http://www.dagstuhl.de/14193

May 4 – 7 , 2014, Event 14193

FOSD-Treffen

Organizers

Sven Apel (Universität Passau, DE)
Christian Kästner (Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, US)
Sandro Schulze (TU Braunschweig, DE)

For support, please contact

Heike Clemens

Documents

Event Wiki

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Motivation

Feature orientation is an emerging paradigm of software development. It supports partially or completely automated generation of software systems in a domain based on features---units of functionality covering the domain. The key idea of feature orientation is to emphasize the similarities of a family of software systems for a given application domain (e.g., database systems, banking software) by treating features as first-class entities throughout the entire development lifecycle and across all the software artifacts, with the goal of reusing software artifacts among the family members. For example, features of a database system could be transaction management, query optimization, and multi-user operation, and those of a text editor could be printing, editing (cut, copy, paste), and encryption.
A key software engineering challenge is that a feature does not necessarily map cleanly to an isolated module of code. Rather, it may affect (``cut across'') many components of a modular software system. For example, the feature transaction management would affect many parts of a database system, e.g., query processing, logical and physical optimization, and buffer and storage management.
The FOSD meeting is (an informal) workshop with the goal to foster intensive discussions around feature-oriented software development. As such, it provides a unique platform for lively discussions and fruitful collaborations.
In particular, the FOSD meeting is designed for undergraduate (Bachelor, Master) and graduate (PhD) students to provide a platform for presenting and discussing their research topics. As a result, students get valuable feedback about their research, insights in related research topics, and lots of opportunities to initiate collaboration with other researchers.

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Keywords

  • Program generation
  • Software Product Lines
  • Variable Software systems
  • Feature Modeling
  • Feature-Orientation
  • Software testing and verification
  • Model-based development

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