Mass Customization Oriented and Cost-Effective Service Network

  • Zhongjie Wang
  • Xiaofei Xu
  • Xianzhi Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 144)


Traditional service composition approaches face the significant challenge of how to deal with massive individualized requirements. Such challenges include how to reach a tradeoff between one generalized solution and multiple customized ones and how to balance the costs and benefits of a composition solution(s). Service network is a feasible method to cope with these challenges by interconnecting distributed services to form a dynamic network that operates as a persistent infrastructure, and satisfies the massive individualized requirements of many customers. When a requirement arrives, the service network is dynamically customized and transformed into a specific composite solution. In such way, mass requirements are fulfilled cost-effectively. The conceptual architecture and the mechanisms of facilitating mass customization are presented in this paper, and a competency assessment framework is proposed to evaluate its mass customization and cost-effectiveness capacities.


service network service composition mass customization costeffectiveness competency assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongjie Wang
    • 1
  • Xiaofei Xu
    • 1
  • Xianzhi Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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