Empirical Validation of Product-line Architecture Extensibility Metrics

Edson Oliveira Jr., Itana M. S. Gimenes

Abstract

The software product line (PL) approach has been applied as a successful software reuse technique for specific domains. The SPL architecture (PLA) is one of the most important SPL core assets as it is the abstraction of the products that can be generated, and it represents similarities and variabilities of a PL. Its quality attributes analysis and evaluation can serve as a basis for analyzing the managerial and economical values of a PL. This analysis can be quantitatively supported by metrics. Thus, we proposed metrics for the PLA extensibility quality attribute. This paper is concerned with the empirical validation of such metrics. As a result of the experimental work we can provide evidence that the proposed metrics serve as relevant indicators of extensibility of PLA by presenting a correlation analysis.

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Oliveira Jr. E. and M. S. Gimenes I. (2014). Empirical Validation of Product-line Architecture Extensibility Metrics . In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-028-4, pages 111-118. DOI: 10.5220/0004745201110118


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@conference{iceis14,
author={Edson Oliveira Jr. and Itana M. S. Gimenes},
title={Empirical Validation of Product-line Architecture Extensibility Metrics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2014},
pages={111-118},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004745201110118},
isbn={978-989-758-028-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Empirical Validation of Product-line Architecture Extensibility Metrics
SN - 978-989-758-028-4
AU - Oliveira Jr. E.
AU - M. S. Gimenes I.
PY - 2014
SP - 111
EP - 118
DO - 10.5220/0004745201110118