A Feature-Similarity Model for Product Line Engineering

  • Hermann Kaindl
  • Mike Mannion
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14130-5_3

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8919)
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Kaindl H., Mannion M. (2014) A Feature-Similarity Model for Product Line Engineering. In: Schaefer I., Stamelos I. (eds) Software Reuse for Dynamic Systems in the Cloud and Beyond. ICSR 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8919. Springer, Cham


Search, retrieval and comparison of products in a product line are common tasks during product line evolution. Feature modeling approaches do not easily support these tasks. This vision paper sets out a proposal for a feature-similarity model in which similarity metrics as used for example in case-based reasoning (CBR) are integrated with feature models. We describe potential applications for Product Line Scoping, Domain Engineering and Application Engineering.


Product line engineering feature-based representation case-based reasoning similarity metric feature-similarity model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Kaindl
    • 1
  • Mike Mannion
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer TechnologyVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Executive GroupGlasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK

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