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2013 20th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC) (2004)
Busan, Korea
Nov. 30, 2004 to Dec. 3, 2004
ISSN: 1530-1362
ISBN: 0-7695-2245-9
pp: 92-98
Soo Ho Chang , Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea
Chee Won Chang , Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea
Soo Dong Kim , Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea
ABSTRACT
Product line engineering (PLE) is one of the recent and effective reuse approaches, and it consists of two processes; framework engineering and application engineering. Framework engineering is to model and realize a core asset which represents common functionality and quality attributes in a target domain, and application engineering is to generate a target product by instantiating the core asset. Hence, a core asset is a key element of PLE, and the quality of core assets largely determines the overall quality of products. Although numerous PLE methodologies have been introduced, it is still unclear what should be the elements of a core asset and how the core asset should be instantiated for each application. That is, the overall process and instructions of instantiating core assets have not been studied enough. In this paper, we first define a meta-model of core assets, propose a process of instantiation, and define its instructions on how to carry out each activity in practice. We believe that the proposed meta-model and the process framework can effectively be used in developing core asset and applications in practice.
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CITATION
Soo Ho Chang, Chee Won Chang, Soo Dong Kim, "A Systematic Method to Instantiate Core Assets in Product Line Engineering", 2013 20th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), vol. 00, no. , pp. 92-98, 2004, doi:10.1109/APSEC.2004.12
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