Software Connectors and Refinement in Family Architectures

  • Alexander Egyed
  • Nikunj Mehta
  • Nenad Medvidovíc
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-44542-5_12

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1951)
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Egyed A., Mehta N., Medvidovíc N. (2000) Software Connectors and Refinement in Family Architectures. In: van der Linden F. (eds) Software Architectures for Product Families. IW-SAPF 2000. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1951. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Product families promote reuse of software artifacts such as architectures, designs and implementations. Product family architectures are difficult to create due to the need to support variations. Traditional approaches emphasize the identification and description of generic components, which makes it difficult to support variations among products. This paper presents an approach to modeling family architectures using generic software connectors that provide bounded ambiguity and support flexible product families. The paper also proposes an approach for transforming a family architecture to a product design through a four-way refinement and evolution process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Egyed
    • 1
  • Nikunj Mehta
    • 1
  • Nenad Medvidovíc
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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