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2015 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) (2015)
Lincoln, NE, USA
Nov. 9, 2015 to Nov. 13, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-5090-0024-1
pp: 396-406
ABSTRACT
We address the problem of automating 1) the analysis of existing similar model variants and 2) migrating them into a software product line. Our approach, named MoVaPL, considers the identification of variability and commonality in model variants, as well as the extraction of a CVL-compliant Model-based Software Product Line (MSPL) from the features identified on these variants. MoVaPL builds on a generic representation of models making it suitable to any MOF-based models. We apply our approach on variants of the open source ArgoUML UML modeling tool as well as on variants of an In-flight Entertainment System. Evaluation with these large and complex case studies contributed to show how our feature identification with structural constraints discovery and the MSPL generation process are implemented to make the approach valid (i.e., the extracted software product line can be used to regenerate all variants considered) and sound (i.e., derived variants We address the problem of automating 1) the analysis of existing similar model variants and 2) migrating them into a software product line. Our approach, named MoVaPL, considers the identification of variability and commonality in model variants, as well as the extraction of a CVL-compliant Model-based Software Product Line (MSPL) from the features identified on these variants. MoVaPL builds on a generic representation of models making it suitable to any MOF-based models. We apply our approach on variants of the open source ArgoUML UML modeling tool as well as on variants of an In-flight Entertainment System. Evaluation with these large and complex case studies contributed to show how our feature identification with structural constraints discovery and the MSPL generation process are implemented to make the approach valid (i.e., the extracted software product line can be used to regenerate all variants considered) and sound (i.e., derived variants which did not exist are at least structurally valid).which did not exist are at least structurally valid).
INDEX TERMS
Unified modeling language, Feature extraction, Computational modeling, Software product lines, Analytical models, Upper bound, Buildings
CITATION

J. Martinez, T. Ziadi, T. F. Bissyande, J. Klein and Y. l. Traon, "Automating the Extraction of Model-Based Software Product Lines from Model Variants (T)," 2015 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), Lincoln, NE, USA, 2016, pp. 396-406.
doi:10.1109/ASE.2015.44
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