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A Multiple-View Meta-modeling Approach for Variability Management in Software Product Lines

  • Hassan Gomaa
  • Michael E. Shin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3107)

Abstract

This paper describes a multiple-view meta-modeling approach for managing variability in software product lines using the Unified Modeling Language notation (UML). A multiple-view meta-model for software product lines describes how each view relates semantically to other views. The meta-model depicts life cycle phases, views within each phase, and meta-classes within each view. The relationships between the meta-classes in the different views are described. Consistency checking rules are defined based on the relationships among the meta-classes in the meta-model. This paper briefly describes multiple-view modeling of software product lines before describing the multiple-view meta-modeling approach for software product lines and an approach for consistency checking between meta-model views. The paper then provides a detailed description of the tool support for product line multiple-view meta-modeling, meta-model consistency checking, and product line member configuration from the product line architecture.

Keywords

Product Line Consistency Check Target System Multiple View Software Product Line 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hassan Gomaa
    • 1
  • Michael E. Shin
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Information and Software EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

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