A Forward Look at Computational Support for Conceptual Design

  • John Miles
  • Lisa Hall
  • Jan Noyes
  • Ian Parmee
  • Chris Simons
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4200)


Future research needs for computational support for conceptual design are examined. The material is the result of the work of a so called design cluster. The cluster has, through a series of workshops, defined what it believes are the salient areas in which further research is needed. The work has a strong people centred approach as it is believed that, for the near future, it is only through a combination of man and machine that acceptable designs will be achieved. The cluster has identified 5 key areas and 39 sub-classes. The discussion focuses on the key areas and how these link to future research requirements in people centred computation for conceptual design.


Conceptual Design Design Team Cluster Member Intellectual Property Right Physical Science Research Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Miles
    • 1
  • Lisa Hall
    • 2
  • Jan Noyes
    • 3
  • Ian Parmee
    • 4
  • Chris Simons
    • 4
  1. 1.Cardiff School of EngineeringCardiff UniversityUK
  2. 2.Institute of BiotechnologyUniversity of CambridgeUK
  3. 3.Department of Experimental PsychologyUniversity of BristolUK
  4. 4.Faculty of Computing, Engineering & MathematicsUniversity West of EnglandUK

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