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Managing complexity and variability of a model-based embedded software product line

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dc.contributor.author Polzer, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Merschen, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Botterweck, Goetz
dc.contributor.author Pleuss, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Jacques
dc.contributor.author Hedenetz, Bernd
dc.contributor.author Kowalewski, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-07T12:25:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-07T12:25:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2742
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a framework for modelbased product lines of embedded systems.We show how to integrate model-based product line techniques into a consistent framework that can deal with large product lines as they are common in industry. The framework demonstrates the strengths of model-based techniques like abstraction, support for customised representations, and a high degree of automation. In particular, we provide the following contributions: 1) To shift existing product lines towards a modelbased approach we support the (semi-) automated extraction of models from existing requirement, test, and implementation artefacts. 2) To cope with the complexity of artefacts and their interrelations in industrial product lines we support the generation of contextspecific views. These views support developers, e.g., in analysing complex dependencies between different artefacts. 3) Finally, we support automated product derivation based on an integrated hardware abstraction layer. Most of the presented concepts have been inspired by challenges arising in the industrial application of product line techniques in the model-based engineering of embedded systems. We report on experiences gathered during the application of the techniques to a prototypical product line (on a rapid prototyping platform in the university lab) and to industrial sample cases (at the industry partner). en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering;8 (1), pp. 35-49
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11334-011-0174-z
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject model transformation en_US
dc.subject software product lines en_US
dc.subject variability modelling en_US
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject traceability en_US
dc.title Managing complexity and variability of a model-based embedded software product line en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article 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.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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