Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Knowledge-Intensive Collaborative Decision Support for Design Process

Published

Author(s)

XuanFang Zha, Ram D. Sriram

Abstract

In this chapter, we describe a hybrid decision model and a multi-agent framework for collaborative decision support in the design process. The proposed knowledge-based collaborative decision support model can quantitatively incorporate qualitative design knowledge and preferences for multiple, conflicting attributes stored in a knowledge repository so that a better understanding of the consequences of design decisions can be achieved from an overall perspective. The multi-agent framework provides an efficient decision support environment involving distributed resources to shorten the realization of products with optimal life-cycle performance and competitiveness. The developed model and framework are generic and flexible enough to be used in a variety of design decision problems. The framework is illustrated with an application in concept evaluation and selection in power supply product family design for mass customization.
Citation
Intelligent Decision-Making Support Systems (i-DMSS): Foundations, Applications and Challenges
Publisher Info
Springer-Verlag,

Keywords

autonomous decision agent, collaborative decision-making mechanism, design decision support, hybrid robust decision model, multi-agent framework

Citation

Zha, X. and Sriram, R. (2005), Knowledge-Intensive Collaborative Decision Support for Design Process, Springer-Verlag, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822323 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created September 30, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021