Feature Assembly Modelling: A New Technique for Modelling Variable Software

For over two decades feature modelling techniques are used in the software research community for domain analysis and modelling of variable software. However, feature modelling has not found its way to the industry. In this paper we present a new feature modelling technique, developed in the context of a new approach called Feature Assembly, which overcomes some of the limitations of the current feature modelling techniques. We use a multi-perspective approach to deal with the complexity of large systems, we provide a simpler and easier to use modelling language, and last but not least we separated the variability specifications from the feature specifications which allow reusing features in different contexts.
Publication Reference
Abo Zaid, L., Kleinermann, F., De Troyer, O.: "FEATURE ASSEMBLY MODELLING A New Technique for Modelling Variable Software", 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies Proceedings, Volume: 1, pp. pp: 29 - 35, Eds. José Cordeiro Maria Virvou Boris Shishkov, Publ. SciTePress, ISBN 978-989-8425-22-5, Athens, Greece (2010)