Preface. Part One: Invited Talk. Knowledge-based Innovation - a Technology of the Future; S. Ikovenko. Part Two: Architecture. 1. Leadership Based Agent Architecture; J.D. Summers, J.J. Shah. Part Three: Methodologies. 2. Design Simplification by Analogical Reasoning; M.E. Balazs, D.C. Brown. 3. Geometric Exemplars; B. Bettig, J.D. Summers, J.J. Shah. 4. Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining within a Design Environment; M.K.D. Haffey, A.H.B. Duffy. 5. A Framework for Knowledge Intensive 'Artefact Life' Design; J.C. Borg, X. Yan, N.P. Juster. Part Four: Tools. 6. Representation and Conversion of Dimension Units in CAD Data Models; D. Roller, O. Eck, B. Rieg, D. Schäfer. 7. Managing CAD Data as a Multimedia Data Type Using Digital Watermarking; R. Ohbuchi, H. Masuda. Part Five: Implementation. 8. Integration of Life-cycle Constraints in Design Activity; S. Tichkiewitch, D. Brissaud. 9. Document-based Design Process Knowledge Management for Knowledge Intensive Engineering; Y. Nomaguchi, M. Yoshioka, T. Tomiyama. Part Six: Application. 10. Integrated Product and Process Design of Microwave Modules Using AI Planning and Integer Programming; D.S. Nau, et al. 11. How to Represent 'Intelligent' Components in a Product Model; L. Susca, F. Mandorli, C. Rizzi. 12. Topological Constraints in Ship Design; L. Solano, I. Gurrea, P. Brunet. 13. Kinematics Support for Design and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems; R. Sinha, C.J.J. Paredis, P.K. Khosla. Part Seven: Formal Methods. 14.Towards a Logical Framework for Engineering Design Processes; F.A. Salustri. 15. On Engineering Design Generation with XML-based Knowledge-Enhanced Grammars; S. Rudolph, H. Noser. Part Eight: Evolution. 16. Issues in Building and Evaluating Networked Engineering Environments; W.C. Regli, V. Zaychik, T. Hewett, J. Sevy. 17. Towards a Methodology for Estimating the Global Impacts of Innovative Design Scenarii; D. Deneux, O. Sénéchal, F. Tomala, M. Lawson. Author index. Keyword index.