Chapter 1

Motivation for the Book

Alexander Felferniga, Lothar Hotzb, Claire Bagleyc and Juha Tiihonend,    aGraz University of Technology, Graz, Austria,    bHITeC e.V., University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany,    cOracle Corporation, Burlington, MA, USA,    dAalto University, Aalto, Finland


Welcome to this book on configuration systems! The purpose of this book is to expose the reader to a field of Artificial Intelligence that has been successfully integrated and used in the industry for more than 30 years. This book provides configuration-related material for interested readers from the fields of industry, education, and research.


Knowledge-based Configuration; Motivation

1.1 What Is Configuration?

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