LMSThe Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, in the University of Patras, Greece, is under the supervision of Professor George Chryssolouris and is oriented on research and development in cutting edge scientific and technological fields. LMS has significant experience in the area of Production Systems Planning, Control and Networking, focused on the development, software implementation and use of advanced tools based on Artificial Intelligence methods for production systems planning & control and for the development of intelligent Internet-based applications addressing the enterprise-wide business activities.