An Agent-Based System Supporting Collaborative Product Design

  • Jian Xun Wang
  • Ming Xi Tang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4252)


Collaborative design can create added value in the design and production process by bringing the benefit of team work and cooperation in a concurrent and coordinated manner. However, the difficulties arising from the differences between heterogeneous system architectures and information structures undermine the effectiveness and the success of collaborative design. This paper presents a new framework of collaborative design which adopts an agent-based approach and relocates designers, managers, systems, and supporting agents in a unified knowledge representation scheme for product design. An agent-based system capable of assisting designers in the management and coordination of collaborative design process via the cooperation of a network of agents including mainly management agents, communication agents, and design agents etc is described.


Design Project Collaborative Design Design Agent Intelligent Software Agent Collaborative Design Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Xun Wang
    • 1
  • Ming Xi Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Design Technology Research Centre, School of DesignThe Hong Kong Polytechnic, UniversityKowloon, Hong KongChina

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