Speeding up derivative configuration from product platforms

Heradio Gil, Rubén, Fernández Amorós, David José, Perez-Morago, Hector y Adán, Antonio . (2014) Speeding up derivative configuration from product platforms. Entropy (16), 2014, pp. 3329-3356. ISSN: 1099-4300, ESSN: 1099-4300. DOI:10.3390/e16063329

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Título Speeding up derivative configuration from product platforms
Autor(es) Heradio Gil, Rubén
Fernández Amorós, David José
Perez-Morago, Hector
Adán, Antonio
Materia(s) Informática
Abstract To compete in the global marketplace, manufacturers try to differentiate their products by focusing on individual customer needs. Fulfilling this goal requires that companies shift from mass production to mass customization. Under this approach, a generic architecture, named product platform, is designed to support the derivation of customized products through a configuration process that determines which components the product comprises. When a customer configures a derivative, typically not every combination of available components is valid. To guarantee that all dependencies and incompatibilities among the derivative constituent components are satisfied, automated configurators are used. Flexible product platforms provide a big number of interrelated components, and so, the configuration of all, but trivial, derivatives involves considerable effort to select which components the derivative should include. Our approach alleviates that effort by speeding up the derivative configuration using a heuristic based on the information theory concept of entropy.
Palabras clave entropy-based heuristic
mass customization
mass customization
product configuration
software product line
feature model
Editor(es) MDPI
Fecha 2014-06-18
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Identificador http://e-spacio.uned.es/fez/view/bibliuned:DptoISSI-ETSI-ROBOCITY-1035
DOI - identifier 10.3390/e16063329
ISSN - identifier 1099-4300, ESSN: 1099-4300
Publicado en la Revista Entropy (16), 2014, pp. 3329-3356. ISSN: 1099-4300, ESSN: 1099-4300. DOI:10.3390/e16063329
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