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Domain Engineering

Product Lines, Languages, and Conceptual Models

  • Iris Reinhartz-Berger
  • Arnon Sturm
  • Tony Clark
  • Sholom Cohen
  • Jorn Bettin
  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date work on domain engineering

  • Covers all important technological aspects, including software product lines, domain-specific languages, and conceptual modeling

  • Introduces novel approaches and techniques, and includes a wealth of pointers for further research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arnaud Hubaux, Mathieu Acher, Thein Than Tun, Patrick Heymans, Philippe Collet, Philippe Lahire
      Pages 3-28
    3. Julia Rubin, Marsha Chechik
      Pages 29-58
    4. Saoussen Rekhis, Nadia Bouassida, Rafik Bouaziz, Claude Duvallet, Bruno Sadeg
      Pages 59-82
  3. Domain-Specific Language Engineering (DSLE)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Tony Clark, Balbir S. Barn
      Pages 187-209
    3. Eugene Syriani, Jeff Gray, Hans Vangheluwe
      Pages 211-237
    4. Amanuel Alemayehu Koshima, Vincent Englebert, Philippe Thiran
      Pages 239-259
  4. Conceptual Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Oscar Pastor, Giovanni Giachetti, Beatriz Marín, Francisco Valverde
      Pages 349-373
    3. Jugurta Lisboa-Filho, Filipe Ribeiro Nalon, Douglas Alves Peixoto, Gustavo Breder Sampaio, Karla Albuquerque de Vasconcelos Borges
      Pages 375-399
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 401-404

About this book


Domain engineering is a set of activities intended to develop, maintain, and manage the creation and evolution of an area of knowledge suitable for processing by a range of software systems.  It is of considerable practical significance, as it provides methods and techniques that help reduce time-to-market, development costs, and project risks on one hand, and helps improve system quality and performance on a consistent basis on the other.

In this book, the editors present a collection of invited chapters from various fields related to domain engineering. The individual chapters present state-of-the-art research and are organized in three parts. The first part focuses on results that deal with domain engineering in software product lines. The second part describes how domain-specific languages are used to support the construction and deployment of domains. Finally, the third part presents contributions dealing with domain engineering within the field of conceptual modeling.

All chapters utilize a similar terminology, which will help readers to understand and relate to the chapters content. The book will be especially rewarding for researchers and students of software engineering methodologies in general and of  domain engineering and its related fields in particular, as it contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on this topic.


DSL - domain-specific languages MDA – model-driven architecture UML conceptual modeling design framework domain engineering meta-modeling model transformation requirements engineering software engineering software product lines

Editors and affiliations

  • Iris Reinhartz-Berger
    • 1
  • Arnon Sturm
    • 2
  • Tony Clark
    • 3
  • Sholom Cohen
    • 4
  • Jorn Bettin
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Dept. Information Systems EngineeringBeer-ShevaIsrael
  3. 3.Business Information SystemsMiddlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Software Engineering InstitutePittsburghUSA
  5. 5.S23MMelbourneAustralia

About the editors

Iris Reinhartz-Berger has been a faculty member at the Information Systems department of the University of Haifa since October 2003. Her main research interests are in software engineering methodologies in general, and in domain engineering, software product line engineering, meta-modeling, and method engineering in particular.

Arnon Sturm is a faculty member at the Department of Information Systems Engineering at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research relates to the development of software systems. In particular, he focuses on domain engineering, conceptual modeling, development processes, and business process management.

Tony Clark is a professor of informatics at the School of Engineering and Information Sciences of
Middlesex University in the UK. The focus of his recent work has been on investigating approaches to model aspects of an organization, resulting in a so-called “model-driven organization.”

Sholom Cohen is Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His key responsibilities are in software product lines, software architecture, system of systems development. Sholom is a key contributor to SEI’s Product Line Framework and the Product Line Business and Acquisitions Guidelines.

Jorn Bettin is a Managing Partner of S23M, an international group of experts in software product line engineering and formal model engineering, which he founded in 2002. Jorn has led the implementation of automated, model-driven product line development in several software organizations worldwide, has co-authored three books on this topic, and has worked in methodology leadership roles in an IBM product development lab.

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