Modelling Configuration Knowledge in Heterogeneous Product Families

Matthieu Stéphane Benoit Queva, Tomi Männistö, Laurent Ricci, Christian W. Probst

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    Product configuration systems play an important role in the development of Mass Customisation. The configuration of complex product families may nowadays involve multiple design disciplines, e.g. hardware, software and services. In this paper, we present a conceptual approach for modelling the variability in such heterogeneous product families. Our approach is based on a framework that aims to cater for the different stakeholders involved in the modelling and management of the product family. The modelling approach is centred around the concepts of views, types and constraints and is illustrated by a motivation example. Furthermore, as a proof of concept, a prototype has been implemented for configuring a non-trivial heterogeneous product family.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Configuration (ConfWS 2011)
    Publication date2011
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventThe IJCAI Workshop on Configuration - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 16 Jul 201116 Jul 2011


    ConferenceThe IJCAI Workshop on Configuration


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