Requirements engineering in software product line engineering

Emilio Insfran, Gary Chastek, Patrick Donohoe, Julio César Sampaio do Prado Leite
2013 Requirements Engineering  
Many attempts have been made to increase the productivity and quality of software products based on software reuse. Software product line practice is one such approach, one that focuses on developing a family of products which have a majority of features in common. Hence, there are numerous requirements that are common across the family but others are unique to individual products. Traditional requirements engineering methods were conceived to deal with single product requirements and are
more » ... y not flexible enough to address the needs arising from reusing requirements for a family of products. There is also the additional burden of correctly identifying and engineering both product-line-wide requirements and product-specific requirements as well as evolving them. Therefore, in this special issue, we want to highlight the importance and the role of requirements engineering for product line development as well as to provide insights into the state of the art in the field.
doi:10.1007/s00766-013-0189-0 fatcat:jfbd6sszabeh5ixmoo6tizir24