Rahila Ejaz, Naveed Ikram, Salma Imtiaz



Variability management is an integral part of product line change management. The prerequisite for effective and efficient change management is traceability information. Traceability information supports understanding, maintenance and evolution of variability by establishing links between variability at various levels of abstraction and across development phases. Therefore an effective traceability based variability management is required for product line change management. But existing research on product line variability management does not explicitly state the traceability information for all the core issues of variability management which are variability identification, variability representation and realization, product instantiation and dependency management. This paper contributes by identifying a comprehensive list of variability management issues and traceability information related to these issues. We have proposed traceability based variability management model which maps the core issues of variability to the respective traces.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Ejaz R., Ikram N. and Imtiaz S. (2009). PRODUCT LINE VARIABILITY MANAGEMENT USING TRACEABILITY INFORMATION . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-674-009-2, pages 238-244. DOI: 10.5220/0002258602380244

in Bibtex Style

author={Rahila Ejaz and Naveed Ikram and Salma Imtiaz},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
SN - 978-989-674-009-2
AU - Ejaz R.
AU - Ikram N.
AU - Imtiaz S.
PY - 2009
SP - 238
EP - 244
DO - 10.5220/0002258602380244