RT Journal Article
JF Software Product Line Conference, International
YR 2008
VO 00
IS
SP 193
TI Formal Modeling for Product Families Engineering
A1 Stefania Gnesi,
A1 Alessandro Fantechi,
K1 Product Families
K1 Labeled Transition Systems
K1 Variability Modeling
AB In this paper we propose a behavioural model, namely the Generalized Extended Modal Transition Systems, as a basis for the formalization of different notions of variability usually present in??product families definitions. In particular, a GEMTS is able to define a family of products by telling at any state of the system whether some (and how many) transitions are optional or mandatory for any derived products of the family. The proposed model is compared with previous proposals also based on Labelled Transition Systems, showing its higher generality, but also pointing out weaknesses that still need to be addressed with more expressive models. Hints on the solution of such weaknesses are given by the use of constraints expressed as temporal logic formulae.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN
LA English
DO 10.1109/SPLC.2008.45
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SPLC.2008.45