Supporting Feature Model-Based Configuration in Microsoft Excel

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Feature model-based configuration is a process of selecting desired features from a collection of features (called a feature model) which satisfy pre-defined constraints. Configurator development can be performed by different stakeholders with distinct skills and interests, who could also be non-IT domain experts with limited technology understanding and programming experience. Therefore, a simple configuration framework is required to facilitate the participation of non-IT stakeholders in configurator development processes. In this paper, we propose an approach that uses Microsoft Excel to represent configuration knowledge. Our approach shows how to formulate an Excel worksheet from a feature model and also supports the formulation of corrective explanations that help stakeholders resolve configuration inconsistencies.
Period11 Sept 2020
Event title22nd Workshop on Configuration
Event typeConference
LocationVirtuell, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational