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Knowledge-Based Configuration by Juha Tiihonen, Claire Bagley, Lothar Hotz, Alexander Felfernig

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Chapter 16

SIEMENS: Configuration and Reconfiguration in Industry

Andreas Falkner and Herwig Schreiner,    Siemens AG Österreich, Vienna, Austria

Abstract

Whereas the configuration of consumer products such as PCs, cars, insurances, and such is well understood and supported by commercial tools, large-scale industrial systems still raise considerable challenges concerning modeling, solving, and performance. After a short explanation of the importance of this topic to Siemens, this chapter presents the domain of railway interlocking systems as an example of such complex industrial systems and discusses detailed requirements for their configuration. It then reports on techniques used for solving those requirements at Siemens as well as on results ...

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