VARIES framework to support tool integration in product line engineering

Even though product line technologies and methods are well established in today’s development environments, various challenges still remain. Different ways of handling variability in system development tools have arisen posing an integration challenge to today’s tool chains. This issue is further amplified by the variety of integration approaches. The VARIES framework addresses these challenges through technology adaptation, i.e. the utilization of model transformations and traceability support.

Michael Wagner, Grit Dudeck, Christian Tcholtchev, Christian Gebhardt, Andreas Korff; SPLC ’14 Proceedings of the 18th International Software Product Line Conference, ACM