From intentions to software design using an intentional software product line meta-model

Sami Ouali, Naoufel Kraiem, Henda Ben Ghezala

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Abstract

Software Product Line Engineering is a paradigm to develop software which allows the reducing of development costs for each individual product. In this kind of engineering, a family of related products is built out of a common set of core assets. The common characteristics and differences between products are managed in a systematic way. These differences are called variabilities. The variations analysis and the impact of the choices made for a required product are the reason of the main effort to design a product from the product line. In this paper, we try to argue that it is difficult to fully benefit of the SPL if it remains at the software level. The paper proposes a move towards a description of software product line in intentional terms, i.e. intentions and strategies to achieve business goals. We present ISPL, the model to describe intentional Software Product Line. We try through this Meta-models to present the different concepts which we will use in our approach. Thereafter, we propose our process to show how to use this model. This process combines the use of maps, visual techniques for the modeling of product lines, specially features diagrams and Meta-models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2012
Pages66-71
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2012 - Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 18 2012Mar 20 2012

Other

Other2012 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2012
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi, Al-Ain
Period3/18/123/20/12

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Keywords

  • comparison framework
  • features modeling
  • intentional level
  • metamodels
  • Software Product Line
  • variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Ouali, S., Kraiem, N., & Ben Ghezala, H. (2012). From intentions to software design using an intentional software product line meta-model. In 2012 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2012 (pp. 66-71). [6207776] https://doi.org/10.1109/INNOVATIONS.2012.6207776