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Knowledge-based Configuration

From Research to Business Cases

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.

Audience

Researchers in corporations and academia; software engineers; systems engineers; technical management

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: March 2014

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-415817-7

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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