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Managing in a generic way the evolution process of feature-oriented <i>Software Product Lines</i> (spls) is complex due to the number of elements that are impacted and the heterogeneity of the spls regarding artifacts used to define them. Existing work presents specific approaches to manage the evolution of spls in terms of such artifacts, <i>i.e</i>.,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the high suicide rate in the elderly, there is a relative lack of information on the longer-term outcome of elderly people who have attempted suicide, particularly their psychiatric and physical morbidity and mortality. METHOD Comprehensive demographic and psychiatric data were available on 100 consecutive referrals to a liaison(More)
The design of a mobile phone application is a tedious task according to its intrinsic variability. Software designers must take into account in their development process the versatility of available platforms (<i>e.g.</i>, Android, iPhone). In addition to this, the variety of existing devices and their divergences (<i>e.g</i>., frontal camera, GPS)(More)
Feature models originating from Software Product Line Engineering are a well-known approach to variability modeling. In many situations, the variability does not apply only on features but also on the number of times these features can be cloned. In such a case, cardinality-based feature models are used to specify the number of clones for a given feature.(More)
Cloud computing is a major trend in distributed computing environments. Resources are accessed on demand by customers and are delivered as services by cloud providers in a pay-per-use model. Companies provide their applications as services and rely on cloud providers to provision, host and manage such applications on top of their infrastructure. However,(More)
Feature-models (fms) are a widely used approach to specify the commonalities and variability in variable systems and software product lines. Various works have addressed edits to fms for fm evolution and tool support to ensure consistency of fms. An important extension to fms are feature cardinalities and related constraints, as extensively used(More)
In many domains systems need to run continuously and cannot be shut down for reconfiguration or maintenance tasks. Cyber-physical or cloud-based systems, for instance, thus often provide means to support their adaptation at runtime. The required flexibility and adaptability of systems suggests the application of Software Product Line (spl) principles to(More)