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How to Squeeze a Configurator into a Handheld Device

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In this paper, it is presented the implementation of a solar-powered pumping system configurator based on a new approach for the modelling of the configuration process of product families. An important outcome of this approach is that if a few modelling conditions are satisfied, deriving product family members becomes a direct (backtrack-free) process. Consequently, a configuration problem-solving process that typically would require a high-performance computer can be squeezed into handheld devices as a standalone program.


  • Product family
  • Product configurator
  • Backtrack-free search
  • Solar-powered pumping system

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Schneider, H.M., Espindola, M.F., Iano, Y. (2014). How to Squeeze a Configurator into a Handheld Device. In: Brunoe, T., Nielsen, K., Joergensen, K., Taps, S. (eds) Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation (MCPC 2014), Aalborg, Denmark, February 4th - 7th, 2014. Lecture Notes in Production Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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