustrative example from metal stamping industry to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 02/2009; 41(3):407-420. · 1.78 Impact Factor
  • W. Y. Zhang, M. Cai, J. Qiu, J. W. Yin
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    ABSTRACT: The development and maintenance of semantic web (SW) means that collaborative manufacturing systems are faced with increasing challenges caused by the growing difficulty in managing distributed manufacturing knowledge. This paper presents a multi-perspective modelling approach to systematically manage distributed manufacturing knowledge on the SW. Considering knowledge engineering as a cyclic and constructive modelling process, a multi-perspective knowledge modelling process is proposed to evolve along knowledge elicitation, engineering modelling, UML-based object modelling, OWL-based ontology modelling, knowledge formalisation and OWL-QL assisted knowledge verification activities. The proposed approach is viewed as a promising knowledge management method that facilitates the implementation of computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) in distributed manufacturing for SW applications by integrating the industrial, UML enabled software engineering techniques into recent ontology-based knowledge engineering process. The feasibility of knowledge management through multi-perspective modelling is manifested using the manufacturing ontology for manufacturing electronic connectors.
    International Journal of Production Research 01/2009; 47(23):6525-6542. · 1.46 Impact Factor
  • W. Y. Zhang, J. W. Yin
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    ABSTRACT: This paper describes a preliminary attempt at weaving a Semantic Grid for multidisciplinary collaborative design over the internet. An ontology-based service-oriented modelling approach is proposed for distributed management of multidisciplinary design knowledge, through which, various Grid services for distributed applications are annotated with domain resource ontology to facilitate their autonomous deployment, reuse and federation in multidisciplinary collaborative design in a meaningful and flexible way. A service-oriented multi-agent system architecture is laid out in the peer-to-peer network of a distributed, scalable, semantic service registry to address, in an open, decentralised and loosely coupled manner, the life cycle of multidisciplinary collaborative design activities involved in publishing, discovering and reusing various Grid services efficiently. An intelligent service-oriented workflow planner equipped with an ontology- and rule-based problem-solving strategy is devised to support the users in constructing the workflow of a complex engineering design process from existing multidisciplinary design resources automatically, utilising their semantic descriptions. An example in applying the proposed approach to a multidisciplinary collaborative design of metal stamping progressive die is presented to illustrate the potential application of the workflow planner in the Semantic Grid.
    International Journal of Production Research 01/2009; 47(11):3079-3095. · 1.46 Impact Factor
  • W. Y. Zhang, J. W. Yin
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    ABSTRACT: This paper describes a preliminary attempt at using the Semantic Web paradigm, particularly the Web Ontology Language (OWL), for domain-specific engineering design knowledge representation in a multi-agent distributed design environment. Ontology-based modeling to the engineering design knowledge on the Semantic Web is proposed as a prelude to the meaningful agent communication and knowledge reuse for collaborative work among multidisciplinary organizations. Formal knowledge representation in OWL format extends traditional product modeling with capabilities of knowledge sharing and distributed problem solving, and is used as a content language within the FIPA-ACL (Agent Communication Language) messages in the proposed multi-agent system architecture. As an illustration, engineering design knowledge of automatic assembly systems for manufacturing electronic connectors, which contain a group of electro-mechanical components, is represented in OWL format, with its inherent structure-function-process relationships defined explicitly and formally, to facilitate semantic access and retrieval of electro-mechanical component information across different disciplines. The proposed approach is viewed as a promising knowledge-management method that facilitates the implementation of computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) in design of Semantic Web applications.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 01/2008; 36(9):833-843. · 1.78 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

40 Citations
8.88 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2009–2010
    • Zhejiang University
      • • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
      • • Institute of Artificial Intelligence
      Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • 2008–2009
    • Hangzhou University
      Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China