Version Management and Conflict Detection across Tools in a (Software+) Engineering Environment

T Moser, F. Waltersdorfer,D. Winkler, S. Biffl:
"Version Management and Conflict Detection across Tools in a (Software+) Engineering Environment";
Vortrag: Software Quality Days 2011, Vienna; 18.01.2011 - 20.01.2011; in:"Proceedings of the Software Quality Days 2011", (2011), S. 1 - 4.

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Automation systems engineering projects depend on contributions from several engineering
disciplines. These contributions consist of complex artifacts like mechanical,
electrical, and software components and plans, which get updated concurrently. While
there are version management features in the software tools for each individual engineering
discipline, there is very little work on version management and quality assurance
across semantically heterogeneous data models in engineering tools and projects. In this
presentation, we (a) introduce the Engineering Database (EDB) concept, which provides
foundations for version management, conflict detection, and quality assurance in engineering
data models across tool boundaries; and (b) evaluate the concept based on a realworld
use case for signal engineering at a hydro power plant systems integrator.