Electrical Transformers are complex devices that exhibit an enormous variability depending on the intended power transformation, environmental conditions, standards imposed and customer particularities. Incomplete information or inconsistencies in the specifications can lead to re-processes and higher bid times. This paper presents our experience on using multiple feature models to specify custom Electrical Transformer as a Configuration Process. This process facilitates the elicitation of knowledge from multidisciplinary experts using several feature models, one per domain and per standard and defining relationships among them. This separation of domains eases the analysis and validation of the models. To support the process, we have developed some tools to separate, merge and analyze these models. The final feature models are tested configuring and comparing products from existing company catalogs. We consider that the same strategy can be used in other contexts where experts on multiple disciplines participate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Software Product Lines
PublisherACM
Pages216-224
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3613-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 19th International Software Product Line Conference SPLC - TN, Nashville, United States
Duration: 20 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceThe 19th International Software Product Line Conference SPLC
CountryUnited States
CityNashville
Period20/07/1524/07/15

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