Static Product Structures: An Industrial Standard on the Wane (bibtex bibliographic entry)
 abstract = {This paper aims at closing the gap between early phases (e.g. design) and later phases (e.g. procurement or production) of the Product Development Process (PDP) by proposing a Virtual Product Model (VPM) as a collection of individual components (VPMCs) without the need for a static structure. Based on an analysis of the requirements on product development in the automotive industry, the main problems we observe are limited transparency, limited continuity, and limited reusability throughout different phases of the PDP. Virtual Product Model Components (VPMCs) can be used in different products and allow the reflection of changes throughout the PDP as well as the derivation of domain-specific views on the overall product at runtime. We illustrate these concepts by use case scenarios derived from an analysis of automotive product development practices.},
 author = {Kehl, Stefan and Hesselmann, Carsten and Stiefel, Patrick D. and M{\"u}ller, J{\"o}rg P.},
 title = {Static Product Structures: An Industrial Standard on the Wane},
  pages = {69-78},
 publisher = {{Springer International Publishing}},
 isbn = {978-3-319-54660-5},
 editor = {Harik, Ramy and Rivest, Louis and Bernard, Alain and Eynard, Benoit and Bouras, Abdelaziz},
 booktitle = {Product Lifecycle Management for Digital Transformation of Industries: 13th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2016, Columbia, SC, USA, July 11-13, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
 year = {2016},
 address = {Cham},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-54660-5{\textunderscore }7}