Group decision support technologies are only available for simple items such as hotels, movies, and songs. A systematic approach for the group-based configuration of complex products and services is missing. The goal of the research project We-Want (Enabling Technologies for Group-based Configuration) is to develop technologies that systematically support group decision processes in the context of group-based configuration scenarios. In this context, the technical objectives of We-Want are the following (application scenarios primarily stem from the area of software engineering):
- Recommendation concepts that allow a group-based decision making regarding complex products and services such as software release plans and software product lines.
- Negotiation mechanisms for diverging user preferences.