July 28, 2008 to Aug. 1, 2008
Software Product Line engineering has emerged as a viable and important software development paradigm in the automotive industry. It allows companies to realise significant improvements in time-to-market, cost, productivity, and system quality. One major difficulty with software product line engineering is related to the fact that a product line of industrial size can easily incorporate thousands of variation points. This scale of variability can become extremely complex to manage resulting in a product configuration process that bears significant costs. This paper introduces a meta-model and research tool that employs visualisation and interaction techniques to improve product configuration in high-variability product lines. The meta-model and techniques utilised are illustrated using an automotive restraint system example.
Variability Management, Visualisation, Software Product Lines, Product Deriviation, Product Configuration, Automotive
Goetz Botterweck, Steffen Thiel, Ciar? Cawley, Daren Nestor, Andr? Preu?ner, "Visual Configuration in Automotive Software Product Lines", COMPSAC, 2008, 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference 2008, pp. 1070-1075, doi:10.1109/COMPSAC.2008.108