Developing and maintaining a feature model is a tedious process and gets increasingly difficult with regard to large product lines consisting of thousands of features and constraints. In addition, these large-scale feature models typically involve several stakeholders from different domains during development and maintenance. We aim at supporting such stakeholders by deriving and explaining implicit constraints for partial feature models. A partial feature model can either be a submodel of a feature model representing the full product line or a specific feature model in a set of interrelated models. For every implicit constraint, we generate an explanation exposing which other model parts and constraints interfere with the partial model of interest. Thus, stakeholders are only confronted with a small part of the feature model reducing the complexity while preserving the necessary information about dependencies. Our approach is implemented in the open-source framework FeatureIDE.
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|Formula Choice Calculus|
|Implicit Constraints in Partial Feature Models|
Sofia Ananieva FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Matthias Kowal TU Braunschweig, Germany, Thomas Thüm TU Braunschweig, Germany, Ina Schaefer TU Braunschweig, GermanyDOI
|Towards Predicting Feature Defects in Software Product Lines|
Rodrigo Queiroz University of Waterloo, Canada, Thorsten Berger Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Krzysztof Czarnecki University of Waterloo, CanadaDOI