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Aspect-Oriented Feature Models

Marko Boskovic and Gunter Mussbacher and Ebrahim Bagheri and Daniel Amyot and Dragan Gasevic and Marek Hatala
Reference:
Marko Boskovic; Gunter Mussbacher; Ebrahim Bagheri; Daniel Amyot; Dragan Gasevic and Marek Hatala Aspect-Oriented Feature Models. In MoDELS Workshops, pages 110-124, 2010.
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Abstract:
Software Product Lines (SPLs) have emerged as a prominent approach for software reuse. SPLs are sets of software systems called families that are usually developed as a whole and share many common features. Feature models are most typically used as a means for capturing commonality and managing variability of the family. A particular product from the family is congured by selecting the desired features of that product. Typically, feature models are considered monolithic entities that do not support modularization well. As industrial feature models tend to be large, their modularization has become an important research topic lately. However, existing modularization approaches do not support modularization of crosscutting concerns. In this position paper, we introduce Aspect-oriented Feature Models (AoFM) and argue that using aspect-oriented techniques improves the manageability and reduces the maintainability effort of feature models. Particularly, we advocate an asymmetric approach that allows for the modularization of basic and crosscutting concerns in feature models.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{DBLP:conf/models/BoskovicMBAGH10, author = {Marko Boskovic and Gunter Mussbacher and Ebrahim Bagheri and Daniel Amyot and Dragan Gasevic and Marek Hatala}, title = {Aspect-Oriented Feature Models}, booktitle = {MoDELS Workshops}, year = {2010}, pages = {110-124}, ee = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21210-9_11}, crossref = {DBLP:conf/models/2010w}, bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de}, abstract = { Software Product Lines (SPLs) have emerged as a prominent approach for software reuse. SPLs are sets of software systems called families that are usually developed as a whole and share many common features. Feature models are most typically used as a means for capturing commonality and managing variability of the family. A particular product from the family is congured by selecting the desired features of that product. Typically, feature models are considered monolithic entities that do not support modularization well. As industrial feature models tend to be large, their modularization has become an important research topic lately. However, existing modularization approaches do not support modularization of crosscutting concerns. In this position paper, we introduce Aspect-oriented Feature Models (AoFM) and argue that using aspect-oriented techniques improves the manageability and reduces the maintainability effort of feature models. Particularly, we advocate an asymmetric approach that allows for the modularization of basic and crosscutting concerns in feature models.} }




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