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Type: Conference paper
Title: Variability management in software product lines: an investigation of contemporary industrial challenges
Author: Chen, L.
Babar, M.
Citation: Software Product Lines: Going Beyond: 14th International Conference, SPLC 2010, Jeju Island, South Korea, September 13-17, 2010, Proceedings, 2010 / Bosch, J., Lee, J. (ed./s), vol.6287 LNCS, pp.166-180
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Issue Date: 2010
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Computer Science; v. 6287
ISBN: 3642155782
9783642155789
ISSN: 0302-9743
1611-3349
Conference Name: 14th Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2010) (13 Sep 2010 - 17 Sep 2010 : Jeju Island, South Korea)
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Lianping Chen and Muhammad Ali Babar
Abstract: Variability management is critical for achieving the large scale reuse promised by the software product line paradigm. It has been studied for almost 20 years. We assert that it is important to explore how well the body of knowledge of variability management solves the challenges faced by industrial practitioners, and what are the remaining and (or) emerging challenges. To gain such understanding of the challenges of variability management faced by practitioners, we have conducted an empirical study using focus group as data collection method. The results of the study highlight several technical challenges that are often faced by practitioners in their daily practices. Different from previous studies, the results also reveal and shed light on several non-technical challenges that were almost neglected by existing research.
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
RMID: 0030007967
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15579-6_12
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