Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2, Suppl. (C), 2006
Chapter 24 Configuration
Configuration is the task of composing a customized system out of generic components. This task is of concern to everybody as component-based systems are omnipresent in modern industry. Prominent examples of component-based systems are computers, home cinemas, cars, and trucks. Classic examples are kitchen and furniture that can be assembled from a given catalog of components. As the need for customization is growing, more and more products follow the pattern of a component system. New examples are service packs such as telecommunication offers, loans and insurance products, but also travel ...