Generic Feature-Based Software Composition

Tijs van der Storm. Generic Feature-Based Software Composition. In Markus Lumpe, Wim Vanderperren, editors, Software Composition, 6th International Symposium, SC 2007, Braga, Portugal, March 24-25, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Volume 4829 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 66-80, Springer, 2007. [doi]


Bridging problem domain and solution in product line engineering is a time-consuming and error-prone process. Since both domains are structured differently (features vs. artifacts), there is no natural way to map one to the other. Using an explicit and formal mapping creates opportunities for consistency checking and automation. This way both the configuration and the composition of product instances can be more robust, support more product variants and be performed more often.