A systematic mapping study of search-based software engineering for software product lines

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  author =       "Roberto E. Lopez-Herrejon and Lukas Linsbauer and 
                 Alexander Egyed",
  title =        "A systematic mapping study of search-based software
                 engineering for software product lines",
  journal =      "Information and Software Technology",
  year =         "2015",
  volume =       "61",
  pages =        "33--51",
  month =        may,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, SBSE, SPL,
                 Software Product Lines, Evolutionary algorithm,
  ISSN =         "0950-5849",
  URL =          "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950584915000166",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2015.01.008",
  size =         "19 pages",
  abstract =     "Context Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE) is an
                 emerging discipline that focuses on the application of
                 search-based optimization techniques to software
                 engineering problems. Software Product Lines (SPLs) are
                 families of related software systems whose members are
                 distinguished by the set of features each one provides.
                 SPL development practices have proven benefits such as
                 improved software reuse, better customization, and
                 faster time to market. A typical SPL usually involves a
                 large number of systems and features, a fact that makes
                 them attractive for the application of SBSE techniques
                 which are able to tackle problems that involve large
                 search spaces. Objective The main objective of our work
                 is to identify the quantity and the type of research on
                 the application of SBSE techniques to SPL problems.
                 More concretely, the SBSE techniques that have been
                 used and at what stage of the SPL life cycle, the type
                 of case studies employed and their empirical analysis,
                 and the fora where the research has been published.
                 Method systematic mapping study was conducted with five
                 research questions and assessed 77 publications from
                 2001, when the term SBSE was coined, until


                 The most common application of SBSE techniques found
                 was testing followed by product configuration, with
                 genetic algorithms and multi-objective evolutionary
                 algorithms being the two most commonly used techniques.
                 Our study identified the need to improve the robustness
                 of the empirical evaluation of existing research, a
                 lack of extensive and robust tool support, and multiple
                 avenues worthy of further


                 Our study attested the great synergy existing between
                 both fields, corroborated the increasing and ongoing
                 interest in research on the subject, and revealed
                 challenging open research questions.",
  notes =        "'It has a few references to GP.'",

Genetic Programming entries for Roberto E Lopez-Herrejon Lukas Linsbauer Alexander Egyed