OOPSLA/GPCE: Managing Variabilities Consistently in Design and Code
Sunday, 8:30, full day
Christa Schwanninger, Siemens AG
Danilo Beuche, pure-systems GmbH
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo
Mira Mezini, Darmstadt University of Technology
Markus Voelter, ingenieurb?ro f?r softwaretechnologie
With the introduction of software product line approaches into the practice, variants and variability add a new dimension of complexity to the software development process. The combinatorial explosion of possible variants in systems with a high degree of variability requires improved and changed concepts for specifying, modeling, and implementing these systems to assure quality and functionality.
Current OO technologies and standardized design languages fall short in offering appropriate support for designing and implementing variabilities. Additionally the integration of design tools and implementation technologies concerning variants is still poor.
The main goal is to discuss and identify efficient ways for dealing with highly variable software systems on design and code level by evaluating existing approaches and new ideas from the research community and industrial practice.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- tools and processes for managing variants
- modeling languages for capturing variants
- code generation support
- feature-oriented development tools and technologies
- languages for independent feature development and feature composition
- AO approaches for independent feature development and feature composition
- Integration of variant management into model driven software development techniques