Vander Alves

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Context: Software product line engineering (SPLE) is a growing area showing promising results in research and practice. In order to foster its further development and acceptance in industry, it is necessary to assess the quality of the research so that proper evidence for adoption and validity are ensured. This holds in particular for requirements(More)
Adoption strategies for Software Product Lines (SPL) frequently involve bootstrapping existing products into a SPL and extending an existing SPL to encompass another product. One way to do that is to use program refactorings. However, the traditional notion of refactoring does not handle appropriately feature models (FM), nor transformations involving(More)
In order to accomplish their tasks, components in a distributed system communicate with each other by means of an inter-process communication mechanism. When the components handle communication themselves we obtain applications where the core functionality of its components is interwoven with communication tasks. Therefore, the application becomes dependent(More)
For some organizations, the proactive approach to product lines may be inadequate due to prohibitively high investment and risks. As an alternative, the extractive and the reactive approaches are incremental, offering moderate costs and risks, and therefore sometimes may be more appropriate. However, combining these two approaches demands a more detailed(More)
For some organizations, the proactive approach to product lines may be inadequate due to prohibitively high investment and risks. As an alternative, the extractive and the reactive approaches are incremental, offering moderate costs and risks, and therefore sometimes may be more appropriate. However, combining these two approaches demands a more detailed(More)
The adoption of a product line strategy can bring significant productivity and time to market improvements. However, evolving a product line is risky because it might impact many products and their users. So when evolving a product line to introduce new features or to improve its design, it is important to make sure that the behavior of existing products is(More)
Domain analysis involves not only looking at standard requirements documents (e.g., use case specifications) but also at customer information packs, market analyses, etc. Looking across all these documents and deriving, in a practical and scalable way, a feature model that is comprised of coherent abstractions is a fundamental and non-trivial challenge. We(More)
Business Process Management aligns organisational strategy and business operation. The dynamic environment within which organisations operate promotes changes in business processes, in a phenomenon known as business process variability. The goal of this research is reviewing business process variability literature to comprehend this phenomenon and analyse(More)
Object-oriented frameworks are nowadays a common and useful technology used in the implementation of software system families. Despite their benefits, over the last years many researchers have described the inadequacy of object-oriented mechanisms to address the modularization and composition of many framework features, which consequently reduces the extent(More)