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A Feature-Oriented Approach to Developing Dynamically Reconfigurable Products in Product Line Engineering

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Publication date2006
Host publicationSPLC '06: Proceedings of the 10th International on Software Product Line Conference
Place of publicationWashington, DC, USA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages131-140
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2599-7
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Dynamic product reconfiguration refers to making changes to a deployed product configuration while a system is running. Recently, there have been increasing demands for dynamic product reconfiguration in various application areas (e.g., ubiquitous computing, self-healing systems, etc.); however, most product line engineering methods in the literature have focused on the development of reusable core assets for statically configured products. In this paper, we propose a feature-oriented approach to develop dynamically reconfigurable core assets. This approach takes feature binding analysis results as a key design driver for identifying and managing variation points of dynamically reconfigurable products. We also provide a conceptual model for a reconfigurator, which monitors and manages product reconfiguration at run time. The method is illustrated with a home service robot product line example