KernelHaven – An Experimentation Workbench for Analyzing Software Product Lines
Systematic exploration of hypotheses is a major part of any empirical research. In software engineering, we often produce unique tools for experiments and evaluate them independently on different data sets. In this paper, we present KernelHaven as an experimentation workbench supporting a significant number of experiments in the domain of static product line analysis and verification. It addresses the need for extracting information from a variety of artifacts in this domain by means of an open plug-in infrastructure. Available plug-ins encapsulate existing tools, which can now be combined eficiently to yield new analyses. As an experimentation workbench, it provides configuration-based definitions of experiments, their documentation, and technical services, like parallelization and caching. Hence, researchers can abstract from technical details and focus on the algorithmic core of their research problem.
KernelHaven supports difierent types of analyses, like correctness checks, metrics, etc., in its specific domain. The concepts presented in this paper can also be transferred to support researchers of other software engineering domains. The infrastructure is available under Apache 2.0: https://github.com/KernelHaven. The plug-ins are available under their individual licenses.
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Christian KröherUniversity of Hildesheim, Sascha El-SharkawyUniversity of Hildesheim, Klaus SchmidStiftung University HildesheimLink to publication DOI Pre-print
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