Customization Policies Need more than Rule Objects

  • Juan Cappi
  • Gustavo Rossi
  • Andres Fortier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2425)


In this paper we analyze the process of mapping business policies into object-oriented software structures. We stress that separation of concerns is a key strategy for obtaining high quality and evolvable implementations. In particular, we show that a naive mapping of business policies into object rules may result in a bad design compromising the overall software stability. We first present our work in the context of customizable of e-commerce applications, and briefly explain why customization functionality should be dealt by separating concerns. We next present our approach for combining object rules with other object-oriented design structures; we show that these modular software constructs allow seamless evolution and maintenance.


User Profile Polymorphic Behavior Rule Object Regular Price Customizable Software 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Cappi
    • 1
  • Gustavo Rossi
    • 1
  • Andres Fortier
    • 1
  1. 1.LIFIA-Facultad de Informatica-UNLPBuenos AiresArgentina

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