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Concerns and their separation in feature diagram languages: An informal survey

Tun, Thein and Heymans, Patrick (2009). Concerns and their separation in feature diagram languages: An informal survey. In: Workshop on Scalable Modelling Techniques for Software Product Lines, August 24, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Feature diagrams describe valid configurations of features in a product. As feature diagrams play a central role in software product line development, several concerns are reflected in them, contributing to their increasing size and complexity. The way that those concerns are recognised and separated in feature diagrams affects our ability to manage them effectively. However, the nature of important concerns in software product line development, and the extent to which the separation of concerns is addressed by current research and practice is not clear. In this paper, we report on our initial survey of important concerns considered by feature diagram languages and guidelines for addressing those concerns.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
Keywords: software product line; feature diagrams; separation of concerns; survey
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 33231
Depositing User: Thein Tun
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 09:06
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2012 16:27
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