Chapter 2

A Short History of Configuration Technologies

Lothar Hotza, Alexander Felfernigb, Andreas Güntera and Juha Tiihonenc,    aHITeC e.V., University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany,    bGraz University of Technology, Graz, Austria,    cAalto University, Aalto, Finland

Abstract

Nearly 40-years of configuration technologies motivated us to give this brief overview of the main configuration technological streams. We outline the technological developments in the field starting from the first expert systems of the late 1970s down to today’s configuration solutions. The vastness and intricacies of the configuration field makes it impossible to cover concisely all of its relevant aspects. For the purpose of this overview, we decided to focus on the ...

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