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Title: Uncovering Sustainability Concerns in Software Product Lines
Authors: Chitchyan, Ruzanna
Groher, Iris
Noppen, Joost
First Published: 23-Feb-2017
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 2017, 29:e1853
Abstract: Sustainable living, i.e., living within the bounds of the available environmental, social, and economic resources, is the focus of many present-day social and scientific discussions. But what does sustainability mean within the context of Software Engineering? In this paper we undertake a comprehensive analysis of 8 case studies to address this question within the context of a specific SE approach, Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE). We identify the sustainability-related characteristics that arise in present-day studies that apply SPLE. We conclude that technical and economic sustainability are in prime focus on the present SPLE practice, with social sustainability issues, where they relate to organisations, also addressed to a good degree. On the other hand, the issues related to the personal sustainability are less prominent, and environmental considerations are nearly completely amiss. We present feature models and cross-relations that result from our analysis as a starting point for sustainability engineering through SPLE, suggesting that any new development should consider how these models would be instantiated and expanded for the intended socio-technical system. The good representation of sustainability features in these models is also validated with two additional case studies
DOI Link: 10.1002/smr.1853
eISSN: 2047-7481
Links: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smr.1853/abstract
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/39032
Embargo on file until: 23-Feb-2018
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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