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Ideas on How Product-Line Engineering Can be Extended

Date of Publication: 
May 2001
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Abstract: 
Product-line engineering can result in cost savings and increases in productivity. In addition, in safety-critical systems, the approach has the potential for reuse of analysis and testing results which can lead to a safer system. Nevertheless, there are times when it seems like a product family approach should work when, in fact, there are difficulties in properly defining the boundaries of the product family. In this paper, we present a position on n-dimensional and hierarchical product families, which we have recently introduced. This paper focuses on our initial thoughts on how making n-dimensional and hierarchical families has the potential to affect the product-line development process as well as how using this approach might enable more organizations to use product-line approaches.
Venue: 
Second ICSE Workshop on Software Product Lines: Economics, Architectures, and Implications.}, Toronto, Canada, May 2001
bibtex: 
@INPROCEEDINGS{Thompson01:ProductLine, AUTHOR = "Jeffrey M. Thompson and Mats P.E. Heimdahl", TITLE = "Ideas on How Product-Line Engineering Can be Extended", BOOKTITLE = "Second ICSE Workshop on Software Product Lines: Economics, Architectures, and Implications", YEAR = "2001", address = "Toronto, Canada", month = "May", }