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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Workshop on Configuration (ConfWS 2011)|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||The IJCAI Workshop on Configuration - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
|Conference||The IJCAI Workshop on Configuration|
|Period||01/01/2011 → …|