Interactive Distributed Configuration

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Interactive Distributed Configuration
Interactive configuration is the concept of assisting a user in selecting values for parameters that respect given constraints. It was originally inspired by the product configuration problem with the emergence of the mass-customisation paradigm in product manufacturing, but has also been applied to other tasks requiring user interaction, such as specifying services or setting up complex equipment. The user-friendly requirements for complete, backtrack-free and real-time interaction makes the problem computationally challenging. In this paper we look at the concept of distributed configuration, where similar user functionality should be provided in a distributed environment, where knowledge about constraints and variables is fragmented over several nodes, each node exchanging information through message passing. We develop a theoretical model, formalise the problem, and suggest a solution approach that uses techniques from the area of Constraint Satisfaction and utilises a compilation ...
Peter Tiedemann, Tarik Hadzic, Thomas Stuart Henne
Added 20 Aug 2010
Updated 20 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CP
Authors Peter Tiedemann, Tarik Hadzic, Thomas Stuart Henney, Henrik Reif Andersen
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