Empirical evaluation of a decision support model for adopting software product line engineering

Tuzun E., Tekinerdogan B., Kalender M. E., BİLGEN S.

INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY, vol.60, pp.77-101, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.infsof.2014.12.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-101
  • Keywords: Software product line engineering, Software product line transition strategies, Software product line engineering feasibility analysis, Decision support system, Systematic literature review, Case study design
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Context: The software product line engineering (SPLE) community has provided several different approaches for assessing the feasibility of SPLE adoption and selecting transition strategies. These approaches usually include many rules and guidelines which are very often implicit or scattered over different publications. Hence, for the practitioners it is not always easy to select and use these rules to support the decision making process. Even in case the rules are known, the lack of automated support for storing and executing the rules seriously impedes the decision making process.