Feature Modeling Tools: Evaluation and Lessons Learned

This paper presents an evaluation of feature modeling tools. The purpose of the evaluation was to gain insight in the aspects that influence the quality and more in the particular usability. The evaluation focused on the quality criteria: usability, safety, and the support for functional usability requirements. The study involved 9 feature-modeling tools and was done using an experimental evaluation and an investigation by the authors of the paper. From the results, recommendations are formulated that can be taken into consideration in future tool design for these kind of modeling tools.
Publication Reference
El Dammagh M., De Troyer O.: Feature Modeling Tools: Evaluation and Lessons Learned. In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Advances in Conceptual Modeling: Recent Developments and New Directions (ER'11), Variability Workshop on Software Variability Management (Variability@ER11), Vol. 6999 : pp.120-129, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-24573-2, Nov. 2011