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Knowledge-based Configuration incorporates knowledge representation formalisms to capture complex product models and reasoning methods to provide intelligent interactive behavior with the user. This book represents the first time that corporate and academic worlds collaborate integrating research and commercial benefits of knowledge-based configuration. Foundational interdisciplinary material is provided for composing models from increasingly complex products and services. Case studies, the latest research, and ...

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Overview

Knowledge-based Configuration incorporates knowledge representation formalisms to capture complex product models and reasoning methods to provide intelligent interactive behavior with the user. This book represents the first time that corporate and academic worlds collaborate integrating research and commercial benefits of knowledge-based configuration. Foundational interdisciplinary material is provided for composing models from increasingly complex products and services. Case studies, the latest research, and graphical knowledge representations that increase understanding of knowledge-based configuration provide a toolkit to continue to push the boundaries of what configurators can do and how they enable companies and customers to thrive.



  • Includes detailed discussion of state-of-the art configuration knowledge engineering approaches such as automated testing and debugging, redundancy detection, and conflict management
  • Provides an overview of the application of knowledge-based configuration technologies in the form of real-world case studies from SAP, Siemens, Kapsch, and more
  • Explores the commercial benefits of knowledge-based configuration technologies to business sectors from services to industrial equipment
  • Uses concepts that are based on an example personal computer configuration knowledge base that is represented in an UML-based graphical language
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is an excellent introduction and overview of the field of Configuration Systems. It covers the most important developments in the field." - HPCMagazine.com, August 2014

"I've always said that the key to mass customizing is a design tool that helps customers figure out what they want and then gets that information back into operations. Now here comesKnowledge-Based Configurationto guide you through the technologies behind such design tools. You won't truly understand Mass Customization without it!" - B. Joseph Pine II, author, Mass Customizationand Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital Frontier

"An essential book to keep abreast of configuration-related research and practice and, at the same time, a useful introduction to key configuration concepts. A source of inspiration that promises to broaden the scope of configuration systems applications and enrich the variety of perspectives from which this subject is studied." -Cipriano Forza, Professor of Operations Management and General Management at Padova University, Italy

"Perfectly on the road that enhances the fit between customer and supplier! A great book that: -is not promoting a single point of view! - gathers the diversity of industrial expectations, software solutions and theoretical foundations! - will be THE reference on CONFIGURATION for the 10 coming years!" - Michel Aldanondo, Head of Industrial Engineering Laboratory of Toulouse University Mines Albi.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124158696
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/2/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Alexander Felfernig is professor of Applied Software Engineering at the Graz University of Technology. In his research he focuses on the areas of knowledge-based configuration and recommender systems. He has written over 150 articles in this area.
Lothar Hotz is a researcher at the University of Hamburg. In his research he focuses on knowledge representation issue within the context of knowledge based configuration. He is the author of several books and articles in artificial intelligence
Claire Bagley is the Research & Development Director of the Advanced Constraint Technology group at Oracle. In her research and development, she focuses on the application of constraint technology in the industry and specifically but not exclusively in Supply Chain Management business domains such as Configuration applications.
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Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 Motivation for the Book

CHAPTER 2 A Short History of Configuration

CHAPTER 3 Configuration-Related Topics

CHAPTER 4 Benefits of Configuration Systems

CHAPTER 5 Overview of the Book

PART 2 BASICS

CHAPTER 6 Configuration Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

CHAPTER 7 Conflict Detection and Diagnosis in Configuration

CHAPTER 8 User Interfaces for Configuration Environments

CHAPTER 9 Core Capabilities of Sustainable Mass Customization

CHAPTER 10 Smarthome Configuration Model

PART 3 ADVANCED TOPICS

CHAPTER 11 Knowledge Engineering for Configuration Systems

CHAPTER 12 Redundancy Detection in Configuration Knowledge

CHAPTER 13 Personalized Configuration

CHAPTER 14 Consumer Decision-Making and Configuration Systems

CHAPTER 15 Configuration-Related Research Challenges

PART 4 CASE STUDIES

CHAPTER 16 SIEMENS: Configuration and Reconfiguration in Industry

CHAPTER 17 Tacton: Use of Tacton Configurator at FLSmidth

CHAPTER 18 encoway: From ERP-Based to Sales-Oriented Configuration

CHAPTER 19 Kapsch: Reconfiguration of Mobile Phone Networks

CHAPTER 20 Configuring and Generating Technical Documents

CHAPTER 21 Configuring Services and Processes

PART 5 CONFIGURATION ENVIRONMENTS

CHAPTER 22 S'UPREME

CHAPTER 23 encoway

CHAPTER 24 Konwerk

CHAPTER 25 WeeVis

CHAPTER 26 VariSales

CHAPTER 27 Product Configuration in SAP: A Retrospective

PART 6 APPENDIX

Appendix

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