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Title
Automatic Tool Support for Cardinality-Based Feature Modeling with Model Constraints for Information Systems Development
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19th International Conference on Information Systems Development, Prague, Czech Republic, August 25 - 27, 2010 - 2010
Abstract
Feature Modeling is a technique that uses diagrams to characterize the variability of software product lines. The arrival of metamodeling frameworks in the Model-Driven Engineering field (MDE) has provided the necessary background to exploit these diagrams (called feature models) in information systems development processes. However, these frameworks have some limitations when they must deal with software artifacts at several abstraction layers. This paper presents a prototype that allows the developers to define cardinality-based feature models with complex model constraints. The prototype uses model transformations to build Domain Variability Models (DVM) that can be instantiated. This proposal permits us to take advantage of existing tools to validate model instances and finally to automatically generate code. Moreover, DVMs can play a key role in complex MDE processes automating the use of feature models in software product lines.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:352,
        title =  "Automatic Tool Support for Cardinality-Based Feature Modeling with Model Constraints for Information Systems Development",
        author = "Abel Gómez Llana and Isidro Ramos Salavert",
        booktitle = "19th International Conference on Information Systems Development,   Prague, Czech Republic, August 25 - 27, 2010",
        year = "2010",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/f-1285082432517/document.pdf",
        url = "",
        abstract = "Feature Modeling is a technique that uses diagrams to characterize the variability of software product lines. The arrival of metamodeling frameworks in the Model-Driven Engineering field (MDE) has provided the necessary background to exploit these diagrams (called feature models) in information systems development processes. However, these frameworks have some limitations when they must deal with software artifacts at several abstraction layers. This paper presents a prototype that allows the developers to define cardinality-based feature models with complex model constraints. The prototype uses model transformations to build Domain Variability Models (DVM) that can be instantiated. This proposal permits us to take advantage of existing tools to validate model instances and finally to automatically generate code. Moreover, DVMs can play a key role in complex MDE processes automating the use of feature models in software product lines."
}