Aim of the workshop
VARiability for You is intended to be a workshop
to discuss how variability modeling can be made most useful for everyone in the
modeling community. The workshop will influence the ongoing standardization
efforts within OMG to establish a Common Variability Language, where the
organizers of this workshop are also participating in the consolidated
submission team. Furthermore, we want the workshop to improve the awareness of
product line modeling and to show example of said modeling.
Although the workshop may have direct impact on the ongoing standardization
of a Common Variability Language it is by no means limited to opinions and
contributions that are conformant with the ongoing standardization process.
Neither is there any requirement that the contributions have any knowledge of
or reference to the ongoing CVL work.
Product Lines are everywhere. It is very seldom that a product is one of its
kind and that the product has been developed all by
itself with no thoughts about alternative customers or alternative variants. In
fact adaptability and variance are becoming one of the main issues of
development. It is becoming increasingly important that new products build on
the experience of older products and that the solutions are useful for a number
of different clients and situations. Still the current methods and languages
are not fully up to the task. This workshop is intended to improve the
awareness of constructs, methods and techniques that will make product line
modeling more effective.