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Visualization and exploration of optimal variants in product line engineering

Alexandr Murashkin, Michał Antkiewicz, Derek Rayside, Krzysztof Czarnecki
2013 Proceedings of the 17th International Software Product Line Conference on - SPLC '13  
We propose a novel method and a tool for visualization and exploration of a multi-dimensional space of optimal variants (i.e., a Pareto front).  ...  The decision-making process in Product Line Engineering (PLE) is often concerned with variant qualities such as cost, battery life, or security.  ...  VISUALIZATION AND EXPLORATION This section considers the Visualization and Exploration phase of the workflow in the context of our mobile phone example and our users-product line engineers.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2491627.2491647 dblp:conf/splc/MurashkinARC13 fatcat:4en67exhxfaz5oy74q34owredy

Applying the product lines paradigm to the quantitative analysis of collective adaptive systems

Maurice H. ter Beek, Alessandro Fantechi, Stefania Gnesi
2015 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Software Product Line - SPLC '15  
In order to jointly address variability and quantitative analysis, we apply the Product Lines paradigm, considered at the level of system engineering, to a case study of the European project QUANTICOL,  ...  Engineering a Collective Adaptive System (CAS) requires the support of a framework for quantitative modeling and analysis of the system.  ...  A set of Pareto-optimal variants generated by ClaferMOO can be visualized (as a multi-dimensional space of optimal variants) and explored in the interactive tool ClaferMOOVisualizer specifically designed  ... 
doi:10.1145/2791060.2791100 dblp:conf/splc/BeekFG15 fatcat:w3r3hpbnu5bu5kqq6riwuhwrga

SimLack: Simulation-based Optimization and Scheduling of Generic Powder Coating Lines

Lukas Hollenstein, Adrian Lötscher, Fabian Luccarini
2019 SNE Simulation Notes Europe  
We have developed a generic simulation and optimization platform that enables the engineers to design more performant and energy efficient facilities and the production planners to increase productivity  ...  Once the facility is in use, the fully specified virtual plant is used for simulation-based scheduling, employing a combination of a generic priority-based heuristic and a variant of simulated annealing  ...  This work is supported by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) of the Swiss Confederation through grant number 17655.1 PFEN-ES.  ... 
doi:10.11128/sne.29.tn.10483 fatcat:h2trxk734vfjdfk4t6l7h46ndm

Decision Support for Test Management and Scope Selection in a Software Product Line Context

Emelie Engström, Per Runeson
2011 2011 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops  
This paper discusses the need and challenges of providing decision support for test planning and test selection in a product line context, and highlights possible paths towards a pragmatic implementation  ...  In large software organizations with a product line development approach, system test planning and scope selection is a complex tasks for which tool support is needed.  ...  At an early stage, it is not always known how a specific feature is going to be used: in which product variants and customizations. • How can the testing of different product variants be optimized?  ... 
doi:10.1109/icstw.2011.80 dblp:conf/icst/EngstromR11 fatcat:pwr5gyszbjb4jijdff33sawd2i

COMPO*SED: Composite Parallel Coordinates for Co-Dependent Multi-Attribute Choices

Lena Cibulski, Thorsten May, Johanna Schmidt, Jorn Kohlhammer
2022 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
A simultaneous visual exploration across independently modeled but connected components is needed to make system design more efficient.  ...  Using dedicated layout and interaction strategies, our Composite Parallel Coordinates allow analysts to explore both individual properties of components as well as their interoperability and joint performance  ...  VRVis is funded by BMK, BMDW, Styria, SFG, Tyrol, and Vienna Business Agency in the scope of COMET (879730), managed by FFG.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2022.3180899 pmid:35679374 fatcat:wfk5ebx6ebaubjywhwtcmrvemi

BIMFlexi-VR: A Virtual Reality Framework for Early-Stage Collaboration in Flexible Industrial Building Design

Iana Podkosova, Julia Reisinger, Hannes Kaufmann, Iva Kovacic
2022 Frontiers in Virtual Reality  
structural calculations of an industrial building, and an immersive Virtual Reality environment in which the automatically calculated building is visualized.  ...  Providing an efficient and intuitive platform for early exploration of industrial building designs, BIMFlexi-VR enables collaborative decision making and facilitates the creation of more efficient and  ...  Variant 1, Variant 2, and Variant 3 correspond to optimal parameter sets found during multi-objective optimization.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frvir.2022.782169 fatcat:jgy3fsl3efgsroueu37cikskvi

Visual Configuration in Automotive Software Product Lines

Goetz Botterweck, Steffen Thiel, Ciarán Cawley, Daren Nestor, André Preußner
2008 2008 32nd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference  
Software Product Line engineering has emerged as a viable and important software development paradigm in the automotive industry.  ...  One major difficulty with software product line engineering is related to the fact that a product line of industrial size can easily incorporate thousands of variation points.  ...  Introduction Software Product Line (SPL) engineering is a paradigm to develop software-intensive products using platforms and mass customisation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/compsac.2008.108 dblp:conf/compsac/BotterweckTCNP08 fatcat:wfpplmnsozbcpa2jntlwg4tp7u

Is Design Automation a Feasible Tool for Improving Efficiency in Production Planning and Manufacturing Processes?

