Using patterns to model variability in product families

Mike Mannion, Barry Keepence

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A product family can generate significant savings in cost and time by permitting software component reuse. The authors have developed a simple method of product family engineering using patterns to model variability and tested it on the European Space Operations Centre new mission planning software system with positive results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-108
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999


  • product family engineering
  • Object oriented modeling
  • computer architecture
  • Systems engineering and theory


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