Personal Preference and Trade-Off Based Additive Manufacturing Web Service Selection
The growing number of Additive Manufacturing Web (AMW) services, offered by different providers over the Internet, makes it challenging for consumers to compare these AMW services to select a service of their choice. In addition, it is even more challenging for consumers to compare these AMW services against their personal preferences. This is because, consumers personal preferences on multiple non-functional attributes such as price, material, accuracy and schedule, should be considered for AMW service selection. The decentralized nature of AMW services coupled by the need to consider consumers personal preferences during AMW service selection, requires a system that will serve as a broker between AMW services and consumers. In this paper, we propose a service broker system for AMW services that provides consumers with a single point of access to a large number of AMW services from many additive manufacturing service providers. This broker system also incorporates the first real application of service selection with fuzzy logic based personalized preferences and trade-off. We develop a method to generate fuzzy membership functions for each non-functional attribute. This makes it easy for consumers to specify their fuzzy membership functions. Finally, we present an application case study to demonstrate the feasibility of brokerage in AMW services and also evaluate our method in terms of performance.
V. P. Modekurthy et al., "Personal Preference and Trade-Off Based Additive Manufacturing Web Service Selection," Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (2015, New York, NY), pp. 440-447, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jun 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/ICWS.2015.65
2015 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2015 (2015: Jun. 27-Jul. 2, New York, NY)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
3D printers; Economic and social effects; Electronic trading; Fuzzy logic; Manufacture; Membership functions; Websites; Fuzzy membership function; Manufacturing service; Non-functional; Personal preferences; Real applications; Service broker; Service selection; Web service selection; Web services
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01 Jun 2015