A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW ON SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINE QUALITY

Carmen Moraga, Mª Ángeles Moraga, Marcela Genero, Mario Piattini

Abstract

This paper provides a summary of a systematic literature review (SLR) which was performed to find out which quality characteristics have been seen as relevant in the literature, in the context of Software Product Lines (SPLs). This SLR, which encompasses works published between 01/01/1995 and 30/05/2008, identified 319 papers in 5 digital libraries, as well as 8 papers which were added by experts as grey literature. After analyzing the papers found, 43 were selected as primary studies. After an analysis of the 43 primary studies, we found that maintainability and reusability are the most relevant quality characteristics in this context. There is increasing interest in the evaluation and improvement of quality in the development of software which follows the SPL approach. In spite of this, no quality model specific to SPLs has yet been found which would meet with a consensus of general approval. For that reason, a standard quality model for SPLs is needed. Techniques for assessing and improving such characteristics must also be provided.

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Moraga C., Ángeles Moraga M., Genero M. and Piattini M. (2011). A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW ON SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINE QUALITY . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8425-77-5, pages 269-272. DOI: 10.5220/0003471302690272


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft11,
author={Carmen Moraga and Mª Ángeles Moraga and Marcela Genero and Mario Piattini},
title={A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW ON SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINE QUALITY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2011},
pages={269-272},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003471302690272},
isbn={978-989-8425-77-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW ON SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINE QUALITY
SN - 978-989-8425-77-5
AU - Moraga C.
AU - Ángeles Moraga M.
AU - Genero M.
AU - Piattini M.
PY - 2011
SP - 269
EP - 272
DO - 10.5220/0003471302690272