Software Product Line Engineering

Foundations, Principles and Techniques

Authors: Pohl, Klaus, Böckle, Günter, van der Linden, Frank J.

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I. Software Product Line Engineering Are you interested in producing software products or software-intensive systems at lower costs, in shorter time, and with higher quality? If so, you are holding the right book in your hands. Software product line engineering has proven to be the methodology for Higher quality, lower developing a diversity of software products and software-intensive systems cost, and shorter at lower costs, in shorter time, and with higher quality. Numerous reports development times document the significant achievements and experience gained by introducing software product lines in the software industry. Chapter 21 of this book summarises several cases. Concerning the terminology, there is an almost synonymous use of the terms Software product line “software product family” and “software product line”. Whereas in Europe vs. software product the term software product family is used more often, in North America the family term software product line is used more frequently. This is, among other things, reflected in the names of the two former conference series (the so- ware product line conference series, started in 2000 in the USA, and the product family engineering (PFE) workshop series, started in 1996 in Europe) which were merged in 2004 to form the leading software product line conference (SPLC) series. In this book, we use the term software product line.

About the authors

Dr. Günter Böckle received a MSc degree in Mathematics from the Technical University Stuttgart in 1973 and a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1976. He joined Siemens 1977 and has since worked in several departments. His major working areas include modeling, simulation, system assessment and performance validation, processor and bus architecture development, and operating system development. He worked in the USA in a joint product development with a major microprocessor manufacturer. Specializing in parallel systems, he focused on instruction-level parallelism. Since several years he is working in the field of systems engineering, currently with emphasis on requirements engineering. Since 1999 the focus shifted to system family engineering. He published a book on fine-grain parallel systems and had many publications at conferences and workshops, including one in IEEE Computer. The work encompassed also company-internal training courses. He is a member of the German chapter of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering).

 

Dr. Klaus Pohl is full professor for software systems engineering and director of the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems at the University of Essen, Germany. He holds a degree in computer science (FH Karlsruhe, Germany) and a degree in information systems (Univ. Konstanz, Germany). Klaus Pohl received his PhD and his habilitation in Computer Science from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. His current research interest include software product lines, requirements management and scenario-based test case derivation.

Current research projects include the European ITEA initiative in software product lines (the CAFÉ project) and various industrial uptake projects with leading Germany companies. Klaus Pohl is (co-)author of over 90 referred publications in the area of requirements and software engineering. He as published a book on Process-Centred Requirments Engineering (RSP/Wiley) and is (co-editor) of more than 15 conference and workshop proceedings. Moreover, he is/was co-editor of several special issues of well-established journals, including "Introduction of Software Product Lines", IEEE Software, 2002.

He is a member of the IFIP working-group 2.9 on software requirements engineering, member of the steering committee of the IEEE Intl. Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), member of the editorial board of the Requirements Engineering Journal and founder and member of the advisory board of the Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ) workshop series. He is/was program chair of various conferences and workshops including the IEEE Joint Intl. Requirements Engineering Conference (RE ‘02).

 

Dr. Frank van der Linden is project leader at Philips Medical Systems, since 1999. Before that time he was researcher at Philips Research Laboratories since 1984. He did his PhD. in Mathematics (Number Theory) at the University of Amsterdam between 1979 and 1984. His main interests are with software engineering and architecture. He was Philips project leader of the ESPRIT project 20.477, ARES (Architectural Reasoning for Embedded Systems) and is project leader of the ITEA projects 99005, ESAPS and ip00004, CAFÉ and the proposed project leader of the succeeding ITEA project ip02009, FAMILIES. He was the programme chair of five International Workshops on Development and Evolution of Software Architectures for System families, respectively in Las Navas in November 1996, Las Palmas in February 1998 and March 2000, Bilbao in October 2001, and Sienna in November 2003. These workshops are organised within ARES, ESAPS and CAFÉ. He is the editor of the proceedings of the second to fourth workshop (Springer LNCS 1429, 1951 and 2290). Moreover he is co-editor of the ARES experience book: Mehdi Jazayeri, Alexander Ran, Frank van der Linden, Software Architecture for System families, Principles and Practice, Addison Wesley, 2000.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction to Software Product Line Engineering

    Dr. Günter Böckle

    Pages 3-18

  • A Framework for Software Product Line Engineering

    Dr. Günter Böckle, Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl, Dr. Frank van der Linden

    Pages 19-38

  • Principles of Variability

    Kim Lauenroth, Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl

    Pages 57-88

  • Domain Requirements Engineering

    Stan Bühne, Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl

    Pages 193-216

  • Transition Process

    Dr. Günter Böckle

    Pages 393-410

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Product Line Engineering
Book Subtitle
Foundations, Principles and Techniques
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28901-2
DOI
10.1007/3-540-28901-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24372-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06364-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 467
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