Product-BPAS, A Software Tool for Designing Innovative and Modular Products for Agriculture and Crafts

  • Chérif Ahmed Tidiane AidaraEmail author
  • Bala Moussa Biaye
  • Serigne Diagne
  • Khalifa Gaye
  • Amadou Coulibaly
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 111)


Farming equipment plays a very important role in the performance of farmers in African countries. Particularly in Senegal, the design of tools is generally done in a traditional way. Very often these tools suffer from reliability problems, modularity to facilitate their maintenance. Ergonomic problems are also encountered to adapt farming tools to the size, the age, and the morphology of users. In this paper, we propose a methodology for general approach for designing modular products. This methodology is then implemented in Product-BPAS, a software aimed to help designers and to evaluate the behavioral performance of products in the preliminary phases.


UML modeling Software engineering Databases Product-BPAS Early design Design methodology Semantic modeling Modularity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chérif Ahmed Tidiane Aidara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bala Moussa Biaye
    • 1
  • Serigne Diagne
    • 1
  • Khalifa Gaye
    • 1
  • Amadou Coulibaly
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Computer Science and Engineering for Innovation (LI3)Assane Seck University of ZiguinchorZiguinchorSenegal
  2. 2.Laboratory of Sciences of the Engineer, Computer Science and Imaging (Icube – UMR 7357)National Institute of Applied Sciences of Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg, CNRSStrasbourgFrance

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