Date Added: Jul 2011
The software product line engineering paradigm is amongst the widely used means for capturing and handling the commonalities and variabilities of the many applications of a target domain. The large number of possible products and complex interactions between software product line features makes the effective testing of them a challenge. To conquer the time and space complexity involved with testing a product line, an intuitive approach is the reduction of the test space. In this paper, the authors propose an approach to reduce the product line test space. They introduce a goal-oriented approach for the selection of the most desirable features from the product line.