University of Leeds
The feature interaction problem is generally associated with conflicting features causing undesirable effects. However, in this paper, the authors report on a situation where the combination of features (as policies) and service-targeted business processes yields non-negative effects. They consider business processes as base systems and policies as a feature mechanism for defining user-centric requirements and system variability. The combination of business processes and a diverse range of policies leads to refinement of activities and possible reconfiguration of processes.