A knowledge based method for building a software system configuration

Authors: M. Bieliková and P. Návrat

Reference: Knowledge Based Systems, 9(1):61-65, 1996.


  1. Problem area and goal
  2. Our Approach
    • Versions
    • Software System Model
    • Building software system configurations
    • Selecting a version
  3. Method for version selection
  4. Method for building a configuration
  5. Experiments
  6. Conclusions

Abstract: A method for building a software configuration from its model and requirements describing its properties is proposed. Our model of software systems reflects architectural and development-induced relations among component families and variants. The method builds a generic configuration first and then proceeds to building a bound one. In building both of them, a method for version selection plays an important role. It is controlled by heuristics supplied by a software engineer. We present both methods. We also present results of experimental evaluation of the method for version control. The results support our hypothesis that more selective filters are to be preferred in order to increase efficiency.

Keywords: software configuration management, version control, heuristic control knowledge.

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