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E-Commerce of bread making equipment based on an expert system, distributed agents and virtual reality (e-breadmaking)


The project will focus on the development of an e -commerce web-site that will sell customised products configured by artificial-intelligence, providing users with a sufficient knowledge base to resolve problems and assist decision-making in baking equipme nt configurations. Initial market research will be required in order to identify the needs, technological level, foreseen benefits, etc. of potential users of the proposed technology as well as specifications of existing bread-making equipment. The k nowledge base will span the production tasks of raw material, equipment, process selection, and process design and will encompass the experience of seasoned food technologists as well as equipment manufacturers. Bread-making processes and equipment knowled ge will be gathered mainly from the SME partners and RTD Performers. This research seeks to capture the human solving knowledge used in equipment configuration, organise this knowledge together with other ecommerce activities required for the control and a dministrative activities, and provide the computer software frameworks to strategically exercise this knowledge. The global architecture of the application will be defined and the mul ti-agent system developed. Such distributed agent architecture allows the construction of systems that are more flexible and adaptable than distributed object frameworks. A flexible user interface will be developed to overcome the lack of IT expertise of the average potential user. The proposed system will be validated a mong the partners and other applications will be analysed

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Pol. ind. pla de la bruguera, c/anoia, pje. jorba 2-4
Castellar del valles

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