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Feb. 25, 2008 to Feb. 29, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3091-8
pp: 21-30
ABSTRACT
Product line engineering and plug-in techniques pursue different but complementary goals. Software product line engineering strives for modeling the variability of software systems on different levels of abstraction, whereas plug-in systems support software extensibility, customizability, and evolution. We present an approach demonstrating the benefits of integrating those two areas and discuss the integration of a plug-in platform for enterprise software with an existing product line engineering tool suite. The plug-in platform provides extensibility as well as runtime reconfiguration and adaptation mechanisms on the .NET platform. Automatic runtime adaptations are attained by using the knowledge documented in vari-ability models. We discuss several usage scenarios developed in cooperation with our industry partner illustrating the need of our approach in the enterprise software domain. Finally, we validate the approach on a commercial ERP system of our industry partner.
INDEX TERMS
Composition, Runtime System Adaptation, Product Line Engineering, Plug-in Architecture
CITATION
Reinhard Wolfinger, Stephan Reiter, Deepak Dhungana, Paul Gr?nbacher, Herbert Pr?hofer, "Supporting Runtime System Adaptation through Product Line Engineering and Plug-in Techniques", ICCBSS, 2008, Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems, International Conference on, Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems, International Conference on 2008, pp. 21-30, doi:10.1109/ICCBSS.2008.30
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