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Intellectual Property Protection and Secure Knowledge Management in Collaborative Systems Engineering

Grimm, Marco and Anderl, Reiner (2013):
Intellectual Property Protection and Secure Knowledge Management in Collaborative Systems Engineering.
In: Proceedings of the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER’13), Atlanta (GA), USA, [Book Section]

Abstract

Developing complex systems with the Systems Engineering approach requires a close collaboration between engineers. Today, this collaboration is often globalized and performed beyond enterprise boundaries. In order to maximize the engineering outcome and manageability, it is necessary to share and transfer engineering knowledge and intellectual property in a digital form. Knowledge is valuable and easy to copy hence it is often subject to intended theft or loss. This leads to substantial economic damages worldwide due to product piracy and plagiarism. The goal conflict between a wide availability of knowledge to system engineers and a secure management and usage of intellectual property is still unsolved. Legal and organizational measures, such as nondisclosure agreements and facility surveillance, are insufficient to solve the problem alone. Therefore industrial companies demand for new measures that effectively protect their intellectual property.

This paper presents an analysis of current technical approaches that are applicable on securing knowledge in collaborative Systems Engineering. It shows that all approaches do not sufficiently cover the industry’s knowledge security requirements. Hence a new knowledge security concept is introduced. It covers the specific requirements and constraints in the Systems Engineering context and provides a knowledge security improvement over the current technical approaches.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2013
Creators: Grimm, Marco and Anderl, Reiner
Title: Intellectual Property Protection and Secure Knowledge Management in Collaborative Systems Engineering
Language: English
Abstract:

Developing complex systems with the Systems Engineering approach requires a close collaboration between engineers. Today, this collaboration is often globalized and performed beyond enterprise boundaries. In order to maximize the engineering outcome and manageability, it is necessary to share and transfer engineering knowledge and intellectual property in a digital form. Knowledge is valuable and easy to copy hence it is often subject to intended theft or loss. This leads to substantial economic damages worldwide due to product piracy and plagiarism. The goal conflict between a wide availability of knowledge to system engineers and a secure management and usage of intellectual property is still unsolved. Legal and organizational measures, such as nondisclosure agreements and facility surveillance, are insufficient to solve the problem alone. Therefore industrial companies demand for new measures that effectively protect their intellectual property.

This paper presents an analysis of current technical approaches that are applicable on securing knowledge in collaborative Systems Engineering. It shows that all approaches do not sufficiently cover the industry’s knowledge security requirements. Hence a new knowledge security concept is introduced. It covers the specific requirements and constraints in the Systems Engineering context and provides a knowledge security improvement over the current technical approaches.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER’13)
Place of Publication: Atlanta (GA), USA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual Property Protection; IPP; Knowledge Management; IT-Security; Knowledge Protection; Knowledge Security; Knowledge Based Engineering; KBE; Systems Engineering; Enterprise Rights Management
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK)
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 08:01
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