29 07, 2013

[Recommended Source] Configurator Database 2013, a Comprehensive Market Overview by cyLEDGE

By | 2018-06-14T06:34:07+00:00 Juli 29th, 2013|Customization Trends @de, MC/OI on the Web @de, Personalization @de, Technologies & Enablers @de|

ConfiguratorDatabaseReport_Profile_Converse(1)A little while ago, Austrian media specialist cyLEDGE
Media
has released a new market analysis about product configurators and mass
customization. The Configurator Database Report 2013 is a status quo analysis of 900 international web-based product
configurators
.

The Configurator Database (www.configurator-database.com) was
opened in 2007 to give an overview about the world of product configuration.
Since then it has been constantly extended and updated and thus grew to the
largest collection of web-based customization tools. A lot of those entries
were also used for our mc500
study.

Together with his team, Dr.
Paul Blazek, CEO of cyLEDGE Media has now published the Configurator Database
Report 2013, which contains information about all 900 mentioned configurators.
Every configurator is listed with a full profile, including a screenshot and an
evaluation of different criteria. Besides basic criteria like industry, product
type or country
, the report also contains data about visualization type,
tutorial, support and social media usage
.

“This report is the result of a long and
ongoing journey to understand the future of customer and company relationships
in the age of customized products and interactive communication”,
says Paul Blazek.

The detailed evaluation of all collected data gives very
interesting insights on the market of product configuration. A new approach is the examination of the
usage of social media in connection with configurators
. The analysis
shows that more than two thirds of all companies running a configurator have a
Facebook site and over the half uses Twitter
. It also shows how this number varies
according to different countries or industries. Nevertheless, when looking at
the intensity of the usage there are a lot of unexploited potentials.

The Configurator Database Report gives a very
extensive overview about the whole mass customization market. It is an excellent source to everyone who wants to start an own configurator business or wants to be informed
about the fast-moving world of configurators.

The paperback version of the report is available on www.lulu.com. For a preview and further details visit www.configurator-database.com/report2013.

17 07, 2013

[MCPC14] New Conference Details and Call for Papers

By | 2018-06-14T06:34:13+00:00 Juli 17th, 2013|MCPC2014 @de, Personalization @de|

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The MCPC 2014 organizers at Aalborg University have released a great lot of additional information about the next iteration of the most successful conference.

The MCPC Conference engages academics, business leaders, and consultants to participate and become engaged in fundamental discussions through a set of plenary presentations, workshops, discussion panels, and paper presentations. Continuing our tradition, we invite contributions from a wide range of specialists.

MCPC 2014 is looking for contributions in cutting-edge research, as well as insightful advances in industrial practice in key areas and invites you to submit your best work, addressing the listed conference topics. Proceedings from the MCPC 2014 conference will be published through Springer.

Draft Program

4th February (Tuesday) – Welcome party (at 19:00)

5th February (Wednesday) – Conference day 1

  • Opening session
  • Keynote session
  • General parallel sessions
  • Conference dinner

6th February (Thursday) – Conference day 2

  • General parallel sessions
  • Keynote session
  • Future planning session (scientific committee)
  • Closing session
  • Farewell party

7th February (Friday) – Industry tour

  • Tour to an MC company
  • Young researchers night

 Important Dates

  • 2013 September 1st: Special session proposal
  • 2013 September 15th: Submission of full paper
  • 2013 November 1st: Review notification
  • 2013 November 17th: Submission of revised paper
  • 2013 November 29th: Early bird registration
  • 2014 February 1st: End of registration
  • 2014 February 4th-7th: Conference

If you are interested (or know anybody potentially interested) in submitting a paper to the MCPC 2014, please find a the full call for papers with all details by following this link

[
Click to Download MCPC2014 Call For Papers (PDF) ]!

We hope to see you at Aalorg in 2014 and will keep you updated on the latest developments and any important news on this channel!