Verification of Item Usage Rules in Product Configuration
Paper i proceeding, 2012
In the development of complex products product configuration systems are often used to support the development process. Item Usage Rules (IURs) are conditions for including specific items in products bills of materials based on a high-level product description. Large number of items and significant complexity of IURs make it difficult to maintain and analyze IURs manually. In this paper we present an automated approach for verifying IURs, which guarantees the presence of exactly one item from a predefined set in each product, as well as that an IUR can be reformulated without changing the set of products for which the item was included.