One of the challenges of the Software Product Line Architecture design is how to model and present the differences of the member products. Many approaches have been introduced, such as FORM, FODA, KobrA etc. In this paper, we propose an approach to transform feature models into architecture models. This iterative approach explicitly models the variability presented in the feature model into architectural artifacts and transfers the feature dependencies into the interactions between the architectural artifacts in the architecture model. The approach improves the traceability between the feature models and architecture models, thus provide better guidance for the architecture development of the member product in Software Product Lines.
2010 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering (CiSE 2010). Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering (CiSE 2010) (Wuhun, China 10-12 December, 2010)