Analysis, Characterization, Design and Development of APS to Optimize Manufacturing Processes

Goal: This project aims to study Advanced Planning Systems (APS) from a Software Engineering (SE) point of view, aiming to bridge the current gap in research, providing sound concepts and definitions founded in current international SE standars. It aims to:

  • To provide a definition that would consider APS as systems and not only as models, including generic Functional Requirements and Quality Attributes.

  • Propose means to improve exchange of manufacturing information with Enterprise Systems by using the standardized concepts of the ANSI/ISA-95 standard.

  • Generate and evaluate a Reference Architecture to characterize the APS domain and simplify future in-house development of APS modules in SME (Small and Medium Enterprises).

This project was my PhD thesis. Degree: PhD on Information Systems Engineering.

Participants: Eng. Melina Vidoni, Prof. Jorge Marcelo Montagna (Co-Advisor), Prof. Aldo Vecchietti (Advisor).

Dr Melina Vidoni
Software Manager @ eWater

Software Manager @ eWater. Lecturer @ ANU (on leave).


(2018). Project and Team-Based Strategies for Teaching Software Architecture. International Journal of Engineering Education. Vol. 34(5), pp1701-1708.

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(2016). Towards a Reference Architecture for Advanced Planning Systems. 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. Vol. (1), pp433-440.

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(2015). Una Perspectiva de Ingeniería del Software para Definir Sistemas Avanzados de Planificación de Empresas. 44º Jornadas Argentinas de Informática (JAIIO), 4º Simposio Argentino de Informática Industrial (SII). Vol. 1, pp49-62.

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(2014). Desarrollo de un Agente Inteligente Basado en el Estándar ANSI/ISA-95. 2º Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Informática y Sistemas de Información (CoNaIISI). Vol. 1, pp47-59.

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