Feature modeling and automated analysis for an embedded software product family

Fedakar Gönül, Gülseren
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 FeatureIDE, are represented in the basic feature model by using additional features. Second, the feature model in XML format is converted into the schema of the analysis tool, using a custom parser developed for this purpose. Third, the model is analyzed by well-known analysis operations. FAMA is used as the analysis tool. Performance results are obtained. Finally, lessons learned from the whole effort are discussed.


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Software product lines (SPL) aim is to analyze commonality and variability of product family although SPLE describes much kind of processes in different abstraction levels. In this respect, numbers of variations are increasing for the types of products so that may result in increasing cost of the managing variability process. So that variability models is used to manage variabilities in software product lines. Representing solution space variability in an understandable way in software product line engineer...
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Bayraktar, Gamze; Oğuztüzün, Mehmet Halit S.; Doğru, Ali Hikmet; Department of Computer Engineering (2012)
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Çetinkaya, Anıl; Doğru, Ali Hikmet; Department of Computer Engineering (2017)
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Atılgan Aydın, Elçin; Oğuztüzün, Mehmet Halit S.; Doğru, Ali Hikmet; Department of Computer Engineering (2011)
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Citation Formats
G. Fedakar Gönül, “Feature modeling and automated analysis for an embedded software product family,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.