The following topics are relevant to the conference but are not exclusive of other relevant issues.

Contributions extending beyond the list and addressing other issues related to the feature interaction problem (e.g. classification, taxonomy or benchmarking) are also welcome.

Feature interactions in software systems / applications

  • feature interactions in software systems
  • software product lines
  • appliances
  • components
  • security systems
  • medical systems
  • transport systems
  • instant messaging
  • networks and mobile code

Feature interactions in emerging telecom and network architectures

  • Internet, Internet telephony (e.g. SIP, H.323, Megaco)
  • agent architectures
  • policy-based services and architectures
  • Web services and service-oriented architecture
  • 3G, Parlay, .NET, GRID networks
  • active networks

Feature interactions in mobile and broadband services

  • proliferation of the problem
  • inter-working with existing networks
  • new manifestations and problem areas

Current industrial practice and experience

  • feature interaction management
  • organisational solutions
  • software frameworks
  • inter-working

Enterprise-level aspects of the feature interaction problem.

  • multi-provider environment
  • business models and processes
  • responsibility for interaction handling
  • legal and regulatory aspects
  • service-level agreement

Mechanisms for interaction detection and resolution

  • off-line methods
    • feature and service modelling, formal validation, testing techniques, software tool support, scalability and efficiency, filtering methods
  • on-line management solutions
    • runtime detection and resolution mechanisms, signalling capabilities, inter-working of domains and platforms

User-centric view on the interaction problem

  • service personalization
  • usage scenarios
  • behaviour modelling
  • user-specified features
  • statistical usage profiles
  • service reliability aspects
  • presence/location/contextual services

Software-engineering view on the interaction problem

  • notations, languages
  • requirements engineering
  • service software design
  • feature modelling
  • feature modularity
  • quality aspects
  • privacy and security concerns
  • aspects, aspect oriented programming (AOP)
  • feature oriented programming
  • software superimpositions

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