Variability Specification and Resolution of Textual Requirements

Alberto Rodrigues da Silva, João Costa Fernandes

Abstract

Since software product lines emerged, various techniques have provided for commonality and variability modelling of functionally similar products within a given domain. However, so far the emphasis of variability modelling proposals has mostly been on the solution rather than the requirements level, which is mainly due to stakeholders often associating variability with the software implementation instead of the problem analysis. Taken into consideration the positive impact that a high-quality system requirements specification plays within a software project, this paper proposes and evaluates an innovative approach for the modelling and management of variability at the requirements level, based on the Common Variability Language (CVL), the OMG proposal for a domain-independent variability modelling standard. This approach has been implemented as a core feature of the ITBox system, a Web-based collaborative platform for the management of technical documentation.

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Rodrigues da Silva A. and Fernandes J. (2018). Variability Specification and Resolution of Textual Requirements.In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-298-1, pages 157-168. DOI: 10.5220/0006810801570168


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@conference{iceis18,
author={Alberto Rodrigues da Silva and João Costa Fernandes},
title={Variability Specification and Resolution of Textual Requirements},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2018},
pages={157-168},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006810801570168},
isbn={978-989-758-298-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Variability Specification and Resolution of Textual Requirements
SN - 978-989-758-298-1
AU - Rodrigues da Silva A.
AU - Fernandes J.
PY - 2018
SP - 157
EP - 168
DO - 10.5220/0006810801570168