A Multi-agent Framework for Collaborative Product Design

  • Jian Xun Wang
  • Ming Xi Tang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4088)


To survive the increasing worldwide competition, new technologies are required by product manufacturers to improve both effectiveness and efficiency of collaborative design and. In this paper, a computational model of collaborative product design is proposed to facilitate the management and coordination of the collaborative product design process. Based on this model, the system architecture of a multi-agent framework for collaborative design is discussed. A software prototype featured by flexibility, scalability, distributed decision-making, and etc., is now being developed.


Design Task Design Project Collaborative Design Software Prototype Design Agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Xun Wang
    • 1
  • Ming Xi Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of DesignThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung Hom, Kowloon, Hong KongChina

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