Towards a Conceptual Design and Semantic Modeling Approach for Innovative Modular Products

  • Chérif Ahmed Tidiane AidaraEmail author
  • Bala Moussa Biaye
  • Serigne Diagne
  • Khalifa Gaye
  • Amadou Coulibaly
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 541)


To meet a demand more and more personalized for different users, the products must be innovative but also reliable, modular with good maintainability. Considering all these requirements in the design and modeling process would facilitate an evaluation of the behavioral performance of the future product. Most works deal with aspects related to functional criteria whereas behavior is rarely taken into account in the search for solutions. In this paper, we propose a design approach for innovative modular products, easily maintainable and adaptable to different user profiles. In order to evaluate the modularity, we propose a method of semantic modeling. The semantic model obtained makes it possible to identify innovative modular solution concepts by solving technical contradictions taking into account both the functional characteristics and the behavioral performances. As an illustration, a case study is outlined.


Inventive design Conceptual design Semantic modeling Modularity Innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chérif Ahmed Tidiane Aidara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bala Moussa Biaye
    • 1
  • Serigne Diagne
    • 1
  • Khalifa Gaye
    • 1
  • Amadou Coulibaly
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Computer Science and Engineering for Innovation (LI3)Assane Seck University of ZiguinchorZiguinchorSénégal
  2. 2.Laboratory of Sciences of the EngineerComputer Science and Imaging (Icube – UMR 7357), National Institute of Applied Sciences of Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg, CNRSStrasbourgFrance

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