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Conference Papers Year : 2019

Combining Model-Driven Architecture and Software Product Line Engineering: Reuse of Platform-Specific Assets

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Reuse automation is a main concern of software engineering to produce high quality applications in a faster and cheaper manner. Some approaches define cross-platform model-driven software product lines to systematically and automatically reuse generic assets in software development. They improve the product line assets reusability by designing them according to the Model-Driven Architecture specifications. However, their reuse of platform-specific assets is limited due to an inefficient platform-specific variability management. This issue interfere with gains in productivity provided by reuse. In this paper, we define platform-specific variability by identifying variation points in different software concerns based on the well-known “4+1” view model categorization. Then, we fully manage platform-specific variability by structuring the Platform-Specific Model using two sub-models: the Cross-Cutting Model, obtained by transformation of the Platform-Independent Model; and the Application Structure Model, obtained by reuse of variable platform-specific assets. This structure is supported by a framework, based on a Domain-Specific Modeling Language, helping developers to build an application model. Experiments on three concrete applications confirmed that our approach significantly improves product lines productivity.
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lirmm-04346762 , version 1 (15-12-2023)

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Frédéric Verdier, Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai, Raoul Taffo Tiam. Combining Model-Driven Architecture and Software Product Line Engineering: Reuse of Platform-Specific Assets. MODELSWARD 2018 - International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, Jan 2018, Funchal, Portugal. pp.430-454, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-11030-7_19⟩. ⟨lirmm-04346762⟩
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