Issue No.06 - November/December (1998 vol.15)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.730836
The article describes how to perform domain engineering by identifying the commonalities and variabilities within a family of products. Through interesting examples dealing with reuse libraries, design patterns, and programming language design, the authors suggest a systematic Scope, Commonalities, and Variabilities approach to formal analysis. Their SCV analysis has been an integral part of the FAST (Family-oriented Abstraction, Specification, and Translation) technology applied to over 25 domains at Lucent Technologies.
James Coplien, Daniel Hoffman, David Weiss, "Commonality and Variability in Software Engineering", IEEE Software, vol.15, no. 6, pp. 37-45, November/December 1998, doi:10.1109/52.730836