A complexity tale

Gilles Perrouin, Mathieu Acher, Jean-Marc Davril, Axel Legay, Patrick Heymans
2016 Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Variability and Complexity in Software Design - VACE '16  
Online configurators are basically everywhere. From physical goods (cars, clothes) to services (cloud solutions, insurances, etc.) such configurators have pervaded many areas of everyday life, in order to provide the customers products tailored to their needs. Being sometimes the only interfaces between product suppliers and consumers, much care has been devoted to the HCI aspects of configurators, aiming at offering an enjoyable buying experience. However, at the backend, the management of
more » ... rous and complex configuration options results from ad-hoc process rather than a systematic variability-aware engineering approach. We present our experience in analysing web configurators and formalising configuration options in terms of feature models or product configuration matrices. We also consider behavioural issues and perspectives on their architectural design.
doi:10.1145/2897045.2897051 dblp:conf/icse/PerrouinADLH16 fatcat:hsvasdcc2fgirknly25ph7yh4u