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Cardinality-Based Feature Models With Constraints: A Pragmatic Approach

Abstract : Feature models originating from Software Product Line Engineering are a well-known approach to variability modeling. In many situations, the variability does not apply only on features but also on the number of times these features can be cloned. In such a case, cardinality-based feature models are used to specify the number of clones for a given feature. Although previous works already investigated approaches for feature modeling with cardinality, there is still a lack of support for constraints in the presence of clones. To overcome this limitation, we present an abstract model to define constraints in cardinality-based feature models and propose a formal semantics for this kind of constraints. We illustrate the practical usage of our approach with examples from our recent experiences on cloud computing platform configuration.
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Clément Quinton, Daniel Romero, Laurence Duchien. Cardinality-Based Feature Models With Constraints: A Pragmatic Approach. SPLC - 17th International Software Product Line Conference - 2013, Aug 2013, Tokyo, Japan. pp.162-166. ⟨hal-00825971⟩

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