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SSPC 2012 - Special Session on Product Configuration



VenueMacau, Macau SAR Macau SAR



Topics/Call fo Papers

Special Session on Product Configuration
Product configuration is the assembly and customization of goods, systems, and services so that they meet individual customers' needs. Many product vendors face an ever increasing demand for highly customized products on the one hand, and the necessity to keep production costs as low as possible on the other hand.
The necessity to cover the great variety and to manage the complexity of products requires powerful knowledge-representation formalisms and support for knowledge acquisition and evolution. Efficient reasoning methods are required to provide intelligent interactive behavior in configurator software, such as solution search, satisfaction of user preferences, personalization, explanations, recommendation, optimization, etc. In order to be successful, applications need to support collaboration of involved stakeholders and integration into business processes. Related fields such as software product line engineering, service composition, model-driven engineering (MDE), and test case generation for component-based software construction provide new use cases and application areas for configuration technologies.
The main goal of this special session is to present research results of all technical areas related to product configuration as well as case studies, evaluations, and experiences from configurator applications in industry and other business. It is of interest for both researchers working in the various fields of applicable configuration technologies mentioned below as well as for industry representatives interested in the relationship between configuration technology and the business problem behind configuration and mass customization. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, evaluations and experiences.
We invite submissions describing novel and previously unpublished research (possibly in progress) or
experiences with configuration technologies, including but not limited to:
Configuration problems and models
Knowledge representation, evolution, and reconciliation
Modeling notations and tools
Reasoning methods, e.g., constraint programming, description logics, SAT-solving, intelligent algorithms, etc.
Management and maintenance of configurators
Collaborative configuration, multi-stakeholder environments
Special application areas, e.g., product line engineering, service adaptation, process tailoring
Mass customization and personalization
Best practices used in industry to implement and apply configuration systems
Important Dates
Electronic submission of full papers: June 1, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance: August 1, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: August 31, 2012
Conference: December 4-7, 2012
Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit their manuscript in LNCS/LNAI style (please see this page), maximum 10 pages.
Paper should be submitted in PDF form via ISMIS 2012 Online Submission System:
The submitted papers will be reviewed by the session's program committee

Last modified: 2012-05-07 23:44:21