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Software product line engineering in automotive systems engineering

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dc.contributor.author Thiel, Steffen
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Liam
dc.contributor.author Ali Babar, Muhammad
dc.contributor.author Botterweck, Goetz
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-21T08:41:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-21T08:41:40Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2554
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Product line approaches are well-known in many manufacturing industries, such as consumer electronics, medical systems and automotive [1]. In recent years, approaches with a similar background have rapidly emerged within Software Engineering, so called Software Product Line (SPL) approaches [2], [3]. As automotive manufacturers and suppliers design and implement complex applications, such as driver assistance [4], they strive for mechanisms that allow them to implement such functionality on integrated platforms. This offers the opportunity to build a variety of similar systems with a minimum of technical diversity and thus allows for strategic reuse of components. This has resulted in a growing interest in SPL approaches both in the software engineering and the automotive systems domain. This paper discusses the increasing importance that SPL approaches could play within the context of Automotive Systems Engineering. To accomplish this, we first provide an overview of the major challenges faced by Automotive Systems Engineering [5]. We then present a selection of SPL approaches, which could provide solutions for the described challenges. To complement this we make the case for empirical evaluation as a basis for well-founded decisions and selection of techniques. Finally, we present and in-depth discussion of how the approaches and techniques outlined can be used to address the identified challenges. The paper concludes with an overview of open research questions and expected benefits for the development of automotive systems. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SAE 2008 World Congress;08 AE-53
dc.relation.uri http://saepcelec.saejournals.org/content/1/1/531.abstract
dc.rights “SAE paper 2008-01-1449 Copyright © 2008 SAE International. This paper is posted on this site with permission from SAE International. Further use or distribution is not permitted without permission from SAE.” en_US
dc.subject software product lines en_US
dc.subject automotive systems en_US
dc.subject SPL en_US
dc.title Software product line engineering in automotive systems engineering en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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