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A Negotiation Framework for Service-Oriented Product Line Development

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Publication date2009
Host publicationFormal Foundations of Reuse and Domain Engineering: 11th International Conference on Software Reuse, ICSR 2009, Falls Church, VA, USA, September 27-30, 2009. Proceedings
EditorsStephen H. Edwards, Gregory Kulczycki
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-04210-2
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Software product line engineering offers developers a low-cost means to rapidly create diverse systems that share core assets. By modeling and managing variability developers can create reconfigurable software product families that can be specialised at design- or deployment-time. Service-orientation offers us an opportunity to extend this flexibility by creating dynamic product-lines. However, integrating service-orientation in product line engineering poses a number of challenges. These include difficulty in i) ensuring product specific service compositions with the right service quality levels at runtime, ii) maintaining system integrity with the dynamically composed services, and iii) evaluating actual service quality level and reflecting this information for future service selections. In this paper, we propose a negotiation framework that alleviates these difficulties by providing a means of achieving the dynamic flexibility of service-oriented systems, while ensuring the user-specific product needs can be also satisfied.