Variability Modeling for Questionnaire-based System Configuration
Variability management, be it at the level of models or at the level of code, is a recurrent issue in systems engineering. It arises for example in enterprise systems, where modules are configured and composed to meet the requirements of individual customers based on modifications to a reference model. It also manifests itself in the context of software product families, where variants of a system are built from a common code base. This paper presents a formal foundation for representing system variability for the purpose of generating questionnaires that guide users during system configuration. The generated questionnaires are interactive, in the sense that questions are only posed if and when they can be answered, and the space of allowed answers to a question is determined by previous answers. The approach has been implemented and tested against a reference model from the logistics domain.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||variability modeling, system configuration, questionnaire, software product family, reference model|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 the authors|
|Deposited On:||08 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:41|
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