On quantitative requirements for product lines

Axel Legay, Gilles Perrouin

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Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE) aims at developing a large number of software systems that share a common and managed set of features [5]. In the past years, it has been an active area in both research and industry. SPLE aims at improving productivity and reducing the time, effort, and cost required to develop a family of products (also called variants). The key point to achieve this goal is to manage the variability among various products of a Software Product Line (SPL). Variability is commonly expressed in terms of features, i.e., units of difference between software products. A product can thus be viewed as a set of features. Dependencies between features are typically represented in a Feature Model (FM) [11], whose ultimate purpose is to define which combinations of features (that is, which products) are valid [16]. Behavior of both the features and the core behavior (i.e., the behavior shared by all products in the line) may be represented by (variants of) state machines [3, 13].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VaMoS 2017
Subtitle of host publication11th International Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems
EditorsIna Schaefer, Maurice H. ter Beek, Norbert Siegmund
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherACM Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348119
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2138-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


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