Jim Lindholm, Kerstin Johansen
2018 Procedia Manufacturing  
This article will explore to possibilities to increase the utilization of digital tools to support the engineers in their production planning activities, and to improve the efficiency of manufacturing  ...  This article will explore to possibilities to increase the utilization of digital tools to support the engineers in their production planning activities, and to improve the efficiency of manufacturing  ...  [15] Current practice -The Studied Production Line Due to the substantial number of variants manufactured by the company and in a single production line, the resulting production flow layout is complex  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2018.06.074 fatcat:ikvrml5pzrhhjmmcb655crss3i

FireAnt: a tool for reducing enterprise product line architecture deployment, configuration, and testing costs

J. White, D.C. Schmidt
2006 13th Annual IEEE International Symposium and Workshop on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS'06)  
Once a variant is deemed ready for deployment and configuration in a production environment, it is crucial that these activities be done identically to the tested configurations and upholds the assumptions  ...  Product-line architectures (PLA)s are a paradigm for developing software families by customizing and composing reusable artifacts, rather than handcrafting software from scratch.  ...  After constructing a PLA, product-line engineers identify each product variant that must be produced from the architecture and its requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ecbs.2006.43 dblp:conf/ecbs/WhiteS06 fatcat:ttytjcnyvjdxvpqlbpc5yol72q

Multifaceted Automated Analyses for Variability-Intensive Embedded Systems

Sami Lazreg, Maxime Cordy, Philippe Collet, Patrick Heymans, Sebastien Mosser
2019 2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)  
We propose a model-driven framework to assist engineers in this choice. It captures high-level specifications of the system in the form of variable dataflows and configurable hardware platforms.  ...  To fulfil these requirements, engineers are confronted with a plethora of design alternatives both at the software and hardware level, out of which they must select the optimal solution wrt. possibly-antagonistic  ...  In product-line engineering [66] , structural variability is commonly addressed by modelling features and their interdependencies as a feature model (FM) [67] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/icse.2019.00092 dblp:conf/icse/LazregCCH019 fatcat:gf3zhpmhvfff3lkxmmpeeie4ye

Visual Tool Support for Configuring and Understanding Software Product Lines

Goetz Botterweck, Steffen Thiel, Daren Nestor, Saad bin Abid, Ciarán Cawley
2008 2008 12th International Software Product Line Conference  
Adopting this technique in software product line engineering can help stakeholders in supporting essential work tasks and in enhancing their understanding of large and complex product lines.  ...  Software product lines of industrial size can easily incorporate thousands of variation points.  ...  VISIT-FC adds interactive functionality for product line engineers allowing clear exploration and manipulation of the product line data.  ... 
doi:10.1109/splc.2008.32 dblp:conf/splc/BotterweckTNAC08 fatcat:llodqo4qkvepdjjb2mmuyabqge

Modelling and multi-objective optimization of quality attributes in variability-rich software

Rafael Olaechea, Steven Stewart, Krzysztof Czarnecki, Derek Rayside
2012 Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Nonfunctional System Properties in Domain Specific Modeling Languages - NFPinDSML '12  
Variability-rich software, such as software product lines, offers optional and alternative features to accommodate varying needs of users.  ...  ClaferMoo uses type inheritance to modularize the attribution of features in feature models and allows specifying multiple optimization goals.  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK Versatile software inevitably leads to variability, and companies using product line engineering can benefit from exploring the design space of optimally configured product lines  ... 
doi:10.1145/2420942.2420944 fatcat:bhvhrjnrdbdqnpjgixbceig65i

Multi-objective optimization of a nearly zero-energy building based on thermal and visual discomfort minimization using a non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II)

Salvatore Carlucci, Giulio Cattarin, Francesco Causone, Lorenzo Pagliano
2015 Energy and Buildings  
Vasilis Maheras for the help and effort in setting the optimization engine, Eng. Carmelo Sapienza and Eng. Marco Pietrobon for the helpful discussions, and Eng.  ...  Francesco de Rosa for the help in running the simulations.  ...  The present study goes further, exploring the possibility to 40 determine optimal building variants -specified by a set of design variables -that minimize both thermal and visual discomfort.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.06.064 fatcat:xo4bw2fiafcthhywlgowfn22vu

A web-based simulation optimization system for industrial scheduling

Marcus Andersson, Henrik Grimm, Anna Persson, Amos Ng
2007 2007 Winter Simulation Conference  
This paper presents a case study that shows the use of a Web-based parallel and distributed SO platform to support the operations scheduling of a machining line in an automotive factory.  ...  Many real-world production systems are complex in nature and it is a real challenge to find an efficient scheduling method that satisfies the production requirements as well as utilizes the resources efficiently  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge the Knowledge Foundation (KK Stiftelsen), Sweden, for the provision of research funding and Volvo Cars Engine for their collaborative inputs to this  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2007.4419811 dblp:conf/wsc/AnderssonGPN07 fatcat:wbsfmoglnvgobfbd7tx3vljmkm

Effortless data exploration with zenvisage

Tarique Siddiqui, Albert Kim, John Lee, Karrie Karahalios, Aditya Parameswaran
2016 Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment  
To execute these queries, zenvisage uses a novel ZQL graph-based query optimizer that leverages a suite of optimizations tailored to the goal of processing collections of visualizations in certain pre-defined  ...  The process of visual data exploration remains a tedious process of trial-and-error.  ...  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the funding organizations.  ... 
doi:10.14778/3025111.3025126 fatcat:6iz7yh57ezeszpvayhnisxifsm
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