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1. Boucher, Quentin. Engineering Configuration Graphical User Interfaces from Variability Models.

Degree: 2014, DIAL (Belgium)

In the past, companies produced large amounts of products through mass production lines. Advantages of such an approach are reduced production costs and time-to-market. While it is (still) appropriate for some goods like food or household items, customer preferences evolve to customised products. In a more and more competitive environment, product customisation is taken to the extreme by companies in order to gain market share. Companies provide customisation tools, more commonly called product configurators, to assist their staff and customers in deciding upon the characteristics of the product to be delivered. Our experience reveals that some existing configurators are implemented in an ad-hoc fashion. This is especially cumbersome when numerous and non-trivial constraints have to be dealt with. For instance, we have observed in two industrial cases that relationships between configuration options are hard-coded and mixed with GUI code. As constraints are scattered in the source code, severe maintenance issues occur. In this thesis, we propose a pragmatic and model-driven way to generate configuration GUIs. We rely on feature models to represent and reason about the configuration options and their complex relationships. Once feature models have been elaborated, there is still a need to produce a GUI, including the integration with underlying reasoning mechanisms to control and update the GUI elements. We present a model-view-presenter architecture to design configurators, which separates concerns between a feature model (configuration option modelling), its associated solver (automated reasoning support) and the presentation of the GUI. To fill the gap between feature models and configuration GUIs, the various constructs of the feature model formalism are rendered as GUI elements through model transformations. Those transformations can be parametrised through beautification and view languages to derive specific configuration GUIs. A prototype generating HTML code is proposed.

Par le passé, les entreprises produisaient de grandes quantités de biens grâce à la production de masse, une telle approche permettant de réduire les coûts et temps de production. Bien que cette stratégie soit toujours adaptée dans certains cas (alimentation, produits ménagers), les utilisateurs ont maintenant une préférence pour les produits personnalisés. Dans un marché de plus en plus compétitif, cette personnalisation est poussée à l'extrême par les entreprises afin de gagner des parts de marché. Ces entreprises mettent des outils appelés "configurateurs" à disposition des clients et de leur personnel afin de les guider dans le choix des options du produit final. L'expérience nous a montré que les configurateurs existants sont implémentés de manière ponctuelle. Ceux-ci sont d'autant plus compliqués à mettre en place et maintenir qu'il y a des contraintes non-triviales à gérer. Par exemple, nous avons observé dans deux études de cas industrielles que les dépendances entre deux options de configuration se trouvaient dans le code de…

Advisors/Committee Members: UNamur - INF_PRECISE, UNamur - Ecole doctorale en sciences, Heymans, Patrick, Perrouin, Gilles, Englebert, Vincent, Botterweck, Goetz, Vanderdonckt, Jean.

Subjects/Keywords: Variability Modelling; Graphical User Interfaces; Feature Model; Configuration; Modélisation de la Variabilité; Interfaces Graphiques

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APA (6th Edition):

Boucher, Q. (2014). Engineering Configuration Graphical User Interfaces from Variability Models. (Thesis). DIAL (Belgium). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2078.2/153189

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Boucher, Quentin. “Engineering Configuration Graphical User Interfaces from Variability Models.” 2014. Thesis, DIAL (Belgium). Accessed February 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.2/153189.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Boucher, Quentin. “Engineering Configuration Graphical User Interfaces from Variability Models.” 2014. Web. 17 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Boucher Q. Engineering Configuration Graphical User Interfaces from Variability Models. [Internet] [Thesis]. DIAL (Belgium); 2014. [cited 2019 Feb 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2078.2/153189.

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Council of Science Editors:

Boucher Q. Engineering Configuration Graphical User Interfaces from Variability Models. [Thesis]. DIAL (Belgium); 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2078.2/153189

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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