Building software process line architectures from bottom up

Hironori Washizaki*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we propose a technique for establishing process lines, which are sets of common processes in particular problem domains, and process line architectures that incorporate commonality and variability. Process line architectures are used as a basis for deriving process lines from the perspective of overall optimization. The proposed technique includes some extensions to the Software Process Engineering Metamodel for clearly expressing the commonality and variability in the process workflows described as UML activity diagrams. As a result of applying the proposed technique to hardware/software co-design processes in an embedded system domain, It is found that the proposed technique is useful for defining consistent and project-specific processes efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement - 7th International Conference, PROFES 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540346821, 9783540346821
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2006 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2006 Jun 122006 Jun 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4034 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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