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11th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2007)

10-14 Sept. 2007

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  • 11th International Software Product Line Conference - Cover

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • 11th International Software Product Line Conference - Title

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  • 11th International Software Product Line Conference - Copyright

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  • 11th International Software Product Line Conference - Table of contents

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  • Message from the General Chair

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  • Message from the Program Chairs

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  • Automating Mappings between Use Case Diagrams and Feature Models for Software Product Lines

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):3 - 12
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    Features have been widely used by the product line community to model variability. They represent the common and variable characteristics of the members of a product line. They are very well suited for the configuration of product line members. Outside the product line community, use cases are also widely used to model the functionality of systems at a similar level of abstraction but from a user ... View full abstract»

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  • Reasoning about Feature Models in Higher-Order Logic

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):13 - 22
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    A mechanically formalized feature modeling meta-model is presented. This theory is a generic higher-order formalization of a mathematical model synthesizing several feature modeling approaches found in the literature. This meta-model supports not only a better understanding of the various approaches to feature modeling, but also supports reasoning about and within feature model approaches, feature... View full abstract»

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  • Feature Diagrams and Logics: There and Back Again

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):23 - 34
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    Feature modeling is a notation and an approach for modeling commonality and variability in product families. In their basic form, feature models contain mandatory/optional features, feature groups, and implies and excludes relationships. It is known that such feature models can be translated into propositional formulas, which enables the analysis and configuration using existing logic- based tools... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with Product Line Development of Multi-Discipline Analysis Software at Overwatch Textron Systems

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):35 - 43
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    This report explains the challenges experienced as Overwatch Textron Systems transitioned to a software product line approach. Overwatch Textron Systems provides both software products and custom software development in the domain of intelligence planning, collection and analysis to the U.S. Government and its allies. This report: a) Describes the approach taken to transition Overwatch Textron Sys... View full abstract»

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  • Software Product Lines Approach in Enterprise System Development

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):44 - 53
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    Enterprise software is an untapped area for software product lines (SPL) approach. Our current understanding of enterprise SPL is as follows. The enterprise SPL is based upon an application centric architecture, which manages variability of platform and non-functional requirements, and achieves variability management for functional requirements in an application layer. NRI has been executing this ... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing Software Product Line Engineering for Metal Processing Lines in a Small to Medium Enterprise

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):54 - 62
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    Cost reduction, time to market, product quality improvement, and the support of technological evolution are all critical issues that software companies must face to be competitive in today's market. Software product line engineering (SPLE) is one approach to address these issues. This paper presents the experiences of Mondragon Sistemas de Informacion, a small-to-medium company, of introducing sof... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of Architecture and Quality Investment in Software Product Line Development

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):63 - 73
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    Investment in architecture and quality improvement for a software product line can increase reuse, and consequently reduce effort, enhance product reliability, and shorten time- to-market. Such investments should be carefully chosen to be effective, to avoid over-investment, and to return benefits within the desired time. In this paper, we show how a stochastic simulation model can be used to expl... View full abstract»

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  • Comparing Costs and Benefits of Different Test Strategies for a Software Product Line: A Study from Testo AG

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):74 - 83
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    Quality assurance in general and testing in particular remains as an unsolved problem in product line engineering. It is unclear, from an economic point of view, whether one should test each product line member separately or test just product-specific parts and compose them with tested core assets from family engineering. While the former strategy introduces redundancy in testing, the latter strat... View full abstract»

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  • Using Requirements Management Tools in Software Product Line Engineering: The State of the Practice

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):84 - 96
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    A software product line oriented approach to developing systems has an impact on the development process as a whole. Although the basic idea of product lines is simple, systematic implementation of the approach is a challenging task. In fact, today's software product lines have such complex variability that their handling must be supported by tools, otherwise a systematic approach would not be pos... View full abstract»

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  • The 3-Tiered Methodology: Pragmatic Insights from New Generation Software Product Lines

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):97 - 106
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    Early generation software product line (SPL) methodologies tended to be large, complex, and offer many options and choices, making adoption in practice difficult to comprehend, justify and achieve. We have identified a simpler pattern for SPL methodology, referred to as the 3-Tiered Methodology, based on observations during deployments and operation of new generation SPL practices. This methodolog... View full abstract»

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  • Development and Configuration of Service-based Product Lines

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):107 - 116
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    Increasing complexity due to the multitude of different functions and their interactions as well as a rising number of different product variants are just some of the challenges that must be faced during the development of multi-functional system families. Addressing this trend we present an approach combining model-based development with product line techniques aiming at a consistent description ... View full abstract»

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  • A Production System for Software Product Lines

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):117 - 128
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    Companies such as Toyota have achieved significant competitive advantage by treating product production as a system that can be planned and optimized. Software product line organizations can achieve similar advantage when they explicitly coordinate the actions of core asset and product developers. We describe a technique for planning the production system for a software product line organization. ... View full abstract»

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  • Automating Product-Line Variant Selection for Mobile Devices

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):129 - 140
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    Product-line architectures (PLAs) designed for mobile devices create a unique challenge for automated product variant selection engines since variants must be derived on-the-fly as devices are discovered. Current automation techniques do not incorporate device resource consumption constraints into variant selection and do not address how a PLA can be designed to improve automated variant selection... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting Product Derivation by Adapting and Augmenting Variability Models

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):141 - 150
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    Product derivation is the process of constructing products from the core assets in a product line. Guidance and support are needed to increase efficiency and to deal with the complexity of product derivation. Research has, however, devoted comparatively little attention to this process. In this paper we describe an approach for supporting product derivation. We show that variability models need to... View full abstract»

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  • Optimization of Variability in Software Product Lines

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):151 - 162
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    The widespread use of the product line approach allows companies to realize significant improvements in time-to- market, cost, productivity, and quality. However, a fundamental problem in software product line engineering is that a product line of industrial size can easily incorporate several thousand variable features. The complexity caused by this amount of variability makes variability managem... View full abstract»

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  • A Guide for Management and Financial Controls of Product Lines

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):163 - 170
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    The calculations of NPV (net present value) and cash flows provide useful means when organizations come to decide whether they should transit from one-off development to software product line (SPL) based development, how much investment should be made for the development of SPL, whether their investments are being successfully returned from the on-going SPL adoption programs, or whether they shoul... View full abstract»

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