Instructor: Dr. Bedir Tekinerdoğan
Software reuse has been a
goal of the software community since the early days of software engineering.
Various technologies have been proposed to solve the software reuse problem,
including subroutines, object-oriented software development, software design
patterns and component-oriented software development.
software reuse has been applied in an
opportunistic, ad hoc manner,
and as such
did not scale up for
large-scale software development.
Systematic software reuse
is a promising approach to reduce cost and development cycle time, improve
software quality and productivity. In this context the notion of software
product line has gained importance for large scale systematic software
reuse. Software product line is a set of software-intensive systems sharing a
common, managed set of features that specify the specific needs of a market
segment and that are developed from a common set of core assets.
Software product line engineering is a paradigm to
develop software product lines and as such supports reuse, productivity and
quality of the systems. Unlike conventional software development paradigms
that aim to develop single systems, SPLE considers the development of a family
of software systems. As such SPLE adopts a fundamentally different
software life cycle approach than single system development.
The course will teach the following topics:
- Motivation for software reuse
- Software reuse levels
- Software Product Lines
- Software Product Line Engineering Methods
- Software Product Line Engineering Tools
- Domain Engineering
- Application Engineering
- Variability Management
- Variation Analysis
- Feature Modeling
- Reference Architecture vs. Application Architecture
- Portfolio Management
- Software Product Line Scoping
- Product Definition Approaches
- Testing in Software Product Line Engineering
- Organization Structures for SPLE
- Adoption Strategies for SPLE
All students should have passed the course
'CS319-Object-Oriented Software Engineering' with a grade >= C. There should not be any conflict
with other courses.