ITcon Vol. 8, pg. 283-291, http://www.itcon.org/2003/21

The COSMOS Integrated IT solution at railway and motorway construction sites - two case studies

submitted:April 2003
revised:July 2003
published:October 2003
editor(s):Amor R and Jardim-Gonçalves R
authors:Andreas Meissner
Fraunhofer IPSI - Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute, Darmstadt, Germany
email: meissner@ipsi.fraunhofer.de

Ioannis Mathes
INTRACOM S.A., Peania, Greece
email: imath@intranet.gr

Lito Baxevanaki
INTRACOM S.A., Peania, Greece
email: lbax@intranet.gr

Giovanna Dore
Omega Generation srl, Bologna, Italy
email: dore@omega.it

Cherif Branki
University of Paisley, Paisley, Scotland
email: bran-ci0@wpmail.paisley.ac.uk
summary:This paper presents two case studies on installations of the COSMOS Integrated IT Solution, which we developed to provide \"COnstruction Site Mobile Operations Support\". We first give an overview of the entire system, discussing our network architecture, applications, workflow solution, and middleware, and then describe how COSMOS was deployed and used at a motorway and a railway construction site. Key effects on the construction companies’ business operations are reported.
keywords:Construction, Mobile Operations, Bandwidth Management, ERP, Workflow, Case Study.
full text: (PDF file, 0.395 MB)
citation:Meissner A, Mathes I, Baxevanaki L, Dore G and Branki C (2003). The COSMOS Integrated IT solution at railway and motorway construction sites - two case studies, ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 283-291, http://www.itcon.org/2003/21