Modern product design is a very complicated process which involves groups of designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and customer representatives. Conflicts are unavoidable in collaboration among multiple stakeholders, who have different objectives, requirements, and priorities. Unfortunately, current web-based collaborative engineering design systems do not support collaborative conflict resolution. In this paper, we will develop an intelligent computational argumentation model to enable management of a large scale argumentation network, and resolution of conflicts based on argumentation from many participants. A web-based intelligent argumentation tool is developed as a part of a web-based collaborative engineering design system based on the above model to resolve conflicts over the internet by enabling selection of the most favored design alternative in the design argumentation from multiple perspectives in collaborative engineering design.

Meeting Name

International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, 2006


Computer Science

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Argumentation; Collaborative Engineering Design; Conflict Resolution; Fuzzy Logic; Web-Based

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2006