Merging multi-view feature models

Download
2011
Atılgan Aydın, Elçin
Feature models are used for variability management in software product lines. Instead of developing a single feature model, merging small models can be an effective solution to obtain a unified view. Since each stakeholder views the product family from a different perspective, conflicts may occur during merging. In this research, merging of feature models arising from different viewpoints is considered. A normative procedure is proposed to merge feature models by applying local rules. This procedure can merge feature models with cross-tree relationships between sibling features. Application of the local rules is demonstrated with examples.

Suggestions

An Automated defect detection approach for cosmic functional size measurement
Yılmaz, Gökçen; Demirörs, Onur; Department of Information Systems (2012)
Software size measurement provides a basis for software project management and plays an important role for its activities such as project management estimations, process benchmarking, and quality control. As size can be measured with functional size measurement (FSM) methods in the early phases of the software projects, functionality is one of the most frequently used metric. On the other hand, FSMs are being criticized by being subjective. The main aim of this thesis is increasing the accuracy of the measu...
Feature modeling and automated analysis for an embedded software product family
Fedakar Gönül, Gülseren; Oğuztüzün, Mehmet Halit S.; Department of Computer Engineering (2013)
In the context of software product line engineering, feature models are used for modeling variability and commonality in product families. This thesis presents a basic feature model for a commercial television set product family. This work consists of three stages. First, a feature model is constructed, based on the analysis of the product family requirements. The constructed model is supplemented with a feature glossary. FeatureIDE is used as the model editor. Feature attributes, not supported by FeatureID...
Representing component variability in configuration management
Bayraktar, Gamze; Oğuztüzün, Mehmet Halit S.; Doğru, Ali Hikmet; Department of Computer Engineering (2012)
Reusability of assets within a family of products is the major goal of Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE), therefore managing variability is an important task in SPLs. Configuration management in the context of software product line engineering is more complicated than that in single systems engineering due to ”variability in space” in addition to ”variability in time” of core assets. In this study, a method for documenting variability in executable configuration items, namely components, is proposed ...
Investigation of the effects of structural characteristics of object-oriented software on fault-proneness
Gölcük, Halit; Bilgen, Semih; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2014)
This study investigates the effects of structural characteristics of object-oriented software, which are observable at the model level of the software developed by means of Unified Modeling Language (UML), on software quality, assessing quality in terms of fault-proneness. In the scope of this thesis study, real-time embedded software components developed by Aselsan, a leading defense industry company in Turkey, were analyzed. The correlation between software metrics measured from the UML models of the soft...
Testing effectiveness and effort in software product lines
Çöteli, Mert Burkay; Bilgen, Semih; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2013)
Software product lines (SPL) aim to decrease the total software development cost by the help of reusability and variability. However, the increasing number of variations for the delivery types of products would result in increasing cost of the verification and validation process. Total testing cost of development can also be decreased by reusing test cases and scripts. The main objective of this study is to increase testing effectiveness while minimizing testing effort. Four different cases consisting of As...
Citation Formats
E. Atılgan Aydın, “Merging multi-view feature models,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.