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A JDF-enabled Workflow Simulation Tool
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of TAGA 57th Annual Technical Conference 2005, 2005, Vol. 57, 271-281 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Job Definition Format (JDF) is a relatively young industry

standard that specifies a workflow model and a data format for

describing print jobs and exchanging production information. Although

most vendors today offer JDF-enabled products, little research has been

conducted aiming at measuring the benefits of using JDF in production.

One reason for this is likely the lack of suitable tools.

This paper presents a JDF-compliant tool that can be used to simulate the

interaction of arbitrary devices in a print production workflow. This tool

has many usage scenarios, one of them being the possibility to simulate

devices in “live” production in order to measure JDF performance and

detect production bottlenecks.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 57, 271-281 p.
Keyword [en]
Job Definition Format, JDF, JMF, print production, workflow, simulation, software framework
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14163OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14163DiVA: diva2:22769
Available from: 2006-12-04 Created: 2006-12-04 Last updated: 2009-05-07
In thesis
1. Integrating Systems in the Print Production Workflow: Aspects of Implementing JDF
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrating Systems in the Print Production Workflow: Aspects of Implementing JDF
2006 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The print production workflow consists of various disparate systems — from production equipment to management information systems. During the production of a printed product, information regarding the product must be communicated between the systems in the workflow. Job Definition Format (JDF) is an industry standard that specifies this information interchange. It specifies a digital job ticket format for exchanging administrative and technical information related to a print job, and a messaging protocol for communicating information between the systems in the workflow. This licentiate thesis explores different aspects of integrating systems in a JDF-enabled print production workflow.

Paper III and Paper IV analyze the properties of JDF’s messaging protocol—Job Messaging Format (JMF)—and discuss design solutions for a JMF integration layer.

Paper I presents a software tool for simulating systems in the print production workflow. The tool is based on an open source software library, called the Elk Framework, which has been developed within the framework of these licentiate studies. The Elk Framework provides the base services required by a piece of JDF-enabled production equipment, called a Device/Worker in JDF parlance.

Paper II presents a software tool that was developed for testing the simulation tool presented in Paper I. The test tool, named Alces, can be used for testing if JDF-enabled systems conform to the JDF Specification.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, 2006. 35 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1285
Keyword
print production, workflow, jdf, system integration
National Category
Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-7837 (URN)91-85643-26-2 (ISBN)
Presentation
2006-12-08, K3, Kåkenhus, Bredgatan 33, Norrköping, 09:15 (English)
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Note
Report code: LIU-TEK-LIC-2006:66.Available from: 2006-12-04 Created: 2006-12-04

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