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.