Ø. Haugen, B. Møller-Pedersen, J. Oldevik, and A. Solberg (Norway)
Product families, conceptual models, modeltransformation
In this paper, we present a flexible conceptual model
for product family engineering. The conceptual model
takes advantage of the new expressiveness and precision
of UML 2.0. We also present some simple additions to
UML to provide efficient modeling of system families.
The conceptual model is used as basis for modeling
system families at different abstraction levels and for
performing semi automatic product derivation in
alignment with the structure and philosophy of the Model
Driven Architecture (MDA). The paper also presents how
a tool can facilitate the product derivation. In summary,
we describe how the MDA approach might be concretized
in a system family engineering context.