Brad Appelton's CM Body of Knowledge is hosted on
Alloy Constraint Solver at MIT.
Artificial Intelligence Resources
provided through the
Institute of Configuration Management
Configuration Management Today
is a software configuration management resource, with several resource links to
other configuration management resources.
Dave Eaton's configuration
management web site. Dave edits comp.software.config-mgmt. There are a set of
NASA's parametric cost estimating and
configuration management handbook.
Association for Configuration and Data Management
Steve Esterbrook's CM Resource Guide
Configuration Management Today is a
software centric configuration management news site.
Configuration Management User Group
Engineering Institute's Configuration Management area contains many papers
on software configuration management.
is a knowledge representation (KR) system provide by AT&T, designed for
applications where only limited expressive power is necessary, but rapid
responses to questions are essential.
NASA Glen Research Center
Configuration Management Site provides tailored CM services for requirement,
configuration, and documentation management throughout a project's life cycle.
Workshops on Configuration
– AAAI-99 Papers.
ECAI Workshop on Configuration
for Applied Formal Methods.
Product Data Management
Group of Helsinki University of
Technology investigates how information technology can be used for the management
of complex products. The group concentrates on products that have many variants
and long life-cycles. These products are typically found in discrete
manufacturing industry. The group looks for practical solutions to real
problems. Accordingly, most of the research is carried out in joint projects
with the industry.
Configuration Systems hosted by the
Swedish Institute of
Computer Science. This site has many links to other CM sites.
US Army Product Data Management
Functional Coordinating Group
Vocal Project of Espirt provides
a nice tutorial on constraint based programming.
Parametric Design Resources
primary issue with integrating CAD systems with configuration management is the
separation the rules and geometric representation of those rules in the form of
a drawings or rendition model. One of the core technologies that can be applied
to this problem is an open standard tool kit.
OpenGL is a source of tools kits.
Hoops3D is a framework for representing
Constraint Programming Systems
Constraint Logic Programming is typically done in Prolog. Here's some vendors
and suppliers of systems in the manufacturing domain.
IF Computer Solutions Software
Logic Programming Associates
Association of Logic
Prolog Development Centre
Prologia at Air Liquide
Constraints Archive at the
University of New Hampshire.
University of Washington Constraint–Based Systems
line guide for
Constraints Programming, includes a tutorial on
well, hosted by Roman
Journals that discuss
AI in Design
University of Essex
Constraint Programming and Optimization
Rules are associated in many ways with configuration management. Here are some
links to business rules resources:
IBM's Business Rules page
Business Rules Community
People Associated with the Configuration Problem currently being worked
Dr. Deborah McGuinness
Roman Batak is an
Assistant Professor at Charles University, Prague and has worked extensively on
Constraint Satisfaction Programming. Batak also has an introduction to Prolog
Examples that provides a short background to the concepts of constraint